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The Meydan Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road | Nad Al Sheba, Dubai 9305, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #104 of 486 Hotels in Dubai
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Go to meydan Beach, Dubai Marina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Forget about the hotel (which i am sure is very nice) the place you MUST go when in Dubai is Meydan Beach- Cafe del Mar in Dubai Marina. The entry fee is not cheap at around £ 80 but well worth it for a treat, you get the entrance to the private beach with infinity pool, gym, and great service. besides the usual lounge, towel servie, you also get food and drinks credit at the beach bar/restaurant and you basically have a lunch and also nice glass of prosecco or otehr drinks...While you are sunbathing they bring you fruit, or later on lemon sorbet, and when the sun starts setting and everybody is tryign to get into the Cafe del Mar or have to wait outside trying to get on the guests list you are automatically in because you are already on the beach, and great way to spend the day and end it on the beach ....

Room Tip: it is only a beach the Medan hotel is not at Dubai marina, so I have not stayed there
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Very good place to stay and dine. Nice big rooms with all attractive comforts. Excellent view of race course from balcony. Viewed New Year fireworks at Burj Khalifa from Hotel Meydan. Complimentary breakfast is of excellent nature both in taste and in its variety. had stayed in two rooms, both give excellent view at different storey levels (3rd level and 8th level). had arranged the stay through Arabian Adventures (part of the Emirates group).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for celebrating New Year’s Eve with us. We hope to see you back on the world’s richest race day on the 30th of March 2013, where all the world’s best horses compete.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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PLYMOUTH UK
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This hotel should be on everyone's bucket list of places to stay. Not only is it one of the most unique destination hotels in the world but also the longest on the planet. Service impeccable, rooms to die for and so much to do. If there is racing on you get to see it free from your private balcony as well as many other things to keep you amused and entertained. Try blowkarting or hunting or take in 18 holes of golf. The pool is out of this world and if you want beach, they have their own private beach club at Jumeriah. What more can I say, this is truly SPECIAL

Room Tip: They are all excellent with free wifi
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your very nice feedback. We always strive to constantly improve our products and services. It is truly gratifying to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return again someday.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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50 hotel reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stunning hotel, great suites, if you attend whilst racing on its fantastic but also worth a visit anytime, pool area is bit small for such large hotel, and its out of town but that's really not a problem.
Worth a visit believe me.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your very nice feedback. We hope you will come back on the 30th of March 2013, to see the world's best horses compete on the world’s richest race day.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Lodz
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed in Meydan hotel from Jan 1 to Jan 4, 2013. The hotel is amazing. One of the best we have ever stayed. Rooms are huge and clean. Service is in the hotel is friendly and good. Hotel is only 10 min away from Dubai mall. You can get there by free hotel shuttle bus. Food in the restaurants is also very good.

Room Tip: rooms on the 7 floor are great we stayed in 707
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your comments and kind compliments. We hope you will be back for the Dubai World Cup on the 30th of March 2013, where the world’s best compete for the richest race day in the world.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I wish I could give a 0 star rating. This has to rate as one of the worst hotels I have stayed in for experience vs value for money. While the hotel itself and the racecourse are as per the standard in Dubai I found the service to be appalling.

The staff were rude and unfamiliar with the services the hotel offered, were not polite or courteous and there seemed to be a real lack of management. The first response to every request or question was ‘No’. It seemed you needed to put forward your case before it was then turned to a ‘Yes’ by a more senior member of the staff.

I would not recommend this hotel, and for the money there are many, many other options available in Dubai.

Room Tip: Pick another hotel
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear guest,

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your level of expectations. In order for us to improve on this, we appreciate if you can provide us specifics so that we can address the issues which you experienced during your stay with us. We thank you in advance and hope that this particular stay will not prevent you from coming back and giving us an opportunity to make it up to you.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
Email address: ademir.husagic@meydan.ae
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Quality hotel overlooking the Meydan race track. Lovely rooms, large with seperate bath and shower. Nice buffet breakfast. Smallish swimming pool and gym but good enough. A little isolated from everything so you will need a taxi to go places.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your feedback and compliments of our hotel. We just want to inform you that we are actually only 8 minutes away from Sheikh Zayed Road’s business and commercial establishments, 10 minutes to the beach, 15 minutes to Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates and taxis are available 24/7. If you have not yet been to the races, we are hoping to see you back at the hotel soon for another exciting season.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Address: Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road | Nad Al Sheba, Dubai 9305, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #104 of 486 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Meydan Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 284
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Positioned at the epicentre of one of the world's most exciting destinations, The Meydan provides a prime location to catch the exhilarating action of the racing season, and creates a coveted travel destination all-year round. With 284 extravagantly appointed rooms and suites, The Meydan will change your perception of travel with unrivaled standards in luxury hospitality. ... more   less 
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