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Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels in Dubai using the list and search tools below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Dubai hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Dubai area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Dubai hotels. Booking 5+ Rooms? Find Dubai Group Hotel Discounts or Book a Dubai Meeting

The Dubai center point is about the area of City Centre Dubai and the area of Gold Souk.

Welcome to Dubai, home of the tallest building in the world. Dating to 1833 when the first families settled in the area, with sea trade, pearling, and fishing as their main sources of revenue, Dubai has grown by leaps and bounds and today is a major port, oil producer, and hospitality haven. More from this guide...

Dubai Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre - Dubai
+1-888-389-4121
Deira City Centre Baniyas St., Dubai, 61871 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$150
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Swissotel Al Ghurair
+1-888-675-2083
Omar Bin Khattab St., Dubai, 185051 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxury 5-star hotel
From$100
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
+1-800-716-8490
Baniyas Rd., Dubai, 476 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious 5 Star Downtown property
  • 10 floors in hotel
From$200
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Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana in Dubai
+1-800-805-5223
Baniyas Rd. Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$60
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Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana
+1-888-965-1860
Baniyas St. Deira, Dubai, 4080 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$67
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Cityking Hotel in Dubai
+1-888-788-5576
Deira Dubai Near Baniyas Metro Station, Dubai, 29562 United Arab Emirates
  • Cheap property
From$60
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Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square
+1-888-897-9207
Baniyas Sq. 14th Rd. Diera, Dubai, 33178 United Arab Emirates
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 8 floors in property
From$60
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Best Western Plus Pearl Creek
+1-888-311-4278
90 Baniyas Rd., Dubai, 83163 United Arab Emirates
  • High-end Lake property
  • Hotel has 17 floors
From$79
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Best Western Plus Pearl Creek in Dubai
+1-888-469-4795
90 Baniyas Rd., Dubai, 83163 United Arab Emirates
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 15 floors in hotel
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5 Review Score Call BookMore Details
JW Marriott Hotel Marina : P.o. Box: 32923
+1-888-734-9421
P.o. Box: 32923, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Airport shuttle provided
From$125
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Raffles Dubai
+1-888-841-5292
13th St. Sheikh Rashed Rd. Wafi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness center on property
From$230
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One&Only The Palm
+1-888-455-5160
West Crescent Palm Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious 5-star property
From$150
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Super 8 by Wyndham Dubai Deira
+1-888-965-8297
Maryam Plaza 1, Dubai, 119303 United Arab Emirates
  • Cheap hotel
From$60
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Wyndham Dubai Deira : Sherina Plaza 4
+1-888-906-6358
Sherina Plaza 4, Dubai, 119303 United Arab Emirates
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 290 rooms in property
From$80
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Ramada by Wyndham Dubai Deira - Dubai
+1-888-749-6785
155 Salahudin Rd. Deira Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Expensive Airport hotel
  • Hotel has 15 suites
From$82
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Samaya Hotel Deira - Dubai
+1-888-878-9982
Riggat Al Butten, Dubai, 971 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 36 suites
From$100
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Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers - Dubai
+1-888-389-4485
Baniyas St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Luxury Five Star Airport property
  • 5 conference rooms in property
From$100
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Sun & Sands Downtown Hotel : Al Rigga Rd. Diera 18 20
+1-888-389-4121
Al Rigga Rd. Diera 18 20, Diera, 187168 United Arab Emirates ~0.81 miles east of Dubai
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
From$80
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Copthorne Hotel Dubai in Dubai
+1-888-675-2083
Deira Port Saeed, Dubai, 119311 United Arab Emirates
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 102 suites in hotel
From$120
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Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa
+1-800-716-8490
Al Fahidi St., Dubai, 46500 United Arab Emirates
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 1400
From$66
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Hues Boutique Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
Al Khaleej Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • High end Downtown property
  • 103 rooms in property
From$180
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Aloft Dubai Creek : Baniyas Rd. Deira
+1-888-965-1860
Baniyas Rd. Deira, Dubai, 22533 United Arab Emirates
  • High end Downtown property
  • Hotel has 25 suites
From$27
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Golden Sands-Dubai Creek - Dubai
+1-888-788-5576
Baniyas Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • High end property
From$125
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Ibis Al Rigga
+1-888-897-9207
Al Rigga Rd. Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 9 floors in property
From$80
