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Deira Islands, Dubai 337-1500 United Arab Emirates
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Dubai opened its doors in September 2020 and is situated at Deira Islands, on the coast of the city of Dubai, directly on the beach. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Dubai - Burj Khalifa (15 km) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) (11 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 787 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the gym. 3 outdoor pools, 2 children’s pools (1 of them with slides) and the “Splash Water World” water park. For the youngest guests, RiuLand kids' club (4-7 & 8-12 yrs), and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations and themed buffets at our main restaurant as well as Asian, Italian and Lebanese specialty restaurants; 6 bars.
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Waterslide
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We have just got back from a weeks stay at the Riu and we have to give the hotel 5 ***** as it was exactly what it describes itself as. The food selection is excellent with plenty of options along with three separate restaurants ( which you will need to book at reception ) our favourite was the chinese but the italian was great at lunch. The hotel is spotless and the staff were very attentive. Although it is a large hotel we never felt it was over crowded with drinks never taking long and plenty of sun beds. Be mindful this time of year the sun drops around half 4 /5pm so we always opted for an early start where we felt it was actually at its warmest. The downside of the hotel is no reason for us to down score the hotel as we knew this when booking but it is just for us a bit too far away from the main things that attracted us to Dubai. The actual distance is not too bad but the roads we found were very busy and it just took too long to get to destinations. All in all a fantastic hotel and ideal for families or couples who just want to stay within the complex however if you want to get out and about then I would recommend staying closer to the palm.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lawrence C wrote a review Aug 2023
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom82 contributions139 helpful votes
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My wife and I have recently returned from a 5 night stay at this hotel. This was not our original hotel which we found out only days before travelling was undergoing a major maintenance program. So with very little time to consider the alternatives, we hastily chose the Riu Dubai and so please we did! Firstly, the facts. This hotel is gimormous - 760 rooms with a capacity to accommodate 2400 guests, so it's very big in comparison with other hotels we have stayed at in Dubai. It's also very much a family hotel so there are lots (and I mean lots!) of kids there. For us that was not a problem, but if you're not kids running everywhere, this hotel may not be the right choice for you. The rooms. We reserved a sea view room and were allocated one of the 7th floor which was big, quiet and had amazing views of the pools below and the beach/sea beyond. Very comfy beds, a great walk-in shower, fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and excellent daily housekeeping. The fridge has soft drinks which are replenished every other day. Food. Breakfast and lunch are served in the main dining hall which was without question the largest dining room I have ever been in. I would imagine that it's capacity was anywhere between 500 and 700 guests at any one time so as you can imagine, it's far from an 'intimate' setting and can be very noisy at times. That said, although this is a buffet restaurant, the choice and quality of food was an absolute credit to the hotel and I would defy anyone not to be bale to find something to suit. Lunch and dinner saw an amazing display of food from many continents including India, Asia, Italian, Arabic and not forgetting a carvery at both lunch and dinner. The food was hot and constantly being replenished so you were never waiting long when a particular dish ran out. There are three other speciality restaurants which need to be booked in advance. They are the Asian, Lebanese and Italian. Each are open for two consecutive nights during the week and all are closed on Sunday. There is a small team of staff who work the same restaurants each night. The settings for these is in keeping with the particular restaurant theme but much smaller than the main restaurant. Although they are again buffet style, the quality of the food being served is of a very high standard and would be on par with food you would expect to be served in an al a carte restaurant. At table service for drinks is exemplary simply due to the fact that the staff have more time to interact with their clients than in the main restaurant. Bars. There are numerous bars both inside and outside the hotel complex. The standard of drinks are very good with branded spirits, a good quality house wine and great cocktails tailored to your particular requirement (stronger or weaker). Pools. Three outdoor pools, two with adult only swim-up bars and a children's waterpark. Plenty of sunbeds both around the pools and on the beach. No snacks or food available at these venues. Entertainment. The hotel provides the best in-house entertainment I have ever seen. The Riu team put on daily shows from an Abba tribute night to the White Party. My wife and I are not really into evening hotel entertainment, but these shows were of such a high standard that we were drawn back night after night to both watch and participate. Absolutely superb! What makes this hotel so very special though is the staff. They work tirelessly and under extreme pressure, yet always find time for a smile and a chat when time allows. I