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Ahmedia Heritage Guest House

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Having seen pictures of Dubai taken 70 years ago, I was desperate to see whether the "old" Dubai still exists or whether it is all bling. I was therefore very relieved to discover this little gem just a short step away from the Creek. We arrived at the airport at about 10pm, so we decided to get a taxi to the hotel. It cost 60 Dirham and, ladies, you can request a female taxi driver. (NB the return taxi journey also at 10pm cost 30 Dirham). However, should you wish to get the tube for just a few Dirham, then the nearest station is only a couple of minutes away from the hotel. On arrival at the Al Ras tube, exit the station and, with the water behind you and buildings in front of you, walk across a patch of earth to a smaller road. Cross the road and turn left. Take the next right and walk up here for a few seconds until you reach another road. You will see the Heritage House in front of you, slightly to the left. Cross the road and turn left to walk past the front of the Heritage House. Go down an alley at the side of the Heritage House and you will be at the Ahmedia. We did not stay in the main body of the Ahmedia, but in a building behind, down a couple of alleys. We went through a door into a courtyard, where there are benches, flowers and a couple of old sun loungers up a flight of external stairs. We stayed in a ground floor room, number 303, which looked out over the courtyard. Being in the courtyard, with no roads nearby, the room was perfectly quiet (except for the ubiquitous call to prayer). It was a large room with an huge, comfortable 4 poster bed, air con, fridge, kettle, hairdryer, an antiquated shower room, lots of shutters and stained glass windows. I found it to be absolutely perfect and exactly what I longed for in Dubai. The only downside was that we had no hot water. However, we did not report this as we were only in Dubai for 24 hours before we flew out - and anyway, it fitted in with my "old Dubai" fantasy. However, the receptionist was horrified when we told him! Breakfast was basic, but adequate - if you want blow out breakfasts whilst on holiday, then this will not suit. In all, this ticked every box for me and I will definitely return if I ever pass through Dubai again.

Big room with two double beds in the heritage style guest house located in the warren of back streets behind the souks. Located near mosque so early morning wake up call to prayer but that's part of the experience!

The hotel and rooms are rather quaint and exudes old word charm. The rooms are big. Good breakfast. Friendly staff. Near to Al Ris Metro station. Near to the souks and river banks where the dhows are.

We stayed for 2 nights there and it was all in all fantastic. The hotel is located right next to the heritage village and also to Dubai Creek. So for everyone who seeks to see a bit of original Dubai and Souqs will be very satisfied here. The hotel is very well organised, the employees are friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and lovely decorated with the feeling of 1001 nights. The breakfast offers anything you need and has a very good quality. Several restaurants with traditional Arabic food are right in the neighbourhood. The train station is in 3 minutes walkings distance. Just perfect!

We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully appointed guest house! The location in Old Dubai was in a perfect location for exploring the nearby spice and gold souks. We felt safe and well taken care of, the beds were comfortable and the staff very helpful with recommendations and directions.

Great place. Rooms are large and clean. Service is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast offers little choice but is very good. Price was at 50% discount during low season. The location is great just one metro stop from the Bus Terminal that takes you to Abu Dhabi and just 6 stops from the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa and about the same distance from the airport. The surroundings are clearly less polished than other parts of the city but very safe also at night. Laundry service is reliable.

If booking thru a travel agent make sure money has gone to hotel 1st. (we had problems as money went through a 2nd party who hadn't past money on) Rooms were BIG, in older part of town, close to train stations and bus stops to go further into more modern areas. They had breakfast that was good. Hard to find though, lower end of cost be if you are adventurous its all safe and OK. No eats close by though, small shops close to get things during day. Reception is OK but help her and all well, other stay, mixed nationals, close really to airport, rooms were clean.

My daughter and I were recently in Dubai and were very happy with our stay at Ahmedia Heritage Guest House. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable in a charming traditional style building. When we had a little problem with the AC, they moved us right away to a new room. The staff were very helpful in providing information on places to go and using the metro. We liked our location and being close to the Al Ras metro meant that we could get around the city very easily. Thank you to the staff for a lovely stay,

The is the worst hotel room I have stayed in my life. First of all, the receptionist is very nice, friendly and approachable. The design of the lobby is traditional and beautiful👍🏻 The location is great within walking distance to spice market and metro station. The worst part is the room. I booked 2 nights at here. When I come back after a tired and hectic day, the AC started leaking in my room. The table and mirror was all wet. After that they change another room for me. On that time it was already 12 am. I was feeling tired and just want to get a cool place to rest. Because now is summer and it was hot even during night time. The second room AC is working well until 3am. And then I wake up by the mosque at 4am and I was feeling hot and sweating because the AC stop working again. Can you imagine sleep without AC when the outside temperature is over 30 degree. I wouldn't complain for the mosque, I already read the review from other traveler before. The next morning they said they will send engineering to fix the AC but the engineering will come at 1PM from another branch of hotel. I was force to stay at lobby because the lobby is cooler than my room. Eventually I got the refund and check out. And then I move to another hotel. Overall I suggest the hotel to change the AC in each room because apparently the AC is old and not maintenance well. Also, the sauna is not working. The breakfast is simple nothing special. It was definitely not worth the price .

Things did not get off to a good start. The taxi driver could not find this place and after walking around the alleyways in the 38 degree heat at 2am for another 20 minutes we found it. Despite numerous emails to the hotel stating we are a family of 4 and require the family room after the online booking site stuffed up and only booked for 2. Of course, they were not expecting a family of 4, so whilst the room was available, they hadn't prepared it, so we had to wait while it was prepared. Prepared being having the air conditioning on. Basically, the air conditioning was not working properly and the temperature never got below 30 degrees all night. My son ended up sleeping on the hard tile floor to get air as the partition was in the way of any air movement from the a/c. The room was also crappy and did not look like the pictures at all. Therewas also a urine stain on the toilet seat. At this stage we were just too tired to ask for another room. I did however ask for another room in the morning and we were showed other double rooms, which incidentally did look like the pictures on the internet. They did seem cooler but upon returning to our room, it did seem cooler than it was before so obviously just took forever to cool down due to the extreme 53 degree heat during the day. Upon returning to the room late that night we had discovered the a/c had leaked all over the bed, so it was saturated and could not be slept on. Once again, I had to complain and we were then given 2 double rooms after waiting an hour for them to be prepared. I'm glad to say that although the a/c was not cool as you'd expect, it was heaps better and much nicer than the family room. The positives are: 1) Staff were commendable, especially the Ugandan lady, who really went out of their way to help us. 2) Breakfast were fantastic. 3) Ambiance of the everything else except the family room is great. 4) Despite being hard to find at first, it is in the old authentic charming part of Dubai and this is why I picked it to avoid all the bling in the rest of Dubai. Unfortunately, management really need to think about replacing the archaic a/cs. I get that it is the hottest time of the year and the system strained but they really need to replace the air conditioners.

Al-Ras Deira Dubai

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Gold Souk
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Deira within a 5-minute walk of Gold Souk, Ahmedia Heritage Guest House is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights like BurJuman Mall. This 15-room guesthouse welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Dubai Museum and Grand Mosque.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


All 15 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, safes, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Ahmedia Heritage Guest House offers a steam room, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.

Room options

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 146 reviews