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Holiday International Hotel in Dubai
+1-888-311-4278
Al Hamriya Khaleed Bin Waleed, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$70
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Howard Johnson Plaza by Wyndham Dubai Deira
+1-888-469-4795
26 B St. Al Rigga Deira, Dubai, 128455 United Arab Emirates
  • 4-star Airport property
  • Fitness + Health Center
From$60
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Ramee Guestline Hotel : Al Rigga St. Deira
+1-888-734-9421
Al Rigga St. Deira, Dubai, 26816 United Arab Emirates
  • Two star Downtown property
  • 95 rooms in hotel
From$225
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Majestic Premier Hotel - Dubai
+1-888-841-5292
Khalid Bin Walid St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • 4 star Downtown hotel
  • 125 rooms in hotel
From$70
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Jood Palace Hotel Dubai
+1-888-455-5160
Al Riqqa St., Dubai, 42211 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxury 5-star hotel
From$100
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Howard Johnson by Wyndham Bur Dubai in Dubai
+1-888-965-8297
Khalid Bin Waleed Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Affordable Downtown property
  • Check in time: 1400
From$80
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Avani Deira Dubai Hotel
+1-888-906-6358
Abu Baker Al Siddque & Sallahuddin Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Luxurious 5 Star Airport hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$111
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Grand Excelsior Hotel Deira in Dubai
+1-888-749-6785
Al Muteena St. Dibao, Dubai, 5772 United Arab Emirates
  • 4 star property
From$60
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Hyatt Regency Dubai
+1-888-878-9982
Deira Corniche Alkhaleej Rd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 414 rooms
From$100
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The George Hotel by Saffron Dubai Creek in Dubai
+1-888-389-4485
Al Ras P O Box 3944, Dubai, 20715 United Arab Emirates
  • Three Star property
  • 140 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$32
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Versailles by Raviz Hotel in Dubai
+1-888-389-4121
15th St. Al Rigga Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 85 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$33
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FLORIDA CITY HOTEL APARTMENTS - Deira
+1-888-675-2083
Baniyas Sq., Deira, 49530 United Arab Emirates ~0.18 miles southwest of Dubai
  • 3 star Airport property
  • 90 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$68
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Carlton Tower Hotel : Baniyas St.
+1-800-716-8490
Baniyas St., Dubai, 1955 United Arab Emirates
  • 4 star Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$64
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J5 Hotels - Port Saeed
+1-800-805-5223
Al Garhoud Rd. Deira, Dubai, 33871 United Arab Emirates
  • Affordable hotel
  • 134 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$57
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Fortune Hotel Deira - Dubai
+1-888-965-1860
Deira Dubai, Dubai, 49185 United Arab Emirates
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
From$36
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Ramada by Wyndham Dubai Deira
+1-888-788-5576
155 Salahudin Rd. Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Four star Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 02:00pm
From$75
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Grand Astoria Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
Al Fahidi St. Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai, 457 United Arab Emirates ~0.94 miles southwest of Dubai
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • 95 rooms in hotel
From$49
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Flora Grand Hotel - Dubai
+1-888-311-4278
Near Al Rigga Metro Station, Dubai, 120328 United Arab Emirates
  • Four-star hotel
  • 3 conference rooms in property
From$120
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Auris Hotel Apartments Deira
+1-888-469-4795
Al Rigga Rd., Dubai, 390677 United Arab Emirates
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
From$80
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Raviz Center Point
+1-888-734-9421
Plot 3171030 Khalid Bin Waleed St. Bur Dubai, Dubai, 33382 United Arab Emirates
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 1400
From$45
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City Stay Premium Hotel Apartment
+1-888-841-5292
P. O. Box 6267 10 Naif Near Naser Sq. Walki, Deira Dubai, 6267 United Arab Emirates ~0.37 miles north of Dubai
  • Midscale hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$99
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Novotel Cairo 6th of October
+1-888-455-5160
26 July Axis Behind Dar El Fouad Hospital Giza G, Cairo, 127627 Egypt ~0.68 miles east of Dubai
  • Expensive hotel
From$75
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Tryp by Wyndham Dubai
+1-888-965-8297
Al Saef 1 St., Dubai, 215373 United Arab Emirates
  • Affordable hotel
From$80
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Ramada Deira - Dubai
+1-888-906-6358
Salahudin Rd. Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Midscale hotel
From$80
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BW Premier M Four Hotel : 1 42a St. Al Rigga Deira
+1-888-749-6785
1 42a St. Al Rigga Deira, Dubai, 206540 United Arab Emirates
  • Luxury Five Star property
  • 9 floors in hotel
From$150
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Edge Creekside Hotel : 4th St. Riggat Al Buteen
+1-888-878-9982
4th St. Riggat Al Buteen, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
From$68
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Dubai Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Dubai, United Arab Emirates discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Dubai hotel for each day and each star rating category.

