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Where to stay When Traveling in Dubai

Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates is popular for its luxurious shopping centers, ultramodern architecture, tourist centers, beautiful views, and intriguing nightlife scenes. It is no doubt the most touristic city in the Middle East.

It has an expansive area of 1588 sq mi (4110 km2) with a total population of about 3.1 million individuals. With tourists trooping in all year round, real estate is a gold mine in Dubai. For tourists, it can be difficult deciding on a place to stay. Fortunately, this mega tourist city has a wide range of accommodation options, from luxurious spaces to budget-friendly houses, there is something for everyone.


This is a quiet residential community in Dubai. It is known for the famous Mall of Emirates (the second-best mall in Dubai), an extensive shopping complex, nice bars, global restaurants and beautiful sights like the indoor ski slopes and penguins at Ski Dubai. It has a pond park, a famous spot for picnics and kart racing. It also has a sprawling Dubai Miracle Garden that features ornate floral displays and butterfly domes.

Hotels and Resorts in Al-Barsha

Coral Dubai Al-Barsha

This is a 5-star hotel that costs way less than a fortune. It has the largest number of reviews because of its best value for money in the whole of Dubai. According to the reviews, it is a few minutes walk to the Mall of Emirates, with free parking, spacious rooms, and free Wi-Fi connection.

Al Khoory Atrium

This is a 4-star hotel with free parking, beautiful rooftop pool and Free wifi. It is also close to the Mall of Emirates. From the rooftop pool, you can see the Burj al-Arab (one of the tallest hotels in the world located in Dubai) and is satisfying for families, friends, and couples who are on a budget.

The Marina And Jumeirah Beach Residence 

This is the most westernized part of the city and is in addition, a proper walkable part of Dubai. It is a residential development with up to forty towers of which thirty-five are residential and five are hotels. It has a white sand beach with a lot of facilities and activities. On the beach are four distinct plazas that occupy the beachfront between Hilton and Sheraton hotels.

There are several retail, food and beverage outlets and also entertainment facilities. Opposite this residence is the blue water island, a man-made island that also comprises hotels, apartments, villas, dining and entertainment facilities and the Dubai eye (the famous tall Ferris wheel). 

Hotel And Resorts In The Marina And Jumeirah Beach Residence

The Address

This is a top luxury 5-star hotel in the area with the coolest and most visited bars. It is a refined hotel with polished rooms and international dining, it offers a pool and a kids’ club. It does not have a free wifi connection but a free parking space, indoor and outdoor pool, and hot tubs.

Backpacker Tina

This is the best apartment for someone on a budget. The building has great views, a pool, gym facilities and more. Nearby attractions include Deira Clock tower, Abraj shopping center, and choc & nuts. All rooms are fixed with free WiFi, individual climate control, a private safe, a dining area and more.

Jannah Marina Bay Suites

This is a fashionable suit in a polished property that offers a rooftop hot tub, beautiful marina views and a pool. It also offers a free wifi connection. The rooms and facilities are amazing and budget-friendly.

Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai (Mainland Dubai) is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is home to popular tourist attractions especially the renovated historic buildings and museums. It has many shopping streets and souks (an Arab market or marketplace). Bur Dubai is a popular living area with several apartment buildings. It is the heart of Dubai. It offers a cheap rate when it comes to accommodation and is proper for people who are more interested in traditional culture than luxurious stuff.

Hotels And Resorts in Bur Dubai

Ambassador Hotel: It is a casual hotel with an outdoor pool, a British pub, a gym, and a fitness studio and is popularly known for its friendly staff. The room service is 24/7.  It is surrounded by shops and restaurants and is very close to the Dubai museum and spice souk. It doesn’t have free parking offers.

Movenpick Hotel

This 5-star hotel is very affordable and offers quality services. It has upscale rooms, suites and apartments, 7 restaurants, a rooftop pool, and a fitness center. It offers free wireless connection, free parking, outdoor pool, and air conditioning. Meeting and banquet facilities are also available. It is situated close to the key commercial areas, shopping malls and attractions in Bur Dubai.

Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai

This is one of the most booked hotels in this area. It is 4km from the Dubai World Trade Centre. It offers free wireless connection, free parking, an outdoor pool, bars, a fitness center, and air conditioning. This casual hotel comprises simple rooms plus two restaurants. It is proper for a budgeted trip.

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai is the city’s busy tourism hub. It is home to some of the city’s famous landmarks like the Burj Khalifa skyscraper (tallest building in Dubai) with its observation deck, the dancing Dubai fountain (where music and light works are displayed), the Dubai mall, Dubai opera, fancy boulevards, and elegant restaurants.

This is the center point of tourism in Dubai and we can say it is the reason behind Dubai’s fame. It is, however, the most expensive in the city of Dubai and therefore difficult for a budgeted plan.

Hotels And Resorts In Downtown Dubai

Rove Downtown: Rove downtown is a short stroll from the Burj Khalifa and the world’s largest shopping mall, ‘The Dubai Mall’. It offers everything needed for exploration, free wireless connection, an outdoor pool, free parking, air conditioning, fitness center, and spa. 

Armani Hotel Dubai

This is a 5-star hotel located inside the Burj Khalifa. It is excellent for visitors although not fit for one on a budget. It has chic rooms and suites in an ornate hotel featuring a spa, an indoor pool, and eight sophisticated eateries. It offers free Wi-Fi, free parking, an outdoor pool, a bar, a luxe spa, and amazing room service. It is very close to the Dubai Mall, and also has an outdoor terrace with city views.

Movenpick Hotel Apartments

It offers a comfortable base in Downtown Dubai. It comprises refined quarters in an upscale hotel offering a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness center with free wifi and free parking. It is located in a bustling shopping area with stylish outdoor cafes, near the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa.

Palm Jumeirah

Also called The Palm, this is one of Dubai’s most exceptional landmarks. It is a palm-shaped island and is famous for luxurious hotels, posh apartment towers and upmarket global restaurants. A lot of food trucks grace The Palm’s boardwalk. It is also known for its views of the Dubai coastlines and the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel.

Hotels And Resorts in Palm Jumeirah

Waldorf Astoria Dubai: This 5-star resort is situated near fancy beach clubs, chic dining and coastal views from The Palm Jumeirah boardwalk. It has chic rooms in a ritzy lodging that offers two outdoor pools, a private beach, fine dining, free wireless connection, hot tub, free parking and lots more. It is not fit for a traveler on a budget and does not have a wonderful touristic neighborhood.


This 5-star hotel is the most popular and ultimate holiday destination in this region. It offers real luxury and unforgettable experience for all ages. It has an upscale retreat offering a water park, a dolphin pool, an aquarium, spa, twenty-three restaurants, free wifi, and beach access. 

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