Al Bandar Rotana a key to explore Dubai Creek’s historical, cultural significance

DUBAI: Al Bandar Rotana, a five-star hotel with a prime waterfront outlook is a key attraction for tourists as the property is located on Dubai Creek side, which has a distinctive historical, cultural, shipping and trading significance for Dubai.

Ayman Ashor, Cluster General Manager, Al Bandar Rotana and Arjaan by Rotana mentioned that apart from other amenities and services, the unique selling point (USP) of Al Bandar Rotana is linked to Dubai Creek, which is not only the City of Wonders’ first major port, but is also full of historical importance.

“Al Bandar” name means The Port because it’s located on the historical harbour of Dubai”.

“Dubai Creek has served as a safe harbour to trade along with other ports of Arabian Gulf.” “The creek split through the ground in the 1950s to form a small canal. The Greeks used to refer to the Dubai Creek as River Zara.” Ashor added.

He noted that the Creek divides two major districts in Dubai, namely Deira and Bur Dubai which are the heart of Dubai’s heritage.

“Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world in terms of population, it has a world class infrastructure, booming tourism, strong & transparent regulations and no other city in the world offers so much variety.” Ashor added.

“The country presents a favourable business environment for investors and excellent infrastructural facilities coupled with professional expertise and personalised services give the UAE an edge over other countries.” Ashor echoed that he sees a healthy and promising outlook for the hospitality in the new year.

“We are very proud of our hotel performance of the last year and we are positive that we can keep the momentum till the end of the year.” Ashor concluded.

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