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Dubai International Hotel Bags 4 Awards at Haute Grandeur Global Awards 2018

Dubai International Hotel scooped up 4 awards, under 2 distinct categories, for its continued service excellence, winning, “Best Business Hotel in the UAE”, “Best Airport Hotel in the UAE” and the 5 star hotel’s Timeless Spa won “Best Health & Wellness Spa in the UAE” and “Best Airport Lounge Spa in the UAE” at the latest iteration of Haute Grandeur Global Awards

 Having won numerous awards and accolades last year and this year, Dubai International airport’s five-star hotel continues its winning streak in 2018. Haute Grandeur Global Awards’ “Best Business Hotel in the UAE”, “Best Airport Hotel in the UAE” nominations are selected on the basis of outstanding achievement in service excellence, quality, and innovation from hotels across 7 continents, 172 countries and 90 categories. Through a voting process, winners are selected by leading hotel, spa, wellness and tourism professionals, as well as hotel and spa guests across geographies, are given an opportunity to vote online, in order to have the most transparent and fair judging process. Participating hotels are generally seen as the benchmark in the industry as they create awareness about the value and importance of constantly raising the bar of excellence. The 530-key Dubai International Hotel, located within Dubai International Airport (Terminal 1 and 3), is home to thousands of transit guests. Each room is ingeniously designed to offer a harmonious mix of style and functionality that adapts to the needs of tourists as well as white-collar guests. Besides offering a range of rooms, the hotel also boasts of eight outstanding restaurants that serve cuisines ranging from Continental, Indian, Asian, Arabic to authentic Spanish fare

Focusing on holistic wellness, the hotel features Timeless Spa across the two airport terminals that serve as a private haven to pamper and soothe weary travellers. With 71 treatment rooms, Timeless Spa at Dubai International Hotel has won the “Best Health & Wellness Spa in the UAE” and “Best Airport Lounge Spa in the UAE”. Combining ancient wellness and beauty secrets from the Middle East and South East Asia, Timeless Spa is committed to offering the finest rejuvenating and relaxing treatments and therapies. Home to signature treatments and a fully equipped fitness centre, Timeless Spa embodies the culture of the region whilst offering a combination of world-class therapies that has outranked some of the finest spas in the region

 To be voted a winner from among leading world-class brands that contribute substantially towards global spa tourism is as gratifying as it is humbling. A big thank you to our team of dedicated therapists who go that extra mile to ensure that every guest enjoys the finest experience to unwind and rejuvenate before embarking their journey,” says Marife Siriban, Spa Manager

 Dubai International Hotel has established itself as one of the finest hospitality addresses in the United Arab Emirates. Getting recognized at the Haute Grandeur Global Awards is akin to receiving a golden stamp of excellence as the selection process relies solely on the quality of feedback from guests. Gaining recognition across four categories is a testament to the consistent level of service and dedication from our team,” enthused a delighted General Manager, Avinash Menon


Dubai Tourism Officiates Five-Star Rating To Dubai International Hotel

Dubai International Hotel has been officially certified by Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) as a five-star hotel in accordance with the standards set by Dubai’s principal tourism authority. Khalid Hussain Mohammad – Supervisor, Abdulla Abbas Saleh – Inspector, Abdul Rahman Khalifa Alsuwaidi – Head of Inspection Unit, and Bader Abdulla Mohammad – Deputy Director of Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), presented the plaque to the hotel’s Managing Director, Ranjan Nadarajah and General Manager, Avinash Menon

The 5-star rating is a reflection of the high standards of features, facilities and services offered at the 530-room hotel which is uniquely located with Dubai International Airport. Dubai Tourism recognizes Dubai as a leading tourism destination and a global commercial hub, and Dubai International Hotel continues to substantially contribute to this world-class standard

Ranjan Nadarajah, Managing Director, commented at the ceremony, “We are extremely honoured to receive this recognition. Being located within Dubai Airports, Terminal 1 and 3, we are the window to this multi-cultural city and a traveller’s first and often, only impression. For the past 18 years, we have worked in tandem with Dubai Tourism and Dubai Airports to keep Dubai relevant on the world map

Part of Dubai Airport Authority, the multi-award winning luxury hotel caters to a myriad of international travellers each day, offering the finest hospitality standards and state of the art facilities. The hotel features 8 restaurants and bars, Ahlan Business Class and First Class Lounges, Timeless Spa treatment rooms and bespoke Ahlan Meet & Greet Services


Dubai International Hotel enters TripAdvisor’s Hall Of Fame

Dubai International Hotel, located within the Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, has entered the highly coveted TripAdvisor's Hall of Fame.

The honour comes after the hotel was awarded the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year, resulting in its entry.

This unique accolade, which honours hospitality excellence across the globe, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on the travel planning and booking site TripAdvisor. Businesses that have received the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years are eligible for an entry in the Hall Of Fame.

“It is an honour to be recognised by TripAdvisor with the Excellence Award for five consecutive years, and to be welcomed to the Certificate of Excellence 'Hall of Fame'. This recognition is testament to the consistent level of service and dedication from our team,” remarked Avinash Menon, general manager. He added: “My deepest gratitude goes out to the entire hotel team and all our guests who have taken the time to review us and share their positive feedback with the growing numbers of online travel planners.”

Home to thousands of transit guests, Dubai International Hotel boasts eight outstanding restaurants including a 24-hour McGettigans Irish Pub on Concourse C. The hotel features 71 treatment rooms of the Timeless Spa across the two airport terminals, Ahlan Business Class and First Class Lounges as well the award-winning Ahlan Meet & Greet Services.


Celebrating DXB's 57th Anniversary

On this day in 1960, Dubai International Airport was opened. Here are some amazing stats about their journey so far.

