Ideal place for event/expo/seminar/business visitors, job seekers, layovers, backpackers/cyclists/adventurers, musicians and Linux geeks who just need a space to sleep, relax, communicate, and leave their stuff while off on visits.
Flat is located in a most lively area of old Dubai in downtown Deira. Close to the Metro station. Walking distance to the Naif Souq, Gold Souq, Baniyas Squire, Nasser Squire, Electronic Souq, Creek. New Dubai is just 10 to 20 minutes away by taxi., Deira City Center, Airport, Computer Street, Jumeirah 1 Beach, Festival City, World Trade Center, DIFC and more are all close by.
Dozens of restaurants, fast food joints and 24-hour laundries are located within a block or two of the building.
Microwave, automatic washing machine, toaster, rice steamer, kettle, etc., along with fresh towels and bed linens are also provided. An assortment of green and black teas, coffee and drinking water is always available.
I am a web consultant, living in Dubai for the past 8 years. I live and work from my home (in the same building) most of the time. I know the city very well and am happy to suggest local points of interest or help you plan your day trips. Let me know your requirements and I'll do my best.
Q: Is this an actual apartment or part of a villa or an apartment with other rooms?
A: It's not a part of a villa or apartment or a shared room. It's a small independent studio flat in a building where you will have the whole apartment.
Q: What time can I check-in/check-out?
A: Check-in/check-out times are flexible, depending on scheduling (i.e., guests just before/after you). If the flat is vacant prior to your arrival, check-in is possible as early as you like. Otherwise 12:30pm is the standard check-in and 11.30am check-out time.
Q: How friendly is the location and is it safe?
A: Old Dubai and its neighborhoods include the main bazaar area. It's busy and vibrant, and there are all kinds of peoples but very little interaction or bother. You can walk on the street any time, day or night, without trouble. There is virtually no crime, and in terms of atmosphere, the area is bustling but altogether safe even for single travellers and visitors. In short, safety is the last consideration in our daily life in Dubai. It is safe and secure throughout the city.
This is my second time staying at a studio from Yura. Once again, I was very satisfied. Things you need are there waiting. The location is good (within minutes of the metro, across the street from the Hyatt-Regency, which is where I had a conference, & in a busy neighborhood with many ethnic little eateries). The price is right. The host is friendly, welcome & accommodating, allowing me extra time as my flight wasn't until late at night.
So you are aware, the room that is pictured is NOT the room that you will be getting. The room that is being used currently is about the same size, but smaller and the bathroom is in much more disrepair than what is shown.
This is what happened in my experience: when I walked in, there was a cockroach that I had to kill and dispose of, the room smelled strongly of cigarette smoke, the water was not hot, and in order to use the internet you need to leave the window partially open (an issue if it is hot and you'd like to use the AC). Additionally, there were no "amenities" or anything in the fridge for guests and I tried several times to contact Saini and received no response. The building is pretty sketchy and the door downstairs was not locked when I arrived.
That being said, Yura was helpful in getting me a refund when I told him about the conditions of the room (I don't know if Yura and Saini are different or the same person, as I didn't see anyone in person), Saini was communicative before I arrived, and they were willing to help me with advice and letting me in the apartment at an odd time.
There is a new looking washing machine, the location seems close to some key areas of Deira that visitors like to go (I don't know where the Metro is in relation as I took a cab to and from), but beware of what you are getting into.
Yura's flat is the perfect place to crash one's weary bones when on a short trip to Dubai.
Having been required to travel to Dubai for 48 hours, I needed a clean, safe, centrally located place in Deira from where I could run errands. The description of the flat which has been provided by Yura is absolutely accurate in this regard.
Since Yura was actually away when i arrived, his friend Saini ensured that the place was all set up for my arrival. Although we weren't actually able to meet in person, Saini and Yura were extremely gracious hosts. I would most certainly stay there again.
Thank you for hosting me!
Saini (yura's friend) was really sweet and lovely. He met us outside the apartment even though we arrived in the middle of the night and was happy to show us everything in the apartment ( which is as described), he even brought some chocolates over for our little girl. We appreciated being able to use the washing machine and really liked the location. The only draw back for us was that the wifi was a bit weak and would drop out.
The apartment is in a great location, super clean, cozy and easy to find. Yura and his friend Saini are the closest to the perfect Hosts, although we just met a few minutes. We are going to repeat! We highly recommend Yura's apartment.
I stayed for one night in Yura's flat.
Everything was okay.
The communication with his friend Saini was helpful and very friendly.
Thanks a lot!
I really enjoyed my stay at Yura's place in Dubai. Yura was not around as he was on vacation, but his friend Saini and Saini's wife, who live next door were very very helpful to me in settling in and during my stay in the flat. They have been very friendly and hospitable. Yura's flat was very clean, tidy and sweet. It is located in very nice place where you have access to many restaurants, shops and walking distance from Naif market. The neighborhood is very safe. I highly recommend to stay in Yura's flat in Dubai!
I met with Yura return from vacation in Istanbul. He is very friendly person. His friend Saini helped us when we are in Dubai. both of them are friendly and helpful people. The location of the guest house is very good, near to metro and bus stations. It is clean and nicely decorated, a little small but you can find everything you need.. The beds are comfortable and clean. Thank you very much to Yura and Saini for good hosting..
I stayed in Yura and Saini's apartment in January 2014. Everything was great: location is excellent, apartment is very good, hosts are kind and welcoming. Definitely worth for the money, it's the best deal you can get! I highly recommend staying there. Will contact them next time I am in Dubai.
Престојував во станот на Јура и Саини во Јануари 2014-та. Се беше одлично: локацијата е супер, станот е многу добар, домаќинот е љубезен и услужлив. Дефинитивно вреди за парите, најдобар договор за престој во Дубаи во моментов! Препорачувам да се сместите таму. Јас сигурно ќе отседнам кај нив наредниот пат кога ќе бидам во Дубаи.
- With sink, kettle, toaster, WiFi
- A/C but this isn't necessary in January
- Guest studio has moved to a different room on the same floor, but more or less the same as the AirBnB photos.
- 10 minutes walk from Palm Deira metro station
- Deira is Dubai's most interesting neighbourhood because of the phenomenal mix of nationalities living their
- Deira is much more "authentic" than New Dubai, lots of ethnic restaurants
- Quite near the airport, so expect plane noise during the night (but taxis to the airport are cheap)
- Not in the nicest building but did not feel unsafe
- Yura & his friend Saini (who helps with AirBnB) always responded very promptly via the AirBnB app
- They supplied comprehensive instructions for finding their flat, including photos of key landmarks.