Arabian Courtyard Hotel And Spa

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Al Fahidi Street, P O Box 46500, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    A Good Idea

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    We have not stayed in this hotel, but like their offers for passengers arriving at ungodly times of the morning. In Dubai I think that is nearly everyone. I photographed the sign so people can see what they do as they do not seem to advertise these deals on their website, though, in my opinion, they should.

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    Great location

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    The Arabian Courtyard was excellent. The foyer doesn't look much but we took the option of upgrading to the executive level. Our room on the top floor (8) was big and we had breakfast in the 7th floor lounge. Also included were 3 alcoholic drinks and canapes. The hotel is also in an fantastic location, short walk to the abra station. Staff all happy and polite. Gym and small pool but on a stopover didn't have time to use. Shuttle bus to beach. Highly recommended. There is also an English pub and an Indian restaurant.

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    Spa Swim See

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    After paying almost £50 for an airport taxi from the hotel- we were greeted by, you guessed it, No-one. They had forgot about us. After phoning various agents in the UK and Dubai someone from the hotel managed to pick us up...2 hours late, in a hot dark airport.

    However, thankfully this didn't set the tone for the rest of the trip.

    Upon arrival at the hotel, we were immediately upgraded to an "executive suite". Not that we spent much time in the room, it was pleasant enough.

    The staff- although all speaking different languages even confused each other- were nice enough and accommodated to our every need. Especially the trip organizer at the bottom floor, who created extra trips just for us!

    After checking out the pool, which was small enough for adults but wouldn't be suitable for children- we booked in for a massage, which was LOVELY. This set us back about £30 each, which included a foot spa or chair massage at the end.

    We booked a desert safari, city tour and many others but these two were the best. The desert safari is something everyone should try- no matter what country, but knowing your in Dubai makes it just that little bit more magical!

    The hotel taxi went to Jumeria beach hourly daily,which was great if you fancied a bit of sun. However more than once were we called from the water due to high waves.

    Now, for the real Dubai- the reason why we went there (well Me anyway!). The backstreet's, the people, the culture, the water taxis!!!
    Wow- the nightlife in Dubai is bustling, and leaves you on more of a high than any amount of alcohol and partying could do to you. To see families out doing their daily shopping,haggling and generally spending time together in the early hours is wholesome- the city sleeps by day, but is at its most alive by night.

    For sun worshiping, luxury modern and tourist holiday, go to Dubai.

    For a wholesome truth holiday, visit Bur Dubai

    Unique Quality: Great Spa. The hotel taxi is useful as it takes you to Jumeira beach for free every hour.

    Directions: Opposite the Dubai Museam

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    Ideal hotel for single female travellers

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    In summer the hotel rates in Dubai (not mentioning the economic crisis in 2009) are much lower. I booked a family suite for a two-night stay at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. It is 60 m2 in size that consists of a a kingsize bed, a separate lounge with sofa bed, dining table, a microwave, tea maker, a working table and an Arabic sofa, a bath tub and two big TV sets. I heard many Arab families stay in this hotel. The staff were very nice and friendly. At breakfast, they come over to you and make you feel good as they take away your plates and ask if you wish to have some more coffee. The amenities are okay - with sewing kit, cotton buds, slippers and bathrobes along with other usual things found in 3-star hotels. The mini bar is alright - unlike in other hotels where it does not have enough things inside. A small part of the room has a high ceiling and the furniture gives you a feeling of being entertained by an Arab host.

    Unique Quality: The best buffet breakfast I've ever had in Dubai. Really nice! The Chef is there the entire time to make sure that there's enough food for everybody.

    The spa, yes the spa, girls - try it.

    The location is superb. Cross the street and it's the Dubai Museum. Next to the hotel are money exchange office, shops, shops, and shops. including one that is open for 24 hours.

    The staff are friendly and the hotel is really clean. I'll come back here.

    Directions: Its name is well-known but if the driver is new in Dubai. Just say that it is opposite the Dubai Museum. Basta!

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    In the heart of Bastakiya

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    I must say, the services at this hotel were superb! Everything was perfect! Welcome drinks, a welcome letter from the Manager, general kindness of the staff, fresh towels and sheets every day, free tea & coffee, morning papers ... The room was very spacious and simply wonderful, decorated in Arabic style, which I like very much. Very tasteful, not kitschy. There was everything one needs to feel comfortable. The bathroom was also wonderful, with a big tub.

