Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Opposite Dubai Airport Terminal 3, , Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 35257 - See map
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8.0
Excellent
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Breakfast40
Housekeeping36
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Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

"Place is clean also and has very good breakfast."

Sammy - January 1, 2020

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Nearby landmarks
Airport Terminal 3 Metro Station 190 m
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Thrifty 1.19 km
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8.6

Excellent

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Excellent location
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 84% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.2 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.0 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.8 room quality and comfort

I recommend Holiday Inn since it's just in front of the airport and there's a shuttle that will take you to the hotel.

Sammy | January 1, 2020

Free shuttle bus to and from airport.complimentary with good breakfast.

Siti | July 30, 2019

It is really nice to have a short stay here during my transit at dubai.

Siti | July 30, 2019

It is very convenient especially for late in the evening arrivals.

Georgette | September 19, 2019

The breakfast buffet was so good and there a lot of food choices.

Georgette | September 19, 2019

Courteous and very welcoming staff, food is awesome.

P | June 14, 2019

  • 190 meters to public transportation

  • Free airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.0
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportDubai International Airport (DXB)
Distance to airport1.2 km

Rooms available at Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.8
2 Single Beds Non-smoking
2 Single Beds Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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2 Single Beds Smoking
2 Single Beds Smoking
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Smoking
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed
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Standard
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
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1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed
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2 Bed Airport View Smoking
2 Bed Airport View Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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King Airport View
King Airport View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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King Airport View Smoking
King Airport View Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room
Twin Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport?

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dubai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

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What people love about Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness
    "Very clean and well maintained hotel."

    P | June 14, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Breakfast
    "Excellent buffet breakfast & dinner."

    Debbie | October 11, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness
    "Clean, quiet and comfortable room."

    Nneyra | February 23, 2020

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Overall rating:
8.0
Excellent
8,743 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
7.4
Location
8.6
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Good hotel for night before a Dubai flight.
Emilie from United Arab Emirates
Solo traveler
More about Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

More about Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport is located opposite to Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, and is a short walk from Emirates Metro Station. Rooms include air conditioning and satellite TV. Express Dubai guestrooms have modern furnishings and a work desk. They come equipped with tea-and-coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom. The Holiday Inn restaurant offers international cuisine, sandwiches, hot buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel’s bar has a variety of draft beers, cocktails and house wines. Guests can benefit from the hotel’s laundry and ironing services. Holiday Inn Express also provides an airport transfer service on request. The Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport is situated 3 km from Deira City Centre and 2.6 km from the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht club. Free on-site private parking is available.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
94 mentions
Housekeeping
70 mentions
Taxi
24 mentions
Internet
23 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Breakfast
"Lots of choice at the breakfast buffet."

Nneyra | February 23, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

The Great Room
Cuisine:International
Menu:Buffet, A-la-carte

Nearby restaurants

Arabic cuisine
Arabic cuisine
Vista Bar and Terrace
2.5 km Arabic, Bar, Contemporary
The Market Place
5.7 km Arabic, Asian, Halal
Al Khayma at Dubai Marine Beach Resort
10.0 km Arabic, Halal, Lebanese
American cuisine
American cuisine
Giraffe
1.2 km American, International, Mexican
Soho Bar & Grill
1.7 km American, Bar, Barbecue
Fuddruckers
1.8 km American, Halal
Mediterranean cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine
Tajin & Tanjiah
4.2 km Mediterranean, Moroccan
Samad Al Iraqi Restaurant
4.7 km Mediterranean, Seafood
Baku Caspian restaurant and cafe
8.4 km Mediterranean

What's nearby

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8.0
Excellent
From 8743 reviews
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Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.0
Value for money8.0
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10.0
Exceptional
SAEED from United Arab Emirates
Solo traveler
2 Single Beds Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Best Transit Best Transit Hotel in Dubai”

