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Holiday Beach Motel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“excellent place during winter-value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

had a good relaxation trip to outskirts of uae,away from hub ,during non peak time,winter weather had the soul felling on being in a good resort which is well maintained and good food and good drinks,nice dance bar( just for fun) overall the seabridge was teh most amazing part

Room Tip: good rooms take shallet for best experience ,try to eat food from restaurant itslef
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Our friends and I had booked 3 chalets via a LivingSocial deal in January 2012 and finally managed to get bookings last weekend.

Situated right next to the Radisson Blu (earlier JAL hotel), the HBM is approximately 1.5-2 hours drive from Dubai, including a stop at the Masafi Friday market.

The property has chalet/apartment style accommodation with restaurant and pool included. The chalets are studio, 1 and 2 bed. Our deal was for a studio chalet but we got upgraded to a 1 bed unit as it was summer (thanks Saifuddin). Our chalet (209) was basic but clean and included a living room with TV, bedroom, kitchenette, small fridge and decent sized bathroom. There is no cooking equipment ie hob/microwave or cutlery in the kitchen, though an electric kettle is available on request. Car parking is right outside the chalet.

The beach is rocky and needs shoes, but good for bathing and snorkeling. Sunbeds with shades are available. The outdoor temperature was too hot in June so we could go only in early morning or late evenings. The swimming pool area is clean, has sunbeds, and sheesha is served. There is also a play area (garden) for kids nearby. There are two night clubs on the premises, an Arabic one and an Indian one. We were staying right opposite the Indian one and though the music was loud, we did not get any disturbance once inside the rooms.

Meals were included in our deal, but the only proper meal we had there was a dinner which was a service disappointment. There was very little choice in the dinner ‘buffet’ and they refused to accommodate any additional requests – so we paid for our meal. The taste was good. The options on the food menu are adequate and room service is priced the same. Service levels vary depending on the waiting staff, but is usually slow. There was no housekeeping/cleaning service for our room in the 2 days we stayed there.

There is not much to do in summer, so we decided to drive to the Fujeirah city centre (long drive) for a change. You can see a few archeological sites nearby and a waterfall/caves, but we did not visit these (too hot). There was a pool table in the motel (1st floor next to the restaurant) which kept us entertained.

Overall, for the price we paid, our stay was pleasant and relaxing. The place was not crowded, and the views of the mountains/sea were refreshing from an airconditioned room. I thought the rooms to be overpriced (AED 650 for a studio chalet on weekends in summer!) – but I am not complaining. This is a very basic motel, great for a cheap (compared to hotel properties nearby) weekend getaway but if you're looking for something more comfortable, then better to pay a little more and stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: 2 bed chalets are private and offer the best sea views. Studio chalets (101-3) are also located very...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed here for a weekend getaway. We purchased the deal through Cobone Auction Site. Very reasonably priced.

The location was very nice..on the beach. Facilities were adequate. Rooms were very spacious but very out dated. Requires some major renovations. The lock on our chalet door was damaged and the air con system extremely noisy. The kitchen was just a sink and a worktop.

The restaurant also looks like its stuck in an eighties time warp, however very clean and the food and beverages were excellent. Not sure about the plastic food trollies and white- gloved waiters!!

It is ideal for a cheap family getaway but do not expect high class standard..

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Holiday Beach Motel because we were using the dive centre located there. For the price, compared to others locally, it's a fair deal that they offer and you shouldn't expect 5 star service or facilities at that price. It is a little old and could do with some updating but then if you're looking for something more comfortable or convenient for other things then you shouldn't be staying here.
We'll stay again for an overnight when we need to be around Dibba.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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UAE
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

we where 8 adults who booked in advance 4 shallets next to each other. Management was un organized and found our selves in the first floor appartment away from the beach!
we insisted to get our shallet so, we had to wait for 5 hours to get things sorted!!!
so we decided to spend those 5 hours in the beach. white sandy beach but few steps then sharp rocks and full of seaurchins>>>> not easy to swim even with shoes on!!!! seaurchins pins can go through shoes. we went to the pool, nice and beautiful for a group. AC and kitchen were good but, Beds were not comfortable and thanks God we were prepered with outdoor camping gear to camp indoor. so we used our sleeping mattreses and BBQ kit and the food. Basecly This is a prfect starting point for divers only. I tried to snorkle but did not work. in the morning, There were NO breakfast although we paid for it!!! Not funny cuz it is B&B 2 star facility ???? Thanks God we were a group of friends and got all the fun and laughs out of this experience.

Room Tip: choose the shallet next to beach, it is the best they could have :)
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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UAE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

Everything was very good except the room furniture which is very old and needs renovation. The staff is very friendly.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

Over all our entire stay is nice. The place is neat and it is not crowded, though there's nothing much to see. Just a time alone with friends and fun.

We went there by month of March (first week). The water is so cold that i didn't enjoy the swim though. It was windy and i couldn't sleep because i can hear the wind blowing scarily.

But the service is acceptable. Staffs are friendly.

Didn't do diving, probably will be back for that.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Holiday Beach Motel
Address: Umm Harrair Rd, Dibba Al Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Fujairah > Dibba Al Fujairah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Dibba Al Fujairah
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Beach Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Holiday Beach Hotel Dibba Al Fujairah
Holiday Beach Motel Emirate Of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

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