Dubai Municipality has approved the guidelines for Islamic hotel standards in Dubai. The guidelines will also look at the terms and conditions of the hotel in the city as well as the specifications of construction.
The idea behind introducing these guidelines is to ensure that hotels will meet the required Sharia standards and highlight the national and cultural identity of the UAE through elements of architecture, Islamic art and calligraphy.
Dubai Municipality has said that the decision was based to promote family-based tourism with privacy given the utmost importance.
Dubai Municipality director of buildings department Layali Al Mulla said in a statement that the decision to establish such guidelines supports the development of the UAE’s economy, to which tourism is a key contributor.
Originally published on www.hoteliermiddleeast.com