Built to house the World Bank and IMF meetings held in Dubai back in 2003, the no nonsense Novotel proves that budget need not be boring or basic.
The lobby – all dark wood, open space and ordered sophistication – is suitably stylish, while rooms, although small, aren’t at all cramped.
The hotel holds little appeal to sun-seekers, offering only a small pool and gym, but it will score highly with businesspeople and those operating along Sheikh Zayed Road. The central location will probably save you a bundle on taxi fares to boot.
Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai