A stylish, contemporary, chic 4-star hotel, located in the heart of Dubai with splendid views of the Burj-Al-Arab and the iconic skyline of Dubai with Burj-Khalifa. Located in heart of Dubai, just next to the Mall of Emirates – one of the most popular luxury shopping mall in Dubai. As Summer Holidays are on, it is the perfect time to go for a Family staycation at this stylish and cosmopolitan hotel. I will be reviewing about my Perfect Comfort Stay at Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai in this article.
Perfect Comfort Stay at Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai
Holiday Inn Al Barsha’s lavish and welcoming Reception lobby welcomes you with warmth and great smiles. After a smooth and fast Check-in, when you move ahead this Reception lobby opens into a Grand Atrium which resembles a Cruise Atrium. This cruise shaped Atrium is impressive and is adorned with centrally located waterfalls, wooden piano, colorful sleek couches and all surrounded by Theme Bars and chic-Restaurants. Two Glass Elevators in the Atrium takes you to higher floors of this hotel.
Even the common areas, lobbies in front of Elevators have stylish decor with seating Couches.
ROOMS of Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai – This hotel has 309 rooms including 54 suites all spread over 6 floors with a wide range of sizes and varieties like One Bedroom Suite Room, Deluxe Twin Room, Deluxe Club Lounge Room, Two Bedroom Suite Room, Executive Rooms, etc. As this hotel offers a variety of rooms, it accommodates all family sizes and requirements. This hotel also offers a Bridal suite for weddings and celebrations. Duty Manager Mr. Erwin took me to a Hotel visit Tour.
As I booked my stay during ongoing Family Staycation offer, I chose One Bedroom suite to accommodate 4 members in my family. Our suite was very big with two rooms separated by doors for full privacy. Kids got their specially decorated beds with board games and activity books. Both rooms are spacious and have cozy and comfortable beds. The suite room has many seating options with comfortable couches, sofas and office chair spread around. Also, the room is fully equipped with Mini Bar, Tea Making Facility, Complimentary Bottled Water, Iron Board, Safe, Electric Adapter, Flat TV panel in both rooms, Children Activity stuff, Carpeted area and Dressing Area.
I entered into a specially decorated suite room under Staycation offer with welcome cookies and fresh fruits. My kids loved their beds and activity books. The room size is big enough with having various spaces to organize luggage and items, I spread out my stuff more comfortably, especially when traveling with children.
Also, the room’s window is big and there was proper sunlight in the room. Some rooms are facing Burj Al Arab – front facing rooms. I chose a bigger Suite room without the views of Burj Al Arab.
BATHROOM – The bathroom is big, comfortable, modern and fully equipped with Herbal toiletries, Dental and Shaving kits, Hair Dryer, Cotton Slippers, Bath Robes, and Towels. There is also a separate toilet/bidet in a suite room and therefore it is very convenient to freshen up in the morning when 4 people are staying in a suite room.
BREAKFAST OPTIONS – Food is the center of attraction of this hotel, as the hotel has many prestigious award-winning restaurants, which is reflected in their lavish buffet Breakfast spread. I enjoyed a delicious Breakfast options from Continental, Asian and Indian spread.
ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS In Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai
Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Dubai offers a wide range of Evening Entertainment options which suits every taste, age, and themes. Check this out!
Q SPORTS BAR – Grab your favorite drink or beer at this bar with live match screenings. Also, you can play billiards here. This is a very lively Sports Bar of this hotel. Opens throughout the whole day. Check for Happy Hours timings as they have good offers and deals running during this timings.
Enjoy Live Band Bollywood Songs, Ghazals, and Sufi songs at Indian themed restaurant – GHARANA. Read my full article about reviews of Gharana by clicking this. Gharana also hosts special Karaoke night on Sunday evenings and Special Saturday Indian street food festival.
Shake your legs at BODEGA GARAGE – A NIGHTCLUB which opens after 8:00 P. M. and runs till midnight. They have special free Ladies Night offers. A live Band with high energetic music will take you to the dance floor.
Choose exotic Thai food at the award-winning restaurant – THE ROYAL BUDHA. Experience true flavors of Thailand from Thai chefs cooking in front of you through see-through kitchens. Click here to read my full reviews on The Royal Budha.
Pamper yourself at Azure Spa with body massages or Morroccon bath options. The services from this spa are at an extra cost but on discounted rates for Room guests. I got a 50% discount on Spa packages because I chose Staycation offer running during this month. Read more about Spa Azure by clicking this.
