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Hotel for 14.5 hour stopover in Dubai

Golden, Colorado
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Hotel for 14.5 hour stopover in Dubai

We are flying Emirates Business Class & have a 14.5 hr layover in Dubai. Emirates will provide a hotel (Le Meridien). We would have to go through immigration. Alternatively, we can just stay at the Dubai International Hotel & won’t have to go through immigration. Dubai International Hotel website says there would be construction noise if staying in their hotel in terminal 3, but they gave other options in the other terminals - don’t know if that would be more of a pain than just staying in the hotel provided by Emirates. Anyone have any suggestions? I’m considering Emirates Marhaba service to help expedite immigration - is that helpful?

Thank you.

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Ahmedabad
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1. Re: Hotel for 14.5 hour stopover in Dubai

Hi,

Haven't experienced the Dubai International Hotel, but we recently stayed at Le Meridien through Emirates, and it was comfortable. The immigration was smooth and we did not take more than 40 minutes.

Dubai, United Arab...
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2. Re: Hotel for 14.5 hour stopover in Dubai

If you're travelling Business Class, you should get a Fastrack pass for Immigration. However, given Emirates's cutbacks of late, perhaps this may depend on your fare type, so best idea is to call Emirates and confirm.

The International Hotel is a decent and convenient option to save hassle, and any possible noise intrusion can be easily mitigated with buying some ear plugs for travelling (if indeed you think it may be disruptive).

Le Meridien hotel is the closest hotel outside of the airport, and is a decent hotel.

PS. regarding the disruptive noise, my advice would to contact the hotel directly for further information (perhaps even over social media) because the website doesn't seem to display any relevant info (and the news section seems not to have updated for a while)

Ultimately, it will all come down to you deciding if sacrificing say 2 hours exiting, transporting, and returning for the hotel is worth more than the comfort and convenience of staying in terminal.

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