Zain International Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Al Rigga Rd, P.O.Box 32685, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1 Review

Zain International Hotel
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Satisfaction Terrible
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 50% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families0
  • Couples60
  • Solo50
  • Business0


    On arrival after long flight gave check in papers as confirmed by however told will need to pay over 900 aed extras
    As they received booking confirmation stating 1x triple room and 1
    Double despite booking confirmation showing 1 x single and 1 x double
    Receptionist wouldn't listen and charged amount he insisted rather than
    ENGLISH. Wouldn't even show alledged booking emails from

    Unique Quality: Great rude receptionist who clearly can't read
    English or are just too arrogant to look at the
    Booking confirmations as justcwant to swindle
    More money out from customers.

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Forum Posts

Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by philosykos

I have been reading about so called bargain baseents in Dubai..?/Exactly what do they mean?Shops?Markets?DEpartment stores?And do they really exist..??

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by leics

I don't know anything much about Dubai, but 'bargain basement' is a common UK English term for any type of shop (it does not have to be a basement) which sells cheap goods.

I am sure Dubai has at least some of these. Markets do not count as bargain basements, although they may have 'bargain basement prices' (i.e. cheap).

The phrase comes from the time when the basement floor of large shops was where they sold the cheap or marked-down 'bargains'.

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by colin_bramso

As leics said,the phrase is a very general one meaning a place that sells cheap goods. Yes Dubai has those, including various shops and souks (markets).

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by philosykos

I you know of any places to name for me??Many thanks again! Also are there mens leather sandals there that are tradtional type?I was thinking for gifts to take back...Slip on type..

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by colin_bramso

There are many shops selling taditional sandals all over the city, including the hypermarkets. You will also find them in the souks by the Creek.

The tourist-type sandals with curled-up toe and fancy decoration are available in tourist souvenir shops, again near the Creek and also in the malls.

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by philosykos

Not looking for the tourist type ones but the tradtional leather mens I will find at hypermarkets??Like Spinneys?Carrefour?

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by al2401

You might be lookong for Karama a store that sells 'genuine fakes' (clothing and handbags etc.) - it is found in Al Karama near Dubai Creek

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by philosykos


Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by colin_bramso

You'll find them in Carrefour and Geant (not Spinneys) but also in the many shoe shops in the new malls and in the street shops in areas like Deira, Bur Dubai, Satwa, Karama, and in the souks. They range from expensive designer type to cheap everyday sandals.

Re: Bargain Basements in Dubai..????Is this true..??

by philosykos


Travel Tips for Dubai

Telephone number of Consulates in Dubai!!

by 37SingleMaleInDubai1

When travelling to another country its much better to have the contact detail of the embassy/consulate of your native country with you, even have it handy in case. Hopefully you wouldn't need it and will leave U.A.E with good memories :-)
Embassies & Consulates in Dubai
All numbers in this list are Dubai area code prefix (04).
If dialling from abroad prefix the number with country code +971-4-consulate number

Australian Consulate General
P.O.Box : 58010
Telephone : 3212444
Fax : 3212677
Email :

Bangladesh, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 4336
Telephone : 2726966
Fax : 2727965
Email :

British Embassy Dubai
P.O.Box : 65
Telephone : 3094444
Fax : 3094301
Email :

Canadian Consulate
P.O.Box : 52472
Telephone : 3145555
Fax : 3145556
Email :

China, Consulate General of the People's Republic of
P.O.Box : 9348
Telephone : 3944733
Fax : 3952207
Email : -

Consulate General of Ethiopia
P.O.Box : 115353
Telephone : 3516868
Fax : 3516328
Email :

Consulate General of Malaysia
P.O.Box : 4598
Telephone : 3355528/38
Fax : 3352220
Email :

Consulate General of the Republic of Angola
P.O.Box : 115006
Telephone : 3559041
Fax : 3559042
Email :

Egypt, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 2575
Telephone : 3971122
Fax : 3971033
Email : -

France, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 3314
Telephone : 3329040
Fax : 3328033
Email :

Germany, Consulate General of Federal Republic of
P.O.Box : 2247
Telephone : 3972333
Fax : 3972225
Email :

India, Consulate General of
P.O.Box : 737
Telephone : 3971333
Fax : 3970453
Email : Its very friendly to everybody :-)
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It's all here

by wacked

Cool clothes and please check out the temperature before you pack, it can get rediculously hot over here so beware.

