The best areas to stay in Dubai-WWNEED.COM

 The best areas to stay in Dubai-WWNEED.COM

Dubai is a huge city that covers more than 4,000 km² and in which the sites of interest can be particularly far from each other. Choosing the right place where you will sleep will therefore be essential if you plan to visit Dubai. In this short guide, we will see together which are the most pleasant areas of the city, and everything you need to know to find the best place to sleep in Dubai.

Find the best accommodation in Dubai

To choose your place of residence, you will of course have to take into account your budget, but also choose if you want to sleep near the sea, as well as the type of atmosphere you enjoy. Some neighborhoods, like Deira, are much more authentic, others, like Downtown, are much more modern. If you want to stay a few steps from the sea, you will have to orient yourself towards districts like Jumeirah or the Marina.

The duration of your stay in the first city of the United Arab Emirates is also to be taken into account. For trips of a few days, it will be much easier to stay in the most central place possible, while for longer stays, you will often benefit from moving away a little, while organizing your stay so as not to have to multiply round trips.

Depending on the time of year when you make your trip to Dubai, prices will vary greatly. Between the calmer periods and the most touristic periods, the price of a hotel room can go from simple to double. Similarly, during busy periods, establishments are quickly overrun, and it will be essential to reserve your room as soon as possible.

In all areas of the city center and in the most touristic areas, prices are very high during the high season. But sleeping in Dubai is not necessarily more expensive than in other big cities in the world, and on the contrary, by moving away from the center and giving up luxury hotels, you can even find very affordable establishments.

The best areas to sleep in Dubai

Where to sleep in Dubai? Downtown Dubai, of course!

Downtown is a central area of ​​the city. This is one of the most convenient areas you can find to sleep in Dubai. Not only will you be able to travel from the airport in just about 20 minutes, but it is also one of the best served areas by the Dubai Metro.

In this district, you can see and visit the Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, as well as the Dubai Opera. At the foot of the Burj Khalifa, you can watch the famous Dubai Fountain show. Downtown is also where you can find the Dubai Mall, the most famous shopping center and one of the city’s top attractions.

If your budget allows it, this district is therefore really one of the places I recommend for you to find accommodation in Dubai, especially if your stay only lasts a few days, since you can save a lot of time by staying in this very well located area. . Some of the most prestigious hotels in the world are located in this area, and it will often be necessary to have a substantial budget to be able to stay there.

Where to sleep in Downtown Dubai?

Ramada Downtown Dubai is an apartment hotel perfectly located in the city center, less than 500 meters from Burj Khalifa and less than a kilometer from Dubai Mall. You will find rooms for two there from around $175 per night.
The Rove Downtown Dubai is a great value hotel opposite the Dubai Mall, with a great view of the Burj Khalifa, the hotel has an outdoor pool, sun terrace, gym and even a fitness room. movies. The hotel offers spacious rooms from $115 🙂

Manzil Downtown is a 4-star hotel that is within walking distance of the area’s main sites. It has a swimming pool and a gym, and offers rooms for two from around $220 a night. It’s a hotel that I really like for its proximity to the Burj Khalifa and as you can see in the photo just above… the view from the room is pretty cool 🙂

Media City and Al Barsha

Media City is a small area of ​​Dubai that is home to many news, advertising, and media agencies. Well located near the Marina, it is an area that could be perfect if you want to go out at night, dine in trendy places and have fun in the most popular nightclubs in Dubai.

Next door, Al Barsha is a much quieter area, but where you can find a lot of hotels, some of which are particularly accessible. It is also a place very well served by the public transport network, where there are many restaurants, supermarkets and shopping centers.

Where to sleep in Dubai in the Media City and Al Barsha district?

Media One Hotel is a very modern property, well located in Media City. It has a swimming pool with a view over the rooftops of the city and a gym. Rooms for two are available from around $120 per night. This is very good value for money for a hotel in Dubai. I have already been able to test it twice and it is very good if you want to sleep in Dubai in the Media City district.

Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel is a luxury property that is directly connected to the Mall of the Emirates. Swimming pool, spa, gym, restaurant… it has all the facilities and offers rooms from $195 per night.

