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.More