If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Dubai, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Dubai in July and August.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Dubai if you stay on a Friday. The opposite is true for, Tuesday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 17 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Dubai hotel.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Dubai found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $98, while the most expensive was $170.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Dubai for 15 days.
If you want to spend your trip along the water, look for hotels in the neighborhood of Jumeirah, such as the Holiday Inn Express Dubai - Jumeirah, which is a short walk from the ocean. When you stay in this area, you will have many nice beaches to choose from for relaxing and sunbathing.
Those that want to be just a short walk from numerous different dining options can select a hotel in the Bur Dubai neighborhood, as this part of the city is known for its authentic local eateries. The Goldstate Hotel is a comfortable option that is also only a 15-minute drive from Dubai Creek.
Business travelers may want to look for hotels in the neighborhood of Business Bay, as this is where you will find many of the city’s offices and conference centers. The Grand Millennium Business Bay is in the heart of this neighborhood and has both a sauna and swimming pool.
To do some shopping during your time in the area, select a hotel that is near the Dubai Mall, a large shopping center with numerous stores and boutiques to enjoy. There is the DAMAC Maison Dubai Mall Street which is right next to the mall and has a nice on-site spa.
Art enthusiasts may want to select a hotel in the neighborhood of Al Quoz, such as the Park Regis Boutique Hotel. This neighborhood is where you will find many local art galleries and museums, as well as stylish coffee shops.
If you want to splurge in Dubai, you’ll have plenty of choices. Consider a stay at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, a 7-star property that boasts the title of the world’s most luxurious hotel. The underwater suites at Atlantis The Palm, with aquariums in place of walls and ceilings, is another option for those looking for a luxury stay that provides breathtaking views of marine life direct from your bedroom.
There are plenty of luxury options in Dubai where you can enjoy a 5-star experience without worrying about cost. One idea is a hotel right in Jumeirah, at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai on the beachfront.
If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in Dubai, you’ll be able to find a wide range of options in both the downtown area and by the beach in the marina neighborhood, like the Suha Hotel Apartments by MONDO. Other reasonably priced options around Garhoud and Port Saeed are the Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport hotel and the Emirates Concorde Hotel & Suites, which offers amenities such as a spa, a gym and Turkish baths.
Most of the malls are located in downtown Dubai, but travelers wanting to experience some of the old-world history and culture the city has to offer can look to the neighborhoods along either side of Dubai Creek and the old city center. The Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights is an option in these neighborhoods close to Creek Park.
There are a few different options for getting around Dubai, but the city’s hop-on, hop-off bus service hits many of the major hotels, such as the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront. The Red Bus route travels past the Burj Khalifa and through the downtown area, as well as the marina neighborhood, where you can book a room in the InterContinental Dubai Marina hotel.