Grand Midwest Media City

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Sheik Zayed Road, Media City, Dubai, 125616, United Arab Emirates
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Satisfaction Terrible
Excellent
14%
7
Very Good
31%
15
Average
14%
7
Poor
10%
5
Terrible
27%
13

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 49% more and rated 29% lower than other 4 star hotels

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  • Families73
  • Couples58
  • Solo50
  • Business30

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cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by julie70julie7093

hi, thanks for help on other questions,
1 hi can you tell me the cheapest way to phone the uk,i have a mobile and its unlocked,is there calling cards or cheap sims?
2 im staying in the rose tower rose rotano,a realy tall hotel,is it a nice in this hotel
3 on the main road what myself and son are staying in is there any places to eat on the cheap side,for breakfast ect?
4 is there any entertainment centres near by, which have movies to go and watch?
thanks julie

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by colin_bramso

Hi Julie. There are SIMS available but I can't tell you what the cost is, or cost of calls to the UK. Maybe one of the others will know...

Rose Rotana, tallest hotel in the world, is very new and I haven't been inside but I'm sure it'll be excellent.

The strip of Sheikh Zayed Road the hotel is on has plenty of cafes and restaurants so I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for. You could also go to Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Mall which are both nearby and have food halls, coffee shops etc.

How old is your son? The malls have childrens play sections with all sorts of activites, rides etc. There are cinema complexes in the malls and also at Dubai Metropolitan hotel which is also near your hotel.

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by julie70julie7093

hi, thanks for quick answers, my son is 17 but a young 17,so im thinking of things for him to do.he is not realy into computor games,but likes rides ect,thanks

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by colin_bramso

Mall of the Emirates, which is not far from your hotel, has a section called Magic Planet (at the cinema complex end and upstairs above Ski Dubai) which has attractions for older kids/adults. Last time I wandered up there I remember they had things like a climbing wall, racing rides etc. You can check it out at www.malloftheemirates.com/en/Entertainment/MagicPlanet/

Dubai Mall has Sega Republic entertainment are but I've never been there so I can't tell you anything aout it.

There's also Wild Wadi Water Park: www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/wild-wadi/

Check the costs - they may be a bit pricey.

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

If you have Skype on your phone probably you can use it for calls to U.K.

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by colin_bramso

No Amir, Skype and the other VOiP systems are blocked so they can't be used (so that etisalat and du can make huge profits from overseas calls)

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

adly true Colin, I checked it now. In new Delhi all are open!! In India I have never faced a blocked site!! :-)

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by colin_bramso

True Amir, but I'm reading that India is getting ready to block some Blackberry functions (just like the UAE).

Re: cheapest way to phone uk from dubai and shops on shek rd.........

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

I heard about it, its under discussion!! Otherwise whatever site is available is open to the public!!

Travel Tips for Dubai

Palm Island

by SWFC_Fan

Palm Island is to be THE place to live!

In true Dubai fashion, two huge palm shaped islands are being built (and should by now be at an advanced stage), creating hundreds of kilometres of new beachfront and one of the world's most exclusive residential areas.

The "trunks" of the palms are to contain luxurious shopping malls and leisure facilities, while the "fronds" are to host a number of dream waterfront villas and mock country houses with landscaped gardens.

The first island was sold out in a matter of hours with all manner of celebrities being rumoured to have snapped up a property in the sun, and I suspect demand for homes on the second island was equally overwhelming.

When nature calls in Arabia...

by JessH

When nature calls and you visit the little girls' or little boys' room, you will notice a miniature shower-device hanging on the wall next to the toilet bowl.
This is very common in many Arabic/Muslim countries.

It's known as a "Sharddaf",
or in plain English: a bum-washer ;-)

It's a more flexible version of a bidee and is used to wash after relieving yourself.
Muslims generally prefer to wash rather than using toilet paper, and I believe it also has something to do with the requirement of performing "Wudoo" (ritual washing/abulution) before prayer time.

Unfortunately, many people use this small device far too liberally, with little or no sense of aim or direction resulting in partial flooding of many toilet stalls. It's quite disgusting to say the least, having to roll-up your trousers before entering the cubicle... so be aware and don't fall.

Oh, and another piece of advice: if you decide to use the sharddaf, make sure you are holding the nozzle the right way around... I've seen many unknowing tourists coming out of the toilets with very wet clothes!

--> NOTE: In the past, most Arabs and also Asians were used to squatting over a "traditional" toilet. You can still find these toilets in some of the older shopping malls and even in Dubai airport (!). They are nothing more than a tiled hole in the ground, with the aforementioned sharddaf for washing. But don't panic: there are never more than 1 or 2 cubicles with these "holes" and all other cubicles consist of the comfortable, modern, shiny and white porcelain thrones ;-)

Goul Souk

by sireesha

Great place to buy gold, if you can navigate it! Be sure to look in several store and find out the price of gold for that day before you begin negotiating prices. Ignore the annoying men who stare and / or claim to have nice purses to show you.

Happy nights by the Creek

by ciuchi about Od's

It's one of the places I love most in Dubai. It's outdoor, by the Creek, great music, you can also dance and while you are in a break enjoy a nice long drink and smoke sheesha (hubbly-bubbly, narghile). I tried the strawberry flavour and really loved it. What I also love there is that they have cozy cushions and Arabic style sofas. No dress code, casual-elegant...feel free to wear whatever you like.

TRAFFIC

by MM212

The best and perhaps the only way to get around Dubai is by car (taxi or rental). Unfortunately, Dubai's greatest problem is the heavy traffic. The city relies almost entirely on a single wide motorway (six lanes each way) that connects one end with the other. The traffic generally heads west in the morning and back east in the evening and would last from 4pm until 9pm (or later at times). Make sure you allow plenty of travel time.

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Address: Sheik Zayed Road, Media City, Dubai, 125616, United Arab Emirates