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Hotel and Travel Information

Sofitel Dubia Downtown

Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 503 6666

Reservation Deadline: The room block is now closed. If you would like to reserve a room, please call the hotel directly.


Sofitel Dubai Downtown is the only international 5-star hotel in Dubai with a direct link to The Dubai Mall through an air-conditioned skywalk. Apart from the immediate proximity to The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, the hotel is only minutes from Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai Opera, and offers an exceptional setting for business, leisure, and exploration within new and old Dubai.

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Checkout: Noon

Room rates are inclusive of:

  • Buffet breakfast in our all-day dining restaurant, Les Cuisines.
  • Wi-Fi internet access.
  • 10% service charge, 7% municipality fees, and 5% VAT.
  • AED 20 Tourism Dirham Fee per room per night.


Travel Information

Airfare: Dubai International Airport (DXB) is 9.88 miles (15 minutes) from the hotel.
Taxis: $15-$25 USD (60-80 AED)
Uber: About $20 USD (AED 75)
Dubai Metro: 10 AED (about $3) each way. The Red Line of the Dubai Metro will take you directly from Dubai International Airport to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station which is located 2 minutes (.12 mile) away from the hotel.


Entry and Exit Requirements

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of six months from the arrival date.

United States and Canada:
Travelers must possess a return ticket or other proof that they will be leaving the UAE within a 30-day timeframe. For visits exceeding 30 days, travelers must obtain a tourist visa prior to departure. Americans exiting the UAE by land transportation will be subject to a departure fee of 35 dirhams (about $9.60), payable only in local currency. For more information, visit the U.S. State Department website.

If you are a passport holder of a European country, your passport will be stamped with a multiple entry 90 day visit visa that's valid for six months from the date of issue, and for a stay of 90 days in total.

Pakistani passport holders will need a valid UAE visit visa for their Dubai travel. There are, fortunately, several ways to get a tourist visa Dubai from Pakistan and the process is not complicated. You can find more information on a Dubai Tourist Visa here.



The temperature in Dubai in late February averages in the high 80s during the day and low 60s at night.



The UAE currency is the Dirham (AED/Dhs). USD ($1) = AED 3.67