President Hotel

Sat on one edge of the bargain-heavy Karama markets, this 50-room, two-star hotel seems as happy to offer knock-down prices as the traders who have set up shop behind it

Sat on one edge of the bargain-heavy Karama markets, this 50-room, two-star hotel seems as happy to offer knock-down prices as the traders who have set up shop behind it. The dark and dimly lit hallways lead into similarly gloomy rooms, with views of surrounding buildings and the busy road out front.

The beds themselves are quite small, and the tiny bathrooms with their shampoo sachets are just enough to get by on. Staff are very friendly and helpful, although as there are so few of them, efficiency is notable by its absence and the guests, predominantly Indian and Gulf Coast families, seem to keep them teetering on the brink of a collective nervous breakdown.

Dirt-cheap and centrally located, the President is a fair choice, but you’re better off splashing out that bit more for the Jumeirah Rotana or, if you can live without a pool, opting for the Ibis. President Hotel
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By Time Out Dubai staff | 05 March 2006

Location: Karama
Tel: 04 334 6565
Travel: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
Credit Cards Accepted: No

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  • Kumar Anoop Feb 20, 2012 09:28 pm
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    all over experience was good, stayed for six days, value for money, excellent service, good room, very well access to metro train which connects all major cities of Dubai. all over fantastic. Good Luck !!!
  • John Abdo Nov 25, 2011 08:31 am
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    From the second I stepped into the hotel, I coldn't believe where I gotten myself into. The smell, the looks of it. I know Karama is quite run down, but you expect the hotel to have a better appearance, AND BETTER SERVICE.

    I can clearly state this hotel as the worst i have EVER been in, even when comparing to hostiles in europe!!!
  • mohammad nasir iqbal Aug 18, 2011 01:55 am
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    In 2010, i was there with my family including my parents. being my father on wheelchair, he had no problems but could do with one disable toilet. Good breakfast (could do bit more choices), staff were very smily and helpful. airport transfer facility was great. Close enough to train station and town. great value for money, definitely use again.

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