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Three UAE hotels make top 2010 travel list

The Desert Island Resort & Spa, based on Abu Dhabi’s Sir Bani Yas Island, and Dubai’s Ritz-Carlton and Madinat Jumeirah are the only three UAE locations to make the 108-strong shortlist of the world’s greatest hotels, according to Conde Nast Traveller magazine.

Other Middle Eastern locations to make the hotlist included Cairo’s Four Seasons Hotel at The First Residence, the Shangri La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, in the Omani capital, Muscat and Beit Al Mamlouka, in Syria.

Editors and travel experts at the UK-based publication annually compile a Gold List of the best hotels based in six criteria; service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities, and ambience and design.

Anantara’s Desert Island Resort & Spa has now been honoured twice by the magazine during its short lifespan. It was named one of the world’s hottest hotels by Conde Nast Traveller in April 2009, just six months after opening.

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