Al Raya Hotel Apartments is a mid-category apartment hotel in Dubai’s Bur Dubai district. Thanks to the wide offer of entertainment and leisure, the Bur Dubai district is extremely popular among tourists. Currently, it comes right after Al Barsha in the number of the hotels that are located there. Thanks to the latest trend, there are a growing number of apartment hotels in Dubai, in all categories. Al Raya Hotel Apartment is located close to the Burjuman Shopping Centre and it is very close to the airport yet in the middle of the city, which makes it even more attractive for many.
Al Raya Hotel Apartments is suggested for backpackers and families. Being in the heart of Bur Dubai, this one-and-only historical district has much to offer. Al Raya is a fine place for a short-term stay. The area where the hotel is located is quite busy during the day, yet silent during the night. Bur Dubai is a very popular restaurant and bar area where you can have a great time walking. And if you like shopping malls and would like to see what Dubai has to offer, then the best choice if the BurJuman Shopping Mall, Dubai’s newest luxury shopping centre, with a huge number of shops, restaurant and entertainment places.
Bur Dubai is perfect for those who would like to see how life is in Dubai with the local’s eyes. Not being a foreign residential area the Bur Dubai shows the beauty and simplicity of life in Dubai. The huge Dubai Creek, a sort of manmade channel divides Bur Dubai with the neighbouring Deira, which is famous for its traditional Arabic covered souks or marketplaces and you can find all sorts of souks over here, textile, fish, spice, perfume and the most famous of all, the Gold Souk. Deira takes just a couple of stops with the local water taxi. The cultural sites of Bur Dubai include the Dubai Heritage & Diving Village, the huge Dubai Museum, the Al Maktoum House and the Bastakiya streets. This is the nicest part of Dubai and although it will surely not be as old a Medina as in other Arabic countries, it is still the closest to it.
Al Raya has double and triple bedroom apartments. All the apartments have high-speed internet and television. As is traditional in Dubai, one bedroom (for the parents) has a king size bed and the other bedroom (for the children) has twin beds. The apartments have one bathroom and a separate toilet as well. The kitchens are nicely equipped, with plate cutlery and basic cooking tools. There is washing machine in the apartments. The apartments are air-conditioned. The hotel has a swimming pool area with a sauna and a steam room or Hamam.