First budget hotel set to open on Palm Jumeirah

Palm Jumeirah, the man-made archipelago of islands in Dubai, is set to get its first budget hotel next year.
Dubai-based Byblos Hospitality is to build a new 144-room low cost hotel on the man-made islands, in a project worth less than $50m, The National reports.

“The Palm Jumeirah property will cater to tourists mainly but also to meetings and events [sector],” Jean Samman, the chairman of Byblos Hospitality, told the paper.

“Most of the beach hotels are five-star properties but with the new destinations that [Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing] and Emirates Airlines have opened up for Dubai, the tourist volumes have increased and budget accommodations are needed now; moreover, four-star hotels do not need huge investments.”