Back in April, I was standing in a Miami beach-front hotel talking to people from Capcom, the games publisher that invited people like me to check out their new games. (We paid our own way, if you care). I joked that they could up the ante and do their event in Dubai next year. Too expensive, they laughed.
Not too expensive for Capcom's sometimes-rival Namco, I guess.
The main accommodations are the Madinat Jumeirah resort. One could say that the place is impressive.
I was hoping that games reporters who went out there had captured some of the local flavor, but so far, the best I've found is an upside-down video of a nice hotel room.
(Madinat Jumeirah resort, with the fancier Burj al Arab towering in the background | DesertRose Tourism)