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Can't decide on my hotel choice!

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Can't decide on my hotel choice!

I have narrowed it down to Al Sondros apartments in Deira or Four Points Sheraton in Bur

I know they are not like for like, my Mam wants a hotel! And in all honesty we don't need an apartment. I see both are near a mall and a metro

Any advice on which might be better would be much appreciated

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1. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Burr Dubai is less stressed than Deira ( they are divided by the creek ).

Diera area is a little congested and the main attractions are more towards Burr Dubai.

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2. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Thank you, I was half hoping you would edge me towards Bur

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3. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

If you tell us what you want to do in general and your budget, we can suggest a hotel for you.

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4. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Thanks, we are coming for 5 nights 18-23 Nov and would ideally like to be in Bur or Deira, and within walking distance to a metro, I can get the 4 points Sheraton Bur for 2000 dirham and al sondos apartments for 1700, so I suppose 2000 max

We have stayed at the Arabian Courtyard before would like to be nearer a metro

Edited: 24 October 2010, 20:11
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5. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

i take it that's dirhams,

check out the Radisson on the creek early saver rates are 412 dhs a night so that works out at around £360 for the 5 nights there is a metro station behind the hotel ,

The hotel its self is great check out the reviews and the views off the balcony are lovely especially at night ..

nice pool area and lots off food choice in the hotel too :-)

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6. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Thanks, I had seen the Radisson and yes it looks very nice, unfortunately a couple if days are more expensive bringing it in around 3000 dirhams

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7. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Burr Dubai and Deira Dubai are huge.

Essentially we would like to know what you plan on doing.

There are a few hotels in Shaikh Zayed Road that have close access to the metro and are halfway within the city.

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8. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

I don't know yet what I am going to do only just booked the flight, off the top of my head, go to some Malls, the beach, markets, the Marina and at night have places to go to eat and have a stroll after dinner

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9. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Stay on Shaikh Zayed Road. This way you will have access to most places via metro or taxi. Some good SZR hotels are Shangri La, Dusit Dubai, Marjan Rotana and then obviously The Address (2 of them) around the Burj Khalifa.

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10. Re: Can't decide on my hotel choice!

Thank you, but they are way more expensive than I want to pay.

Unless there is something horrifically wrong with the Four Points Sheraton Bur, I will probably stick with that