We had a very pleasant stay at the hotel. Close to one of the malls, free internet service. We could book in at 8h00 already. Staff helpful
The rooms are very simple - quite appropriately for 3-star hotels. Tidy Rooms, I must say. The main reason why I keep on staying in this hotel is its proximity to the City Centre. I have had my bitter experiences of waiting for more than an hour for a taxi and then to be refused by the driver because my hotel was very near. It was dreadful. Since I stay less than 24 hours in Dubai, I can't afford to waste time. The solution was for me to find a hotel which does not cost much and is a stone away from the mall. So when Ibis Hotel in Deira opened up, I registered immediately as A-Club Member and am now about to get my silver/gold card. Breakfast is very simple. Coffee is a bit bitter for my taste. And I am a Viennesse.
Unique Quality: The hotel is located opposite the Deira City Centre shopping mall and is only 5 minutes from Dubai Intl Airport (if there is no traffic) and 15 minutes from the World Trade Center. The hotel offers 365 airconditioned rooms a bistro restaurant and a bar. Guests can enjoy the convenience of internet access in all rooms and WiFi in the lobby. The hotel has a bar which is quite nice. After a long shopping tour, sit down in their bar and order a cold cocktail. Really cool.
Directions: It's next to Novotel. Drivers may fool you if you go to other hotels but not when you say Ibis Deira City Centre next to the Deira Mall City Centre because everybody knows this mall.
As the title says,
also could I use the metro from the Airport (inc suitcase) to the hotel?.
Thanks in Advance.
Yes - you can use the metro to the hotel - the following link shows the hotel in relation to the metro station:
A taxi would also not cost too much either as the airport is close to the airport - but the airport surcharge will start at AED20, so would probably cost you AED30-35 at least to the hotel.
You can take a limited amount of luggage on to the metro, i.e. a normal sized suitcase and a piece of hand luggage per person - the rules have just changed a short time ago, as you couldn't take luggage before (strange I know!). Remember - if you arriving on a Friday, that the metro currently doesn't open until 2pm! (another strange thing about Dubai!)....
Thanks for the reply'
also would I need to buy card for the metro, if so which one would you recommend?, I'll be stopping in Dubai for 2 days, and then two days on the way back from Australia in 4 weeks time.
Well, Metro Cards are available in the station. It depends how often you wanna use metro. Directions are available on types of Metro Tickets!!
There's a Metro station at Deira City Centre.
I suggest you just buy the Metro tickets for each jopurney as you need them.
many thanks, people :-)
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Address: 8th Street, Port Saeed District, in front of Deira Mall City Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates