Review: The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
For our one night stopover in Dubai, we ended up at The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. It was centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road and was convenient to access both the Dubai Mall and the Dubai International Airport. While we don’t get the opportunity to review many inexpensive properties around the world, this one met all our needs for a free reward night stay.
This post is one chapter on our second Round the World trip via Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Poland. This trip was redeemed through Air Canada’s Aeroplan and through Starwood Preferred Guest (Marriott Bonvoy) loyalty programs. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
Read More from This Trip
- Trip Introduction: The Khors of Oman, Cherry Blossoms in Japan, & Pirogies in Poland. Round the World #2 via Star Alliance Business Class on ANA, Thai, Etihad, Turkish & Lufthansa.
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Trans-border
- Air Canada Express: Vancouver – Seattle
- United Club Lounge Sea-Tac, Seattle, Washington, USA
- The Club at SEA Lounge, “S” Concourse, Sea-Tac, Seattle, Washington, USA
- ANA Staggered Business Class: Seattle – Tokyo Narita
- ANA Arrivals Lounge – Tokyo Narita
- The Westin Tokyo
- Meiji Jingu Shine & Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan
- The Imperial Palace and Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan
- Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza Shopping, Tokyo, Japan
- Cherry Blossoms and a Night out in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
- ANA Lounge, Narita Terminal One, Tokyo, Japan
- Asiana Airlines Business Class, Tokyo Narita – Seoul Incheon
- Hyatt Regency Incheon
- Asiana Business Lounge, Terminal One Concourse, Seoul Incheon
- Thai Airways Business Class: Seoul Incheon – Bangkok Survharnabhumi
- Thai Airways Royal Orchid Spa, Bangkok Survharnabhumi
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge, Bangkok Survharnabhumi
- Thai Airways Business Class: Bangkok Survharnabhumi – Dubai
- The Grosvenor House Apartments, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Afternoon Tea at the Burj Al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- At the Top, Visiting the Worlds’ Tallest Observation Deck, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Trading at Old Markets of Dubai, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Etihad Pearl Business Lounge, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Etihad Pearl Business, Abu Dhabi – Muscat
- Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Resort and Spa, Muscat, Oman
- Shopping at Mutrah Souq & The Corniche at Muscat, Oman
- Spotting Underwater Turtles in Bandar Jissah, Yiti, Oman
- Plaza Premium Lounge, Muscat, Oman
- Etihad Airways Pearl Business Class, Muscat – Abu Dhabi
- The Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Dubai International Business Lounge, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Turkish Airlines Business Class, Dubai – Istanbul
- Turkish Airlines Business Lounge, Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Istanbul, Turkey
- Swiss Airlines Business Class, Istanbul – Zurich
- Swiss Airlines Senator Lounge “A”, Zurich, Switzerland
- Swiss Airlines Business Class, Zurich – Warsaw
- The Hotel Bristol, Warsaw, Poland
- Strolling Old Town Warsaw, Poland
- Visiting the Remains of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Parks of Warsaw, Poland
- LOT Business Lounge, Warsaw, Poland
- Lufthansa Business Class, Warsaw – Munich
- Lufthansa Business Class, Munich – Vancouver
Hotel Review: The Four Points by Sheraton Shiekh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Booking and Getting there:
We stayed here because we only had a short one night stay in Dubai on this leg. We were also using a Canadian American Express SPG Free Weekend Night Award (after a qualifying spend amount). At the time of our stay we were eligible for a Starwood Preferred Guest Category 4 property with our free weekend night certificate. This property appeared to be the among the nicest Category Four hotel in Dubai on offer. It’s since remained as a Category Four property under the Marriott Bonvoy program, making it a great value for points redemptions in an expensive city, with 25,000 points required per night under standard pricing.
It’s fair to say that no one comes to luxurious and exotic Dubai to stay in a Four Points by Sheraton. As a result, the room rates at this particular property are generally pretty low, typically under $200 USD per night. In addition, I have found the suites to be a great value here, pricing at often less than $50 USD per night more for substantially more space.
The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road is centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. It offers convenient access (by foot) to the Dubai Metro, making it easy to connect to the Dubai Marina, Deira or other areas of Dubai. It is also reasonably close to the Dubai International Airport.
Arriving to the Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road.
After the Etihad Chauffer dropped us off, we checked in at the Four Points Shiekh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Checking Into the Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road:
The Four Points did not have the impressive lobby of The Grosvenor House, instead having a tiny and busy area. Like many hotels in the United Arab Emirates, it prominently featured photographs of the Shiekh’s in the lobby. Despite a short queue, check in was handled relatively quickly.
The Room: 2 Bedroom Suite, High Floor
Bedroom 1: 1 King,
Bedroom 2: 1 Twin/Single Bed(s),
Despite my tummy illness, the upgrade gods were shining on us. The front desk attendant indicated that they usually upgrade SPG Golds’ up one category of room based on availability. They were fully booked in the next room category so they offered us a double upgrade to a two bedroom apartment. “It’s so large, you can run around in it” the front desk agent claimed.
A Large Living and Dining Area:
The room was large enough to live in an felt closer to the size of a regular apartment than a compact hotel room.
A Full Kitchen along with Dining Space:
There was also a kitchen area and an additional kitchen dining area. It’s always appreciated to have access to kitchen amenities as I certainly miss it when we don’t.
A Spacious One Bedroom King:
There was a large master one bedroom. The room was a little more compact than the living area, but still comfortable nevertheless.
A Second Bedroom:
There was also a spare room containing two singles. This would have been perfect for families that were travelling together.
A Room with a View:
The room on the twenty eighth’ floor featured a great view of the Burj Khalifa on Sheikh Zayed Road. Okay, it was a little peek – a – boo view but it’s still better than nothing. The skyline at night looked pretty terrific.
These photographs were about the extent of my enjoyment of the room thanks to some stomach troubles. After failing to keep down half a Subway Sandwich, I went to bed at 7 PM and didn’t get up until the next morning. The stomach illness cut me down to the point that I was lying in bed in the fetal position in heat sweats softly asking for “help” from anyone that would listen. This turned out to be nobody (laughing).
After collecting some medication for me at the nearby Dubai Mall (one stop away on the Dubai Metro) MrsWT73 took in the couch and watched “Date Night” with Tina Fey and Steve Carrell while we waited for the next leg of our adventure.
The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road Overall:
The Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road was a convenient stay in Dubai. Tourist travellers that visit Dubai don’t always fall into the “inexpensive” hotel category given the city’s penchant for over the top properties. Having said that, our stay at this property was excellent. We received an excellent upgrade thanks to Starwood Preferred Guest / Marriott Bonvoy Gold status, and the property was conveniently located. The property is conveniently located next to the Dubai Metro, making access around Dubai easy. We’d easily stay here again if we found ourselves connecting through Dubai and needed an easy one night stay.