know they will receive some form of recognition if their names appear in my review, so please forgive me as the next paragraph is dedicated solely to those people who went the extra mile to deliver first class service to us throughout our stay. Reception. Thanks to Hend, Trisha, Ahmed and Kurbon for all of their help. Main Restaurant. Thanks to the meet and greet team of Lauren and Joan. Our amazing servers Rose, Bibi, Muhsin, Rama, Subin Rai, Eliene, Adriel, Laven and of course the lovely Annaelle! Speciality Restaurants. Ranjith with his great team of Widi and Khun. To the cleaning team including Harikhatr and Violet and finally to Becki and her incredible entertainment crew. You were all terrific and thank you again. So in conclusion, this is an excellent hotel considering it's size. It is immaculately clean throughout with great facilities, good food, drinks and entertainment all provided by a hard working team of dedicated staff for whom I cannot praise highly enough. Will we be returning? Very likely but at a quieter time of year maybe, when there are not so many families. Would I recommend this hotel? Undoubtably, it's delivers incredibly value for money considering it's location, that being in Dubai.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Dear Lawrence C, we appreciate you taking the time to share your great review here! We are happy to know that you were so pleased with our service and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. We wish you all the best, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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sungod63 wrote a review 1 Dec
Coventry, United Kingdom44 contributions26 helpful votes
The hotel is large and has a fantastic sea view, the food was excellent and the staff always so polite and helpful. It is a 30 minute taxi from the main Dubai centre but try and avoid early evening 6 till 9 as the roads are chaotic at that time. The thing that lets the hotel down is not the hotels fault but the clientele, for us there were way too many children. We knew that it was a family hotel but the amount of children far exceeded our expectations, they could do with an adult only pool to give space to people travelling without little ones. And the largest group that was in the hotel were from Russia and in the evening they just seemed to want to drink as much as possible and the que at the bar was for other people and not them. All in all we enjoyed our holiday but wouldn’t rush back for the stated reasons
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carol G wrote a review Nov 2023
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My sisters and I stayed at Hotel Riu for 9 nights and it was amazing. The room was spacious and clean. The front desk staff was courteous, helpful and accommodating. The dinning staff went above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of since one of us is vegan, they made special dishes for her and asked her what she wanted them to prepare for next meal service. The exceptional staff members in the dinning area are: Rose, Muhsin, Madhab, Fredrick, Oo, and Zinmon, and Lauren They made our stay exceptional. My only suggestion is to please improve on your vegan options. More variety in vegan protein would be ideal.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Dear Carol G., Thank you very much for leaving your valuable feedback. Your positive ratings are very welcome, since our staff do their best to make our guests’ stay as pleasant as possible. Your petition for more vegan options has been forwarded! We are really looking forward to your next visit, Carol. Loving Regards, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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jonclapham wrote a review Nov 2023
Barnsley, United Kingdom303 contributions211 helpful votes
Another fantastic holiday at this hotel. It’s the staff that make this hotel - so friendly and nothing is too much trouble – RIU need to be proud of the team they have created here. Food is amazing. In the main restaurant, each day there is a roast, several curries an oriental selection, not mention the huge salad bar and desert section. The bread was amazing – all freshly baked daily and plenty of seafood was on offer including huge prawns and mussels. A different selection of food was provided each day to ensure you don’t get bored. There are also three additional restaurants, Asian, Lebanese and Italian although these too are buffet. The rooms are clinical and practical, very clean and quite. We went for the sea view which was fantastic, overlooking the beach. There are numerous bars around the resort providing branded spirits as well as beer. I was a little disappointed the vodka, the primary ingredients of most cocktails wasn’t branded. Nevertheless, gin, whisky and rums were all branded. The hotel has its own private beach and is only a short distance from the airport – 30 minutes in a taxi for us. The entertainment team do their best to keep people engaged without being too pushy and the entertainment is to a high standard – thanks Willy and Josh. If I had to call out any staff in particular, Mohammed and Joanna in the main restaurant, and Mary Jane on the pool bar really made our holiday perfect. Mohammed even remembered what we drank on our previous visit a year before – that is fantastic customer service.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Geoff8015 wrote a review Nov 2023
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The hotel was clean and impressive.The reception was helpful on arrival and departure. The room was very good and kept clean. The main restaurant was well catered with fantastic selection of foods at dinner.The service was excellent with special mention for Sandaru, a credit to your restaurant. In fact all the staff were polite and helpful,especially Lauren on restaurant entrance.
