ABOUT DUBAI

Dubai is the largest city of the United Arab Emirates, the administrative capital of the Emirate of Dubai, the trading and financial centre of the Middle East and a major tourist destination. Dubai is situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf to the northeast of the capital Abu Dhabi, near the city of Sharjah. In 2010, its population was estimated at 2,262,000.

Oil was discovered near Dubai in 1966 to launch its rocketing development. Local oil reserves are smaller than those of the neighbouring regions of the Gulf but are effectively used to their full capacity.

The recent building boom in Dubai is similar in scale to that of the largest Chinese towns. The following fact speaks for itself: one-fifth of all tower cranes in the world are located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The biggest construction projects include the world’s tallest building, Burj Dubai, the artificial Palm Islands, The World Archipelago and Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort to open in the Middle East on 22.5 thousand square metres (or three football fields) covered with snow all year round. Your eyes are not deceiving you: Dubai lives in the future!

The dry subtropical climate offers beautiful weather from mid-September to mid-May with warm sunny days and cool nights. Light clothing is fine for most of the year except winter evenings, the best time to wear a sweater, cardigan or jacket.

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ABOUT HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL

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Stay at the contemporary Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City in the heart of the Knowledge Village business zone, minutes from Internet City technology park.

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Friendly staff offer a warm welcome in the air-conditioned Lobby of Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, an easy 30-minute taxi trip from Dubai International Airport. Mingle with colleagues in our sleek Lobby bar, or catch up on work via wireless Internet. You can also access high-speed Internet from the comfort of our Guest rooms, some of which have views of the famous Burj Al Arab hotel and Palm Jumeirah.

Doing business is easy at the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, close to the Internet City and Media City business zones. There is space for up to 120 delegates in the largest of our three naturally lit meeting rooms, and plenty of PCs available in the 24-hour self-service Business Centre.

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Pack your bucket and spade and head for family-friendly Jumeirah Beach or catch the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to the Mall of the Emirates where you can combine shopping with indoor skiing. Cool off on the thrilling water slides at nearby Wild Wadi water park.

Set your own pace at the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City. You can access the MiniGym 24 hours a day, and snacks and drinks are always available from the 24-hour kiosk. Our self-service buffet breakfast is complimentary, as is onsite guest parking.

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The Mall of the Emirates is less than 10 minutes from the HolidayInnExpressDubaiInternetCity by convenient complimentary shuttle. To travel in style ask friendly Front Desk staff about our limo service.