Aloft Dubai South Review
Aloft Dubai South Review

Review: Aloft Dubai South

Aloft Dubai South is the first hotel opened in Dubai South. It is just 2 minutes away, by car, from The Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) Situated in Dubai's Aviation City and just a short spin away from the Expo 2020 site.

I visited the hotel due to its added convenience when travelling in and out of DWC. As some of you may already be aware, Dubai (DXB) is currently undergoing a runway maintenance project; this is taking place on one of their two runways until 31st May 2019. Many airlines such as FlyDubai, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Aeroflot, Nepal Airlines etc have moved some or all of their operations to DWC for business continuity. Therefore, Aloft Dubai South has a unique offering by being the only hotel at Dubai South opening its doors to welcome travellers. I had the pleasure of being one of the first to review the brand new hotel.

a field of flowers with palm trees in front of a building
Aloft Hotel Dubai South exterior view

two men standing in front of a hotel
Aloft Dubai South entrance

a building with a sign and flags

The lobby is funky, very consistent with the Aloft branding. However, being next to DWC Airport it has some cool aviation elements added. As an avid Avgeek this is much appreciated. There are lots of coffee table aviation books and even 2 jet engine chairs! There is also a billiard table.


a room with two chairs and a table
Aloft Dubai South Lobby

a table with magazines and a drink on it
a man sitting on a couch holding a magazine


I stayed in room 623, which has an expansive view of the DWC airfield and surroundings. The room itself is new-gen; practical but with everything you need and remains a good size. Kudos to the housekeeping department, the rooms was spotlessly clean. It is always a nice feeling staying at a brand new property. I have also noticed the sound proofing of the hotel is excellent.

a room with a bed and a table
Aloft Dubai South Room 623

a room with a bed and a television

I particular enjoyed the views by laying next to the window on the nice leather day bed.

a man lying on a bed with a tray of food and a water bottle
View from Aloft Dubai South

a bathroom with a sink and shower
Aloft Dubai South bathroom

a soap bar and a tube of cream on a white surface


The hotel restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and a la carte starting from 6:30 am. The full buffet cost 80 Dirhams ($22) but if you need to catch a flight earlier than that, you can opt for a takeaway pack starting from just 35 Dhs ($10)

a restaurant with a bar and tables

Aloft Dubai South lobby eatery


There is a temperature controlled swimming pool at the Aloft Dubai South; I must admit, going to the pool always makes me feel more relaxed before or after flight. Given that summer is on the horizon in Dubai, with temperatures bouncing back to nearly 40 degrees Celsius, a pool visit is a must!

a pool with chairs and umbrellas
Aloft Dubai South swimming pool

a man holding a drink and a man sitting on a blue chair next to a pool
a group of treadmills in a gym
There is also a gym on the ground floor looking out to the pool.


The hotel offer free parking on the ground level. It also offers limited shuttle buses to Dubai South HQ and The Ibn Battuta Mall.

a sign with a schedule on it

Shuttle bus to DWC terminal is on request basis. For car transfer, use code "SAVVY" to get 20% off your car ride with Careem.

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Aloft Dubai South lives up to the Aloft brand well and offers quality accommodation with moderate pricing. As they're part of the Marriott Bonvoy program, so every stay can earn Marriott points and build towards status recognition.

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