Dubai Accommodation Guide
Dubai is made up of a number of distinct neighbourhoods and districts, each with its own personality and range of accommodation options and – in spite of its reputation as a city of opulence – you’ll still find some great places to stay if you’re travelling on a budget.
Best budget places to stay in Dubai
If you’d rather spend your travel dollars on fine dining or desert day trips than on swanky accommodation, the downtown area of Dubai offers a range of affordable hotels that will keep you very happy. The best places to stay if you’re watching the funds will offer a pool, great restaurant, excellent service – in short, the basics done well.
Best luxury places to stay in Dubai
If you’re looking for luxury, you’ll have no shortage of accommodation options in Dubai. This town thrives on decadence, and there’s a lot of competition at the high-end of town. For sheer grandeur, you can’t go past Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray or Atlantis. Think the world’s most awe-inspiring infinity pools, ultra-luxe day spas – even an underwater suite.
Our top picks
Atlantis, The Palm
Crescent Road, 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.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
West Crescent, The Palm
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.
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.
Novotel Deira City Centre
8th Street, Port Saeed District, Deira
Opposite the upmarket Deira City Centre shopping mall, this 4-start 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.
Novotel Suites Mall of the Emirates
2A Street, 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.