When to Visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The decision of when to visit Dubai depends on your tolerance for warm or hot temperatures. The prime time to experience moderate temperatures in the mid-70- to mid-80-degree range is from November to March. Clear skies and ideal conditions make these months the peak tourist season. Expect crowds, an increase in hotel rates, and the possibility of limited accommodations. Book several months in advance to guarantee a room. During the summer, even the staunchest sun lover can experience problems with temperatures from the 90s to above 100 degrees. This is considered the off-season, so the crowds of tourists will have thinned, prices may be lower, and room availability is not an issue, but outdoor activities need to be limited due to the high temperatures and excessively high humidity, which can reach 90 percent.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates:

seasonality of hotel rates in Dubai

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Analyze these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective time period to book in Dubai for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4 Star Average Prices: $89.95

The five-star Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana offers luxury blended with comfort and convenience. Select from several types of accommodations to fit your needs, from a classic twin or king room to deluxe, premium, and club twin or king rooms and suites. Rooms are bright and airy with scenic views, and feature modern furniture, plush bedding, desk, sofa, and TV with satellite programming. An outdoor and a children's pool keep everyone refreshed, and the full-service spa provides massages, facials, and body treatments. The health club is fully equipped for an in-depth workout, or you can unwind in the steam room. Babysitting, childcare, and wireless Internet are available for a fee. For your dining pleasure, the hotel has three restaurants and 24-hour room service. Gift shops are on-site, and a complimentary shuttle is available for local transport.

Raffles Dubai is centrally located and just minutes from shopping, entertainment and attractions, and approximately 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Guests can choose between opulent guest rooms or suites featuring private balconies, spacious living and working areas, and a dressing room. Guests are pampered upon arrival with a welcoming fruit basket and cold towels to help cool down. Each room is richly decorated in elegant Middle East and Far East furnishings and accessories. An espresso machine, tea set, daily newspaper, turn down service, water, and wireless high-speed Internet add to guest comfort.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Dubai

Affordable Hotel Options in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3 Star Average Prices: $81.54

Rihab Rotana features classic rooms and suites that cater to each guest's complete comfort. Rooms are tastefully decorated and feature kitchen facilities, microwave, mini bar, safe, and coffee- and tea-making options. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant or relax in the quiet of their room, with room service around the clock. For convenience, the hotel provides laundry services, laundry valet service, concierge, baggage storage, conference and business center, and Internet access. Relaxing is part of any vacation, and at Rihab Rotana, a sparkling outdoor pool offers an oasis for relaxing.

BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana – Dubai offers a peaceful respite while staying in a busy area of the city. The hotel is just one part of the exciting BurJuman Centre complex, which features restaurants, cafes, upscale boutiques, and offices. Guests are just a few steps from the BurJuman metro station and a short drive from the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Dubai International Airport. Each non-smoking room is meticulously decorated in warm hues and modern furnishings and features kitchen facilities, refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, and wireless Internet. For leisure time, there's the fitness and health center, outdoor pool, and spa tub. Reviews by guests include statements such as “outstanding,” “good place,” and “the best so far,” which lets you know the hotel is a good choice for leisure and business travelers.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Dubai

2 Star Average Prices: $78.64

2 Star Hotel Prices in Dubai

Best Discounts in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For groups interested in five-star luxury at discounted prices, Atlantis The Palm is one of Dubai's premier destinations. Its opulent elegance and attention to customer satisfaction, from the superb service to the richly decorated suites and guest rooms with views of the Arabian Gulf, ensure that guests experience a memorable vacation or business stay. For an experience like no other, consider taking a tour of the underwater Lost Chambers for an up-close view of marine life. The hotel features 1539 rooms situated on 22 floors with outstanding facilities for groups, such as the expansive state-of-the-art banquet and conferencing wing. There is also the Atlantis Ballroom, which can accommodate 2,500 people, plus board rooms, pre-function area, dedicated entrance, the Royal Palm Terrace, and the outside Palm Grove function area. A few of the additional amenities for guests include an outdoor pool, on-site fitness center, spa, and sauna, and a tennis court. With a restaurant, hair dresser, shopping, ATM, and car rental available, guests have access to everything needed for an exceptional stay in one convenient location. Atlantis The Palm is approximately 45 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport. Groups staying at the hotel have averaged group discounts of 32.4 percent and a rating for the overall experience of 8.8 out of 10.

