Revealed: GCC's 10 most expensive luxury hotels
Luxury-Hotels.com survey ranks Burj Al Arab, desert resort Al Maha and Oman's Zighy Bay among the priciest getaways
The Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai is the most expensive hotel in the Middle East, according to a new survey by Luxury-Hotels.com.
The survey compared all luxury hotels in the Middle East region based on their cheapest available rate for a double room.
The month of November served as the basis of comparison and is the month when most Middle Eastern destinations reach their highest average hotel rates.
At a minimum nightly rate of US $1,928, the Burj Al Arab, one of Dubai's most iconic landmarks, topped the ranking, ahead of Dubai desert resort Al Maha and the Six Senses Zighy Bay beach resort in Oman, with minimum nightly rates of $1,776 and $1,330, respectively.
Another six hotels in Dubai and one resort in Abu Dhabi completed the top 10. By contrast, Qatar's priciest hotel, The Banana Island Resort in Doha, offered a room from $331 for this month.
The prices listed below indicate the cheapest available rate for a double room during the period spanning November 1-30.
1. Burj Al Arab (Dubai) $1,928
2. Al Maha (Dubai) $1,776
3. Six Senses Zighy Bay (Oman) $1,330
4. Jannah Place Hotel (Dubai) $1,271
5. One&Only The Palm (Dubai) $1,024
6. Zaya Nurai Island Resort (Abu Dhabi) $919
7. Jumeirah Mina A Salam (Dubai) $914
8. Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf (Dubai) $883
9. Four Seasons Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (Dubai) $849
10. Jumeirah Al Qasr (Dubai) $751