This Is What La Royal Meridien Looked Like 21 Years Ago!
Not everything in Dubai was built after the turn of the century. Every now and then people will visit Dubai and recall a trip many years ago when there were only a few places to go to. One of the first hotels built in Dubai Marina was La Royal Meridien. Instagram user @gasmarksix posted this photo from his first visit in 1995 with a shot of what the hotel looks like now.
At the time, he has to choose from 167 hotels with 9,383 rooms (1993), today a visitor will have 612 hotels with 85,000 rooms to choose from, with another 130 hotels with 32,142 rooms planned to open by next year. Occupancy is currently at a very high 83%.