Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai [Honest Review as a Muslim Solo Traveler on Transiting Here to DXB]

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Are you considering staying in Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai?

Then this hotel located near Dubai International Airport (DXB) might be the one you’re looking for!

Whether you plan to stay just for transit or as your accommodation in Dubai, this is my review of staying in the hotel’s Standard Twin Room on my Solo Trip to Dubai for one night before my flight to Cairo.

Close Proximity to DXB International Airport

As a Muslim Solo Traveler who loves transit hotels, I stayed here for one night on my Dubai Solo Trip before my connecting flight to Cairo, Egypt.

Initially, I booked for its sister Copthorne Airport Hotel (a 3-star hotel) but was offered a free upgrade at no cost to the 4-star Millennium Airport Hotel. So this came as a surprise to me.

Millennium Airport Hotel is 2.4km (4 minutes) away from DXB.

Lobby of Millennium Airport Dubai

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Copthorne Airport Hotel vs. Millennium Airport Hotel

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They’re both located just next to each other in Al Garhound, making them hotels located near Dubai International Airport.

Regardless, since the location of both hotels are just next to each other, either you choose Copthorne or Millennium Airport Hotel, it really doesn’t matter if having a location near DXB is your priority.


Staying at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai as a Muslim Solo Traveler – HONEST REVIEW

Read on for my full review of staying at Dubai Millenium Airport Hotel

Standard Twin Room

Standard Twin Room near Dubai Airport

As I mentioned earlier, I initially booked the 3-star Copthorne Airport Hotel for my one-night stay. But I was upgraded at no extra cost to its sister hotel, the 4-star Millennium Airport Hotel, before my Egypt flight at Terminal 3, Dubai.

Overall, the Dubai Millennium Airport hotel has 341 rooms of all types (Deluxe, Superior, Family Rooms, etc.) for you to book from.

Pros and Cons of Staying in a Standard Twin Room, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Pros – Facilities, Praying, Pool & Shuttle Service

Standard Twin Room is huge for a solo traveler like me!

A praying mat is available upon request. There’s a Qibla sign as well.

Standard Room Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

There’s an outdoor swimming pool in the hotel. If I weren’t staying for transit, I’d definitely check out the pool. Bring your modest swimsuits if you’re going here for a more extended stay!

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The room comes with a pool view.

Halal-travel verdict: The outdoor pool is shared between males and females. For Muslimah travelers seeking a holiday stay, the swimming experience here is subjective to oneโ€™s comfort level.

There’s a baby bathtub in the room – my first time seeing such a thing! Families with small children may want to consider Millennium Airport Hotel.

Complimentary shuttle services to DXB International Airport (40 minutes intervals) & Deira City Centre are available per the hotelโ€™s schedule, making it a great transit hotel to consider in Dubai.

Cons – Soundproofing & Breakfast

It gets noisy with music from the live band singing in the hotel’s courtyard area until about 10:00 pm.

Personally, I like quiet hotels (if not rooms with good soundproofing), so this bothered me as I wanted enough rest for my onboarding flight to Cairo the next day. But, luckily the music ended at 10:00 pm.

If quiet evenings before 10:00 pm are a high priority during your stay, you may consider choosing this hotel as the room is not soundproofed from the windows.

Breakfast comes at an additional cost (it was around 70 AED).

Jones Social Dubai

If you’re a traveler that doesn’t like to worry about what to have for breakfast and go out with a full tummy until lunch, you may want to fork out the extra cost for hotel breakfast.


FAQs about Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Can I park a car at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai?

  • Yes, you can. There’s basement parking FREE of charge for guests.

How do I get to Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai from the nearest airport?

  • The hotel has a complimentary shuttle bus service. The shuttle service runs at every interval of 40 minutes.
Millennium Airport Hotel Shuttle Service

What is the nearest Metro to Dubai Millennium Airport Hotel?

  • The nearest Metro is GGICO Metro Station (about 10 minute walk away).

Is Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai a Halal Hotel?

  • Entirely, it is not. There is a poolside bar on site. However, it does provide Muslim-friendly services such as praying mats and rooms with qibla signs.

Final verdict of Millennium Airport Hotel, Dubai

  • In terms of transit convenience, this hotel is worth checking out if you want easy transfers to the airport, especially if you are a solo traveler who wants peace of mind!
  • Muslim-friendly-wise, the hotel provides a praying mat and Qibla signs in the room, so that’s a plus. However, the outdoor swimming pool is for both genders, so for Muslimah seeking to stay here for a holiday instead of a transit stay, this can be a concern depending on one’s comfort level.

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