Taj brings a Palace to United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces unveiled its first hotel here, the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai in December.

The 159-room property, located in the Riqqa Al Buteen area of Deira, also has 90 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

Bombay, India-based Taj has two other hotels in the Middle East: in Sanaa, Yemen, and Suhar, Oman.

The hotelier, which has 50 properties in its home country, has six other hotels worldwide, including in London, the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka.

The Taj Palace features the Al Khaymah ballroom, which can host up to 500 people. There also are two pools, a spa and a fitness center.

Guests can choose from four restaurants, which serve Italian, Japanese, Indian and Turkish cuisine. There's also a 24-hour dining option.

For more information, call (800) 44-UTELL or visit www.tajhotels.com.

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