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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
Ranked #132 of 542 Hotels in Dubai
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Dolgellau
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

arrived at arabian courtyard the gentleman on reception could not find our booking and had to keep us waiting but was very apologetic about this. He then upgraided us to a room overlooking the museum .Only draw back at this hotel you are woken by everyone being called to prayer. It was nice looking round the old part of dubai and going along the creek as before we stayed at the beach.Room nice size and very clean pool area very good and breakfast good.All the the staff were very nice and helpfull thank you to everyone.

Room Tip: may be a little quieter in morning if you you stay in room at back of hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

This is the second time I have stayed here and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else when in Dubai.The rooms are large and very clean, the breakfast is very good.The staff cannot do enough for you and are very friendly, especially the young girls working in the London Pub. The location is very close to the Creek which makes it easy to cross over to the Gold Souk. The hotel run a free daily bus to the beach for those who prefer that area but don't always want to stay at that end.

Room Tip: Room with a view of the museum is nice, especially when it is lit up in the evening.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I liked it so much I have booked to go back again in december.Friendly helpful staff...clean..good pool and good location in old town....excellent buffet breakfast and top facilities.

Room Tip: upgrade and get free extras
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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MuhammadZeeshan, Front Office Manager at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Dear Guest,

We feel immense pleasure to see your comments for our hotel which really gives us encouragment to serve you even better on your future visits.

Please do write so that we can guage our services and improve continously.

Kindest regards
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Calabasas, California
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

I finished my first stay at Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa last week. The hotel is very clean and nice. The rooms are excellent and most importantly the hotel staff are very friendly and accomodating. The food has an excellent chef, we tried some items from the menu and love them all. If you have a rental car, the valet is there 24/7. I've stayed at many hotels in the middle east, Europe and United States, you cannot go wrong if you book your stay here.

Room Tip: Higher floors are obviously better. If you like sunshine in your room, chose the rooms that look tow...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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barbados
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

In researching the choices among Dubai's myriad hotels, it was not easy to decide which area would be best. It was a lucky guess to pick the Arabian Courtyard Hotel which turned out to be by far the most convenient. In fact it is in the only area in this broiling hot city where strolling the surrounding streets is feasible and enjoyable, with many restaurants to choose from.
Being much closer to the airport than hotels on the beach area was convenient since our flight arrived from Kuala Lumpur at 3am (as do many flights from the Orient bound for Europe).
The hotel allowed us to snooze in a comfortable lounge until we could check in several hours later.
Our comfortable room overlooked the museum across the road, and over to the Creek a few hundred metres beyond. While buldings obscured the Creek itself, we knew it was there from the vessels cruising past the rooftops..
Other reviews had warned us not to expect that the Arabian Courtyard had either a courtyard, nor was it very Arabian. There are other lavish hotels where, at two to ten times the price, such qualities are found; but our hotel was adequately luxurious in all respects. Particularly useful was its complimentary shuttle service to the beaches each morning. From there it was a simple matter to take a local bus further along the beach front to the famed sights of Palm Island, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel etc. It is so hot in Dubai that many of the local busstops are enclosed and airconditioned. From the beach road, it is easy to take a taxi to the luxury malls such as Emirates. Also out onto the millionaire ghetto of Palm Island itself
Shopping in Dubai is highly tourted, as is its service, but the luxury malls seem to cater exclusively for those with fat wallets. Only by exploring areas closer to Arabian Courtyard were we able to find shopping plazas with a more reasonable range of quality goods.
Five minutes walk to the Creek front finds the jetty for the little open boat taxis that for a few cents take you across to the Gold Market with its high covered walkway. This is another area of luxury hotels, but not as convenient to nearby shops or restaurants.
. The newly opened elevated railway from the Creek area to Emirates Mall is the best way to take in the overall impression of Dubai's extravagance, passing the needlelike skyscraper which competes with Burj Al Arab as the icon of this opulent city state.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

stayed here for 2 nights, staff and porters were great ,hotel dated and breakfast average.
rooms were ok,however if you get in at 2am and then get woken every morning at 445 I dont appreciate. I do realize thats there culture, I have been in other hotels in Dubai at jumareih beach they dont have this problem.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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MuhammadZeeshan, Front Office Manager at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, 20 September 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments which we duely respect however this is religious obligation while we make sure that you are given a room on the other side of our hotel.

We hope to welcome you on your future visit.


kindest regards

Wilson
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Berks UK
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Reviewed 15 September 2011

This was our 7th stay at this hotel. We love the location in " real " Dubai close to Dubai Creek and opposite the Dubai Museum. The service has always been exceptional. Friendly, courteous staff who are always on hand. Rooms are clean and comfortable with large beds. The upper level pool area is small but there are a few sunbeds and perfect for a cool off swim. The lower level has more sunbeds but could do with more parasols for shade. Breakfast buffet is good as is the chinese restaurant. The hotel is next to many local busineses and shops as well as numerous restaurants offering very tasty and cheap food. Taxis are easily flagged down outside and the staff are always on hand to help. If you are looking for a great good value hotel then this is it.

Room Tip: Rooms best 4th floor or above. Rooms facing Museum have nice view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
Address: Al Fahidi Street | 19 Street, 32; Al Souq, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
#79 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#81 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#92 Business Hotel in Dubai
#94 Family Hotel in Dubai
#122 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arabian hospitality comes alive the moment you enter the portals and step into the distinctive lobby. Warmth meets efficiency as you are made to feel at home instantly. The heritage inspired ambience with cool stone and warm tones of rich wood, invites you to be part of it.Set in the historic heart of Dubai, a stone throw away from the Dubai Creek and the timeless Souk Al Kabeer (Meena Bazar), the award winning Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa is a true Arabian themed hotel. Next to Dubai Museum, Ruler’s Court and Diplomatic Enclave, having British Embassy, US and Saudi Consulates as neighbors, hotel and surrounding Bastakiya historic area is so rich in its heritage flavor and cultural elements, you could say it’s been a few centuries in the making.Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa is ideally located for all travelers, as it is a brisk stroll to the Metro station, textile and computer market and Bank Street. Dubai Trade Center and Burj Khalifa is a short drive from the hotel as is the fabled Gold Souk, Port Rashid and Dry Docks are all within easy reach. The Dubai International Airport is 6 kilometers away only. With 173 elegantly furnished rooms in traditional Arabic theme including 23 elegantly furnished suites and 41 executive rooms, our central hotel offers all the latest amenities for discerning travelers. A variety of dining and entertainment options as well as conference & banquet with the latest technology are on offer. Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa also offers a fully equipped health & recreation center as well as a Wellness Spa. ... more   less 
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