Location, Free Shuttle to Airport, Free Wi-Fi

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport Hotel is the best transit hotel for Dubai International Airport Travelers with limited services. The hotel is large with many rooms and got almost one type of standard room; which is compacted in size with no chairs or tea tables (sitting area). The furniture is contemporary and the room has all the needs of modern travelers. Also the bathroom is compacted with good amenities. The breakfast is included in the room rate and it is served between 6:00 am -10:00 am in the Hotel Restaurant “ground level”. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service every half an hour to Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Reviewed September 15, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
farhana from Malaysia
Couple
2 Single Beds Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Free Shuttle , Clean & Nice Room”

Everything excellent. We had a 13hours transit in dubai . When we arrived at Arrival Hall we follow the Arrival signage (not connecting flight signage) and go to customs then we followed the signage Bus & Hotel shuttle. Basically just outside the Terminal 3 Arrival hall(if you land at Terminal3 like us) then turn on your left side. Go straight until you saw green holiday inn shuttle or other hotel shuttle wait there until you see the holiday inn shuttle. It comes every 30mins . We are happy that when we arrived its already there waiting hehe . Check in was great and easy,we got a non smoking room & then breakfast was lovely. Everything your stomach need to start your day at burj khalifa :) . Take a meter taxi which is available most of the time outside the hotel (the taxi have a yellow box sign at their top) Cost me UAE 34 to dubai mall to snap photos with burj khalifa background view and from dubai mall to airport UAE 35 Cheap and memorable moment in Dubai :) Enjoy & have fun!

Reviewed December 21, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Gregory from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2012

Overall good hotel”

Hourly Airport Shuttle

The Holiday Inn Airport Express is a great place to stay because it's clean, decent size rooms, near the airport, and friendly staff. The hotel is located very close to the airport. The airport shuttle is a plus too. It leaves the hotel every hour on the hour. The only con's I had were no pool and internet is not free. Must pay about 85dhs ($23) for 24 hour internet access. You can purchase less time but once you login your time starts. The bar is nice and the restaurant serves good food. Check in at 2PM and check out is at 12 noon. Overall it's a great place to stay especially for short layovers in Dubai as well as long stays. Cheers!

Reviewed February 10, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Duncan from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2010

Just the thing for the overnight/short stay”

Close to the airport, small and friendly, quiet

I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express near terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport several times now and I am sure I will continue to do so. I arrive at Dubai to spend the night there and getting to and from this hotel is a breeze. Whether you're coming from terminal 1, 3 or even 2, this is an ideal stopover hotel.

Reviewed October 02, 2010
9.3
Exceptional
john from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2012

good value hotel”

value & location

Holiday Inn Express is just outside terminal 3 at Dubai airport - there is a regular shuttle bus which took me a while to find because there's no signs outside the terminal but very short jurney once you're on board. Bus runs every hour to and fro. Excellent value accomodation for Dubai, comfortable room, good buffet breakfast, friendly staff. If you want to explore the city there is a metro station close by.

Reviewed August 13, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
L from Philippines
Business traveler
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Smoking
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Reliable and very good”

If traveling through Dubai with a long layover, choose Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport. They have free airport-hotel/hotel-airport shuttle service every 30 minutes; can facilitate 96-hour UAE Transit Visas; and smoking areas and rooms. The free breakfast is good too.

Reviewed October 14, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Duncan from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2010

Well worth it!”

Location for anyone having to spend a night or two between filights
I have stayed there more than once but have always had to leave before breakfast!

I like the staff here, all so efficient and friendly. The location, within minutes of terminal 3 Dubai International Airport, is perfect for me when I have got connecting flights that are many hours apart. The price is definitely right and the hotel is backed by the Holiday Inn brand.

Reviewed August 17, 2010
9.7
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2011

Excellent airport stopover hotel”

Very close to the airport, extremely comfortable, excellent service, great breakfast

Highly recommended pre and/or post flight. This trip was me alone for business, but I also had a great stay there with my wife and two year old last time I went to Dubai. There's a swift shuttle bus which runs to time to and from the airport and the hotel overlooks the airport. It's walking distance to a (futuristic) metro station, though taxis are also very cheap. If you have time to kill, consider the Premier Inn next door which has a rooftop pool, but for me the HI Express has more comfortable rooms.