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is a towering property with 72 floors providing exceptional views. When staying at a Marriott hotel, guests age 62 and older receive Marriott's Senior Discount of 15 percent or more. This eco-friendly hotel offers king and double deluxe and executive rooms and suites, which may include breakfast, separate living room, coffee maker, and wired Internet. Comments from guests such as “excellent service,” “superb staff,” “nice view,” “dined in the main restaurant which offered a fantastic array of food,” “nice locality,” and “quiet rooms and good room service” are a few examples of why guests recommend the Marriott Marquis Dubai.

Best Value Options Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers is conveniently located near Al Ghurair Centre and BurJuman Mall, for all your shopping needs. Well-appointed single, deluxe, king, club, and junior rooms and suites offer an array of amenities. In each room, complimentary wireless and wired Internet, LED television with satellite programming, and a minibar will keep you refreshed and entertained. In-room phones keep you connected, and a safe provides added security. At the end of the day, deep soaking bathtubs and invigorating rainfall showerheads promise a good night's sleep on plush bedding with pristine linens. To help make your stay all it should be, the hotel features an outdoor pool with poolside bar, fitness center, sauna, and a 24-hour business center. You'll have your choice of delectable entrees and beverages from one of the five restaurants and bars, or dine in your room using the hotel's 24-hour room service. For a fee, you can schedule transport from the airport upon arrival.

The five-star Movenpick Hotel IBN Battuta Gate – Dubai offers luxury at reasonable prices with its selection of classic and premium twin or king rooms, club rooms, and suites. Spacious rooms are highlighted with elegant décor and upscale furnishings and accessories, and feature minibars, satellite programming on LCD TVs, complimentary toiletries, bidets, phones, safes, and complimentary wireless and wired Internet access. Additional amenities include the hotel's private beach, outdoor pool with sun loungers, a full-service spa, and health club. In the evening, enjoy entertainment at the nightclub after dining at one of the eight restaurants. Room service is available 24 hours, and a complimentary shuttle is available for trips to the beach or area shopping venues.

Things to Do in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

When visiting Dubai, the breathtaking architecture of the city is a visual delight of its own. A must for any traveler is a visit to Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world. From its observation deck on the 124th floor, experience sweeping views of Dubai and the surrounding area. Dubai is also known for its sun-drenched beaches. For more water attractions, there's Wild Wadi Water Park, Aquaventure, and swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, located in The Dubai Mall, is a fun get-away among the denizens of the deep, or visit the ground- and tree-dwelling inhabitants of the Dubai Zoo. If the greens are calling, tee off at the championship course at Montgomerie Golf Club. There are plenty of shopping venues, or plan a cool visit to Ski Dubai located in the Mall of Emirates for a little indoor skiing and snowboarding. Whatever your choice of adventure, you'll find it in Dubai.

Dubai is a focal point for business and vacation travelers interested in exceptional weather, quality service, and a variety of accommodations. Whether you prefer a high-end, luxury hotel or a moderately priced room or suite, Dubai can suit every preference while offering an array of amenities, from senior discounts and play areas for children to impressive conference facilities and complimentary shuttle service.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates summarized

Surrounded by sand dunes, mountains and enigmatic deserts, Dubai rises as a sophisticated trendsetter among the Arab nations, and across the globe. Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, stands as a testament to the city's wealth. Dubai also boasts of having the only 7-star hotel in the hospitality industry with its magnificent Burj Al Arab. There are many ways to immerse yourself in the unique allure of this desert city. Weave through market stalls to find jewelry, carvings, silk and other interesting buys from the Arabian peninsula. Dubai is also filled with beautiful mosques that are an integral part of local culture. One of the biggest is Jumeirah Mosque made from stone and designed with modern Islamic elements. Dubai's shopping options are the veritable cure when undergoing retail therapy. More importantly, the city is a duty-free shopping paradise, which bodes well for spending time inside the shopping malls. As for leisure activities, join a safari tour up and down the sand dunes or cool off with a relaxing time at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

"I want Dubai to be a place where everybody from all over the world meets each other, don't think of fighting or hate, just love it, enjoy their sport, and that's it."
Famous Arabic author and philanthropist Mohammad Maktoum wrote this of one of his muses “ the city of Dubai. There's not an ounce of overstatement in the quote presented above, for Dubai is probably the only city in the world, except New York City, that can call itself truly global and truly special.

