"The hotel is not plush, but is clean, comfortable and well maintained. The staff was friendly and courteous, and the hotel is just minutes from the ai ... " More

By Maroon192, from Winchester, Virginia on Tue 10 Sep 2013

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Dubai Tennis Stadium in Dubai

Close to airport

Your stay at this Garhoud hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Dubai Tennis Stadium and Dubai Festival City Mall. Dubai Creek and Wafi City Mall are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Free perks include buffet breakfast, free self parking, and an area shuttle.

Free Internet, sofa beds

Featuring conveniences like sofa beds and sitting areas, the 381 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LCD TVs with satellite channels. Refrigerators, minibars, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$73 per night

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Twin Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Twin Beds, View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Just a quick overnight stay

Pros: Perfectly adequate for a quick layover. No complaints at all. The breakfast buffet is included, and had a very good variety. (Especially after 3 weeks in Nepal)
Cons: The only surprise was that the advertised free shuttle from the airport only operates from terminals 1 and 3, so if you happen to find yourself in terminal 2, late at night, as we did, you'll need a taxi - make sure and take one of the official airport ones.
Location: Very convenient to the airport - we didn't have time to explore beyond that.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA. on Oct 27, 2016

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4 out of 5

Comfortable, clean, quiet and convenient.

The hotel is not plush, but is clean, comfortable and well maintained. The staff was friendly and courteous, and the hotel is just minutes from the airport with convenient shuttle and a very short walk to the metro for inexpensive access to all the shopping and sights. There are much better options for a stay if you are spending several days in Dubai and want a luxury hotel, but if you are just spending a day or two layover it is perfect. I will definitely stay there on my next trip through.

Posted by , from Winchester, Virginia on Sep 10, 2013

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4 out of 5

Perfect airport hotel

Steps away from Emirates headquarters and Terminal 3 this hotel has all you need if you're getting up early the next day to catch an international flight. The free shuttle was a nice touch!

Posted by , from Washington, DC on Aug 16, 2013

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5 out of 5

A good stay for a layover.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
great place to stay for a layover in dubai. Everything is very conveinent and close. lots of staff to take care of you.

Posted by , from afghanistan on Dec 8, 2012

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1 out of 5

It's cheap and should be

Pros: very close to airport
Cons: No free Internet, Poor breakfast, no one to take your bags to or from your room
They do not provide bell boy service to take your bags to and from your room. The rooms are all the same and small. The only choice for eggs for the free breakfast are boiled. The airport service dropped us off at the opposite end of the airport where we needed to be and at the pickup area not the drop off area. The wifi service is very expensive and the signal was very weak, so weak we stopped using it. Pay a little extra and stay somewhere else is my recommendation.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA, USA on Oct 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great for layovers

Pros: Quiet, close to airport
Cons: No free Internet
Hotel room was very clean and hotel staff were friendly. Excellent price and great selection for long layovers in Dubai.

Posted by , from Afghanistan on Jul 26, 2012

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4 out of 5

For my needs while awaiting a flight is was good.

Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet
I thought at the price free internet should have been included. The room was clean and the dining was very good for the price. The help was ready to meet any of my needs. The bar was excellent with great service. The next time I have astopp over I would use this hotel.

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel for a short stay.

Pros: Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
I've used this hotel several times. It's very close to the airport and the staff is very nice. The only thing that would make this hotel better is free internet.

Posted by , from IL on May 9, 2012

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4 out of 5

Convenient, clean, affordable, no frills, near Dubai International Airport.

Pros: Free breakfast, conveniently located near metro train system
Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet
Second stay here. Last year 6 nights for a conference, last week for a few days of tourism between Abu Dhabi and Washington DC. Strengths are: (1) 400 meters from Metro Train Station #12. The Metro is one of the best metropolitan train systems I know. You can get a day or week pass and arrive at virtually any of the major popular destinations or business areas with just a brief walk. (2) Close to airport for either a cheap taxi or Metro. (3) Free breakfast buffet with great selection. (4) Decent cafe, but pricey for the quality. (5) Rooms are clean, modern, with better than average sound-proofing for a hotel this size. (6) Staff are friendly, welcoming, and eager to please. (7) Helpful concierge for planning, directions, or other accommodations (8) Requests for late checkout (until 2pm) are honored. (9) Price is unbeatable. Weaknesses are: (1) Any "non-smoking" room is likely going to be a smoking room. I'm very sensitive to smoke and I was moved to multiple non-smoking rooms and all wreaked of smoke. (2) Wireless internet charge is around $25.00 USD--ridiculous, and it kept kicking me off (someone please invent an easy, user-friendly hotel wireless !) (3) There is not much to do at the hotel itself. The lobby is not conducive to spending time at, and little or no outdoor lounging area. The bar/lounge area is an enclosed room with no windows and complete with a number of ladies of the evening, so not a place to hang out with family (4) Although the staff is friendly, and eager to please, on both my stays I experienced multiple long waits at the front desk. I would stay here again in Dubai, unless of course I win the Powerball for 600 million USD, in which case I'll be staying in Georgio Armani's hotel at the Burj Khalifa.

Posted by , from Denver, CO, USA on Apr 5, 2012

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2 out of 5

no service consciousness shown by hotel employees

Pros: near to airport
Cons: No free Internet, Poor breakfast
too expensive and no value for the money charged ,

Posted by , from chennai,india on Mar 9, 2012

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About the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Location Opp. Dubai Int'l Airport Terminal 3, Dubai,

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Dubai hotel.

  • 381 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 32.6 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.) (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Emirates Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport offers 381 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include sofa beds. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include showers, bidets, and hair dryers. This Dubai hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Minibar
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

A tourism fee is imposed by the city and collected at the property. The fee is AED 10 for the first bedroom per night, and increases by AED 10 per night for each additional bedroom. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in your confirmation email.

Airport transportation is offered at scheduled time 24 hours a day. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • 24-hour check-in

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: AED 10.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Dubai Airport Holiday Inn Express
  • Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Dubai Airport
  • Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel Dubai

You should know

  • Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.