InterContinental Hotels: UAE’s perfectly located list of hotels redeemable on Points on IHG

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) offers great coverage in Dubai and across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There are over 25 IHG hotels in UAE and another 10+ in the pipeline. These hotels are also available on points, and it’s a good destination to redeem your points, depending on where you find the best value for those points.

IHG has a good mix of hotel brands under its portfolio:

  1. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  2. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  3. Hualuxe Hotels & Resorts
  4. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts
  5. Voco
  6. Hotel Indigo
  7. Even Hotels
  8. Avid Hotels
  9. Holiday Inn
  10. Holiday Inn Express
  11. Holiday Inn Resort
  12. Holiday Inn Club Vacations
  13. Staybridge Suites
  14. Candlewood Suites

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IHG Rewards Club also offers promotional Accelerate and PointsBreak offers every quarter.

According the ThePointsGuy’s latest valuations, IHG points can be valued at $0.006/point. Our analysis in Dubai values an IHG point more conservatively at $0.005/point.

While you don’t pay taxes and fees if you redeem points, you would still have to pay the UAE Tourism Fee of AED 15 – AED 20 per night. Also, IHG Rewards Club unfortunately does not offer the 5th night free on every 4 nights booked on points (unlike Marriott and Hilton).

And remember, as a general thumb rule, almost always redeeming your points (any loyalty program) in summer in Dubai and UAE is a bad deal. You’re better off paying cash for your stay.

Here’s a comprehensive list of IHG Hotels on points in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and within the United Arab Emirates:

Category 1: 10,000 Points (Best Value $50 – $60 / AED 180 – AED 210)

Dubai: None

Outside Dubai: None

Category 2: 15,000 Points (Best Value $75 – $90 / AED 270 – AED 320)


Holiday Inn Dubai – Downtown Dubai (Dubai)

Outside Dubai: None

Category 3: 20,000 Points (Best Value $100 – $120 /  AED 360 – AED 430 )


Holiday Inn Bur Dubai, Embassy District (Dubai)

Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Jumeirah (Dubai)

Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Airport (Dubai)

Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Internet City (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

Holiday Inn – Abu Dhabi Downtown (Abu Dhabi)

Category 4: 25,0000 Points (Best Value $125 – $150 / AED 450 – AED 540)


Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Safa Park (Dubai)

Holiday Inn, Dubai Al Barsha (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

Holiday Inn – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

Staybridge Suites – Abu Dhabi Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)

Category 5: 30,000 Points (Best Value $150 – $180 / AED 540 – AED 650)


Crowne Plaza – Dubai Deira (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

Crowne Plaza – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

Crowne Plaza – Abu Dhabi Yas Island (Abu Dhabi)

Category 6: 35,000 Points (Best Value $175 – $210 / AED 630 – AED 750)

Dubai: None

Outside Dubai:

InterContinental Hotels – Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi)

Category 7: 40,000 Points (Best Value $200 – $240 / AED 700 – AED 850)


Crowne Plaza – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)

Holiday Inn – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)

Outside Dubai:

InterContinental Hotels – Fujairah Resort (Fujairah)

Category 8: 45,000 Points (Best Value $225 – $270 / AED 820 – AED 980)


Crowne Plaza, Dubai (Dubai)

Outside Dubai: None

Category 9: 50,000 Points (Best Value $250 – $300 / AED 900 – AED 1050)


Intercontinental Hotels Residence Suites – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)

Intercontinental Hotels – Dubai Festival City (Dubai)

Intercontinental Hotels – Dubai Marina (Dubai)

Outside Dubai: None

Category 10: 55,000 Points (Best Value $275 – $330 / AED 1000 – AED 1200)

Dubai: None

Outside Dubai: None

Category 11: 60,000 Points (Best Value $300 – $360 / AED 1050 – AED 1300)

Dubai: None

Outside Dubai: None

Upcoming Hotels in Dubai and UAE in 2019 and beyond:

Voco Dubai (previously Nassima Royal Hotel – Dubai) (Dubai)

Hotel Indigo, Dubai Downtown (Dubai)

Hotel Indigo, Dubai Sustainable City (Dubai)

Crowne Plaza, Dubai Marina (Dubai)

Holiday Inn – Dubai World Central (Dubai)

Staybridge Suites – Dubai World Central (Dubai)

InterContinental Hotels – Abu Dhabi Grand Marina (Abu Dhabi)

StayBridge Suites – Abu Dhabi Rawdath (Abu Dhabi)

InterContinental Hotels – Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)

Crowne Plaza Resort – Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)

Crowne Plaza – Ras Al Khaimah (Ras Al Khaimah)

It’s a pretty good roundup of IHG Hotels across the UAE. I would love to see IHG open something like a Holiday Inn Express or Staybridge Suites in Al Ain.

If you have a free night from IHG promotions redeemable upto 40,000 points, here’s the 3 best options to redeem that free night in UAE.

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