Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 15 July 2020

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From Dh79 per night: the Dubai hotels being used for quarantine stays

Residents returning to the emirate must stay in isolation for 14 days at home or in one of these hotels

Returning residents flying into Dubai from abroad must quarantine themselves for 14 days, the emirate’s tourism authority says.

Travellers can do so either in hotels or at home, and those choosing the latter, must satisfy conditions such as having access to a private bathroom, not living with high-risk people and committing to daily temperature checks.

For those opting to spend quarantine in a hotel, stays can be booked in advance.

At these hotels, gloves and face masks must be worn at all times in public areas and guests checking in should expect extra charges as a deposit to cover the cost of room disinfection if Covid-19 tests come back positive.

Dubai Tourism said these fees will not exceed Dh200.

Travellers who do test positive may be transferred to hospital, or to one of the hotels being used as isolation centres. These include Occidental Dubai Production City and Time Plaza Grand Hotel.

Guests must be prepared to clean their own rooms, as general housekeeping services are suspended.

Depending on the hotel that guests stay in, friends or family members may be allowed to drop off items. These will fumigated before being delivered and are left at the recipient’s own risk.

When it comes to eating, travellers can opt for a meal package in which breakfast, lunch and dinner will be delivered directly to their hotel rooms. Otherwise, guests can order food for delivery by using online services. These must be paid for in advance and hotel staff will deliver the orders to guest rooms.

More information can be found, and reservations can be made, via Dubai Tourism’s website.

The hotels where Dubai residents can book a quarantine stay...

Remember, all quarantine guests will need to stay in their rooms for the duration of their stay and these particular hotels are taking safety very seriously.

1. Crowne Plaza Dubai – Deira

The Crowne Plaza Dubai in Deira is hosting returning residents for 14-day quarantine stays. IHG 
The Crowne Plaza Dubai in Deira is hosting returning residents for 14-day quarantine stays. IHG

Residents who want a larger space for the 14 days, might want to consider booking their quarantine stay at the Crowne Plaza Dubai – Deira where King Deluxe rooms are a generous 32 square metres in size.

Rooms come with king-size beds and work desks that will be useful for residents trying to continue working remotely while they wait out isolation. The bathroom has a walk-in shower, as well as a soaking tub. Returning resident rates start from Dh210 per night, and include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests checking in for 14 days will also receive 30 per cent off any additional food and beverage orders and a 40 per cent discount on laundry.

2. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

A room at the JW Marriott Marquis. Marriott International
A room at the JW Marriott Marquis

Book into the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai in Business Bay and you’ll spend 14 nights in Dubai’s tallest quarantine hotel, so at least travellers will have awesome views of Downtown Dubai.

There’s also free Wi-Fi and rooms come with a king-size bed, a desk and bathrooms with oversized bathtubs. Rates start from Dh190 per night on a room-only, single stay basis. For those who don’t want to have to order their own meals each day, the self-quarantine rate includes three meals from the hotel’s chef’s choice menu and rates for this package start from Dh250 per night. Up to three people who are travelling together can stay in one room with double and triple occupancy charges applicable.

3. Landmark Premier Hotel

Landmark Premier Hotel in Dubai. 
Landmark Premier Hotel in Dubai.

Located in Deira, the Landmark Premier Hotel offers a comfortable base for a two-week quarantine. Rooms are spacious and have flat-screen LCD televisions and huge beds. There is also free Wi-Fi for the duration of the stay. The hotel is not too far from Dubai International Airport and is a convenient choice for residents who want to quarantine in the old heart of Dubai. Rates start from Dh79 per night, room only, with meal plans available at Dh55 per day.

4. Al Khoory Atrium Hotel, Al Barsha

Al Khoory Atrium Hotel, in Al Barsha, typically caters to business and leisure travellers, but is currently hosting self-quarantine guests. Al Khoory Atrium
Al Khoory Atrium Hotel, in Al Barsha, typically caters to business and leisure travellers, but is currently hosting self-quarantine guests. Al Khoory Atrium

Located in Al Barsha, near Mall of the Emirates, Al Khoory Atrium Hotel typically caters to business and leisure travellers, but is currently hosting self-quarantine guests.

Superior rooms offer either a view of the surrounding city or overlook the hotel atrium, and each guest has complimentary Wi-Fi access. Travellers will have a large flat-screen television and a workspace, and each room has a smart-lighting system that allows guests to set the ambience.

This might be ideal for residents trying to relax now they are back in the country. Single-occupancy rates start at Dh92.44 per night, on a room-only basis, and from Dh142.86 for full board.

- This article previously stated that the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront was taking quarantine bookings. While the property is still listed on Dubai Tourism's booking site for quarantine hotels, a spokesperson has informed The National that the hotel stopped taking quarantine guests from Saturday, June 13 and is now "ramping up for business as usual".

Updated: June 16, 2020 03:58 PM

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