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County Antrim...
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Hi, we are arriving late on a Friday evening (january) and boarding a cruise ship next day around lunch time. Any suggestions for a hotel? Don't want to have long taxi ride from airport and back to cruise port next day but would like to stay somewhere that we could walk and explore for couple of hours next morn before we board ship. We are in dubai following week for 2 days so plan to explore fountains, beach, tower etc then. many thanks😁

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for Dubai
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261 reviews
1. Re: Hotel

You could stay in Bur Dubai, explore the Textiles souq, AlSeef, and museum area and perhaps take an abra ride across the creek to the Gold/Spice souqs. This way, you've seen a bit of old Dubai and can invest time in seeing modern Dubai on your next stop.

The weather in January is just about perfect for wandering around. If you have energy, you could even walk around on the night of your arrival. It's very safe here and this town doesn't sleep, quite literally. There's also an abra line that operates 24/7.

Bur Dubai is about 10-15 mins from the airport and it's where Port Rashid is located.

If you state your budget people will be able to recommend specific hotels.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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89 posts
183 reviews
2. Re: Hotel

I'l suggest something in Bur Dubai. Try Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana. The port is just less than 10 minutes driving from the hotel.

Dubai, United Arab...
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for United Arab Emirates
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3. Re: Hotel

I'd suggest your hotel should be somewhere that's nice, but good enough just to rest rather than explore around. Convenience, and maximum amount of rest time should be the priority.

The hotels I'd suggest you look at :-

Hyatt Regency (corniche)


Four Points by Sheraton - Downtown

All 3 of which are decent hotels, convenient and not too expensive. Ideal if all you want to do is check-in, nibble, sleep and check-out.

Destination Expert
for Dubai, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
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21 reviews
4. Re: Hotel

I also second Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana - nice hotel, well connected, and close to everything.

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