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Top 10 Dubai by Sarah Monaghan, Lara Dunston

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Accommodation & Dining Tips

1. Hotel Taxes

The UAE is a tax-free country. However, visitors to the UAE can expect to pay a 10 per cent government tax and a 10 per cent service charge on hotel rooms.

2. Rooms

Hotel rooms in the UAE are spacious and also extremely secure. Most rooms are air-conditioned and come well equipped with television, telephones, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, toiletries and in-room safe. The best hotels also provide complimentary newspapers and bottled water.

3. Rack Rates & Discounts

While rack rates are quoted throughout this guide, they are rarely paid in the UAE. Travellers can book online through accommodation booking sites with considerably reduced discounts or book hotels as part of a package deal, while UAE residents ...

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