Get a new look by specialized hair-cuts at in-house Beauty Salon – Socrates.
Enjoy Shisha or drinks at rooftop bar/Lounge – Xennya Terrace under the stars or a sunny day with the Dubai skyline view. At present, it was closed as it is summer. But a perfect option during winters.
Grab a quick Continental style lunch at Gems Garden.
FEATURES OF THIS HOTEL –
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Free Onsite – Underground Parking
- Fitness Center with the special instructor, trainer and Yoga classes
- Steam, Sauna, Jacuzzi
- Azure Spa with a wide range of massage services. ( Room Guests get a special discount voucher to avail their services.)
- 24 hours Reception and Security with Speedy Check-In and Check-Out can be availed until 15:00 hrs.
- 24 hours Bell Boys to pick and drop your Luggage to and from rooms.
- Special Beauty Salons (Men and Women)
- Roof Top Swimming Pool with views of Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa – the skyline of Dubai.
- Private Tours and Travel Operator at the entrance of the Hotel. ( you can book your Dubai tours through them by paying extra)
- Money Exchange
- Gift Shop
- 3 Themed Restaurants, Sports Bar, Night Club, Karaoke and Sun-Terrace Bar
- Room Guests can avail discounts in Restaurants for Lunch and Dinner.
- Paid Airport Transfers
- 4 Lifts in the Hotel in which two are Glass Lifts through Atrium and other 2 normal ones which connect Underground Parking too.
Gym, Fitness Center, Steam-Sauna Rooms, Pool with a view at Holiday Inn Al Barsha
- Ask for a Higher floor room
- Holiday Inn offers a wide range of Entertainment on special days and during Festivals. Check out their upcoming weekly and monthly events on their official page. This month they are running Singing Competition, Special Karaoke Nights, Celebration of festivals like Rakshabandhan, Eid-Al Adha, Onam, etc. Check deals, events on their official website by clicking this Holiday Inn Al Barsha website.
- A free shuttle bus runs from this hotel to Dubai Outlet Mall, Kite Beach, IMG WORLD, Dragon Mart and OUTLET VILLAGE.
- If you are a member of IHG Rewards club then you have the facility to upgrade your room and can also access Club Lounge on the top
- As the staff of this hotel is very hospitable, so you can always request relaxed timings in Check-Out but it all depends upon availability.
- At present they are running a very rewarding scheme for their guests with the motto – Take the break which gives you more- For full details call them and check detail below
Perfect Comfort Stay at Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai is recommended for
FAMILY TRAVELERS – This hotel has many big and spacious rooms with many Kid options like Kid can stay and Eat free with their Parents. It is located at a walkable distance from Ski – Resort at luxury Shopping Mall – The Mall of Emirates.
Family time at Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Dubai
BUSINESS TRAVELERS – This Hotel has 6 fully equipped Conference and Meeting rooms with all Business Services at their Business center. They can accommodate many business guests in their 6 conference rooms which are fully compatible with International Business styles.
FIRST TIMERS IN DUBAI – As I have written about Location and Amenities play an important role to choose perfect Accommodation in big cities like DUBAI. So when a person visits for the first time in Dubai, he must be accessible to Public Transport very easily and therefore Holiday Inn is one of the best choices as it is located at a walkable distance from DUBAI METRO station. Nearby this hotel, there is a grand luxury mall, ski resort and also the view of this hotel comprises of Burj Al Arab and the iconic skyline of Dubai. I wish I could view the famous fireworks of Dubai on New Year Eve from this hotel.
So, whenever you are visiting Dubai for Business or Leisure, then consider a stay at this hotel to enjoy Comfort, Elegance, Warm Hospitality, Entertaining & Vibrant Evenings, Delicious Food all at an affordable deal at prime location of Dubai.
The warmth of the Hotel staff is highly appreciated by me and my family. I am sure, their hospitality will surely win your hearts too and make your Dubai Trip a Memorable Trip.
Note – I was invited by this Hotel during Ongoing Staycation offer for staying, but views and opinions are my own, not influenced by anyone.
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What an amazing stay at the Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai. I have never been to Dubai (other than flying through) because I worry about the cost of staying there. The Holiday Inn sounds like an amazing place to stay. Staying with family, I can understand why you chose the bigger suite but I must admit that I would kill for a view of the Burj al Arab! It sounds like this hotel has all the amenities you need for a perfect stay, from pool, to spa, to fabulous dining and night life!
The location and the free shuttle service to various places makes this Holiday Inn a winner for me. The atrium looks nice. Good tip on asking for a higher floor.
