This small single room for ONE non-smoking guest is air-conditioned with ensuite wet room/shower. Ideal for anyone transiting via DXB, it has private access with your own key. We are 10 mins taxi ride from Dubai Intl Airport. Bus stop 2 mins walk.
We have another airbnb listed guest room inside the house (see listing 'Bedouin & Breakfast') if you prefer more space and comforts.
Comfortable single bed, bathroom toiletries, wifi (see cautionary note below), bottled water, magazines and tourist information, adapter plugs, slippers, bathrobe and a loaned mobile phone on request (pay as you go).
Pool access is directly through patio doors from the main house lounge. Enjoy a refreshing swim in our pool (shared with 5 neighbouring villas only) in the shade of palm trees. The best weather in Dubai for swimming is from April to November. Please wear culturally appropriate (modest) swimwear.
This is a strictly non-smoking house, both inside and in communal areas.
Attractions in Dubai include: Burj Khalifa, shops and entertainment at Dubai Mall, traditional souks, abra boat rides on Dubai Creek, Atlantis the Palm, Wild Wadi water park, Ski Dubai, several golf courses, beaches along the Jumeirah coast, desert excursions, myriad restaurants and cafes, shopping malls and public parks to name a few.
I have a special arrangement with a tour company for desert safaris or city tours. This company's mini buses collect and drop you off at our villa, and the price includes BBQ dinner, unlimited soft drinks, activities and transportation.
I am happy to suggest activities or days out, tours and assist with bookings and itineraries. We provide heaps of tourist information leaflets, guide books, maps and brochures to help you with planning your excursions and exploration of the UAE. Although Dubai is a busy, bustling, 24 hour city, nothing is too far away. When exploring the city, allow plenty of time for public transport due to our suburban location.
Please note that there are 2 airports in Dubai. They are on opposite ends of the city. We are located very close to Dubai International Airport (DXB). The other airport, Al Maktoum Airport (DWC), is far away. Please check your flight's arrival airport before you book with us.
Check-In Time After 11:00 AM.
Please note: Earlier check ins (before 11am) require an additional night's booking.
Check-Out Time Before 11.00 AM
Breakfast is served in our dining area - choose to sit inside or outside. Numerous takeaways in immediate vicinity, including Jabal Murdaf Cafeteria which does the best chicken Shawarmas...
Internet Free WiFi. We don't have a fast connection so this property would not suit someone reliant on technology for work. Video phone calls might be intermittent. Please choose alternative accommodation if a fast speed connection is important to you, or if you plan to use the internet for long periods of the day.
We look forward to welcoming you to our Dubai home!
Access to the main house is for breakfast and use of pool by arrangement with hosts.
There is usually someone from the host family around most of the day if guests have an urgent query. Most of the interaction with guests will be around breakfast time, where I give help for planning the day and answering any queries. Hosts may not be available 24 hours - I do sometimes leave the house and I do have family commitments, for which I ask for guests' understanding. This room is more suited to independent travelers.
Our safe neighbourhood
There are some small grocery shops, local bakery, bank and ATM, laundry and numerous salons very close by. There is a pharmacy and a convenience store immediately opposite the villa for essentials. We are situated between Mirdif Mosque and Mirdif Park.
We are in a residential cul-de-sac away from tower blocks, main roads and the bustle of Downtown. This is the chance to see every-day life tick over.
Our busy family consists of myself (English housewife) and my husband (British Zimbabwean) and one 7-yr old at school. We have a cat called Kassie who generously lets us live in her house.
If you need to be in the centre of Dubai or by the coast, please choose an alternative listing. If you have any questions about our location please do ask before you book.
We are across the road from a bus stop, where air conditioned buses take you to Rashidiya Metro Station (12 minute journey), where you link with the metro's 'red route' across the city. You'll need to be ready to negotiate busy city public transport (with plenty of guidance from us of course).
When exploring the city, allow plenty of time for public transport. You might need a combination of buses and taxis to reach your destination and it can take a while to cover Dubai's distances. Taxis and cars are the most popular way to get around in UAE but public transport is always improving and it's safe, efficient and clean. Compared to European cities, public transport and taxis here are inexpensive and good value, which run late into the night. Ladies have dedicated metro carriages and allocated seats on the bus - so safety gets a big thumbs up!
We can call or pre-book a taxi for any time of day or night.
I have a public transport travel card for loan to guests.
We have a small parking space outside the house on the street.
Written directions are sent as part of the confirmation email from airbnb after you complete your booking. In the email, find the blue rectangle that says 'VIEW ITINERARY' and follow the link to the details of your trip. You need to print this and keep it if you want a straightforward and fast taxi journey from the airport. Taxi drivers do not always know the way. Failure to do this will result in you being lost/stranded and an expensive taxi fare with the extra driving around.
