Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at the Mall

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Time Out Says

A fairly new addition to the hotel landscape in Dubai, Citymax has quickly become popular with locals who need to put visiting relatives up, as their rooms tend to be around Dhs250, even booked last minute. Although the facilities are basic (shower, fridge, kettle), the rooms are modern, new and clean – and as long as you’re just looking for somewhere to sleep and shower, then this will be a definite hit. You can choose to make things even cheaper by booking just a room only, without breakfast (there’s a huge, cheap food court minutes away at Mall of the Emirates). The hotel’s location makes it useful, too – close to Dubai Marina and New Dubai, and not that far from the other new area of Downtown and the world’s biggest mall, Dubai Mall. Barsha is full of cheap, independent restaurants too, so if you’re looking to do Dubai on the cheap, this is the way to go.

The essentials
• The hotel has a small rooftop pool and fully-equipped gym on the 14th floor – there are actually really decent views of the Burj Al Arab from here too.

• You’re right next to Ski Dubai – take advantage of the cold snow when the summer temperatures sore.

• For an all-you-can-eat-and-drink deal, Citymax has one of the cheapest brunches in town in its Maxx Music Bar on a Friday lunchtime.

• The hotel can organise desert adventure tours, where you can go dune bashing, watch traditional belly dancing and eat an Arabic meal at sunset.

• For a spot of shisha, head to the nearby Pullman Hotel’s pool bar Vantage.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 10 Jul 2011

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Facilities24-hour front desk, Airport transfer, Business centre, Currency exchange, Disabled access, Tour desk
Types3 star
Show number 04 409 8000
Dubai, Al Barsha, Al Barsha 1, Behind Mall of the Emirates - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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