Dubai is not an ordinary city by any definition of the word. It is a city that wasn't there on the map forty years ago. What used to be vast expanses of barren sand dunes and wandering caravans of heat-struck traders is now a megapolis that features the world's tallest building, the best hotel in the world, the most awe-inspiriting examples of modern engineering and most ambitious city planning exercises every thought up. 

The moment one enters this city of concrete megalomania, one thing is pretty clear “ it is an oasis in the midst of unending stretches of Arabic desert. It certainly has some tranquillity about it, but it doesn't last for long. The nightlife in Dubai is as vivacious and as lively as it can get in Amsterdam or London and its global cuisine serving posh restaurants are as equipped as Paris and Marseilles. 

If you are visiting Dubai, one thing you would probably (and rightly so!) be concerned about is accommodation. So, this post should help those who wish to learn a few tips for their upcoming stay in this city of magic!

Spend Less, Stay in Style 

One of the best things about Dubai is that, despite being a mega-city with lavish infrastructure, it offers a number of affordable accommodation options for its visitors. 

Cheap hotels in Dubai, however, are not really cheap in comparison with other cities of the region. This is perhaps due to the fact that most of the economy of the modern city of Dubai is based on tourism and sightseeing. That said, a few hotels in Dubai still offer old fashioned and no frills accommodation to travelers who are willing to adjust a little bit in order to make their trip economical. 

Among such Dubai hotels of moderate pricing structure, Marina View Hotel is perhaps the best known to travelers on account of its perfect location from the city center. Similarly, Hotel Asiana offers a very comfortable yet economical stay, especially for those who are in Dubai for work or business. Icon Hotel Apartments is a service apartment establishment providing a neat and clean stay for visitors. 

The Real Deal of Dubai

The real deal of Dubai lies in a variety of luxury hotel and resort establishments that swarm its skyline at night. The whole idea is enough to make tourists wonder if the city is popular for its sights or for its hotel business. 

The unavoidable mention when the discussion ensues about luxurious Dubai hotels is that of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. The hotel is as royal and as extravagant as the Palace of Versailles. Featured in countless movies and shows, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has really become an identity of Dubai. But if you wish to stay here even for a night, be prepared to shell out some serious wad of cash. 

Palazzo Versace Dubai is another entry in the list of posh hotels in Dubai. Located at a leisurely distance from all the activity, the hotel provides much needed solace to travelers. Similarly, Arabian Court and One and Only Royal Mirage, St Regis Dubai and The Palm pitch in with their shares of utterly enjoyable hospitality.

Things to Do in Dubai 

Dubai is a city of money. If money can buy pleasure, Dubai is the embodiment of it all. Burj Khalifa “ the tallest building in the world by some height “ is a permanent top fixture among all the things that tourists do or love to do in Dubai. The view that one is presented with from the top floor of the hotel is nothing short of mesmerizing. 

Dubai Fountain Show offers a great entertainment in the evening as the perfectly orchestrated dance of myriads of fountains soothes your very soul. Aquaventure Park in Dubai also attracts millions of travelers each year. Loaded with imaginative rides, it is a must-visit place if you have kids tagging along with you. 

The Palm Island in Dubai is another peculiar attraction that is a result of extreme engineering and indomitable ambition. 

Do's & Dont's of Sightseeing in Dubai

Prior to setting out on a sightseeing spree in Dubai, you must know that Dubai can be a sort of culture shock to some people. Some of the local rules and laws are completely in contrast with those observed in the western world, and it would do you good to get acquainted with them prior to arriving in Dubai. 

Also, while staying in Dubai, make it a point not to look for overly cheap hotels that offer unbelievably good deals, simply because if it is too good to be true “ it actually is! 

Language barrier can be a problem in some places. So, hiring a local guide-and-mediator can be greatly useful. In the same vein, it must be noted that local dressing codes are very much different to what tourists in the western world are accustomed to. This is true especially in case of women. Hence, adequate information must be sought regarding these points before setting off on a trip to Dubai! 

Local Transport in Dubai 

Being a world class city, Dubai features a great network of local transport facilities like local trains and buses. However, the geography of the region and widely scattered tourists places mean that you would be better off hiring a private car for the duration of your stay. Tourists should refrain from driving the cars themselves in Dubai because of strict traffic regulations. Hiring a qualified driver can, instead, be both cheap and convenient. 