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Dear Geoff, We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and at ease during their time with us. It is wonderful to learn that our team could accommodate your needs and assist you in any way possible. We aim to please and learning you had a nice time is the best news! Loving Greetings, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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Jagmar J wrote a review Nov 2023
Balsta, Sweden7 contributions6 helpful votes
Very good services and food. Unfortunately it´s far from the city (shopping, attractions) but still worth visiting. We will probably come back again. The weather and ocean was very nice. So, see you next year.
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Dear Jagmar J., Thank you very much for choosing us! It is wonderful when we read the feedback of our beautiful guests and learn they liked their stay. See you next yer, Jagmar! Loving Regards, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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Mark wrote a review Nov 2023
Bolton, United Kingdom99 contributions117 helpful votes
Well folks this is our last day as we are going back to the UK 🇬🇧 tomorrow after 9nts here at the Riu Dubai.We came here last year at the same time and enjoyed it SO much as we decided to return again.All I can say is that the hotel is as good as we found it last year and even several members of staff in the dining room remembered us.There’s plenty of choice of food and it’s expertly cooked and displayed and if you can’t find something to eat then you must be very fussy. All the staff must be congratulated as running a hotel of this size takes team effort and even the staff behind the scene that you don’t see all need to be mentioned as they are all cogs in a big wheel.Our room was cleaned every day to a very high standard and if there were any issues then they were rectified immediately via the RIU app.All of the staff in the dining room were very attentive and as they knew where we sat for our meals,then they knew what we wanted to drink.One particular person who sticks in my mind is Lauren who greets you at the door as you go into the dining room,she always has a happy smiling face and is always ready for a quick chat as you go in or out and the other girl is I think called Joann who’s also SO nice.Well as you can see,we’ve really enjoyed ourselves and we will definitely return her one day and I can thoroughly recommend the RIU Dubai.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Mark, We are happy to know that you left our facilities with such good feelings and we are glad, from the bottom of our hearts, that you valued our work so positively. For our part, we hope that you visit us again soon, in order to offer you the 100% wonderful experience that characterizes us so much. Yours faithfully, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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Julie G wrote a review Nov 2023
Rushden, United Kingdom9 contributions24 helpful votes
Second visit this year to RIU hotel excellent service always . Food , cleanliness, rooms , service and staff all excellent . So warm and welcoming. Will definitely go again . Will be great to see the area developing in Dubai Islands look forward to it
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Dear Julie G, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at our Hotel Riu Dubai. We are very pleased to see the five-star review and that we were able to make your stay enjoyable. Please come by and see us again and do not forget to tell your friends. Our very best, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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Angela B wrote a review Nov 2023
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Room immaculate. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food, bags of choice, fresh salmon, blue cheese, fresh fruit, salad and everything you could want. Great entertainment and outdoor area. Pool and beach very nice, free sun beds and umbrellas. Take the government taxis waiting outside reception, coloured roof, around £10 to Dubai Mall. All in all very very satisfied. Only small niggle, arrived at hotel 8.45 am after a long flight. Check in is 3pm which is madness, but managed to get into my room at 12 noon. Hotel provided room to change but all you want is to check in and feel at home.
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Dear Angela B, We enjoyed reading your review of our hotel. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we are glad that you enjoyed all aspects of our property. We look forward to welcoming you again in one of our Worldwide premises. Best wishes, Hotel Riu Dubai Online Reputation Manager
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Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Dubai?
Nearby attractions include D70 Bar (4.4 miles), Biggles Pub (4.4 miles), and VIA TRIP (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Dubai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Dubai?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Dubai?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Dubai?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Ahlan First Class Lounge, Nando's, and Ahlan Business Class Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Dubai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Dubai have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Dubai offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Dubai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Riu Dubai offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Dubai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Filipino.