Al Qasr Hotel Dubai
Al Qasr Hotel is a gem of the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah complex, which is located nearby the Jumeirah Beach, the famous Wild Wadi and the hotels of Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The Madinat Jumeirah is an entertaining complex, a real favourite of the tourists, within Dubai. Al Qasr Hotel is one of the two big hotels located within the Madinat Jumeirah complex.
Dubai in many ways is like Las Vegas. It has no long history, even the oldest buildings in town are not more than 50 years old. Dubai is not a place, which can give signs of gracious past. Therefore, it does just as Las Vegas does. It creates a wonderland, out of the different mixtures of cultures; it ensures that everyone gets what they want. If they want the past, they can get it, through the buildings, which seem like they had been re-established, the dozens of parks, shopping centres, fun places and international complexes all want to give the people what they want to see. Madinat Jumeirah is a great example for this. Owned by the Jumeirah group, just as most of the most prominent hotels and places in town, together with the Wild Wadi Dubai, this hotel ensures quality.
Madinat Jumeirah is a place that is a real paradise for the shoppers. Here everything is carefully planned and designed to be worth buying, to be attractive enough to spend a long time in and it is packed with over 40 bars and restaurants, so that the motivation for eating does not take away guests away from the complex. Moreover, the Madinat Jumeirah is beautiful because there are beautiful canals all around with their blue-green turquoise water. The canals make the whole place picturesque, with all the houses of the old-style wind towers, another trademark building style of Dubai originating from Iran.
The Al Qasr Hotel is surprisingly big, to start with. This Dubai hotel comprises of altogether 292 rooms. The building is greatly planned to resemble the summer palace of the Maktoum Family, the dynasty ruling Dubai to this day.
Indeed the word Al Qast means Palace in Arabic. The architecture of the hotel gives back the beauty of Arabic architecture to the like of the many foreigners seeing it every day. Out of the hotel, you can catch glimpse of the Wild Wadi Dubai, and the beautiful sea.
The hotel has an overly friendly staff according to the reviews, there is a nice poolside area in its garden and overall it is a very safe and relaxed place. The rooms are big and beautifully furnished according to Arabic style mixed with rustic furniture yet modern technology.
Upon arrival, the reception will ask you for your credit card and will make a deposit on it. It is advisable to pay about a USD 260 upon arrival, in case you have plans to stay for a week. This equals about 1500 Dirham. This way your card will not be deposited enabling you to spend more.
The Hotel stands in front of the canal way of Madinat Jumeirah. This web of canals is about 5.4 kms long, which enables you to feel like in Venice Italy, and you can make a great trip on them. The boats, which take you across Madinat Jumeirah, are called Abras, just like the water taxis. Hotel Al Qasr, will surely make you feel relaxed and give you beautiful memories.