First time in the UAE
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 13, 2013 3:55 AM Last Post By: nantydrdeath
Jan 21, 2013 11:26 AM
First time in the UAEHI
got a stop off at the end of May in Dubai (4 nights) and Abu Dhabi (2nights)
Staying at the Majestic tower in Bur Dubai, and the Khalidiya Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Has anyone stayed at these hotels before. They got good reviews on trip adviser to be honest.
secondly what are the locations like, and thirdly how far is the nearest beach from Bur Dubai
The Khalidiya Palace looks if it has its own beach and it looks very good.
Any other tips would be much appreciated.
Jan 21, 2013 6:25 PM
1I've not stayed there myself, but I know people who have stayed at the Majestic Tower in Bur Dubai. They liked it.
I think the location is good. It is located in an area of apartments and hotels. There is a Metro station (Al Fahidi), supermarket and other shops within a five minute walk from the hotel. The historical area of Bur Dubai - with the Creek, souqs, museum, etc - is around a 15 minute walk away. From the hotel you can easily get to other parts of the city using either the Metro or taxis.
The nearest beach from Bur Dubai would be the public beach at the Northern end of Jumeirah Road. If you search on Google Maps for Regency Beach Resort, it is the beach next to it. From the Majestic Tower, it will take around 10 to 15 minutes to get there by taxi, assuming it is not rush hour.
Jan 22, 2013 1:42 PM
2Majestic tower runs a beach courisey bus on a morning and collects about 4pm . You will find the beach / park is closed on mondays as its ladys day only . enterence is 5aed which is about a £1 . next to that beach is a fab public beach ,has many sports , but be careful of teh tides / currants . Ive seen a couple of drowings here in teh past ,and its not nice . Have a fab time in Dubai .
Feb 6, 2013 2:26 AM
Feb 12, 2013 6:35 AM
4Khalidiya Palace Hotel is a very nice hotel, just opposite to Emirates Palace Hotel. It has a nice beach, and public beach is in walkable distance. Definitely you will enjoy your stay.
Marina Mall is also very close for shopping and strolling.
Two things to be noted.
1) It's dry hotel
2) Last month construction working was going on at the connecting main road, hope by the time you reach here it must be over.
Feb 13, 2013 3:55 AM
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