Where to stay in Dubai? The old quarter of Deira

Deira is one of the old districts of Dubai. Located in the northern part of the city, it is a very lively place, where the famous souks are located. Like Downtown, this district is one of the best places where you can put your bags during a short stay in Dubai. You can visit many places of interest nearby, and easily reach other areas of the city by metro.

In this historic district, you will experience the authentic atmosphere of Dubai. In addition to the souks, you will find many small typical restaurants. Deira is also one of the areas where you can easily find accommodation at an affordable price.

Where to sleep in Deira?

Golden Sands Hotel Creek is a 5-star property with a rooftop pool and bar offering panoramic views of Dubai Creek, the city and the sea. It offers beautiful rooms from $115.

Edge Creekside Hotel is a very accessible property, located about 500 meters from the Deira Clock Tower. Modern and very well equipped, it offers spacious rooms from approximately $150.

Bur Dubai

Along with Deira, Bur Dubai is the other district that forms Old Dubai. Far from the huge buildings, in this district which has retained the charm of the past, you can discover another face of the city. In Al Bastakiya, one of the oldest parts of the city, you can see many traditional dwellings, and get an idea of ​​what the area looked like when Dubai was still a modest fishing village.

Bur Dubai is also home to the Dubai Museum, where you will learn a lot about the traditions and history of this city. Like Deira, Bur Dubai is a very well served district, both thanks to the metro and thanks to the famous “abras”, the small traditional boats that allow you to cross Dubai Creek.

Where to sleep in Bur Dubai?

Hyatt Regency Creek Heights Residences is an aparthotel well located in Bur Dubai, less than 5 minutes walk from a metro station. You can find very large rooms for two there from around $92.

The Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is a beautiful 5-star hotel with swimming pool, kids club and gym and it offers rooms from $135.

Where to sleep in Dubai? In the Marina district

The Dubai Marina is one of the must-see places in the city. This district is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, with its hundreds of buildings surrounding the port where luxury pleasure boats are moored. It is also one of the most popular places for shopping enthusiasts, where you can find craft markets and the Dubai Marina Mall, one of the temples of luxury in Dubai.

In addition to offering an absolutely unique setting, this very popular area is only a few steps from the beach. However, if the beach is not one of your priorities during your stay, it may be a little too far from the other sites of interest, even if it remains rather well served by public transport.

Where to sleep in Dubai Marina?

Rove Dubai Marina is a 3-star hotel conveniently located in the Marina, approximately 700 meters from the beach. It offers rooms for two from around $135 per night.

Millennium Place Dubai Marina is a 4-star hotel that features an outdoor pool, gym and restaurant. It offers beautiful double rooms with a view of the swimming pool for $131.

Jumeirah and Palm Jumeirah

Jumeirah is a residential area that is very popular with people who want to find accommodation near the sea. From the beaches of this area, you can admire Burj Al Arab, the famous hotel in the shape of a large sail, which is part of symbols of Dubai. In this very upscale area, you can also find many bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Hotel prices are often high, but there are also some much more accessible establishments.

Palm Jumeirah is the true symbol of Dubai. This palm-shaped artificial island is home to the Atlantis hotel, one of the most luxurious palaces in the world (allow at least €500 to spend a night there). To discover Palm Jumeirah, the best thing is still to do a helicopter flight in Dubai. It’s MAGNIFICENT, I keep a great experience. You will also find many other luxury hotels on this island, they often have their own private beach, and you can also enjoy a unique view of the city and the Arabian Gulf.

Where to sleep in Jumeirah and Palm Jumeirah?

Park Regis Boutique Hotel Jumeirah is located just 200 m from Dubai’s public beach, approximately 1 km from the Burj Al Arab. You can find rooms there from around $100 per night.

FAM Living — Palm Jumeirah Sarai Apartments — Private Beach offers apartments on the Palm Jumeirah, with access to a gym, swimming pool and private beach. These accommodations of around 100 m² are fully equipped and are available from around $650 per night for 4 people.

And that’s it for this article on housing in Dubai. I hope it has helped you organize your trip and that you find the hotel of your choice! If you are wondering when to go to Dubai or what is the price of a trip to Dubai, do not hesitate to consult my dedicated articles 🙂