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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 #88 of 482 Hotels in Dubai
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“great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Fabulous hotel. We checked in at 2 am to smiling faces at reception, smooth quick check in with just enough information at that time in the morning. Room was very luxurious with all the amenties you could want, coffee machine free bottled water, lovely toiletries and everything on remote controls, lights, curtains and even the toilet.
Breakfast was included in the price we paid and was extensive, lots of choice. Sitting on the terrace, in the morning sun, eating breakfast, over looking the perfectly manicured race course was something else.
We used the free shuttles each evening to go to the Malls, don’t miss the fountains at the Dubai Mall, and then got Taxis back costing about 30 dirhams, GBP 6.
We used the roof top pool and only once found the small number of sunbeds a problem, 4 beds were reserved when we arrived at 10 am and the lifeguard moved the towels when they did not return at 12 . due to the relatively small number of beds reserving them should not be allowed.
Overall a very enjoyable stay in a top class hotel, staff were courteous and always greeted us with a smile.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, February 27, 2013
Dear guest,

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken note of your suggestions on our pool operations and we will review them in order to improve our service. Thank you for your nice compliments of our hotel. We always strive to deliver the best 5-Star Service in the UAE. We hope you will return again to experience the world’s richest race day, the Dubai World Cup, on the 30th of March.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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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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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Elegant, huge and simple with beautiful design. It has all facilities yo needs and special services that provided. Enjoy the roof top swimming pool and balcony sites directly viewing the horse fields raise. You can get reserved during high discounts and enjoy Dubai vacationing.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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, February 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your compliments of our hotel. We try our best to constantly provide a variation of products and services to all our guests and are glad that you have enjoyed your stay.

Kind regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Located within the Meydan Racecourse, the rooms in this ultra modern hotel all have balconies with sweeping panoramic views across the course. Whether you are there for the races, or on holiday, the tranquility and open views of lush green grass make you feel as if you're in the country, rather than just a short 10 minute taxi hop from the hustle and bustle of downtown Dubai.

The rooms are spacious, light and well appointed but prepare yourself for a bit of a walk if they locate you in one of the more distant rooms. Bring your trainers (sneakers) as I believe the Meydan holds the record for the longest single span hotel in the world. Another Dubai first.

The service and hospitality from the minute we checked in to the minute we left was faultless. Unfortunately, I was struck down with a virus during my stay (nothing to do with the hotel I should hasten to add) but I could not have asked for better attention, or concern. The Paramedics and Hotel Management, especially Mr Nirmal, were truly fantastic.

Our only criticisms are that the place is a bit soulless, especially in the restaurants in the evenings, which for most of our stay were empty. The other downside is that the relaxing area around the roof top pool is very small for a hotel of this size and there are far too few loungers, even though there was additional space on the raised decking to accommodate them.

This review is based upon 5 nights accommodation.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views over the racecourse but if you don't fancy a lengthy walk ask for one...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your very nice feedback. We are happy to know from your email dated 17th of February that you are on your way to recovery. I have already shared your comments with our team and I am sure that this made their day. We truly appreciate it and hope you will be back next month for the Dubai World Cup on the 30th of March.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Mumbles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were only here for 1 night but it was exceptional. The room had all the mod cons and some more! A TV in the bathroom, remote control blind in the bathroom, amazing views over the racecourse. The best hotel I have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your compliments. We hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to Dubai.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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48 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a very diiferent 5* hotel as it is situated on a magnificent racecourse and all rooms have a view and a nice balcony. Because it is built around the track and adjoins the air conditioned grandstand there is a wide open feeling which is enhanced by the big lobby which extends to the terraces.Very unlike most Dubai hotels. Really its like a big park with all the green racetrack - beautiful soft grass which we felt as it looked like astro turf from the room but most definitely isn't. Service is excellent with usual mixture of staff including Kenyan, Romanian and Burma.

Buffet breakfast on the outside terrace was very nice and our meal at Shiba was great as you could choose an Indian, Thai, Chinese or Japanese plate and mix it up. A light lunch by the rooftop swimming pool really impressed my visitor.
Unfortunately we had some noisy neighbours who started playing very loud Arabic music at 3.00am two mornings in a row. We phoned security who managed to quieten them. This certainly does not reflect on the hotel. When we left reception knew of our problem and really apologised and gave us a complimentary ride in their Range Rover to the airport- a very nice touch.
If you want an excellent hotel with a spacious feeling try it.

Room Tip: all rooms get a good green view over racetrack so no problems anywhere
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, February 13, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your very nice feedback. We appreciate your taking the time to let us know your stay experience and hope that you will always bring your visitors to our hotel to complete their Dubai experience.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed with my family at Meydan for the New Year's holidays. The hotel is located in the "desert" in the background of Dubai. Despite the reports that I had chance to saw, I was skeptical with regard to our stay. However, the Meydan Hotel is one of the best hotels in which I stayed. In fact the hotel is surrounded by greenery and grass and it's the only place in Dubai where you feel "green". We arrived at the hotel late at night and I had an objection to my room because there was problem with heating (I come from the south), as well as some other details in the room. Hotel manager came right away and offered me a suite in exchange for my room. From now until the end of my stay in Meydan I can only say the best. All kinds of services, restaurants, friendly staff, pool, racecourse and horse racing ... Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the racecourse with varied and plentiful food, New Year's with several types of world cuisine, fantastic atmosphere in the bar. The hotel has an outstanding and stay organized on your own beach with a huge swimming pool and all the services that go with that. So professional. ! What I want particularly to indicate is the distance of the hotel from the city center. It will takes 10 to 15 minutes taxi ride to the Mall of Dubai, a little more to Jumeirah Beach etc.. But you have opportunity to enjoy a true oasis of tranquility in Dubai. Apart from a few hotels on the coast where I stayed and where is really beautiful, Meydan is also the only place in Dubai where you will enjoy your holiday

Room Tip: Room from last two number from .01 until . 21
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 27, 2013
Dear guest,

On behalf of our hotel team, I would like to thank you for your kind compliments of our products and services. We are glad that you have enjoyed your New Year’s celebration with us and hope you will be back soon to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us for a romantic special package on the 14th of February.

Sincerely yours,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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 #88 of 482 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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