Cross-cultural is another common theme to many of dubai hotels. At the Grosvenor House Asian atmosphere meets the Middle East with a panorama of ever-rising palms. This Hotel is located in of the most expanding areas, the Dubai Marina that is gaining its visibility thanks to Expo 2020. One & Only The Palm is also a mixture of styles: neo-Andalusian interior with arabesque arches. Moreover, at the Address Downtown you could meet high-tech clients from the Silicon valley as well as modern Middle East business men and pan-Asian chic. The Address Downtown is one of a chain. Indeed, we cannot omit some of the most interesting chains of hotels. One of the most recent to open is the W Hotel with its super modern interiors reminding airspace crafts, and which counts many several other branches world-wide.
It goes without saying endless is also the list of hotels beating the records such as the highest in the world, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, or the Paramount hotel with 504 hotel rooms. Anantara Dubai The Palm counts many different lodgings thus composing a city in and of itself.
For those who do not travel solo the Jumeirah Beach Hotel insists on its family friendly environment offering theme parks for the little ones. On a theme Park experience Atlantis the Palm is recreating an entire island shaped around the fairy tale of a lost empire. Just a first glance among the embarrassing wealth of options that are due to expand before the opening of Expo 2020.
Daria Ricchi is an architectural historian and writer. She is currently visiting fellow at Oxford University, UK.
She has a Ph.D. in history and theory of architecture from Princeton University. She has taught at Princeton University, Yale University, and Parson. The New School, New York.
She published widely in scholarly and non-scholarly magazines (area, casamica- il corriere della sera, Low-Res, Pidgin, Threshold, AA Files).
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