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Best hotel for business travelers
The Dubai InterContinental is considered the best all-around business hotel for business travelers and conferences.
Runners-up in the business hotel category include the Shangri-La and Jumeirah Towers hotels.
For luxury beach resorting
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel helped establish its namesake beach as Dubai's primary resort area. Today, a necklace of luxury resorts are strung along the 3-kilometer (2-mile) long Jumeirah Beach. They include the Ritz Carlton and Le Royal Meridien.
For a luxury desert experience
The Al Maha (left photo) is Dubai's finest desert resort. Jumeirah's Bab Al Shams (right photo) is the runner-up.
For the big splurge
The Burj Al Arab has only suites and the nightly rate ranges from about $1,000 to $5,000. The hotel is world famous because of its astonishing architectural design, which includes an overhanging, high-floor helipad (right photo).
For family fun
The Atlantis Palm resort is loaded with activities for children and their parents. Its waterslide (right photo) has become a well-known attraction.
Persian Gulf cruise