    Unique Quality: Downstairs they have a pool which is a bit small, but there weren't many guests there, so it was totally ok, decorated with very nice ornamental patterns. There was also a steam room with jaccuzzi and a fitness room.

    The hotel is situated in the heart of Bastakiya, across the Dubai Museum and minutes away from the textile souk and abra station. I liked that.

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by Novatorn about Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

I short, I would certainly recommend the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, where we stayed for our Dubai stay. Nice room with a king sixe bed :o) Small pool outside but ok.

Great Value, Great Experience

by TripAdvisor Member tholmes

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel back in June on our first trip to Dubai, and could not have been happier with the hotel and the service. We loved the location in Bur Dubai, as we got a feel for the place and weren't just stuck on a tourist resort. The hotel is close to the Creek and the souks, and there is a convenient shuttle to the beach. Our room was large and very clean, and we loved the dark wood and heavy curtains. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and made us feel at home. This hotel is great value for the money and and a good base for exploring Dubai. We loved our trip and would recommend the Arabian Courtyard for anyone looking to visit the one and only Dubai!

Great location and away from the building sites!

by TripAdvisor Member wqrjyukeydk

We stayed at the Arabian Courtyard for 2 weeks in November and really enjoyed our stay. Overall, If you are looking for a hotel which is by the creek and the souks and away from the key devlopment areas of Dubai (the beach, marina, Sheik Zayed road) then this is perfect.

Location: The location is directly opposite the Dubai museum, a 5 min walk from the creek where you can get a boat over to the Gold and Spice markets. For the beach there is a free shuttle bus which goes once a day at 9.45am. If you need to get to Mall of the Emirates, the beach, the water park etc it will cost aprox £10-£15 and can take up to 30 mins in a cab (there is no underground public transport system yet). So, if you're looking for sun and sand i would recommend staying in one of the resorts by Jumeriah beach.

Rooms/Facilities: We had a deluxe room and a view over some buildings towards the back of the hotel - so not the most picturesque! But the room was nice, quite simple with dark wood furnishings, TV, small fridge etc. The hotel has quite a few good restaurants, all of which are reasonably priced. The pool is very small and overlooks the surrounding buildings, but if you want a quick dip to cool down then its OK.

Service: Everyone at the hotel was very helpful - we were given drinks when we arrived and the door staff were good at getting taxis etc. The only negative comment was that we arrived very early in the morning and despite informing the hotel of our arrival time and requesting if we could check in early - we could only have a room after 1pm unless we wanted to pay aprox £80.

Cost: I looked at several hotels in Dubai and found this to be one of the only ones that above 3 star and less than £120 a night. There are some amazing hotels in Dubai but all quite expensive. I think the Arabian Courtyard was relatively good value for money.

I would recommend this hotel if you want to stay in the historical area of Dubai and be able to walk to souks etc.

Memorable Stay

by TripAdvisor Member bababode

The Arabian Courtyard turned out to be as described in the various travel sites. My wife and i spent 8 nights in the deluxe double room, each day of which was better because we were at the hotel. Within our first day there was the impression of being at home. The staff were naturally, unaffectedly polite (after a few days, one would be able to tell) and helpful. Very nice room furniture with an indegenous, yet mordern flavour, as well as wood flooring with place-rugs, a pleasant difference from the usual wall to wall carpeting. Well stocked mini bar. The main hotel restaurant, together with the Chinese and Indian were quite good, wiht reasonable prices for good food. The English pub serves very good food and has very good live music daily.

The hotel is located a walking distance from one of Bur Dubai's shopping districts, Bastakiya. Nevertheless, the immediate neighbourhood is quite and well away from the Bastakiya bustle. The location is central and away from the areas undergoing development.

However, the main negative is the rear view. Not very good first thing in the morning, as it overlooks commercial and residential properties. Always go for the museum (front facing) view, as the hotel is directly opposite the Dubai Museum. The small bathrooms required crtain dextrousity of movement to avoid collisions which could hurt. Minor point, though.

