Dubai Hotels

Dubai Hotels Overview

Dubai has become a major tourist destination that attracts more than 14 million tourists each year. The city has grown at an exponential rate. In 1993, there were just 167 hotels in Dubai with 9,383 rooms. By 2010 Dubai had over 560 hotels and 67,000 rooms.

The beautiful emirate has some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, like the 7 star Burj Al Arab. There are many different areas in Dubai you can stay in, and hotels located there that range from lavish to affordable.

Popular areas to stay in

Jumeirah Beach Area: This is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing beach holiday. Jumeriah Beach is one of the top visited beach areas in Dubai, and has plenty of hotels around it including the iconic Burj Al Arab. The area also includes plenty of restaurants, shops and a cinema as well.

Near Dubai International Airport: Even if you are in Dubai for a short layover you can still enjoy a wonderful stay. There are plenty of hotels near the Dubai International Airport, including the Airport Hotel located at Emirates Terminal 3. From this area you can go out and explore Dubai by taking the metro or a taxi from the airport.

Dubai Marina: The Dubai Marina is a trendy area of Dubai with many luxurious hotels. Here you will see stunning architectural design, while still being surrounded by water. Many of the restaurants are open past midnight, and are a favorite of locals and tourists.  The Dubai Marina is located close to the Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach, which are great places to spend your day.

Jebel Ali: Jebel Ali is home to a port used for global trade. It is not located in the heart of Dubai’s city center, but offers attractive hotel rates and great amenities.  There are plenty of hotels you can find in this area with pools and other activities which are ideal for family vacations.

The Palm: This area is home to some of the most glamourous and luxurious Dubai has to offer. Located on the Palm Island of Dubai—a manmade island in the shape of a palm tree—it is a place that offers sensational views of the sea as well as many restaurants and cafes.

Deira: Deira is the perfect place to stay if you like to see parts of the old Dubai, while still having access to the other parts of Dubai. Deira is home to many of the traditional souks of Dubai, as well as Deira City Center which is a shopping mall smaller in scale than the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates but still offers plenty of shops and restaurants. There are many activities to do in Deira. On top of that you would find many affordable hotels here as well.

Bur Dubai: Bur Dubai, located on the Dubai Creek, is another older part of Dubai that is a great place to stay in.  The Grand Mosque of Dubai is located here, as are several other popular tourist destinations including museums and shopping areas. Bur Dubai has access to several souks, too. Here you will find many restaurants offering traditional food of the Middle East and beyond.

Along Sheikh Zayed Road: If there is one road you will get to know during your trip to Dubai it is definitely Sheikh Zayed Road. Driving along it you will be able to see most of Dubai’s major skyscrapers, and see one of the most beautiful views of the Dubai skyline. The red line of the Dubai metro runs along Sheikh Zayed Road and stops at many of the major tourist areas. Sheikh Zayed Road has many hotels, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs located on it.

Downtown Dubai: Downtown Dubai includes many major tourist destinations like the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. There are many different activities you can do in this area, and also have convenient access to the Dubai metro.

Desert: Although the desert is located outside of Dubai it is a place that will leave you with unforgettable memories. There are several luxury hotels located in the desert, and more affordable options that you can book through desert tour providers in Dubai.

List of popular hotels in Dubai

  1. Atlantis, The Palm
  2. Al Bustan Rotana Hotel
  3. Al Maha Desert Resort
  4. Burj Al Arab
  5. Al Qasr Madinat Resort Jumeirah
  6. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
  7. Jumeirah Carlton Tower
  8. Emirates Concorde Hotel & Suites
  9. Armada Bluebay Hotel
  10. Gloria Hotel Dubai
  11. Dar Al Masyaf Hotel
  12. DAMAC Maison Dubai Mall Street
  13. DAMAC Maison Canal Views
  14. DAMAC Maison Cour Jardin
  15. DAMAC Maison The Vogue
  16. NAIA Breeze by DAMAC
  17. Desert Palm Dubai
  18. Dusit Thani Dubai
  19. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa
  20. The Harbour Hotel & Residence
  21. Grand Hyatt Dubai
  22. Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  23. Le Meridien Hotel
  24. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
  25. Landmark Hotel
  26. Landmark Plaza
  27. Landmark Grand Hotel
  28. Landmark Riqqa
  29. Ramada Deira
  30. Madinat Mina A'Salam
  31. Marine Beach Resort & Spa
  32. Metropolitan Hotel
  33. Grand Millennium Dubai
  34. Millennium Plaza Hotel
  35. Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai
  36. Raffles Hotel
  37. Ritz Carlton Hotel
  38. Shangri-La Hotel
  39. Sheraton Deira Hotel
  40. Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
  41. Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers
  42. Somerset Jadaf
  43. InterContinental Dubai Festival City
  44. Taj Palace Hotel Dubai
  45. JW Marriott Hotel Dubai
  46. Renaissance Hotel
  47. Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel
  48. Grosvenor House West Marina Beach Dubai
  49. Park Hyatt Dubai
  50. Mina A' Salam Madinat Jumeirah
  51. Al Qasr at Madinat
  52. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
  53. One & Only Arabian Court at Royal Mirage
  54. One&Only Residence & Spa at Royal Mirage
  55. The Palace The Old Town
  56. Al Murooj Rotana Dubai
  57. The Monarch Dubai
  58. Metropolitan Dubai Hotel
  59. Mina A Salam Beach Hotel Dubai
  60. Sofitel - Dubai Jumeirah Beach
  61. The World Trade Centre Hotel Dubai
  62. Hyatt Regency Dubai
  63. Jebel Ali Hotel & Golf Resort Dubai
  64. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort Dubai
  65. Al Bustan Centre Residence Dubai
  66. Beit Al Bahar Beach Villas Dubai Jumeirah Beach Road
  67. Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai
  68. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
  69. Le Meridien Residence Dubai
  70. Radisson Royal Hotel
  71. Coral Deira Hotel
  72. Al Sondos Suites
  73. Samaya Hotel
  74. Mövenpick Hotel
  75. Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and Suites
  76. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
  77. Hilton Dubai Creek Hotel
  78. JAL Hotel Tower
  79. Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
  80. Gold Swiss Hotel
  81. Royal Amwaj Resort and Spa
  82. Ibis Al Barsha Hotel Dubai
  83. Arabian Park Hotel
  84. Ottoman Palace Hotel and resort
  85. Dhow Palace
  86. Majestic Hotel
  87. Cassells Al Barsha Hotel
  88. Yassat Gloria Hotel
  89. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1
  90. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2
  91. Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha
  92. Armani Hotel Dubai
  93. The Fairmont Palm Hotel & Resort
  94. Four Seasons Resort Dubai
  95. Marco Polo
  96. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  97. Coral Boutique Hotel
  98. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
  99. Hilton Dubai The Walk
  100. Vida Downtown Dubai

