Hotels Close to Dubai Airport

by Heather Carreiro

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the largest airport in the United Arab Emirates and a main air transportation hub in the Middle East. As of 2010, the airport had the capacity to serve 60 million air passengers annually, and it is expected to have capacity for 75 million passengers annually for 2011. While there is only one hotel located directly at the airport, other accommodation options are available nearby along Airport Road.

Dubai International Hotel

A luxury hotel with two on-site locations at Dubai International Airport, the hotel has a total of 341 guest rooms and suites. Both the Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 locations have a separate health club with swimming pool, business center and on-site restaurants and bars. Between the two, guests can choose from 14 dining options. All rooms are equipped with high speed Internet and flat screen TV. A fruit basket and tea and coffee and included in room rates.

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

With 381 rooms, the Holiday Inn Express at Dubai International Airport is only a two-minute shuttle ride away from the main terminals; airport shuttle is included in room rates, as is complimentary buffet breakfast. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour business center, rooftop fitness facility, lobby bar, and an on-site restaurant where kids eat free. Rooms feature high-speed Internet, flat screen TVs, and either one king-size bed or two twin beds.

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport

The Premier Inn at Dubai Airport is part of a UK-based hotel chain, and its facilities are geared toward business, leisure and family travel. Its 281 rooms include the option of family rooms, interconnecting rooms and handicap accessible rooms. Wi-Fi and in-room broadband access are free, and all rooms have flat screen TVs and mini-fridges. On site you’ll find a rooftop pool and hot tub, restaurant, bar and coffee shop.

Le Meridien Dubai

Although just a few miles from busy Dubai International Airport, the high-end Le Meridien hotel is set on a campus of 38 acres of landscaped gardens and is only one mile from Dubai Creek Gold and Yacht Club. The hotel’s 383 rooms and suites have LCD TVs and access to high speed Internet is available for a daily fee. Non-smoking, connecting and handicap accessible rooms are available. Facilities include four outdoor pools, spa, gym, tennis courts and 18 on-site restaurants featuring French, Thai, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and other international cuisine. Complimentary breakfast is included in room rates.

About the Author

Heather Carreiro is a certified English teacher who has been writing since 2008. The editor of Matador Abroad, her work has appeared online at BootsnAll, Matador Network, GoNOMAD, Journey Beyond Travel and Expat Women. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is pursuing a Master of Arts in English at Bridgewater State University.

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