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Sheraton Deira spotting banned again

by Matt Falcus
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Photo (c) www.plane-spotting-hotels

News has come through from a number of people over the past few days that spotting has once again been banned at one of the world’s best-known spotting hotels – the Sheraton Deira in Dubai.

The hotel has a roof-top pool area which is just underneath the approach/departure path of the runways at Dubai International Airport. Hundreds of spotters make use of the facilities every year, either for a purpose spotting trip to Dubai, or at the start or end of a journey further afield whilst transferring through Dubai.

Recent reports state that twitchy holidaymakers reported ‘suspicious’ activity by a spotter on the rooftop, who was then asked by security to stop. The police have now banned spotting there as a result.

Do you have any updates or recent experiences there to share? Please comment.

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6 comments

Ben June 18, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Great Post. Sorry to hear that this fantastic spot is not available anymore Another good resource for Airport Hotels for Spotters is http://www.spottinghotels.com.

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elaine July 1, 2010 - 10:49 am

There are not many places to go for myself and my partner on holiday where he can watch the planes and I can do a bit of sunbathing.

If anyone can give me some ideas I would be grateful. We did plan to go to this hotel this year, what a dissapointment.

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Daniel April 13, 2011 - 7:19 pm

Just got back from there 3 weeks ago and spotting was very much NOT banned. I was one of around 8 spotters using the roof top pool and security come up and down throughout the day but were never bothered! Don’t worry about this post – again, Spotting IS NOT BANNED here!

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DAVE DIXON June 27, 2012 - 6:01 pm

JUST COME BACK FROM A FEW DAYS IN DUBAI, SPOTTING NO PROBLEM AT ALL ON TOP OF SHERATON DEIRA.
SBS USED, DISCRETELY, AND SPOTTING WITH BINOCULARS NO WORRIES. DATE 26/06/12

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John Bothwell October 19, 2012 - 5:36 am

Me and mrs was there in april this year and no probs with sbs or scope at all with security and even said hello every morning, and will be going back next feb to get rest of the latest 777s i req lol,

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Bas January 28, 2013 - 11:53 am

I contacted the hotel to ask permission to use the rooftop pool for plane spotting. They replied that I am very welcome to photograph planes from the rooftop. I’m going there next week..

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