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You're already probably planning a visit to places with historical relevance during your trip to Dubai. And while you're here, you can visit the major shopping area and scenic riverfront. And also relish a stop at the charming cafes in this culturally rich area.
Based on our travel expertise, AL Sham Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features 2 restaurants and a 24-hour business centre. Dubai Museum is a short 6-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include New Avon Hotel and Mariana Hotel.
Dubai is home to 7703 hotels and other accommodation options bookable on Expedia though you won't find many designated historic hotels.
Dubai is notable for landmarks like Dubai Museum, Bastakiya and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House. Cultural venues include Museum of the Future, Dubai Opera and Alserkal Avenue Arts District. Other popular sights include Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.
By choosing a historic hotel, you can stay someplace that has an officially recognised historic designation. A stately home, palace or even a lodge, old police station or skyscraper can be identified as a historic hotel provided that it's a place of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are often found within the guestrooms or public spaces of such hotels in Dubai, giving a sense of history.
You'll often hear the term "heritage hotel" in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The physical building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally what's most important. For a heritage hotel, often it's the cultural value as well as how it shaped the community.
Hotels include modern conveniences and safety features you expect to find, but every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Smart TVs, WiFi, updated bathroom facilities and the popular amenities found in most hotels should be available at a historic hotel. Rest assured that when you select a historic hotel in Dubai, you won't find yourself staying at a place that's uncomfortable or rundown.