Reviewed March 02, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Frederik from Switzerland
Couple
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Great solution for an airport stopover”

Location-location-location

We had a 8 hour stopover in Dubai between Seychelles ans Bengaluru. The Holidday Inn Express at Dubai Airport was the perfect solution to take a good shower, a few hours of sleep and a good beakfast.Hotel Shuttle goes every 30mn. All perfect, at a very good price.

Reviewed October 30, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Graham from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Just what is required”

We had a 10 1/2 hour stopover at Dubai airport for our connecting flight. We used this hotel last year and knew it was excellent. We arrived at at 6:05am midnight and caught the 12:15am hotel free shuttle. (our luggage was checked all the way through to Phuket so no cases to collect or carry). Easily identifiable shuttle bus from the far left of the pick up area as you exit the terminal. 15 minutes later in the hotel. Smooth check in.Into the bar for a bottle of Heineken before bed. Wake up call (automated) at 6:05am ready a lovely buffet breakfast very satisfactory then back to the room check out and 7:00am shuttle to the airport through rush hour traffic. Arrived at 7:20am ish. straight through check in in 10 minutes. Highly recommend this hotel especially through Agoda who included a pay now option with taxes and fees rather than the IHG web site who wouldn't take payment until the day in AEDs. Very happy with this and Agoda.

Reviewed October 19, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Jocelyn from Philippines
Couple
2 Single Beds Non-smoking
Stayed 6 nights in January 2016

Enjoyed our stay”

The hotel has a 24 hour shuttle that goes to and from the airport every half an hour. There us also a shuttle that goes to Deira City Centre everyday at 11:15 am. The driver will ask if you would like to be pick up later. Breakfast was simple. Bread, eggs, yogurt, cheese, cold cuts, muffins, croissants, coffee, juices. If you are in a hurry or simply wants to have a pack snack of coffee and muffins. If you come in late and near to closing time, you can get your food and bring it to your room. The staff is terrific. There were a few of them but they were very efficient. Kudos to Aimee and Liezel and to thei manager. If yiu are going somewhere and would like to take the metro, you can take the shuttle to airport terminal 1 and take the metro from there to snywhere in Dubai. Then we again take thr metro back to the airport and wait for thr hotel shuttle. Its very convenient.

Reviewed February 01, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Gary from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
2 Single Beds Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Convenient excellence”

I found the Holiday Inn Express easily through Agoda. The location is superb as it is opposite Terminal 3 of the airport. The shuttle service was excellent and ran on time. The hotel is extremely clean and all the staff were polite and courteous. The standard of the food and amenities was excellent. I have recommended this hotel to friends and I will continue to use this hotel in the future.

Reviewed May 19, 2016
7.3
Very good
Kayemba from Angola
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2011

Good Hotel”

Close to airport

set on a bustling street in the thriving deira neighbourhood in downtown dubai, our 7-storey glass-and-steel hotel is an ideal base for exploring this exciting city. beat the heat by plunging into our rooftop pool, and relax in leather armchairs with a refreshing drink in the contemporary metro bar. dubai international airport is just 10 minutes by metro or taxi from holiday inn dubai-downtown. prepare for your meeting with high-speed internet in your comfortable guest room, or use the pcs in our 24-hour self-service business centre. holiday inn dubai-downtown's staff can help you organise functions for up to 60 in our 2 modern meeting rooms and major events at dubai international convention and exhibition centre are just 5km away.

Reviewed May 03, 2011
7.6
Very good
Charles from United Kingdom
Business traveler
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
Stayed 1 night in August 2017

A transit hotel”

The Holiday Inn Express at Dubai Airport is a great place to stay overnight while awaiting a connecting flight. Its just a short ride form the airport, check in is efficient, the rooms comfortable and inexpensive, breakfast is ok and check out easy. There is a shuttle back to the airport every 30 minutes. Things to improve would be to make the gym a more welcome place to visit, ensure that there is a better hot water supply at all times of day and provide a better selection of international TV channels.