All in all, a very good hotel. As someone who is comfortable with the familiar, i will definitely stay at the Arabian Courtyard on my next trip to Dubai.

Good Central Location

by TripAdvisor Member TBWonder

Just returned from a 2 day stay at the Arabian Courtyard.
The hotel is in a great spot for exploring Deira and Bur Dubai.
There is a free bus to a beach park about 10 K away. (But it costs 5 dirham to get in.)
The staff where all friendly and willing. We arrived at 9am and tried to check in. We were informed that check in was not until 2pm (Which we knew from the booking) but they said as soon as a room was available we could have it. After a short walk we arrived back at 10.30 and a room was ready. The rooms are large and comfortable with quiet and effiecint air conditioning. Which was just as well as it was 40C outside. As others have said the pool area is basic and is overlooked by a construction site. But there was not any work in progress so there was no noise. The pool itself looked OK but the water was so warm and the outside temperatures so hot that there was little point in going in.
The bathroom is very nice, but a little on the small side.
Taxi from the airport was 42 Dirhams and took about 15 minutes in fairly heavy traffic. The return trip was only 20 as it appears that an airport tax is added on taxis from the airport.
This is a perfect hotel to explore the old City and ideal for a stop over. If you are going for a beach and sun holiday then look elsewhere.

Lovely Hotel, great location

by TripAdvisor Member TheSlacks

The Slacks, Coventry, England

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at the Arabian Courtyard after choosing this hotel from the many excellent comments on Trip Advisor. We could not fault it. The staff are really friendly and helpful and our rooms were ready by 11.00 am altghough we knew we could not check in until 2.00 pm. We paid for a standard room which was on the 5th floor at the back of the hotel, our friends were on the 1st floor at the front. All rooms on the front are overlooking the creek and are classed as deluxe and the ones overlooking the back are standard. There is really no difference in the quality of the rooms which are spacious and welcoming, in fact our room was much lighter than our friends as it was on a higher floor and let in sunlight.
There are plenty of restaurants in the hotel in which to eat. The pub serves really good basic food and has a big screen showing sport for those who cannot be away from it. I would recommend going into the nightclub one evening. It is a floor show of girls dancing traditional and disco dance to aisan music - they are really good. Be prepared for maybe being the only other women spectators though.
As mentioned in other reviews this hotel is in an excellent location in the Indian quarter with easy access to the souks, museum and the local bus pick up point. I would recommend you take the bus tour which gives you a good view of the city and also includes a free trip up the creek. The local people are really friendly and it is one of the safest citys I have ever visited. Try this hotel, you will not be dissapointed but if it is a beach holiday you want try one of the larger beach hotels but be very careful which one you choose as most of them are in the middle of a huge building site.

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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by harrywill

Seeking information about the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa in Dubai. Has anyone stayed there? Is it in a good location? Would anyone recommend it or not? The rates for this Hotel seem a little low for Dubai Hence the questions Regards harrywill

Re: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by colin_bramso

I live in Dubai so I haven't stayed there but it's a good 4 star hotel by reputation. The location is excellent, in the heart of the original city close to the historic areas, the Creek etc. Plenty of bustle and atmosphere around there.

Re: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

Same as Colin I have never stayed at the hotel but many of my friends who has, told me that its a fine hotel and friendly staff managing the daily activities. Just out of Curiosity, what is the rate offered to you for this hotel??

Re: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by harry

The cost is $153 Aud Per room per night Regards Harrywill

Re: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by colin_bramso

That's about AED460. Not a bad rate, but depending on the time of year.

Re: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

True, as Colin mentioned its a good price. Unfortunatelly now everything has become expensive in Dubai :-(

Re: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

by Toluwa

sorry for the late reply, hope it is not too late for your trip. I stayed at this hotel last November. I like the proximity to the Gold souk and many other shopping sites. Lots of shopping discoveries in AL Fahidi street. the service was actually superb and breakfast and high speed internet were thrown in free for me. There are also a couple of restaurants on site with good food.
All in all, its older in terms of its decor compared to other 4 or 5 star hotels but the service was superb and my stay was fabulous.

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Address: Al Fahidi Street, P O Box 46500, Dubai, United Arab Emirates