Dubai offers a wide range of hotels for your stay. Among the most extravagant we can name the Atlantis The Palm hotel on the artificial island of Palm Jumeirah or the Burj Al Arab hotel, a seven-star hotel on its own private island on the Jumeirah beach. Whether you visit Dubai for a few hours, days or weeks, you can find hotels for all budget and all needs.
From budget hotel, two/three-stars, to luxury seven-star hotels, Dubai offers many accomodation options to match all budgets. If you travel during certain periods of the year (July and August), where prices are reduced and when temperatures are very high, you will definitely get good deals for hotels in Dubai. It is important to know that you can only share a room with opposite sex partner if ypu are married (except for families). If necessary, you may need to book 2 rooms.
For a stopover in Dubai, there are also many options for airport hotels or nearby hotels.
The cheapest hotels are mostly located in Deira district, the old town. However they could be the oldest hotels in Dubai as well. So make sure you have enough information or local friends recommendations before making a reservation at any hotels in Deira.
The districts of JBR, Marina and Dubai Downtown offer all modern and chic hotels in Dubai. Of course prices would be higher than those in Deira but you will have less surprise regarding rooms conditions.
Other economic options such as Easy Hotel of Jebel Ali and many Ibis hotels in the city offer a good value to the traveler who are simply looking for a bed to sleep without too much concern about the size of the room or additional services.
Beach hotels (CLICK HERE TO SEE HOTEL LIST)
The majority of the 20 hotels located along the 30 kms of coastline between Dubai downtown and Jebel Ali district are mostly 5 stars. These luxury establishments offer a wide range of services: swimming pools with sunken bars, private beachfront, fitness facilities, various recreational facilities and high end restaurants with terrace. Most hotels also offer shuttle services to shopping centers.
The Burj Al Arab of Jumeirah group is one of the most famous hotel. With its architecture imitating the shape of a traditional boat sail that dominates the skyline of Jumeirah Beach, it has becomes a true icon of Dubai. It has been voted as "Best Hotel in the World" many times.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel, in the shape of a wave and facing the Burj Al Arab, also includes a prestigious complex of 19 villas surrounded by gardens, the Beit Al Bahar, with private pools and Arabic-style furniture.
The hotel is also linked to the Madinat Jumeirah, Arabian style luxury and fully autonomous resort, with a Venetian atmosphere thanks to 35 km of waterways that abras (water taxis) use as a way of transport to send guests to restaurants, entertainment places and the resort own souk.
The Souk Madinat Jumeirah, loacted at the heart of the complex, creating a bazaar atmosphere with its 120 shops, 45 restaurants and craftman shops is one of the main features ofthe complex, open to both hotel residents and visitors.
The Madinat Jumeirah complex hosts everal villas and two boutique hotels: Mina A'Salam ("harbor of peace"), built around a harbor, with its floating restaurants accessible by 3 km of canals and waterways, and Al Qasr ("the Palace"), with its outdoor amphitheater, ideal for events and conferences but also to spend luxury holidays.
The Westin Dubai, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina and Atlantis, The Palm or Sofitel The Palm are also located on the Dubai waterfront.
City hotels (CLICK HERE TO SEE HOTEL LIST)
One of the advantages to stay in city hotels is that travellers can enjoy both city and beach. The city hotels are located only 15-20 minutes from the airport, close to commercial areas and only 20mins away from the Jumeirah Beach.
In Dubai Downtown, the accommodation is very diverse and international hotel groups share the space with local brands, including Ramada, Marriott, Accor, Radisson, Renaissance, InterContinental Hotels Group, Fairmont, Southern Sun, Taj Palace, Millennium, Moevenpick, Shangri-La, Sheraton and Starwood.
Located in the heart of the city, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel is located near the Emirates Shopping Boulevard. It also houses an italian restaurant Vu's, on the 50th floor, and is currently the tallest hotel restaurant in the Middle East.
The Dusit Thani Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, 10 minutes away from the beach and close to World Trade Center, is characterized by its backwards Y-shape.
Being part of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Ibis hotels and Novotel World Trade Centre are quite well-known among both business travelers and tourists.
The interior of the rooms at the boutique hotel Hilton Dubai Creek offers a view overlooking the bustling dhow loading area. Verre, the restaurant of Gordon Ramsay, a three Michelin star chef, is also located in this hotel.
The Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers has one of the best location in Deira, just next to Dubai Creek and within walking distance from many shops.
Hyatt Regency Dubai, close to the Gold Souk has the only revolving restaurant in Dubai with spectacular views of the blue Gulf waters, the Creek and the city. Hyatt Hotels & Resorts also operates 225 rooms at the 5-star Park Hyatt located near the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club and the Grand Hyatt.