JW Marriott Dubai

Elegant Deira hotel which keeps up the chain's high international standards Reviews

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It can be a bit of a trek to get to the JW Marriott Dubai, as there’s always traffic in the narrow lanes of the business district of Deira, but once inside, you’ll forget all that. Rooms are sumptuous, but they do look a little dated. However, the prices are a fraction of what you’d pay at newer properties in trendy neighbourhoods, such as Dubai Marina. There’s a distinct '80s vibe about the place and while the hotel has a fine selection of restaurants (the JW Steakhouse is especially good), there are a number of budget dining options in the neighbourhood you can try out too. While here, make sure you take the time to explore the traditional spice souk in Deira that’s not too far from the hotel. And after a good walk about and a haggle, what’s better than to relax in the hotel’s rooftop pool.

The essentials
• The Griffins Health Club not only has state-of-the-art gym equipment, but also offers fitness classes. There’s a whirlpool, rooftop swimming pool and a special Town Square kids' area for the little ones.

• There are 10 restaurants and bars, including Market Place for international fare, the Cucina Italian restaurant, JW’s Steakhouse (that was highly commended in Time Out’s Restaurant Awards), Champions Sports Bar, Hofbrauhaus German restaurant, the Asian fusion restaurant Bamboo Lagoon, the Piano Lounge, Atrium Café, Awafi for Middle Eastern food by the rooftop pool, the 24-hour Vienna Café and Waves Pool Bar.

• For a truly authentic Arabic setting, head to the Bastakiah Nights restaurant nearby. The outdoor courtyard, oversized coffee pots and chorus of evening prayers resonating from the mosques around Dubai Creek certainly give Bastakiah Nights an atmospheric edge.

• JW Marriott Dubai is next to the Hamarain Shopping Centre, Deira City Centre, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Heritage Village and the gold souk.

• Find bargains on textiles and check out Arabic fashion at the Hamarain Shopping Centre, right next door.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,


  • Location: Deira, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 262 4444
  • Travel: Abu Baker Al Siddique Road
  • Website
  • No. of Rooms: 351
  • No. of Floors: 6
  • Hotel Rating: 5 star

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  • Activities: 
  • Sauna, 
  • Fitness centre/gym, 
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room amenities: 
  • In-room safe, 
  • Mini bar, 
  • Television

User reviews

  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Brunch served

User reviews:

Posted by: Leigh on 17 Jul ' 09 at 18:20
  • Best for: Brunch served

Really good value, and if you have the room pay the extra AED 100 and fill your boots until midnight!!

Posted by: Mark Coady on 18 Jun ' 09 at 06:25
  • Would you go back to this hotel? No

The food was really great. But if you are a drinker then this is not your brunch.

Its not really 12 hours at all. You get drinks served to your table only (very slowly and you cant order from the bar) from 12noon to 3.30pm and they close the bar until 6pm. So not sure if anyone will hang around for this long with out drinks. Then on top of the AED 400 you've already paid, you have to pay another 100 if you want to drink again from 6pm.

Posted by: Dr.Paranjothi on 15 Jun ' 09 at 17:42

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