Accommodation in the UAE is of a very high standard and most of the worlds top hotel chains run five-star hotels in the Emirates, the pièces de resistance being the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi and the Burj al-Arab in Dubai. There are also a number of excellent locally run properties suitable for both tourists and business travellers. Several of the hotels are outstanding examples of modern architecture. Swimming pools, tennis courts and fully equipped health centres are the norm. Most waterfront hotels have excellent beaches and extensive watersports facilities. If your budget does not extend to a five-star hotel, there are alternatives, most also of a high standard.
Away from the main cities, some spectacular destinations, such as the Anantara-run Desert Islands Resort on Sir Bani Yas island, the dramatically located Qasr Al Sarab in the famous 'Empty Quarter' (the largest sand desert in the world) and the beautiful Banyan Tree Al Wadi in Ra's al-Khaimah, have opened up in recent years, adding impressive variety and value to the accommodation pool in the UAE. Fujairah, on the east coast, has also invested heavily in resorts.
Your choice of hotel will depend on the options on offer by your tour packager or the location and type of facilities that your require.
For further information on accommodation access the following websites - some will take online bookings:
Abu Dhabi National Hotels