You can buy anything you forget here no worries, but ALWAYS wear suncream. Don't be stupid, I see far too many tourists walking around glowing like a red light bulbs and it just looks stupid and niaeve, we are in a hot country!
No mini skirts, no revealing tops.
Check religiouse festival times. Trainers and sandles are groovy. Pack one pair of black shoes as the restaurants wont allow trainers. There are pharmacies every where. Buy it here and save yourself the hassel of packing it and some money. Camera's are a must, take it nearly every where with you, you will always see the most random things that you will want to shoot. Shorts t-***rs, the norm. But ladies pls no g-string bikini's unless you want a night in a cell and deffinatly no topless stuff. We are in the Middle East. But feel free to wear normal shorts t-shirts etc, on the beach. Everywhere else try and cover yourself unless you want to be stared at. You'll get the feel after you've been out a few times and you'll know what you feel comfortable wearing and what you don't.

City Centre Shopping Mall

by Batata

City Centre Shopping mall is one of the biggest malls in the middle east , maybe the bigger .. it has all the outlets you can imagine, with different prices, you will find cheap stores and also Dolce & Gabbana and Diesel etc....
you can also spend a full day there, full of restaurants and coffee shops, cinema and a 5 star hotel everything with a Hyper market

Ladies nights 7 days a week!!

by nattybabe about Boudoir

Head to Boudoir any night of the week for a great clubbing experience. Located within the Dubai Marine Hotel in Jumeriah (not to be confused with Dubai Marina) you head through the hotel towards the beach and then upstairs into a room FILLED with luxury. There are chandeliers and velvet covered seats, everything screams opulence. Except the price tag (for ladies at least) doesn't match the d├ęcor! Every night of the week has a free drink deal for all ladies thank you very much! Coupled with free entry, it is a great night out!

Guys, price is a different story. Champagne is AED90, beer is AED50, a little bit pricy! To top it off, to sit at the tables surrounding the dance floor, a booking needs to be made 2 weeks in advance and there is a minimum spend of AED2,000. If the guys can stand the prices and on a Tuesday at least, quite girly music, they will be rewarded with being surrounded by heaps of girls and a guaranteed good night to be had by all. Brownie points will certainly be rewarded by bringing your girlfriend or wife to Boudoir. They'll love you for it!

Monday - Free Shots for Ladies All Night - Persian Music
Tuesday - Free Champagne for Ladies All Night - House/R&B Music
Wednesday - Free Cocktails for Ladies All Night - R&B Music
Thursday - Free Cocktails for Ladies Until Midnight - House/R&B Music
Friday - Free Champagne for Ladies All Night - R&B Music
Saturday - Free Shots for Ladies All Night - Asian / R&B Music
Sunday - Free Bellini's for Ladies All Night - House / R&B Music Anything goes, but it is a little bit dressy. You'll feel better if you make the effort.

Travel by air

by najamrulz

Most of the world's international airlines have their regular flights for Dubai. The national carrier Emirates also operates regular flights from Dubai International airport to more then 70 destinations around the world.

Dubai International airport is really huge in size and passengers have to travel a lot in order to reach the arrival / departure terminals. But with the help of electronic walk ways it becomes easy to walk around.

The airport building is very beautiful and big decorated palm trees have been planted inside. Duty free shops, five star hotel, cafes, food courts, health club, business centre, internet cafes, business and first class lounges are also located inside this huge airport. Pint 19 bar, The Irish Village pub, Safar restaurant and Wings coffee shop are also located at departure levels of the airport.

Emirates, the national carrier is one of the world's best airlines. Their services, food, and aircrafts are simply excellent. That is why i always prefer to travel with Emirates.


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