'Islamic' Hotel Opens in Dubai

January 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Gulf Daily News


Hotel management group Millennium is planning to open a 163-room Sharia-compliant property in Dubai.

The hotel will not serve alcohol and have separate timings for men and women using the swimming pool.

Copthorne Hotel general manager Reda Mukhtar said the hotel, opening today, will serve people looking for a 'more decent treatment' in services.

"The hotel is dry. The background music is inspired by nature (in the form of chirping of birds, waterfalls sounds, beach wave sounds), men and women have different timings to enjoy the covered swimming pool," he added.