We arrived shortly after midnight. There was a bit of confusion about our reservation, but eventually we got a comfortable room. The receptionist recommended that we use his service to arrange for a cab early in the morning to take us back to the airport, but we already struck a deal with the cabbie who was taking us from the airport. Of course we should have relied on the hotel staff advice, because our cabbie stood us up in the morning. But the same receptionist was very helpful, he treated us with coffee for free, and called the local taxi service. We made it to the airport on time. Very good experience. Also, we thoroughly enjoyed watching "The Sin City. The Dame To Kill For" on cable TV in our room. It made us feel at home - all that violence and American slang on TV:) But the highlight of my personal experience was meeting a local stray cat in the parking. Overall, a great stay. I will certainly come back to the Emirates.