WOW.. what a cool trip – Oud Metha (UAE) and our „Dunes Hotel Apartments“- staycation
Our next stop was Oud Metha, that’s a small part of Dubai, UAE, only ca. 10 km away from Dubai center and only 6 km from the Dubai International Airport.
We never were there before, so thats why we chose it. And it was worth it.
We stayed at the Dunes Hotel Apartments, which can be considered as a 4 star deluxe hotel.
After parking our car in the hotel basement which is free of charge for guests, we went directely to the reception area. The reception staff welcomed us very friendly with a big smile, a cold refreshment-towel and a welcome-drink and explained us what his hotel offers:
A light-flooded lobby with a small business-centre, the special „Friday Brunch“ which is held in the in-house restaurant „Dunes Delights“ which is also the breakfast-room and where you also can have your lunch or dinner with a big buffet and its big choice of delicous food, a health club which includes swimming-pool with plenty of sunbeds, a Jacuzzi, a steam bath and a Gym and of course the large rooms for every taste and use (rooms and suits, studios, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments) and an event-room called „Pearl Lounge“ which can be rented up to 100 people.
Of course, the most important thing next to all of this was, there is complimentary WiFi in everywhere 😊 That‘s an important thing for every traveler, isn’t it?!
After going to our 1-bed-room suite (which is extra-spacious for two person) and putting our personal belongings there, we directly went to the Friday Brunch. We were absolutely staaarving!
The chef de cuisine and the F&B manager were already waiting for us and brought us our reserved Sistersaroundtheworld©-table 😊 This was a very cute pass of the hotel and that shows us, that they try to do everything for the hotel guest that they can feel comfortable and happy. And yes.. we felt very welcomed😊
We tried all dishes (indian, international).. from hot and spicy food via the salad bar (mouth-watering and superfresh) through to the different dishes they offer every Friday at the live-cooking-station. WOW.. this all was so yammy!!
Then we went to the health club which has gym/swimming pool/jacuzzy/steam bath.. The gym is a big room with a variety of different sports machines, a big mirror and big windows with a great view to the pool deck. You can find there everything to train every part of the body.
The swimming pool with its jacuzzy is a nice area to chill and relax. There are plenty of sunbeds and you get towels from the manager there.
And last but not least of our first day at the health club, there are small steam baths in the changing rooms and directely next to the gym. One for men and one for women (seperated from each other).
Ask the manager 😊 He will switch it on for you.. and then.. its time to lean back and to enjoy.
After a whole day of fun and action, we went back to our room, made ourselves ready for the evening and went to the hotel restaurant „Dunes Delights“ for dinner. It is not only for hotel guest, everybody is welcome.
The menu as well as the dinner buffet give you everything you want – for a fair price.
You can choose between arabic, indian or internatational food. We chose from the a-la-carte-menu and we both ordered a filet steak and it was very very tasty!
After our choco-brownie-with-vanilla-ice-cream-desert we went out to see, what is close by this hotel. And there is a lot:
Dunes Hotel Apartments Oud Metha is close proximity to the Oud Metha metro station, you can access over 5 shopping malls across the city by taking the Dubai Metro. That includes Burjuman Mall, Deira City Center, Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates and Ibn Battuta Mall. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle bus service to Malls and to the Jumeirah Beach Park. The sea can be reached in 15 minutes by car. The American Hospital is located right across the property and the Wafi City Shopping Mall is just a 10 minutes walk away.
Back to our hotel.. we were super-tired and we took ourselves to bed exhaustedly. We had a very comfortable and quiet night. No noises from outside or other hotelguest. Just perfect. 😊
The next morning we got up at 8 am to go to the breakfast. The room was crowded but still we could find a nice table for us. And the buffet was – again – very fresh, nice looking with a great food variety. Absolutely tasty, very recommendable. At the live cooking station we ordered eggs, which were prepared the way we wanted (scrambled, boiled, poached,…). A perfect way to start the day!
Now some details to our 1-bedroom-suite (apartment):
As you can see on the picture there is a big long kitchen unit with all kitchen utensils you need.
A kettle, a toaster, a big fridge with a freezer, a microwave, pans, ladles, cutlery, glases, plates, and some more other useful things. And of course one important machine is there which is very important for a longer stay: A washing machine!
Next to the kitchen area is the living room with comfortable sofas, a small sofa table in the middle and a TV.
On the right side of the living room is a large table with 4 stylish suitable leather chairs.
Opposite of the kitchen there is the door to the bedroom.
Inside is a comfortable king-size-bed for 2 persons, two armchairs with a small table, a desk, a full-body-mirror, a small alarm clock on one of the side tables and also a TV. On the way to the bathroom there are three closets next to each other. In the closets you can find a safe and an iron with an ironing board and a lot of place to put your clothes there.
The bathroom is a smaller room, which offers a bathtub and shower in one, a bidet and a toilett. Next to the sink there are towels and some small gadgets for hands and body.
All in one: Dunes Hotel Apartments Oud Metha is more than worth it. Very friendly. The rooms are very large and clean. We will definately keep you in our mind 😉
Because the hotel apartment is that good they got some awards in the past.
Here are some awards of the hotel:
- Haute grandeur global hotel awards 2016 – Best Serviced Apartments (Global)
- World Luxury Hotel Awards 2016 – Luxury Serviced Apartments (Country)
- Hozpitality Excellence Awards – Mena 2016 (Silver Winner)
- World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, 2013 – Best Hotel Management Company
- TripAdvisor Excellence Award for service 2016, 2014, 2011
- Booking.com Excellence Award 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
- Holiday Check Excellence Award 2014
Thanks for the nice staycation.. and see you again!
Verena & Nadine 🙂
For more infos —> http://www.dunesdubai.com/properties-oud-metha.php
Summary Dunes Hotel Apartments is very easy to reach and perfect for a long staycation as it has everything you need. The service and the atmosphere is very good.
Dunes Hotel Apartments is very easy to reach and perfect for a long staycation as it has everything you need. The service and the atmosphere is very good.