Dubai’s steady stream of visitors have more than 50,000 beds to accommodate them. Though there is a now a good selection of hotels in all budgets, as well as apartments and international chain hotels, Dubai is still primarily a luxury travel destination with palatial hotels and five-star beach resorts like the iconic Burj al-Arab. Beach resorts tend to be lavish, with expansive grounds, swim-up bars and sandy shores, while top-end resorts are like villages unto themselves, with multiple restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Alcohol is generally only served in hotels, which means expats flock to them' at a good hotel, the party comes to you! Deals can still be had, though; overcapacity and the economic crisis have brought once-stratospheric room rates somewhat down to Earth, and even five-star places offer the occasional bargain. Generally speaking, rates drop as temperatures soar, so if you can bear 50°C heat, come between June and September.