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Reviewed 7 October 2011

We booked in for a one night stay just to experience 'old Dubai'

Location: hotel is situated opposite the Dubai museum and walking distance from the bur Dubai souk and Abraham station. It is in a congested part of town though the hotel offered free valet parking for guests, which is a must if visiting it.


First impressions: building looks a bit dated from the outside and in need of modernisation. It looks much better in the evenings when lit up.

Entering the lobby/check in area, we were greeted by a small fountain behnd which there was a glass elevator leading to the rooms. Nothing much fancy here. On the left there was a small a concierge desk, adjacent to which was a basic business centre with about 3 pcs.

On the right was the reception, following which was the route to the elevators and a small lobby cafe. Sandwiches on display in plastic boxes in a small refrigerated display case suggested not to expect too much from a culinary perspective.

Check in was courteous and efficient, and took about five minutes, including offering us a glass of juice while we waited.

Room: we had booked a family room which was surprising spacious and also well maintained. Upon entering the room,there was a lounge/seating area with a sofa bed, flat screen tv, a table and couple of chairs. A welcome fruit basket was provided as well as a small fridge (should one want to store their own drinks) and a microwave and kettle,making with a small sink and some plates/ cutlery.

The main bed room had a good size double bed, luggage storage pedestal, another table and chairs, provision of bathrobes/slippers and an ironing board.

The bathroom was clean and spacious, though the flush was not draining properly which we annoyingly found out after using, and it was a bit late by then if you know what I mean.

Room service: we ordered a club sandwich which was a but cold when it arrived, didn't taste too bad but could have been better.

Took my 3 year old to the swimming pool which is on the first floor (spa is one the same floor). The kids' pool was very small and had some bird's feathers floating about in it. There was only one other guest using the swimming pool area.

We hence decided to use the main pool, which was a basic rectangular pool, the kind you would find in a gym and nothing fancy. Balconies from an adjacent building overlook the pool. There were about 4 rows of awnings suspended over the pool to prevent bird feathers dropping in.

The pool area is opposite the terrace banquet area which is a bit odd, since if there is a banquet/ function going on, you mint be watching people eat and vice versatile. There is no pool cafe and you have to ring an internal extension to place your order.

We didn't spend too long around the pool since the whole set up was a bit awkward and didn't seem well thought through.

Spa: wife used the spa for a massage and was very happy with it.

Dining facilities: the hotel has an Indian restaurant, an English pub and an all round restaurant (where they serve the morning's breakfast). The latter is called Bastakhiya. We decided t try Bastakhiya fir some coffee etc during early evening. Turned up there and we were the only ones other than a couple with their baby dining. Took a few minutes for the staff to give us the menus, not sure why since the place was empty. No one came to check on what we wanted to order a few minutes later, so we just walked out. We had a dinner coupon for this place but decided to give it a miss. Was a wise choice since breakfast next day was a big disappointment.

Breakfast: breakfast was served in Bastakhiya in the form of a buffet. There was also N omelette station that made eggs to order. Service this time was much better than last evening's as we were actually attended to without having to catch the staff's attention despite it being busy.
On offer was porridge (this was so runny and cooked in such a hurry that even the restaurant manager acknowledged he had told the staff about it....then why send it out in the first place!), chicken teriyaki (seemed like a very poor attempt, chicken looked very dry) rice, french toast (weak looking slices of baguette cooked in egg, didnt look very appetising), scrambled eggs ( a bit runny and average tasting), turkey mortadella ( not sure why you would want to serve that in a hot buffet. Ended up very oily and curled up). The only good thing about breakfast was the fresh eggs cooked to order and the ht last that you could self serve yourself.
There was also a salad bar but didn't bother with it. Small croissants were dry to taste and quite bland. We ordered a cappuccino which was possible the worst cappuccino I have tasted. Seemed like it was straight out of a vending machine and tasted of long life milk (probably was both).

Overall the whole experience was pretty average. It's a good hotel to stay in if you only want to use the room and spa. Would recommend making your own dining arrangements. Paid approx 130 dollars for the night. Can't complain too much at that price. Drop your bags, explore the city, eat out, sleep and job done.

ps wife forgot her hair straighteners in the room. Turned up a week later to collect, and they had wrapped nicely in a plastic bag and tagged it. Good lost and found system. Had a cappuccino in the lobby while I waited for them ( just to see if it was as bad as last time)... was surprised to see that they served Starbucks coffee in the lobby. Capp was very good! Why not have the same standard in the restaurants then???

  • Stayed: September 2011
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MuhammadZeeshan, Front Office Manager at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2011

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Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking your precious time to post your valued comments, with the assurance that all the points which are highlighted will be addressed upon your future visits.

Please do keep on posting for our improvements.


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Reviewed 7 October 2011

We were looking to stay in the old part of town, near the Souks and this location is perfect for that. The hotel is starting to show it's age and rooms, while roomy, could do with an update. The service, though, was outstanding with everyone from our driver to front of house and room staff being responsive and helpful.
If you are looking to stay near the 'shiny new' parts of Dubai and the entertainment attractions, Bur Dubai or Jumeria Beach would be a better option. These areas are 40mins away but that drive, in peak hours, can take a few hours. While here, make sure you visit the Dubai Museum across the road in the fort - well worth it and I'm not sure a lot of people realise it is there. Really gives you a sense of the history and growth and also the way of life of the traditional communities of this area.
Excellent value for money. The airport shuttle is excellent and inexpensive.

Room Tip: We chose a 'Family Suite' which is a one-bedroom with a sofa bed in the living room. Small kitchenette. Great view over the Fort.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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MuhammadZeeshan, Front Office Manager at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2011

Greetings From Arabian Courtyard Hotel & SPA


Dear Guest,

Thank for taking your time to post your valued comments which are very encouraging to serve you even better than your recent stay, please do keep on posting your comments so that we can be measured keep improving.

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Reviewed 4 October 2011

The Arabian Courtyard Hotel is a very nice hotel, with very friendly staff. It is located in the old part of Dubai near the creek. We did get a family room with separate bedroom and plenty of space. Indeed a hotel, which I can recommend. Remember to visit the Basat Art Cafe, while staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Jan K
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MuhammadZeeshan, Front Office Manager at Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to stay in our hotel and glade to know that we lived upto your expectations.

Please do keep on suggesting and posting comments in order to make your stays more enjoyable and commendable.


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Reviewed 29 September 2011

We stayed in this hotel for the first time. The room service was good clean and big. --- we went in Ramadan month but got good service. However I did not like the Indian resturant--- Chef needs lesson in cooking,

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

This is an amazing hotel with fantastic staff that go that extra mile to make sure your stay here is special.... The decoration of the hotel is very authentic and makes for a very enjoyable stay.... The area is easy to get around either by foot, taxi or the brilliant abra..... This is the 6th time i have stayed at the Arabian Courtyard and I'll be booking again shortly for my next trip.
Only thing I missed this year was not having slippers and a bathrobe supplied in the room... if I had known this I would have brought my own with me....

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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