IT IS THE GUEST'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEY ARE FAMILIAR WITH LOCAL LAWS BEFORE ARRIVAL. THIS INCLUDES LAWS ON BANNED MEDICATIONS, ALCOHOL, PUBLIC DECENCY. ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK OR CHECK WITH YOUR GOVERNMENT'S OVERSEAS TRAVEL ADVICE ONLINE.
Clare Lawrence is an excellent host. Very friendly, very helpul.I had informed her about thr nature of my visit, snd she checked out in advance of my visit and guided me on how tthe most economical and comfortable way to get there. Not only that, she had a Bus Timetable ready, duly highlighted-from and to the residence!
She also provided me with a Travel Card that I could use for the duration of my travel.I topped it up and returned it with a little more than the original amount that she had so thoughtfully, and kindly maintained.
Her residence is within walking and public transport distance, a Supermarket too within walking distance whereat I could also top up my cell phone.
She was also kind to provide me with a coffee kettleto makr my own coffee, as I am a very early riser.
She was also kind to provide a fairly sumptuous breakfast.
The room by itself, was small, but self -contained.
Overall, I had a very peaceful and comfortable time, and wholeheartedly recommend her place for travellers.
Clare was a wonderful host!!
She gave me many suggestions for the trip even before I visit so it made me easier to plan my schedule. And during the stay, she told and wrote down for me which buses and metro should I take, so I really enjoyed my trip without any trouble.The room was very clean and breakfast was great. She was kind and very helpful.
If you go to Dubai, I highly recommend you to visit Clare's house.
You will get great hospitality and get 5 star airbnb experience.
Claire and her family were wonderful hosts. It's a pity I couldn't stay longer to enjoy their hospitality. Highly recommended!
The room is small but has everything needed for a comfortable short stay. There is a bus station a couple of minutes away that connects with the metro. The buses are punctual and run according to a schedule the host provided. Clare is a very professional host and has been a great help in orienting myself around Dubai. I recommend this accommodation to other travelers.
I stayed at Lawrence. She is a lovely english lady!
I was only in dubai for 2,5 days, and she helped me what too see.. her service is world class and i can't say anything bad about my stay there!
Clare was an exellent host! very helpful and friendly and a very good guide to a dubai-visitor! nice breakfast every morning at the time you prefer and all the info u need to get around! The house is a bit far from some parts of dubai, but t is easy to get around with the public transport! Shukran Jazeelan ya Clare!
Highly recommend host family. The room is in a very good location, in the immediate neighborhood there are good shopping centers. The bus stops "at the door", just 2 minutes walking distance. By bus you can reach the train station in a few minutes. From there you can drive by train around anywhere in Dubai you want. You do not need to get into a taxi. In the planning of excursions Clare helped me a lot. I recommend everyone Clare's room who want to explore Dubai.
This was my second stay at Clare's. Everything was spotless and the bottle of chilled water was wonderful after my long flight. It was absolutely no problem taking public transport from the airport and given the short distance it is not a long trek at all. Breakfast was again wonderful with melon, dates, yogurt - a healthy start to the day. Great park around the corner where you can do your running or walking laps under palm trees. The Subway nearby was great for a quick bite. Would definitely recommend Clare's place to anyone looking for great value for money and perfect location when in transit.
I had planned to stop in Dubai for a couple days but I didn't have a hotel. I looked up listings on Airbnb and stumbled upon Clare's place.
She was very accommodating to my travel times (I landed at DXB at 2:15am on a Sunday). She had left they key in the door for me. I took a shower and went to bed because I was so tired. Clare made me breakfast the next morning and sat down with me, talked to me about Dubai, about what to do and how to get where.
Her place is located in one of the nicer neighborhoods and there are buses which take you to the Rashidiya metro station and you can pretty much access all of Dubai from there. Clare was very accommodating to everything that I asked for, including an iron and a weighing scale for my luggage.
She has a wonderful place, this place was separate from her villa and had a separate entrance. Both my incoming and outgoing flights were at odd times of the night so this place was perfect for me. I was able to sneak in and out without disturbing Clare and her family. I didn't get to meet her husband or her son, but I did meet her cat. Haha.
All in all, I had a great stay in Dubai, and Clare was the reason why accommodation was nothing less than a breeze. She was prompt to reply to my questions, and gave me everything that I needed for my stay. She's a great person to talk to and I enjoyed talking to her. I feel even more blessed because I was fortunate enough to try her home made date and banana muffin. :-).
Clare was an excellent host and provided a lovely room with advice and tips to make the most out of my short stay. Location is great for early morning arrivals and departures and takes you away from the classic 'tourist' traps. Would absolutely use again.
Thank you Clare :)