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Rating System Explained

Our GAYOT's star rating system rates each hotel property on its décor, service, amenities and ambience. The scale ranges from one star (the basics) to five stars (pure luxury).

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United Arab Emirates

One&Only Royal Mirage

The Address Downtown Dubai
The Address Dubai Marina
Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
Armani Hotel Dubai

Banyan Tree Al Wadi
Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Emirates Towers
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

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