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Riad Dubai
Ranked #377 of 1,130 Marrakech B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“We didn't want to leave!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Riad Dubai is a great place to stay and we would highly recommend this very personal Riad experience! We stayed for 5 nights and enjoyed every minute of our time there. Said, the owner, is a fantastic host and nothing is too much trouble for him and his staff. The lamb and prune tagine we ate here was the best meal we had in Morocco…..yum!! If ever we come back to Marrakesh we would definitely want to stay at the Riad Dubai again and will be recommending it to our friends.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

We have just returned from Marrakech. We booked Riad Dubai after reading reviews here on Tripadvisor. Lo and behold we werent disappointed!
Booking was as easy as it gets with confirmation of amount and nights via email and also the pick up time from airport.
The Riad is situated in the Kasbah part of the Medina and away from the madness of the souks and Jema el fena. However its only about 20 mins walk. It is very easy to find as its near one of the main entrances to Medina (old city) ' Bab Ksibah' and directions are signposted.
The owner Said is a perfect host and from the moment we entered the Riad we were made to feel at home. I completely agree with other reviewers that its home away from home. We were welcomed with Moroccon tean and sweets and he went through stuff that maybe of interest to us and things we ought to see.
They can book your excursions and hammam experience if you like. We didnt book any excusrions etc.
Breakfast on the roof terrace was brilliant! Rooms were nicely decorated and clean and Mustapha and Said were more than helpful. Said's stories are great and after a good meal are a must! The food at the Riad is also very good ( of course you have to inform them earlier in the day if you would like food)!
All in all a great experience made even better by staying at this Riad. Its not a 5 star hotel but its authentic and cosy. If you are in Marrakech you have to experience staying at a Riad and I wouldn't recommend any other but this!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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riaddubai, Owner at Riad Dubai, responded to this review, 15 January 2012
Thank you very mush Mr.Yaser and Sophia.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

we arrived to morocco to be met by our driver bringing us to the riad (organised by them). we arrived to the riad after walking through the local streets of the kasbah, upon arrival we were met by Siad (owner), mustafa & malika. we sat down for mint tea with said as he told us more about morrocco, marakech, local traditions and the sights to see. after sitting with him for a short while we were given a tour of what can only be described as a breathtaking riad we felt like we had know him for years.
After settling into our room in which we found a fresh basket of fruit and bottles of water, we had a coffee on the excellent roof terrace and started to plan our day.
we went down stairs to said and booked a few excursions which he had gone through with us when we arrived. we had booked to go quad biking, a trip to the ourika valley, fantasia show,an excellent 2 hour massage and scrub in a hammam and a two day one night in the sahara, all of which were excellent, being picked up from the entrance and brought to and from the place (well worth booking with said).
the riad is set in the heart of old marrakech and is only 10 minute walk the the main square where the magic happens.(exellent location)
The rest of the week we were so well looked after, as soon as we had breakfast we would come back to our room and had been cleaned in such a short time. also having breakfast on the roof terrace at anytime(we were not the earliest risers) mustafa would come and set our table and be so happy to see us every morning, afternoon and evening (and early hours).
breakfast and all the food and drinks were amazing.
we met a couple of girls from london who were having a bad experiance at their riad and came over to our for the afternoon, they wanted to leave their riad and stay here but unfortunatley riad dubai was full. both girls are looking to come back to morocco and are looking into booking the riad dubai.
i once again cant find enough words to describe this riad and the service that said and mustafa gave to us. But from the bottom of our hearts i would like to say a big big bigbig thank you for the whole week, we had an amazing time and will definatly be back,(already trying to get more people to come and see the riad)

thank you, your friends

Will & Orlagh
Newry
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2012

We have just returned after 5 nights at Riad Dubai and couldn't have asked for more as Said and Mustafa looked after us beautifully. We contacted the Riad before we left and they arranged transport from the airport and we also had a couple of wonderful (and very generous) 3 course meals there which were delicious. Breakfast was also wonderful and served late in the morning whenever we got up. We ate on the roof terrace every day in the morning sunshine which was perfect. The Riad is cosy and beautifully decorated with lots of character and the location was great - a quick taxi ride or 15 min walk along the main road on one side to reach the main square, or a slightly longer meander along the Rue De La Kasbah with all it's sights and smells on the other side but very easily accesible for everywhere. All in all a great experience!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed for nine days at the riad and absolutely loved it. It is an oasis of calm when the mayhem of the souks gets too much, but still not too far from all the action. We also liked that it was located in a very 'local' feeling part of the medina and surrounded by regular homes and families just going about their day. Said and his staff were wonderful, we felt like part of the family and spent many happy hours just chatting about life in Morocco. They were happy to answer any of our questions, and were so helpful with everything.
We ate several times during our stay, the meals were delicious and plentiful we often were so full we could hardly move!
The rooftop is a lovely place to relax and read a book or plan your day, and a great spot to enjoy the yummy breakfast each morning.
We wouldn't hesitate to stay at this welcoming, beautifully decorated riad again, and would recommend it to those who are looking for a home away from home while in Marrakech.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

A huge thank you to Said for being the perfect host. We were met at the airport as he stated in his email and driven to the gate of the Medina where we were met and taken on foot to the riad. Although it was late Said prepared a fantastic 3 course meal and advised us about the options in Marrakech.
The riad was comfortable and beautiful with may interesting antique items. The bedroom was well equipped with TV, hairdryer etc and a welcome bowl of fruit and bottles of water. Breakfast on the roof terrace was perfect with extras such as cheese, olives and yoghurts and an omlette if you wanted one.
In fact nothing was too much trouble. Said booked us a wonderful trip to the Ourika Valley by grand taxi which was a great day out and very reasonable. We had pre-booked an excursion to Ait Benhaddou with a local tour company who let us down but Said was on the phone immediately and found us a cheaper alternative.
After three fab nights we went on to another riad I had already booked but even though it was more expensive it was no where near as lovely as our stay at the Riad Dubai.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

A wonderful riad, beautifully decorated. The owners Saïd and Malika are lovely, very engaging and will go to great lengths to help you. The homecooked breakfast is delicious, and even if you wake up late you will be served. It's a great place to stay after a busy day in the souks. Great location too (in the old kasbah). There's free wi-fi too. You will not be dissapointed! Merci Saïd et Malika!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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riaddubai, Owner at Riad Dubai, responded to this review, 25 November 2011
Thank you very much.
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Property: Riad Dubai
Address: 41, derb amezmiz - kasbah-bab ksiba, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #377 of 1,130 B&Bs / Inns in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Riad Dubai 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of the Kasbah of Marrakech is our beautiful Riad Dubai, 5 different beautiful suites with every comfort, air conditioning, safe, bath & shower, mini bar, SAT TV, internet wifi. Said the owner will prepare a special Moroccan cuisine for you, a terrace is waiting for you to relax and unwind, we organize all kinds of excursions in Marrakech and Morocco, a shuttle service to all airport transfers. Said and his wife Malika are waiting to offer you a pleasant and impeccable holiday . "Welcome to Riad Dubai" ... more   less 
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