Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates
Why We Love This Hotel
- Opposite 500 shops, three floors of restaurants & an indoor ski resort at the Mall of the Emirates
- Especially good for families -- even the standard suites sleep two adults & one child
- The hotel has a rooftop pool & there’s a free shuttle service to Jumeirah Beach
- Ten-minute walk from Sharaf DG & the Mall of the Emirates metro stations
Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates is a budget hotel that puts you right in the heart of the city’s shopping action, just across the road from three levels of shops, restaurants and cafes at Dubai’s second-largest mall.
The mall is "designed to be more than just a retail heaven, with sporting events, arts, and entertainment in addition to shopping" (Fodor's). So, if you aren't shopping, spend the day on the slopes at Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, or let the kids blow off steam at Magic Planet, the world’s largest indoor entertainment centre. It's a 10-minute walk from the hotel to the mall - be careful to cross at the pedestrian crossings. If you want to explore further afield, take a taxi -- Dubai was not designed for pedestrians. Otherwise it is a 10-minute walk to two Metro stations: Sharaf DG and the Mall of the Emirates. Take note: the Metro doesn’t open until the afternoon on Fridays.
Amici does international dinners with an Italian bias and there’s a 24-hour deli for light snacks and pastries. Guests can get a drink at the bar in the adjoining Ibis. There’s a private rooftop pool for hotel guests (open 8am-8pm) and the hotel runs a free shuttle service to Jumeirah Beach -- which is a 20-minute trip.
The hotel offers two different room types: a Suite, for up to two adults and a child, and a Family Suite, which sleeps up to three adults and two children. In both, the sleeping areas can be separated from the living room by a curtain.