We had a 9 hour stop over in Dubai and was lucky enough to be sponsored by Emirates in this hotel. It was a choice between KLM and emirates. with the 600 USD difference and a better time schedule, we chose emirates ( of course!). We didnt go through the hassle of applying for a transit visa. emirates did everyhting for us.
Unique Quality: I didn't expect much because it was a freebie, but I must admit, i was impressed. Comfortable beds, good sized room. Came with snacks (sandwich or cake) and refreshments (coffee, tea, soda, juice). It was a stone's throw away from the airport. although upon arrival there was a shuttle service that waited for us. When we were given the voucher, it said we should be in the hotel 3 hours before departure but actually, we left the hotel 1 hour pre departure.
We only stayed here as it was a free night from Emirates as our plane to Thailand was leaving early the next morning. Our room 2226 was very spacious with two double beds, lounge, coffee table, mini bar (empty) and TV.
Basically, this hotel is an airport hotel which serves a purpose and I was actually surprised to see the standard and quality of the room to be OKAY.
The bathroom was spacious but lacked any real toiletries only two sachets, one soap and shampoo. Coming from Milan where new airline regulations apply regarding carry on items such as gels, shampoos we were highly disappointed that this hotel had not supplied necessary amenities to travellers.
Our free breakfast was a cheese sandwich and a cold cup of coffee.
I’m not complaining as it was a free night accommodation and one does have to take this into account.
The hotel is approx 5 minutes away from Dubai International Airport with a free shuttle bus.
I have given this hotel a 3 star rating, mainly because of the lack of decent toiletries available.
The accomodation in Dubai that my boyfriend and I had taken was my first ever bed and breakfast apartments . The Hotel was called the Golden Sands Apartments , their prices are reasonable but dont expect a 5 star hotel . Even though I think Dubai does have fantastic beautiful hotels but not cheap.
The Golden Sands Apartments is in a very central area of Dubai and the rooms are fully airconditioned ( which is very very very important to have )
I think this place would be recomended for anyone who wants a clean spacious apartment with out having to spend too much money .. for more info check out www.arabian-adventures.com
Unique Quality: All the facilities needed are all avaiable , gym , roof top pool but no views from the apartments . except other apartment windows looking right back at you
Most hotels in Dubai are extremely nice. Some are pretty pricy as well. Millennium hotel is not too expensive, really close to most shopping, and has two very nice pubs in the lobby.
Directions: 10 minute taxi from the airport
The Airport hotel is a nice middle class hotel near the airport. even if it's only a few 100 meters to the terminal it is IMPOSSIBLE to go there by foot. Dubai is definately not a destination for pedestrians! it's too hot to walk anyway! The hotel is outside the city center but every morning there is a bus to one of the biggest shopping centers in the city.
Unique Quality: Shuttle bus takes you every half hour to the airport. You'll be there after 5 minutes
Millenium Airport Hotel's Commercial Wing is a nice four star property with its own reception. Rooms are large and very well maintained. IDD telephone, 10 channel TV, digi safe, dressing table and mini bar are few of the facilities provided. Toilets are in excellent condition with many amenities like soaps, gels, conditioners, shaving outlet and dryer etc.
"Gozo Garden" restaurant serves mediterranean dishes. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "Da Vinci's" serves traditional Italian flavors. It is open for lunch and dinner. "Cactus Jacks" offers cusine from all over the world with a lively menu and resident Dj. "Biggles" is English pub serving bar, snacks and other meals. It remains open from 12 noon to 1:30 in morning. Although there are food choices for dinning at the hotel but food is very expensive
The business centre has facilities like internet, fax and currency exchange. Internet is very expensive as they charge AED 30 instead of standard rate of AED5.
Unique Quality: Dubai airport is very close and you can view the activities going-on at airport from lobby at your floor. One also can see many aircrafts parked and getting ready for flight.
A well maintained outdoor swimming pool is there to kill the summer heat. Snacks and drinks are served available. Laundry and baby sitting services are also available. There is a travel desk, gift shops and ladies beauty saloon in the Emirates wing.
