Located on the sheikh zayed road, the holiday inn al barsha is located only 20 minutes' drive from the airport and has the brand new sharaf metro station only 5 minutes walk from its door. Mall of the emirates and ski dubai are also within walking distance. The hotel opened in 2010 with 310 fully air conditioned rooms featuring plasma tvs and mini bars as standard. There is a roof top swimming pool, fitness centre and a choice of several dining options including thai, arabic and indian restaurants. There is a sushi bar and soprts lounge to ensure the hotel caters for all tastes.