We tend to avoid international chain hotels whenever possible (unless points and deals just make it unavoidable) and prefer to stay in smaller, local boutique hotels. That said, your review of the Holiday Inn in Dubai does make it seem very appealing.
I’ve been to Dubai only on stopovers. Although the hotel is probably rather mid range, it looks very comfortable and luxurious. It’s nice that they have also a club and some entertainment on the spot – in case you are too tired to go out but still want to go for a drink.
Holiday Inn Al Barsha does look like a perfect stay. Its good that they have Family Staycation offer as that would attract more people too! I found the hotel through this post very considerate, especially keeping board games for kids in the suite. Though it is a 4 star property, it looks pretty luxurious! We have yet to visit Dubai and would love to explore Holiday Inn, even if for a part of travel, as its seems pretty well located too! Hope they have some deals going on then too!
This is definitely an elevated Holiday Inn! Dubai is up there on my bucket list and I will definitely have to keep this hotel in mind! I would love views of Burj Al Arab, but I don’t need a suite for kids either. I also love that they are very food focused-I would HAVE to go to The Royal Budha. I LOVE Thai food. And it has a spa? Wow, I totally didn’t expect this from a Holiday Inn. I’m very impressed!
Thanks for the tips about the high floor rooms and also the shuttle bus. This looks like a great choice of hotel, very comfortable and attractive. Great review.
Looks like such a luxurious hotel compared to the last place I stayed at in Dubai. Looking at another trip now as this place looks awesome. Thanks for the tips, I never think to ask for some of those things you mentioned, good to always ask I guess.
Looks like a good choice to stay when in Dubai. Great that it is convenient to the Metro as well.
This hotel seems to have everything! Karaoke night sounds like so much fun and I would love to spend the evening munching on Indian street food at the Saturday Festival.
The Holiday Inn looks like a perfect hotel for the family vacationers. It has everything to make your holiday into a great experience. I loved the fact that they also provide free free shuttle bus to a few nearby places. The rooftop swimming pool and view sure would be great. Loved reading about it.
I am not a sultan, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn. Actually, this is a really neat property. Great tips about staying on a higher floor. I imagine the skyline view is superb. One day, I hope to see the fog roll in through the city too and just having the skyscrapers peaking up through a sea of clouds.
Yes view from this hotel at pool, terrace and Shisha bar is superb
What a gorgeous hotel! I know where I’ll be staying when I eventually visit Dubai! The welcome cookies and fresh fruits are just a lovely added touch.
Thanks for posting this comprehensive guide to this hotel. We have never been to Dubai, when we do we will keep this place high on our list!
Thanks for sharing. Keep travel blogging. Adventure is better shared with friends!
What a wonderful place to stay! Think it is great that the kids were given activity books. I also love all the food! Thanks for sharing
It’s hard to believe that this is a Holiday Inn. So luxurious. I’ve been staying in their express hotels here in the U.S., and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how accommodating the staff can be. Tess
Yes Tess, Holiday Inn here in Dubai is full of luxury!
I have yet to travel to Dubai but I plan on it soon! Thanks for sharing this, I’ll definitely take this hotel into consideration during my travels there.
First things first – You’re so tall in the last pic. Tallest than all staff!!!
The inhouse beauty salon is awesome. Continental food looks great too!
Good to know its close to Dubai Metro.
Thanks Bhushavali! Your are keen observant as you noticed my height too
I’m glad i came across this because i have always wanted to go to Dubai, and there’s so many hotels to choose from, i would have to take up your suggestion on this and stay here!
How much was the cost per night ?
Hi Paige, you can check their cost on official website becoz they are different according to days, weekends or specific months. But they always have a good deals running on.
Hotel Inn Al Barsha sounds like a great choice for a stay in Dubai. I’ve not yet been there, so it’s good to know I have a head start on hotels! I’m a spa girl, and the Azure Spa would be my first port of call! There’s nothing I love more than a good Moroccan bath!
Yes Lisa, the spa has amazing options
Dubai left me amazed and I am hoping to get back there soon, Yukti. You proposed an astonishing place to stay at and I’m definitely going to accept your suggestion. 😉
This holiday inn looks like one of the most luxurious I have seen so far . To top up the luxury they have body massages and Morroccon bath options, thats great . Gotta try this one in my next trip . The food spread looks fantastic.
Thanks Neha! I really loved their massage services.
The Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai looks like the perfect place for a family staycation in Dubai. I am really impressed by the pictures of the Atrium that is shaped like that of a yacht. The views too look awesome. There are so many food and entertainment options too. I guess one does not need to stir out of the hotel for a few days and enjoy a lazy holiday.
Yes Sandy, you can enjoy a lazy holiday here with full facilities
That’s lavish hotel I must say. The rooms look gorgeous and I love the number of options you have for food. Would love to check this out someday 🙂
Sure Sinjana, You would love it!
Thank you for these wonderful tips. Will keep in mind to request for a higher floor. Also, will try to get an upgrade. I have IHG membership but haven’t maximized it.
Try this time Clarice to maximize your points.
Holiday Inn Al Barsha appears to be an amazing place to stay, taking care of not only the business travellers, but also the families, and the recreational traveler. The interiors have been done up amazingly, giving the place a royal look, maintaining the luxury image of Dubai.
Thanks Arnav! Yes they have good dine-in options too for local people
What an impressive hotel! I like a lot the gym and the Pool with a view, must be an absolutely amazing view from there over Dubai! Everything looks so superior and classy, I would definitely like to stay there once I visit Dubai. I can imagine after a long and exciting day of exploring Dubai to spend the evening perfect in the Bodega Garage Bar in the Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai with great live music.
Wow a great holiday inn in Dubai and that to with a strikingly close proximity of the Burj. I prefer holiday inn as they clean not to expensive and provided all the basics and more for a comfy stay be it work or pleasure. The rooms of the hotel look clean and spacious. The Gharana is of interest to me and if you need some pamper then the saloon the perfect spot. Thanks for sharing a great hotel.
This hotel looks gorgeous! I was only in Dubai for a day and we didn’t get to stay overnight, unfortunately. I’d love to go back and stay here – and spend time in the spa!
Yes Lois, Spa is amazing here and makes you rejuvenated.
Looks like a lovely place for a comfortable stay. I like the thoughtful, little touches – that’s what make a stay more special. And the food spread looks and sounds inviting. The Phad Se-ew Phak (from your resto review) looks so yum!
I haven’t stayed here but I’ve been to their Sports Bar as well as the Indian Restaurant with the live music and ghazals (Gharana) and the Thai Restaurant as well (which has amazing food in my opinion)! Seems like a really good place for a staycation, I’d love to spend some time getting a massage in the spa! And icing on the cake – it’s hardly 5 min away from my home 😉
Great Medha! I too loved their Spa and dining options
The Holiday Inn Al Barsha Dubai looks like a great place to stay without breaking the bank. I am due for a return visit to Dubai and would be interested in staying there.
I love the little touches like giving the kids games and things to do. These are the little things that keep customers coming back. Sounds like a very nice stay
Ommmg. These are great pictures and wow. Dubai! That is a dream place to go. 😀 Thanks for sharing!
Looks like a nice and cozy place to stay. Perfect place to relax in between exploring!
I have never been to Dubai but I know which hotel I will be booking when I visit it. Looks like a really nice hotel. Thanks for the thorough review of every room and place at the hotel.
it looks like an amazing stay! Makes me want to go there!
yes you should
It’s an amazing blog.. thanks for sharing this information with us
Looks like a great time! I’ve heard nothing but good things about Dubai.
Yes, Dubai has many good things which people love a lot
It really does look like this Holiday Inn has it all. I have stayed in quite a few around the world and would say the beds are the top feature but it looks like in this case the bar does. Looks so trendy I could see myself hitting this straight away. 🙂
What a gorgeous hotel! It sounds like you had a lovely stay. I know where I’ll be staying if I ever have rhe opportunity to visit Dubai 😊
Lovely post Yukti and great images…
My cousin who lives in Dubai had mentioned about Holiday Inn and its services. I should come next year. Surely know where to stay this time. Thanks Yukti, lovely pictures and post.
Wow, gr8 Annu, will meet you during your visit to Dubai
This looks perfect place for the sat in Dubai. The services and food varieties looks incredible.will definitely look upon this during my Dubai visit.
Yes Mayuri, you would really enjoy your stay here and also it is very affordable
This place looks like so good to rest yourself after a long day exploring the city. The services are functional and the rooms so cozy. I love the breakfast options 🙂 – Paolo
Yes, it is a good comfortable place after a long exhausting day
I’m travelling to Dubai in November and I find all your articles on Dubai fascinating, including this one. I will not be staying here as my bookings are already done, but it looks like a very nice hotel.
Ok, but you can surely check out the entertainment or Dine-in options here in this hotel