Where to stay in Dubai: areas and best cheap or luxury hotels to sleep in

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If you are organizing a trip or vacation to the United Arab Emirates and think that sleeping in Dubai is the stuff of the rich, you are completely wrong. The hotel offer in Dubai is very wide, ranging from most luxurious hotels in the world such as the Burj Al Arab, the only 7-star hotel in the world, a economic solutions for low cost travel and holidays, with double rooms from 40 € per night.


This complete guide aims to reveal what the best areas to stay in Dubai, but also for each zone or district which are the best accommodation or hotel to sleep in to organize and spend a wonderful holiday in the new New York of the new millennium, both for those who aim at the attractions of the city, and for those who prefer a beach holiday.


Why go on vacation to Dubai?

Dubai is the capital of the state of the same name, one of the seven that make up the United Arab Emirates. The city of Dubai is one of the ten most popular tourist destinations in the world and offers many attractions unique and spectacular, beautiful beaches, large shopping centers, an interesting historical area with monuments and historical buildings of great interest, and natural spaces of great charm. All this attracts millions of tourists every year.

È a modern and cosmopolitan city capital of the good life, opulence and opportunities. Dubai has grown rapidly, quickly gaining a place among the world's great economic capitals. Dubai will surely give you one unique and unforgettable holiday, Made of lots of fun and new experiences.


Best areas to stay in Dubai

The city of Dubai is divided by Dubai Creek, a channel of sea water that crosses it and divides it into 2 parts. On his right bank (eastern) there are the following 4 districts of: Jumeirah, Deira, Jumeirah, Mirdiff and Al Bastakiya, while on the left bank (western) 2 districts: Satwa and Bur Dubai.


Le cheaper areas where to stay in Dubai are Deira on the right bank and Bur Dubai on the left bank, separated by Dubai Creek. Instead if you want central and luxurious areas, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah are the right choice.

Map of the best areas to stay in Dubai

Downtown Dubai: the best area to sleep

Downtown Dubai is the best area to sleep in Dubai, the most touristic one, but also one of the most expensive. In the area they are present important attractions such as the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the Dubai Fountain and the Dubai Mall.

È the liveliest area and offers a wide gastronomic offer. The area is easily connected with the Dubai Metro Line. It is quite difficult to find a hotel for less than 100 € a night, most of them are luxury hotel.

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Best hotels in Downtown Dubai

DAMAC House Mall Street - average rate for double room 130 euros


Ramada Downtown Dubai - average rate for double room 150 euros

Damac Maison Royale the Distinction - average rate for double room 170 euros

Manzil Downtown - average rate for double room 220 euros

Address Dubai Mall - average rate for a double room 340 euros

Address Downtown - average rate for a double room 440 euros

Deira: sleep near the airport and cheap hotels

Deira is the area where they are located hotels with the best value for money and one of the liveliest areas of the city. It is the true historical center of the city, where once the commercial exchanges took place. A short distance away are the souks, shopping malls and Dubai Creek. L'Dubai International Airport it is quite close and well connected with the hotels in the area.


It is a interesting area to stay, in addition to the cheap hotel rates and proximity to the airport, it allows you to be close to a metro station, but above all to breathe and live you will see it Dubai, the fascinating one that contrasts old and new, such as historic buildings with new commercial buildings.

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Best hotel in the Deira area

Emirates Hotel - average rate for double room 20 euros

Gold Plaza Guest House - average rate for double room 20 euros


Royalton Hotel - average rate for double room 25 euros

Landmark Plaza Hotel - average rate for double room 40 euros

Delmon Boutique Hotel - average rate for double room 40 euros

Grand Central Hotel - average rate for double room 45 euros

Best Western Plus Pearl - average rate for double room 50 euros

Bur Dubai: centrally located sleeping and cheap hotels

Bur Dubai is also one economic zone to sleep in Dubai. It is located on the opposite side of Deira with which it is connected with the traditional “abra” boats that cross the Dubai Creek. Its main attractions are the historic district of Al Bastakiya, the Dubai Museum, the Grand Mosque and its souk.

there your pstrategic position allows you to reach some of the main places in Dubai in just a few minutes. One of its main tourist attractions is it historic district of Al Bastakiya with its characteristic floating restaurants.


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Best hotels in the Bur Dubai area

Panorama Grand Hotel - average rate for double room 25 euros

Grand Nova Hotel - average rate for a double room 25 euros

Sea View Hotel Dubai - average rate for double room 35 euros

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments - average rate for double room 45 euros

Zabeel House MINI Al Seef by Jumeirah - average rate for double room 50 euros

Dunes Hotel Apartments Oud Metha - average rate for double room 60 euros

Palazzo Versace Dubai - average rate for double room 240 euros

Dubai Marina: for the nightlife

Dubai Marina is one of the newest and liveliest areas of Dubai, and also the most luxurious. On the seafront, the Dubai Marina Walk, it is very pleasant to walk and have dinner. Among its attractions the largest marina of the world and the Dubai Marina Mall, a huge and luxurious shopping mall.

One of the great advantages of this area is that it is located a few steps from the beach and has shops, restaurants and everything you need for a dream vacation. It's a very welcoming neighborhood, full of modern buildings, with a large number of skyscrapers, shopping malls and a very wide offer of luxury apartments and hotels.

Among disadvantages of this area, in addition to high rates for housing, the distance from the city center and the airport and little availability of public transport which almost always leads to the use of taxis for travel.

