Hotels in Dubai provide a remarkable glimpse of the amazing metropolis of Dubai.
The amazing development that has occurred in the city in recent years has helped fuel a growth boom that has generated thousands of jobs and built some of the tallest buildings in the world. Dubai has some of the most exquisitely designed and well constructed hotel facilities in the modern world. Through the wonderful advancements of engineering technologies and he glut of funds available to the Emirate of Dubai, there have been commissioned some of the most extravagant hotels in existence. From 24 Karat gold bathrooms, to seven star hotels with suites reserved only for the Empress of Japan, there is a world of accommodation available to those willing to pay for the privilege. With rooms priced higher than the income of most of the planet, the Burj Dubai is not a haven for the low budget backpacker.
Built on its own island, with helipad vociferously jutting out of the edge, the Architecture on the skyscraper is impressive. Designed for the ultra rich tourists of the world, the hotel boasts as being the ultimate in luxury accommodation. Providing for all aspects of one’s luxury experience the hotel caters only to the most discerning of clientele. Dubai has been experiencing major growth as a tourist destination and has foreseen the post oil world.
By investing in major development projects now, the city state is preparing for a significantly different future, where Oil is scarce and valuable. The nexus of the world has always been the Arabian world. By developing the infrastructure to last for many years in the highly volatile world of peak oil, the State is looking to secure its position as a trading and transportation hub. Ensuring that the requisites of a mega city will be sufficient to last through the oil descent are grandiose ideas, and Dubai has not entirely succeeded in its modernization efforts. Though there has been extravagant construction of majestic buildings, certain basic necessities of a functional city have been left undeveloped. Extremely energy intensive systems for the desalination of water are required to provide enough potable drinking water. This places a huge burden on the oil supply, as the electricity used to perform the desalination is generated via petrochemical based power plants. Beyond this energy intensive water production, there are even simpler fundamentals that have been overlooked in the recent development of Dubai.
Most major cities have large scale waste water processing facilities that treat the myriad of outputs created by human existence. The development of a black algal bloom that has covered numerous parts of the Dubai foreshore is a result of wastewater discharge straight into the ocean. Without major infrastructural investment in the less glamorous parts of a mega city, Dubai will be left as a city with magnificent hotels that no one wishes to visit. With simple planning foresight, the city will be a bedazzling jewel for hundreds of years into the future, as it has been for hundreds of years already.