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Out of this world
Hotels in Dubai (UAE)
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Hotels in Dubai (UAE)
Advantages: breathtaking views, helpful staff, great restaurants, perfect location
Disadvantages: the cost :(
The Jumeirah Mina A Salam Madinat really is a hotel out of this world, and if I ever had the opportunity to visit Dubai again I would not dream of staying anywhere else!
Part of the famous Jumeirah chain, the Mina A Salam is located right next to the 7* Burj and Jumeirah Beach (the wave) hotel, and right on the sea front. The location of the hotel is fab, and as you can imagine the views are breath taking. Right next door you have access to the Wild Wadi Water Park, Jumeirah Beach, and only a short taxi ride away is the amazing Emirates Mall and Dubai Creek.
From the first step inside the hotel reception you can instantly tell that this hotel is something special, the reception is huge, with a water feature in the centre filled with rose petals, and surrounded by cushions. There is also a cake counter in the reception, which serves the mose mouth watering chocolate cake ever!! The hotel staff were the most pleasant and helpful I have ever experienced, and could not do enough to assist you.
We staying in an Arabian Deluxe room, which despite the name is the cheaper standard of room. The room itself was beautiful and you could of lived in the room if you had to!! Full of antique furniture, and typical arabian design the room is everything you could wish for. The bathroom had the biggest walk in shower ever, as well as two sinks, a huge bath, and a seperate toilet, and every toiletry you could wish for is provided. The bed was huge, and so comfortable. Even the TV was something you couldnt imagine! The mini bar was full of a wide range of products, quite expensive however you expect this anyway. There was also a beautiful range of cut glass to use. You also get free slippers and dressing gown, and every time you get your bed made the staff make an animal out of the towel and place this on your bed, we had a crab made with stick on eyes which was wicked!! When we returned to our room we had been provided with a massive complimentary fruit basket in our room which was a lovely suprise.
The hotel is surrounded by miles of water, and you can travel on a waterboat to the different sides of the hotel. There is also a turtle sanctuary, where injured turtles are nursed back to care. The hotel has a massive shopping area, where you can purchase a wide range of products and even got your photos developed. Within the shopping area there are also many restaurants for the travellers on a cheaper budget.
The hotel consists of a large range of restaurants and cafes, and even have its own starbucks! We visited a wonderful grill restaurant, which served beautiful wine, and really enjoyable food. The wine is pretty expensive but all alcohol is in Dubai, we actually paid 35GBP for a bottle of rose, which cost more than our meal.
The hotel is located right on the beach, and the view is just amazing. The staff direct you straight to your own lounger, and position the seats, towels and umbrellas in the best position for you. You also receive complimentary face towels, ice lollys, and lime for your eyes. The staff are constantly walking around the beach and are happy to take your food and drink orders. The view of the Burj is wonderful and is a perfect photo opportunity. There are even Kodak photographers in the sea who will take your photo in the water posing by the Burj.
This hotel really is out of this world, and is definatly worth a visit for anybody planning to visit Dubai. I would personally chose this hotel over the Atlantis. Really do visit here, you will not be disapointed!
Summary: Breath taking hotel which is a must for any visit to Dubai
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