Most of the luxury hotels with their audacious designs are to be found along the beaches of Jumeirah, creating a sort "Las Vegas" by the sea. Of them, the grandest is the Burj Al Arab. This luxury hotel (the tallest in the world) is in a tower block 1,050 ft high in the shape of a sail. For protection, it , it was built on an artificial island facing the beaches of Jumeirah. Some 656 ft above sea level, the panoramic restaurant offers a spectacular view of the Gulf.
The Burj al Arab, run by Jumeirah, has long been Dubai's top hotel.© RFcompany / age fotostock
With its wave architecture, the hotel is instantly recognisable.© Philip H Coblentz / age fotostock
JBR, or Jumeirah Beach Resort, is the most popular area of Dubai for its beaches and hotels.© PANTHER MEDIA / age fotostock
The Palm island is linked to the mainland via a bridge and a monorail.© Philip Lange / Age Fotostock
The hotel, which is well worth visiting, has become a top landmark in Dubai.© Frank Zapf / age fotostock