Reviewed October 06, 2017
9.3
Exceptional
Roscoe from United States
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

Great and able to get rest”

Location, quiet and clean.

My stay at the Holiday Inn Express Dubia Airport Hotel was great. Tha location was quite and far the noisey night life. A good place to rest and recuperate.The food was great at the Hotal Bar and I like the short and simple list of menu. I only wish if the breakfast menu had custom egg omelets and favored coffee creamers. The stuff was helpful and quick to help and give attention.

Reviewed January 13, 2014
8.3
Excellent
brata from Indonesia
Group
Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

excellent”

rooms, hospitality, clean, quiet location.

Stayed just the night when between flights. Although this is close to Dubai airport, you will need transport to and from the hotel. A free shuttle bus runs mostly every half hour and leaves from both terminals 1 and 3. The hotel is an Express so you don't get large rooms, or at least we did not, but they are clean and perfectly adequate. Comes with a large bed and shower, no bath. Reception was really good and efficient. There were two places to eat, a restaurant and a bar, there was also a small kiosk in reception. The restaurant closed before 10pm I think. The bar is open quite late but the smell of cigarette smoke put me off eating when we were there. The restaurant was fine. A fairly simple buffet breakfast was taken there. Wi-Fi was free but had to go to reception area to get it to work on my iPad.

Reviewed April 21, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Derek from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 2 nights in August 2011

Excellent location. Fantastic room, helpful staff.”

The location so near the airport was what initially attracted me,

i highly recommend this hotel. it even supplied free transport throughout the day to take me to any of two malls and collect me at designated times. there is also free transport to the airport every hour. one can also book for various tours of dubai from hotel reception. an excellent hotel. value for money. i will always book for this hotel whenever i visit dubai again.

Reviewed September 01, 2011
8.3
Excellent
Carmen from Netherlands
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2010

Good overnight hotel ”

Situation, just a few minutes by car from DXB, very clean, good bed, good shower, coffee/tea facilities in the room
no wireless internet connection IN THE ROOM!!! only in the public areas and NOT for FREE!!!

Stayed here 1 night while I was in transfer on DXB. H.I. Express airport was definitely a good choice for the purpose I slept here. The hotel is only a few min. by car from DXB. The rooms are nice furnished, modern. Bathroom good: nice hot shower with enough water pressure. Basic equipped with amenities.. (but who cares) there was soap available and hot water...!!! Towels were enough and clean! There was free transportation to and from DXB (T3 and 1) I guess. But is runs only 1/hr ..?? So if you are unlucky...?!? There was a complimentary free breakfast, with all the basic things, GREAT! So: if you just use this hotel if you are in transfer as I was it will be a good choice. Not if you want to spend a few days in Dubai to explore the city or whatsoever. The hotel is 'in the middle' of nowhere (airplanes!!!) However not noisy at all!!! But no malls/restaurants directly outside the hotel!

Reviewed September 25, 2010
7.3
Very good
Penny from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Great for overnight stays”

clean & quiet room, close to airport, close to metro

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport hotel. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The metro with access to all the sights in town was only 3mins walk from the hotel. The shuttle bus to the airport was convenient and quick. The room was perfectly suitable for an overnight stay, the beds were comfortable, the shower was lovely with sufficient amounts of hot water. The breakfast was plentiful with a good range of choice.

Reviewed December 07, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Eva from Germany
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

nice and convenient”

near the airport

had a very brief stopover in Dubai so i chose a hotel near the airport. careful, even though it says, it is oppposite terminal 3, you cannot walk there. there are 3 double lane streets in between, so either you are lucky, that you catch the hotel shuttle (once per hour)or take a taxi. Hotel is nice with beautiful paintings as decoration, the breakfast bueffet is really great. only negative thing i could comment is that the aircon in my room was sooooooo cold, i had to switch it off. it was not possible to change the temperature.

Reviewed August 09, 2012
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