Dubai is home to a seven-star hotel and many other luxurious hotels that help give the city its glitzy and glamorous reputation, but there are plenty of budget hotels from which to choose, and with Hipmunk’s guide to the UAE, you’ll find a hotel or apartment in Dubai that won’t break your travel budget.
Hotels in Dubai
Budget hotels in Dubai include some excellent features such as swimming pools, air conditioning, business centers, on-site restaurants and nightclubs and four-star amenities. There are also rooms in private homes and apartments for rent that may be cheaper than a hotel especially if you are traveling with your family. Some apartments have views of the Dubai Marina Yacht Club and badminton courts and are within walking distance of Jumeirah Beach and the shopping district. You can also rent studio apartments with one or two bedrooms that have Wi-Fi and health clubs in Dubai city center.
Dubai has some of the top luxury hotels in the world. Just staying in one of these chic, elegant hotels is an experience and you can get a room at discount rates that make them a viable option for your vacation. Many rooms have separate sitting areas and the five-star features and room amenities you had expect to find.
There are also spa hotels that offer a wide variety of beauty and wellness treatments including several different styles of massage, sauna and steam rooms and Jacuzzi hot tubs, hair and nail salons, and hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. You can also get excellent spa treatments in some budget hotels. If you are staying in a budget hotel, you can make an appointment at any of the spas in the luxury hotels.
Dubai is a kid-friendly city with many fun things to do including water parks, indoor skiing, scuba diving, dolphin encounters, a wide variety of water sports and much more. Some hotels offer game rooms, and children’s activities, including supervised activities such as craft making, cooking, face painting, storytelling and much more. If you stay in a cheaper hotel, you can you can still visit the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Some hotels are right on the beach and provide water sports, including windsurfing, waterskiing snorkeling and sailing from the nearby marina.
If you are looking for an authentic UAE experience, you may prefer hotels in the historical district of Al Fahidi where there is textile, gold and spice merchants nearby. You can find both luxury and budget hotels in this area. Most hotels offer free shuttle service for their guests to visit the beach, shopping centers and other attractions.
When to Visit Dubai
The weather in Dubai is basically the same throughout the year. It gets hotter in the summer and cooler in the winter, but since most of the attractions are air conditioned and you can enjoy indoor ski slopes, there really is no bad time to visit the city. It does get cool at night, so you should bring a light jacket or sweater. Budget hotel rates are available throughout the year.
If you follow a few cultural norms such as only drinking in licensed bars and avoiding intimate behavior in public, you’ll have no problems while sightseeing. Whether you go for shopping or one of the many special events such as the Dubai Desert Golf Classic or the Dubai Tennis Championships, you’ll find a hotel that suits your travel budget.
This article was written and provided by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, the ultimate platform for all your travel needs.