Attractive room rates are offered if you book through Emirates Holidays. I was charged US $ 72 per night on room only basis.
I stayed in the Millenium hotel for a layover - and its the usual hotel provided by Emirates Airline for those with long layovers in Dubai.
There are two parts to the hotel: the Emirates layover side and the for payment side for anyone wishing to stay, without a voucher from the airline. The layover side is an adequate 3 star and the for payment side is a 4 star. For the layover part, it is more than adequate and is only a ten minute drive to the airport. On the negative side, the place is like a crazy bus station since people are constantly coming in and out and the staff seemed to be a bit frazzled at times. Postively, the vouchers for food include buffet menu and there is a nice selection of shops and non-food voucher restaurants to chose from.
Unique Quality: No great views but simple decent accommodation provided in the voucher system of the Emirates Airline. There is a pool and gym and several stores for shopping.
Directions: ten minutes from the Airport
I have some really great experience at this hotel. I was flying from Zurich to Lahore in October 2003. I was traveling with Emirates and my flight from Dubai to Lahore was after 22 hours. So I was Emirates airline's guest. All meals were also complimentary and I was given coupans for meals. All meals are served at their restaurant on ground floor.
I was given pick and drop on hotel's bus. Two hours before flight i was given drop to airport . The rooms are very comfortable and really big in size with facilities like IDD telephone, AC, satellite channels, voice mail, mini bar and really nice and big bathrooms. There are many gift shops at ground floor and prices over there are very reasonable. Even gold was available at very reasonable prices over there.
The best thing is that room remained with me till the time i was in hotel. If you are airline's guest then they do not ask you to check out in morning as per standard policy of hotels. You would just checkout two hours before your flight.
Millenium airport hotel has two wings. The Emirates wings is three star and usually Economy class passengers are given rooms here. The other is four star commercial wing. Hotel is located on Al Garhoud Road just two minutes drive from airport. Deira city centre is just 1.5 Km far .
Unique Quality: Lets talk about four star commercial wing now:
Laundry and baby sitting services are also available. Travel desk, gift shops and ladies beauty saloon are some of other attractions available.
If you book hotel through Emirates Holidays then you would get great discounts. You can a deal of US $ 60 per night on room only basis.
is there good nightlife in dubai?
Hello from Dubai :-)
Everything is relativ, of course:
If you come from Manhattan then Dubai's nightlife is comparitively boring & bland. If you come from a rural or suburban town, then Dubai's nightlife is excellent!
There are, of course, a few differences to Europe, USA, UK, etc:
> Alcohol is mostly a bit more expensive here
> All bars/clubs/etc. close at 3AM
> Dress-code for women is very tolerant (pretty much the same as in Western countries) but overly physical displays of affection between men & women are not tolerated.
Check out the Dubai pages here on VT to see all Nightlife Tips in the city.
True, check the pages of members living in Dubai and you will find a lot of information. Some of VT members living in Dubai are JessH , Colin_bramso and myself :-)
Jess pretty much hit the nail on the head - it's all relative, and what your definition of "good" adds up to.
There's a sprawling club scene in here, but it's not very eclectic. House and r'nb nights rule the city, and experimental lounge and leftfield DJs don't stand much of a chance. Your best bets for clubland are Trilogy Rooftop (at Madinat Jumeirah), Peppermint & the 400 Club (at the Fairmont) and the Apartment & 360º (Jumeirah Beach Hotel).
For something more interesting, you should check out iBo at the Millenium Airport Hotel. The music's spread across all sorts of genres, and it also hosts Dubai's only alternative music night - Twisted Melons.
Aside from that, there are literally thousands of clubs, bars and lounges spread out across the city. Madinat Jumeirah, The Emirates Towers and Wafi Pyramids are all excellent choices for a night out, 'cause they've got a variety of watering holes in here. Get bored with one, just hop along to the next one.
Have a blast :)
i like nightlife in dubai ther is many places many clubs but i want to ask where is the best 1 go and looking for
tank u all
What do you mean of (The Best :-)
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Address: Al Garhoud Road, PO Box 13018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates