I am planning a trip to Dubai in Mid-June. We would like an apartment hotel with 2-3 bedrooms. What's a good one close to everything, clean, inexpensive and where we can have wine with our dinner. Thanks
I would agree that Al Barsha is a great area - within walking distance (or a very short taxi hop) to Mall of the Emirates which is also a stop on the metro.
Just to advise, alcohol is only available in "proper" hotels and is not available for purchase from a store (unless you have a licence and know where the alcohol shop is). I would be surprised if any of the cheaper hotel/apartment complexes have alcohol available.
But, as a tourist coming in to Dubai, each adult is entitled to bring in 4 liters of alcohol.
For wine with dinner, you will need to go to a restaurant in a hotel. If you go to somewhere like, for example, Pizza Hut which in the UK will serve you alcohol, as this isnt attached to any hotel, you will not get alcohol with your meal in Dubai. over 6 years ago
If you are looking for an apartment type accommodation I would suggest the Golden Sands Apartments in Bur Dubai, its just 5 mins. from Bus stops/Metro. And walking distance from Burjuman Shopping Mall. Also bear in mind that Alcohol is only legal in hotel pubs and selected restaurants, so is pork dishes. I've been to this Apartments before and they have all facilities including a functioning kitchen and the like. So just check them out. about 6 years ago