  • 885,000,000 passengers to date
  • 240 destinations worldwide
  • 55,000,000 bags handled each year
  • 34,700,000 tonnes of cargo handled. Equivalent to 70 Burj Khalifas
  • 12,500,000 square kilometers site area. Equivalent to 1,800 soccer pitches

Happy Anniversary, DXB!


Something Exciting is in the Works

We are currently working on something exciting for our loyal guests. Stay tuned to find out more.


2017 Loved by Guests Award

Dubai International Hotel has been awarded with a Loved by Guests Certificate for receiving exceptional guest ratings and reviews from Hotels.com customers, showing our outstanding dedication and service.

This certificate honors businesses that consistently earn top ratings from Hotels.com guests and with a rating of 4.2 out of 5.0, Dubai International Hotel deserves a place among the best!


Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2017

Timeless Spa has won 2 awards in the Haute Grandeur Global Spa Awards 2017



This is the FIRST Global Recognition for Timeless Spa!

We would like to THANK YOU for your generous votes and ratings!


TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Travelers have spoken!

Dubai International Hotel, along with its partner outlets: Timeless Spa, Cadiz Lounge & Tapas Bar, McGettigan's DXB, and The Gallery, have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017.


New G-Force in Terminal 3, Concourse A

The new G-Force facilities in Dubai International Airport, Terminal 3 Concourse A have opened last August 10, 2017. The facilities are open from 10PM to 10AM daily and include locker rooms, Jacuzzis, steam rooms, and individual hot/cold showers for male and female.

A new price list will also be in place for all G-Force facilities starting September 1, 2017 and will be as follows:

  • Individual Shower = AED 49
  • Nautilus Gym = AED 49
  • Gym + Shower = AED 80
  • All Facilities (1 hour) = AED 75
  • All Facilities (2 hours) = AED 110
  • All Facilities (3 Hours) = AED 140

G-Force Health Clubs are located at Terminal 3:

Concourse C – Hotel Level above Gate C15 behind the Dubai International Hotel reception Concourse B – Hotel Level above the Emirates Business and First Class Lounges Concourse A – Hotel Level above the Emirates Business and First Class Lounges

The Health Club facilities are also available for non-hotel guests.

For more inquiries, visit www.dubaiintlhotels.com/hotel/facilities or call +971 224 4000.


Dubai International Hotel Wins Awards and Accolades

Dubai International Hotel Wins Awards and Accolades

For - ‘Best Airport Hotel’ and for ‘Luxury Airport Hotel’



December 18, 2016, Dubai UAE: Dubai International Hotel is honoured to have received three prestigious awards and accolades recently. The luxury airport hotel won the ‘Best Airport Hotel’ on a continent level at the 2016 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards, which recognizes exceptional contributions by outstanding hotels. The awards are a prestigious achievement in luxury hospitality, honouring an unbiased result of only the finest in the industry. Winners are chosen by giving due importance to the quality of guest feedback rather than the quantity of votes.


Consolidating its position as a leading airport hotel, Dubai International Hotel was also voted as ‘Regional Winner - Luxury Airport Hotel’ at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards. World Luxury Hotel Awards recognises the accomplishments of hotels in the luxury hospitality industry. Winners earn the respect of guests and industry players alike as they are chosen on the basis of guest votes.


Ever growing in popularity, Dubai International Hotel’s Ahlan Business Class Lounge has recently taken the coveted Number One spot on Trip Advisor’s list of ‘Restaurants in Dubai’, out of a total of 8,733 restaurants in the city.


“We are honoured to be recognised with awards and accolades across various platforms,” says Ranjan Nadarajah, Managing Director. “Our success at 2016 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards and 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards, as well as on Trip Advisor is a significant milestone for us. We are committed to delivering world-class services and offering guests the finest experience each and every time.”


Located within the Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, the luxury 5-star hotel is perfect for a short stopover in Dubai. The 530-room hotel has more than 8 restaurants and bars, Ahlan Lounges and Emirates-Timeless Spas through Concourse A, B, C and D providing passengers with everything they need to have a comfortable stay without leaving the airport or clearing Immigration. It is also a convenient place to hold a business meeting while visiting Dubai. Dubai International Airport manages the Ahlan Business Class and First Class Lounges on Concourse D at Terminal 1. The hotel is accessible to passengers in transit from both Terminals 1 and 3 via the airport sky-train.


Recognition of Excellence

Dubai International Hotel has been awarded the HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence for 2016!

This award is in recognition for consistently achieving the highest standards of Customer satisfaction worldwide.

Rated By guests
Dubai International Airport Terminal Hotel



World Luxury Hotel Awards

Dubai International Hotel has been awarded as the winner of 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury Airport Hotel (Category).


An Estimated 85 Million Passengers in 2016

With traffic expected to surpass 85 million passengers in 2016 and more than 100 million by 2020, Dubai Airports is working on long term plans to expand its infrastructure to ensure that the growth of Dubai’s aviation sector remains unhindered in the decades to come.

The opening of Concourse D in February 2016 signalled the completion of Strategic Plan 2020, a US$7.8 billion airport and airspace expansion programme that was launched in 2011 to boost capacity at DXB from 60 million to 90 million passengers.


World Luxury Hotel Awards

Dubai International Hotel has been nominated as a Finalist of the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury Airport Hotel (Category)


Certificate of Excellence

Dubai International Hotel has been awarded Certificate of Excellence 2014 by Trip Advisor


Best Airport Hotel

Dubai International Hotel awarded as the Best Airport Hotel in the Middle East by World Airport – Skytrax Awards 2011


World’s first A380 facility fully open for business

Dubai, UAE – Feruary 10, 2013 – Dubai Airports and Emirates today announced the successful completion of the phased launch of Concourse A – the home of the A380 and the world’s first purpose-built facility for the aircraft at Dubai International.