Best hotels & accommodations 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.

 

Our recommendations

Best cheap hotel in Dubai: FORM Hotel Dubai

Best boutique hotel in Dubai: Taj Dubai

Best luxury hotel in Dubai: Resort One&Only The Palm

Best hostel in Dubai: Dubai Beach Host

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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
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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
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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 FORM Hotel Dubai. 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. Also check out our list of the best cheap hotels in Dubai.

What is the best boutique hotel in Dubai?

You like some luxury but don't like the famous chain hotels. If you're looking for the best boutique hotel in Dubai, you should check out Taj Dubai. It's a very cool hotel that has been highly recommended by travelers and experts.
Also check out our list of the best boutique hotels in Dubai, it's a manually curated list of the most unique and romantic hotels in the city.

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. Also check out our list of the best luxury hotels in Dubai, it's a manually curated list of the most exclusive 5-star hotels in the city.

What is the best hostel in Dubai?

Looking for a good and affordable private room or cozy dorm in Dubai? Check out Dubai Beach Host. The hostel has been highly rated by backpackers. Also check out our list of the best hostels in Dubai.

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

Do you love bustling city life and a fast-paced environment? Do you want to see the world in a different light by exploring new cultures and traditions? Or do you simply want to travel somewhere exotic and exciting this year? If so, then pack your bags and get ready to explore one of the most fascinating cities in the Gulf region – Dubai! The capital of the UAE is not just an ordinary city, but a place that has transformed itself from a humble fishing village into one of the fastest-growing cities in the world within the last few decades. With its outstanding architecture, vibrant nightlife, mesmerizing beaches, jaw-dropping hotels, shopping centers, and many more attractions; Dubai is not just about skyscrapers but also about sandy beaches, man-made islands and historical sites.

Dubai is a tourist hotspot and has something for everyone. From the famous Burj Khalifa to Jumeirah Mosque, there are plenty of attractions to captivate your eyes and make your visit memorable. Dubai is also known as the shopping capital of the world with its world-class hotels, malls, and boutiques run by some of the best brands in fashion. You can shop all day long without even feeling tired! If you’re looking for an exciting beach destination, head to Dubai Marina or JBR to enjoy spectacular sunsets while sipping on coconut water. Or if you want adventure then climb the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa or take a tour in sand dunes. No matter what your interests are, you will find them in Dubai.

Dubai is a hot destination, with its year-round sunshine and the average temperature hovering around 29 °C. The best time to visit this amazing city would be during the winter season, when there are fewer tourists and the weather is cooler.

Dubai is known for its scorching hot weather throughout the year. However, if you want to experience the best of Dubai, then avoid visiting during the summer months (June-August) or during Ramadan. The best time to visit Dubai is in autumn (September-November). It’s a great time to visit as it coincides with the cooler temperatures and less humidity that occur during this season in Dubai. When you visit Dubai, apart from experiencing world-class shopping malls and luxurious hotels, don’t forget to explore other attractions like historical sites, museums, art galleries and more. You should also head out of town and explore some of the nearby desert dunes or go on a boat trip on one of Dubai’s many waterways. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!

Dubai is a city of many faces. With just one visit, you will never be able to capture the essence of this spectacular place. The most popular attraction in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, which is also the world’s tallest building and a symbol of Dubai’s economic success. Other attractions that you can visit include the Dubai Museum (a must-see for those who love history), Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Mosque, Palm Jumeirah Island, and many more.

Tourists can stay in any of the five-star hotels in Dubai, which are located all over the city. Most of these hotels are close to shopping malls, high-end restaurants and bars, beaches or golf courses, so you will never feel like you’re too far away from some sort of entertainment. Many of these hotels offer a wide range of facilities such as gyms, swimming pools and kids clubs. Some hotels also offer access to a private beach for their guests. If you’re traveling with your family, then it’s recommended that you stay in one of the many family-friendly hotels in Dubai. These resorts offer babysitting services, special rooms for kids and toys for their entertainment. Dubai is home to the world’s only 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. There are plenty of options to choose from when deciding on how to spend your vacation in Dubai!

Dubai is a hub of attractions. It is a city that has something for everyone and you will never get bored in this city because there are too many things to do. Whether you want to explore the beauty of ancient buildings, head out for a night on the town, or indulge in some retail therapy, Dubai can cater to your every need. Apart from these, there are also plenty of water sports activities such as jet-skiing, parasailing and diving that you can enjoy with your family and friends. In short, Dubai offers an amazing experience to its visitors.

To many people around the world, Dubai is synonymous with summer vacations. However, people also ask: “Is it safe for travelers?” The answer to this question is a resounding yes. Contrary to what many people think, Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world. Dubai has been ranked as the 5th safest city in the world by Mercer’s Quality of Living Report. Further, crime rates are exceptionally low and police officers are everywhere you go. The UAE government takes its safety and security measures very seriously, and tourists can feel totally at ease visiting this beautiful country. In fact, Dubai is actually safer than many other countries, including neighboring countries like Iran and Afghanistan!

Dubai is a city that has no match in the Gulf region. It is not just a city of skyscrapers, but also one where you can go for a swim and relax on the beach. Dubai brings together the best of both worlds – world-class hotels and beaches coupled with excellent desert safari and an astonishing variety of food to cater to every palate. It’s no wonder why people from all over the world come to Dubai to experience this unique blend of culture and tradition. So before you spend your vacation at home next year, book your ticket now!

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