Where to stay in Dubai

Wonder how the ‘other half’ live? You could rub shoulders with them by booking a room at the Burj Al Arab hotel. The self-proclaimed 7-star property is the epitome of all-suite luxury. If your budget doesn’t quite stretch to unbridled opulence, you will be more than comfortable at chain hotels in Dubai such as the Hyatt, Hilton, InterContinental, Sofitel, Raffles – and the list goes on. Don't despair if your Dubai accommodation budget is lean – such properties do exist, but note the high season across all places to stay is September to May so it's worth booking in advance if you anticipate visiting Dubai during these peak times.

Atlantis, The Palm

If you're looking for a majestic and lavish 5-star destination hotel in Dubai, you've found it in Atlantis, The Palm. This world-famous (and we'll tell you why in a moment) hotel has its own private beachfront setting on Palm Island and comes with an overwhelming number of attractions including sprawling water and marine parks, an almost endless array of top class restaurants and ultra-luxurious rooms ­– including, wait for it, breathtaking, multi-storey underwater suites. This is where to stay in Dubai for a truly unique experience.
5-star stretch of the beach at Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

Set on Palm Island and inspired by the Ottoman Empire, this luxurious beachfront hotel offers a range of elegant guest rooms, lavish suites and royal residences, plus a 59-metre infinity pool, palatial day spa, exquisite dining venues and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and city skyline. It's nestled in the calm, pristine West Crescent of Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah.
The opulent entrance of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Resort on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

Jumeirah Creekside

If you have business on your mind or simply choose to stay in the heart of the city, the intimate and luxurious 5-star Jumeirah Creekside Hotel will exceed all your expectations. Overlooking Dubai Creek, conveniently close to Dubai International Airport and just minutes from some of Dubai's most important landmarks and shopping centres, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel offers an elegant place to stay regardless of whether you're in Dubai for business or leisure.
Dubai Creek with its characteristic wooden boats, known as abras.

Novotel Deira City Centre

Opposite the upmarket Deira City Centre shopping mall, this 4-star contemporary hotel presents guests with stylish rooms and suites, an outdoor pool with relaxing sun lounges and a selection of restaurants, including a French bistro, all conveniently located just steps from the metro. Best of all, your reasonable accommodation rates will give you the freedom to spend more of your travel budget on things to do in Dubai.
The downtown district of Dubai is also home to some great value hotels.

Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates

If you're travelling to Dubai on a budget or you'd just rather put your travel money towards experiences in this amazing city rather than expensive accommodation, the 3-star Novotel Suites could be just what you're looking for. Neighbouring the glamorous Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai, this contemporary hotel provides guests with chic suites, an outdoor pool with sun lounges, a Mediterranean restaurant and a 24-hour self-service Deli Boutique.
Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.