The location of Arabian Ranches Golf Club is about 30 minutes by car from most of the places one might reasonable wish to visit, from the airport to Dubai Marina to The Creek, and including all the Malls from Ibn Battuta to Irdif, and including Emirates Mall and Dubai Mall. Malls are more than simply shops, they are experiences of Dubai, with restaurants, skiing, iconic buildings such as Burj Khalifa.
It isn't necessary to play golf to stay at the Golf Club, but it made me think about picking up some clubs and having another go.
The room - 110 - was a good size with an excellent en-suite bathroom, and a view over the golf course. The free broadband was reliable, if a tad slow.
The restaurant was very good - breakfast especially was excellent.
You really need a car to stay at the hotel, though taxis are nearby and not expensive, and there is a regular bus service from Arabian Ranches to the Emirates Mall metro stop, which then opens up all other areas of Dubai, except Palm Jumeirah, which has a completely separate monorail system.
Staff at the hotel were all most professional, cheerful and helpful - I couldn't fault them.
No real negatives about the Golf Club - it would have been nice to have had access to a swimming pool - but it IS a golf club after all!
Bruce from London, UK
Situated in Dubai, this golf hotel is close to Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Dubai Autodrome, and Dubailand. Local attractions …More
Excellent hotel and staff. Very clean and helpful staff.
Only negative feedback would be the buffet breakfast does need more selection (hot food is minimal)
But overall a very good stay and would recommend excellent Shisha place within a few minutes walk.
Harry from UK
This hotel is located in Dubai (Dubai Coast), near the airport, Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai International Convention and …More
The Ibis is located an easy walking distance to the Mall of the Emirates, which also has a Metro stop. The Metro is an easy and efficient way to get around Dubai.
Our room was very clean and comfortable. The lobby area has a bar and a cafe/restaurant. The Ibis is connected to the Novotel next door, so one can also access the Novotel restaurant. The reception staff asked if we were interested in some tours. We did book two tours - a half day city sightseeing tour and the evening desert safari tour - both of which were excellent and good value.
The Mall of the Emirates is an amazing shopping and entertainment centre and it's hard not to get lost once one is inside!
Roberta from Perth, Australia
Ibis Mall of The Emirates is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Mall of the Emirates & Ski Dubai. It is only a short drive …More
This hotel more than exceeded my expectation. It was awesome from the second I walked in. Big smiles and great staff. Awesome room. Perfect size and very cozy. Little 2 seater couch, bed, desk everything. There is an awesome gym on the 5th floor. The free breakfast is amazing- don't miss out one that one. I couldn't believe how nice it was. You can't go wrong here! I promise
frequent from p
This hotel is located in Dubai (Deira), near the airport, Dubai Tennis Stadium, Dubai Festival City, and Festival Center …More
I've been to Dubai before but this time I wasn't going to have a lot of down time so my needs were simple. Comfy room, breakfast, free internet and free car parking.
The Holiday Inn supplied all of these. I arrived tired and was told to park in the underground car park which, although isn't designed for large vehicles, is free. The staff saw I was tired and help speed things through check-in, even arranging for an iron and ironing board for me.
The room was fairly spacious and comfy, especially the bed where you had a choice of soft and firm pillows. Wireless internet was free, although you should check as my reservation said it wasn't.
Breakfast was pretty good but they rotate the hot food every other day so if you're there for 6 days you will see the same hot food every second day!
Its easy to get food delivered to the hotel, plus just across the street is a subway and Domino's pizza for those times when all you want is to chill out in the comfort of your room.
Probably the thing I remember most was actually the guard at the car park barrier as he always leaned out the window with a massive smile and a loud hello, and believe me, after a tough work day a small welcome like that can't help but bring a smile to your face.
I really can't fault the hotel at all as I got a great flight / hotel rate through Expedia that I couldn't touch anywhere else. Would I stay there again, of course!.
Alan from Houston, TX
This hotel is located in Dubai (Dubai Internet - Media City), close to Dubai College, Emirates Golf Club, and Dubai Marina …More
This hotel was truly friendly and conveniently connected to everywhere in Dubai, the community and people are friendly and safe. Great music from the night club, if your into that. Mosques are five minutes walking distance if you need to pray. Most importantly the staff were were very friendly.
Zaine from New York, NY, USA
This hotel is located in Dubai (Deira), near the airport, Reef Mall, Deira City Centre, and BurJuman Mall. Also nearby are …More