Condé Nast Traveller publishes list of best resorts
Condé Nast Traveller magazine has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, naming One&Only The Palm, Dubai the best resort in the Middle East. Top scores across eight criteria including cuisine, design, rooms and service secured it the top spot.
Other hotels in the top 10 included Raffles, The Palm, Dubai (2nd place), Atlantis, The Palm (5th place), Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm (8th place), One&Only Royal Mirage (9th place).
One&Only The Palm is located on the secluded peninsula of The Palm Jumeirah, bathed by the warm waters of the Arabian Gulf. The resort offers rooms and villas with private pools and gardens, several restaurants, spa and fitness centres.
Representatives of Dubai’s tourism industry forecast 100% occupancy of hotels by the end of December 2023, i.e. for Christmas and New Year holidays. According to experts, in early November, 75% of hotels in Dubai have already been booked for the holiday season, the remaining rooms are expected to be sold out during December.
Booking.com service notes that 80% of hotels are already booked for Christmas and 88% for New Year’s Eve. Every year Dubai witnesses a huge influx of tourists during the festive season, which has long been a peak season for local tour operators.
In January-September 2023, Dubai welcomed 12.4 million travellers. It is predicted that this year will be a record year in terms of bookings. Increased demand and advance bookings to hotel owners to increase room rates by 20% compared to the same period last year.
First of all, 100% occupancy awaits hotels located on Sheikh Zayed Highway overlooking the Burj Khalifa skyscraper from 27 December 2023 to 2 January 2024. Dubai has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world due to its unique attractions that attract international visitors for holidays.
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