Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Dubai

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Dubai as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel, Dubai

Reccomended by:

Fodors, CNN, Telegraph

4.6
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Resort Jumeirah Al Qasr Madinat, Dubai

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.6
286 euro 254 gbp 354 usd 37524 jpy 276 cad 276 aud 2771 hkd 467 sgd 332 chf 2247 cny 2920 sek 2138 dkk 2757 nok

Rove Downtown Hotel, Dubai

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.5
93 euro 82 gbp 115 usd 12190 jpy 89 cad 89 aud 900 hkd 151 sgd 108 chf 730 cny 948 sek 694 dkk 895 nok

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.7
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Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Reccomended by:

CNN, Telegraph

4.5
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Hotel Palace Downtown, Dubai

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.5
286 euro 254 gbp 354 usd 37524 jpy 276 cad 276 aud 2771 hkd 467 sgd 332 chf 2247 cny 2920 sek 2138 dkk 2757 nok

XVA Art Hotel, Dubai

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.4
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Waldorf-Astoria Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.5
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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Resort, Dubai

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler

4.6
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Hotel Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Dubai

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.4
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Orient Guest House, Dubai

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.1
82 euro 73 gbp 102 usd 10812 jpy 79 cad 79 aud 798 hkd 134 sgd 95 chf 647 cny 841 sek 616 dkk 794 nok

Aparthotel Adagio Premium Al Barsha, Dubai

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.4
119 euro 105 gbp 147 usd 15582 jpy 114 cad 114 aud 1151 hkd 194 sgd 138 chf 933 cny 1212 sek 887 dkk 1145 nok

Resort One&Only The Palm, Dubai

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.7
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FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Dubai?

Dubai is an emirate and a city in the United Arab Emirates famous for its ultramodern architecture, shopping complexes, and vibrant nightlife. The city is the home to Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower with a length of 830 meters, as well as Dubai Fountain. Some of the best neighborhoods of Dubai are:

Al Quoz
Al Quoz is a hip neighborhood that is home to urbane locals and visitors. It is an area where the arts and music community collaborate for exhibitions, concerts and Good Vibes market. The neighborhood has chic cafés such as RAW Coffee Company and Tom & Serg.

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a neighborhood that is renowned as a finance and commercial hub in the city. DIFC also has various art galleries that encourages art scene in the city. Furthermore, the neighborhood also has some stylish restaurants in the city.

Deira
Deira is among the oldest neighborhoods in the city and it is different from the other neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood also has Spice Souks, Gold Souks, Bastakiya, and Dubai Museum.

Dubai Design District
Dubai Design District is a neighborhood that is about arts, design, fashion, and all the things that are contemporary and creative. The neighborhood hosts pop-up exhibitions as well as concerts and fashion shows. In this neighborhood, it is not uncommon to find people grabbing some coffee, going to meeting, checking out latest design and fashion scene.

Jumeirah Lake Towers
Jumeirah Lake Towers is a chilled out and cool neighborhood that has exceptional food outlets that offers unique ethnic foods. It is also an area with offices and skyscrapers.

Also check out our travel guide about the best areas to stay in Dubai.

What is the best budget hotel in Dubai?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Dubai, then book Orient Guest House. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best luxury hotel in Dubai?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Dubai, then go for Resort One&Only The Palm. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

Which Dubai hotels serve great breakfast?

Try Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates or Hotel Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach if you're looking for a delicious breakfast. Both Dubai hotels have excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

How much does it cost to stay in a Dubai hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $60 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $100 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Dubai hotel then you can expect to pay around $250 per night.

Which Dubai hotel offers great views of the fountains?

If you're looking for a room with a view, then try the Hotel Palace Downtown, it offers some amazing views of fountains in Dubai.

Which Dubai hotel has a great swimming pool?

Looking for a dive in a nice swimming pool? Try Resort One&Only The Palm or the One&Only Royal Mirage Hotel, both have excellent reviews for their swimming pools.

What are the best things to do in Dubai?

Dubai Red Dune Desert Safari: Camel Ride, Sandboarding & BBQ. Take a dune drive across the red sands outside Dubai while exploring the desert by 4WD vehicle. You’ll experience the thrill of dune bashing, sandboarding, and a camel ride. Price: $41.

Dubai Burj Khalifa: Level 124 & 125. Witness unforgettable, panoramic views over Dubai from the observation deck of the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Let your jaw hit the floor as you are elevated up 125 floors to fantastic 360-degree views over the Arabian Gulf. Price: $30.

Dubai Guided Sightseeing Boat Tours. Step aboard your high-speed craft at Dubai Marina, and hold the rails as your skipper opens the throttle and speeds you over the waves. Whizz around the man-made archipelago of Palm Jumeirah. Price: $43.

More things to do in Dubai

About Dubai

Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and as well as being the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is a global city and a business hub of the Middle East; it is a major transport hub for both passengers and cargo.

Dubai used to be famous for its oil revenue, but the city has diversified into more sectors ranging from tourism, aviation, real estate and financial services. The city is popular worldwide for its large construction projects and sports events; the Burj Khalifa particularly the most popular in the city, it is the tallest building in the world.

Dubai has a very robust hospitality industry with several five-star hotels and resorts located in the city. The city also has a rich and large collection of buildings with various architectural designs and styles. Much modern interpretation of Islamic architecture is found in the city which is becoming more popular worldwide.

The city has a magnificent skyline with several skyscrapers and high-rise buildings located in the city. Dubai is home to the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. The luxury hotel is only one of the numerous grandiose hospitality centers scattered throughout the city.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Dubai. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Dubai, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Abu Dhabi or luxury hotels in Mumbai.