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Best hotels in Dubai Marina

Pearl Marina Hotel Apartment - average rate for double room 64 euros

Wyndham Dubai Marina - average rate for double room 85 euros

City Premiere Marina Hotel Apartments - average rate for double room 100 euros

Nuran Marina - average rate for double room 125 euros

Barceló Residences Dubai Marina - average rate for double room 150 euros

Grosvenor House Hotel and Apartments - average rate for double room 250 euros

Jumeirah: for lovers of sun, beaches, sea and luxury

If you want to enjoy the beaches and the sea of Dubai, Jumeirah Beach is the best area, but also the most expensive. Here arise some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, including the luxurious Burj Al Arab, the only 7-saddle hotel in the world.

It is a very touristic area, with over 20 km of beaches. Among its attractions there is Madinat de Jumeirah, a large spectacular tourist complex that houses hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, beaches, water parks and various attractions.

Most of the hotel facilities are luxury hotels and resorts, therefore the rates are quite high. If you want to impress your sweetheart with one romantic dream vacation, this area is perfect, especially if it is for a honeymoon.

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Best hotels in the Jumeirah Beach area

Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection - average rate for double room 190 euros

Rixos Premium Dubai JBR - average rate for double room 210 euros

Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach - average rate for double room 225 euros

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah - average rate for double room 245 euros

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai - average rate for double room 260 euros

Palm Jumeirah - for honeymooners and romantic trips

This artificial island in the shape of a palm tree, on the Jumeirah coast, is one of Dubai's great attractions. One of the main attractions is Aquaventure water park, located inside the famous Atlantis the Palm hotel. Sleeping here is quite expensive, but extremely pleasant.

All hotels offer a beautiful sea view, first class services and have a private beach equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. Definitely one of the best choices for those looking for a top holiday, in the best hotels in the world, a perfect area for honeymoons and romantic trips.

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Top hotels in Palm Jumeirah

Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai - average rate for double room 240 euros

Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - average rate for double room 270 euros

Fairmont The Palm - average rate for double room 280 euros

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah - average rate for double room 400 euros

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai - average rate for double room 450 euros

Apartments: for families with children and long holidays

Apartments have become a real alternative to hotels, especially for families or people who want to spend long stays in Dubai. The choice of an apartment is advisable for holiday periods longer than 7-10 days or for families even with very little children who want larger spaces.

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Hostels and Bed & Breakfasts: cheap holidays for young people

The hostels and bed & breakfasts are the cheapest solution to spend short or long holidays in the city of Dubai. Hostels are a better choice for young people and teenagers who want to have fun in this extraordinary megacity that never sleeps. Bed & Breakfasts are a good choice for both couples and young people who don't want to spend a lot on accommodation.

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How to get to Dubai

By plane

THEplane it is the only way to reach Dubai from Spain. There are direct flights to Dubai from the following airports: Madrid, Barcelona. Emirates connects Dubai to Madrid, Barcelona, ​​while Flydubai connects Dubai.

The city of Dubai matters two airports: Dubai International Airport, in the Deira district and the new Dubai-Al Maktum International Airport.

Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport is the largest airport in the Middle East, as well as being one of the best airports in the world in terms of infrastructure and services. It is the hub of the flag carrier of Dubai Emirates and the low cost company Flydubai.

Most flights land here. The cheapest and fastest way to reach the city are two subway lines, the cost of the ticket is about 5 AED (just over 1 euro) each way and takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the area.

Il taxi it is a convenient and quick choice to reach the hotel or the airport directly. It takes about 15-30 minutes depending on the distance and the cost ranges from 15 to 25 euros per car with a maximum of 4 people on board.

- bus, with lines 401 and 402, are the cheapest solution to reach the city, the cost of the ticket is 3 dirhams (less than 1 euro).

Dubai-Al Maktum International Airport

Dubai-Al Maktum International Airport was opened in 2013 and aims to become the largest airport in the world. At the moment they land there solo compagnie low cost like Wizz Air and flydubai, while Emirates will use this airport from 2025.

The airport is located about 60 km from the center of Dubai and about 110 km from Abu Dhabi. To reach the city you can use the bus lines F55 / F55A that connect the airport to the Ibn Batutta metro station (cost just over 1 euro) or the taxi, which costs from 25 to 23 euros.

Getting around

It's enough comfortable and easy to move around For the city of Dubai, Dubai's public transport system is probably the best in the Middle East. Generally speaking, the best way to get around is by meter for long distances and taxi for short distances. Since the city is very pleasant, tourists for short distances also prefer stroll on foot.

Le cheaper solutions to move are the bus and the two lines of the subway. The cost of the ticket for both buses and the subway for short distances is less than 1 euro. We recommend that you take out a pass for public transport if you want to use them often during your holiday.

Contrary to what you might think, use taxi to get around Dubai is not expensive, especially if you are using it for short distances. The cost for short trips is a few euros and if you use it in three or four people, the cost is about 1 euro per person.

A sistem monorail 5km takes passengers across the Palm Jumeirah to the Atlantis hotel. The cost is 15 dirhams for one way (4 euros) and 25 dirhams for a round trip (6 euros). More than a means of transport, it is an attraction to see the waterfront and the spectacular Palm Jumeirah from above.

When to visit Dubai

Il best time to visit Dubai is in winter, from December to March, when temperatures are not very high. This is also the most requested period and therefore the one with the higher rates, especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Also the spring andautunno they can be good times, the temperatures are not high and the prices are mid-season. Perhaps these intermediate seasons are the best time for those who do not want to spend a lot and do not find it too hot.

THEsummer for the high temperatures which can easily exceed 40 degrees is the low season, but also the cheaper period. Hotel rates are the lowest all year round. Air fares are also slightly lower than at other times of the year.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Photo from Istock
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