FAQs about hotels in Dubai

What are the most favored hotels in Dubai?

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Swissotel Al Ghurair and Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Dubai?

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Swissotel Al Ghurair and Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek are the top 3 luxury hotels near Dubai city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Dubai?

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Swissotel Al Ghurair, and Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek are the properties closest to Dubai city center.

What are the best independent hotels in Dubai?

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana and Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Dubai?

JW Marriott Hotel Marina, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers and Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Dubai?

Best Western Plus Pearl Creek, Best Western Plus Pearl Creek and BW Premier M Four Hotel are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Dubai

Below are reviews of the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Food & Sites"
Score 4.0 / 5

City, sightseeing, food, mosques, etc.

Nasipkan K., from 21-Jan-2024
"SO MUCH to See & Explore!!!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots to see and explore. Need half a year or more to explore it as it keeps on moving to achieve the highest standards. It changes regularly to adapt the challenges of time.

Rodalyn E., from 11-Aug-2023
"Dubai is packed with everything luxurious in all areas!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Safety and cleanliness mostly everywhere. Mode of transport is highly accessible from Metro to trams & monorails. Dubai is packed with everything luxurious in all areas of services and tallest buildings, food , clothing , lots of discounts to almost anything. I love Burj Khalifa & Dancing Fountain, Museum of the Future , Palm Jumeirah, Expo2020, Global Village, Dubai Garden Glow , Miracle Garden , Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Emirates Mall, Kite Beach, hotels where I stayed Emirates Grand Hotel , Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Gevora Hotel and more , ample choices for food, taxi and accessibility of help are everywhere to ensure your maximum safety.

Rodalyn E., from 08-Aug-2023
"Very friendly staff and clean accommodation."
Score 4.0 / 5

Very friendly staff and clean accommodation.

Joyce S., from 18-Jun-2023
"The staff was friendly and welcoming. Hotel was very clean. Beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were cl"
Score 5.0 / 5

The staff was friendly and welcoming. Hotel was very clean. Beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were clean. Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa

Selva R., from 31-Mar-2023
"Very Clean"
Score 5.0 / 5

Very clean!

Celine U., from 14-Feb-2023
"Very Clean Hotel"
Score 4.0 / 5

Very clean hotel.

Celine U., from 14-Feb-2023
"The metro and mall area is within walking distance."
Score 4.0 / 5

The metro and mall area is within walking distance. I felt safe walking even at night alone. Dubai gives one a good since of security and moral standard.

Joy W., from 05-Jul-2022
"Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa."
Score 5.0 / 5

Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa.

Blessing A., from 11-Jun-2022
"Near Attractions"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything was near to see lights; Dubai mall.

Murtaza H., from 24-Feb-2022
"Vibrant & Safe Atmosphere"
Score 5.0 / 5

There's a safe and vibrant atmosphere here.

Ari S., from 11-Nov-2021
"All beautiful."
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved all hotel, kind staff, clean rooms. All beautiful.

Raul B., from 05-Apr-2021
"Nice"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city was very clean, friendly, and very safe to travel around. Also it was very easy to get around the city, as local transportation was very reasonable.

Kevin R., from 20-Dec-2019
"Great city for reunions!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Ndidi O., from 09-Oct-2019
"Lovely Dubai!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Dubai is such an interesting city, that mix of old and new.

Sinead M., from 02-Aug-2019
"Great Staff!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Dubai is man made art. Dubai tourism is very nice.

Abhiram B., from 09-Dec-2017
"Everything!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Everything, the shopping, the boat trip around the Palm, the visit to the Barj Khalifa. The friendliness of all the people we met.

Suzanne L., from 16-May-2017
"Definitely staying here again!"
Score 5.0 / 5

It's magical!

Jaquay Y., from 18-Apr-2017
"Meetings in Dubai"
Score 5.0 / 5

Dubai is easily accessible by transportations not only in the popular areas but everywhere as there is no major city centre. Every neighbourhood has its particularity. There is a wide choice of hotels available that cater to any budget and specific needs. Whatever the location, people feel safe and comfortable with always a minimum standard such as swimming pool and meeting space. During the Ramadan period, prices are reduced due to a lower demand as well as in summer time when local people leave the city to a less hot destination.

Syrine B., from 29-Jun-2015
The average traveler rating of the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews
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