Hotel apartments in Dubai

Hotel apartments are ideal for people staying in Dubai for longer than a couple of days, families and business travelers.  The accommodations range from luxurious ones to more modest, budget friendly ones. Hotel apartments are located through Dubai and all of them offer substantial amenities. These accommodations usually also provide a generous amount of facilities as well as a swimming pool and gym.

Most hotel apartments contain a restaurant within the hotel complex, and some even offer half board options in their packages. The accommodations are also equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette as well as a refrigerator making it easy to store and cook food. Many are also equipped with a washing machine too.

Options for hotel apartments will include studio, one bedroom, two bedroom or three bedroom apartments on short-term leases.

Airbnb Dubai

 The site Airbnb offers quite a few rental properties in Dubai as well. Here you can look for private apartments or villas to rent. You can also find private rooms in apartments, as well as shared room options which would be similar to a hostel. The advantage to staying in an Airbnb apartment is that you will get insider tips from the person you are renting from. Staying in an Airbnb property will be similar to staying in a hotel-apartment, but usually you are renting from an individual person, not a hotel group.

All-inclusive hotels Dubai

There are a couple of hotels offering all-inclusive packages which takes out the hassle of having to figure out where to eat when you are on your holiday. Here are several hotels offering all-inclusive packages in Dubai:

The Imperial Club at Atlantis Resort: For those looking for extra luxury while staying at the Atlantis Resort the Imperial Club package is the perfect choice. This package includes breakfast at three different places, afternoon tea, as well as evening drinks and canapés.  This package also consists of a personal concierge service during your stay, complimentary entry to N’Dulge Nightclub and fast track unlimited entry into the Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam: The Jumeirah Flavors package is another excellent all-inclusive package in Dubai. This package includes daily breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner at any of the participating Jumeirah restaurants located in Dubai, which includes the lavish Burj Al Arab hotel. You would also have access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark, entry to a private beach and complimentary high-speed internet during your stay.

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach: The all-inclusive package at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach includes unlimited meals with house beverages at four different restaurants. The hotel also offers flexible rates, allowing for you to cancel or change your plans.

Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel: Here you can enjoy all your meals and drinks at a variety of restaurants. This includes a breakfast buffet, and anything from the eight restaurants or bars located in the hotel. With this all-inclusive package you will also have complimentary beach access to the Oceana Beach Club located on the Palm Jumeirah.

JA Palm Tree Court: The JA Palm Tree Court offers an all-inclusive rate which includes meals, soft drinks and water. From 11 am until 2 am spirits, and a selection of beer and wine are also included. The hotel offers complimentary activities like windsurfing and kayaking as well.

Rixos The Palm Dubai: Rixos is a luxury hotel that offers all-inclusive packages for your stay in Dubai. The luxurious all-inclusive package includes unlimited meals at several restaurants, bars and lounges. You can also enjoy 70 different choices of beverages with this all-inclusive package. In addition, you have a stocked mini bar in your room and access to Rixos spa and fitness center.

Dubai resorts & luxury hotels

Dubai is known for its extravagant hotels and its lush resorts. Many feature impressive architecture, and numerous luxurious amenities for guests. Here is a list of luxury hotels and resorts in Dubai:

  • Atlantis The Palm
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Al Maha Desert Resort
  • Bab Al Shams
  • Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  • Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
  • Raffles Hotel
  • Armani Hotel Dubai
  • Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
  • Mina A' Salam at Madinat Jumeirah

List of 5 star hotels in Dubai

  1. Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah
  2. InterContinental Dubai Festival City
  3. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
  4. The Meydan Hotel
  5. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  6. Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers
  7. Palazzo Versace Dubai
  8. Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel
  9. One&Only The Palm
  10. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
  11. Hyatt Regency Dubai and Galleria
  12. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach
  13. Kempinski Hotel and Residences Palm Jumeirah
  14. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Dubai
  15. The H Hotel Dubai
  16. Jebel Ali Hotel
  17. InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City
  18. Shangri-La Hotel Dubai
  19. Burj Al Arab
  20. Grosvenor House Dubai
  21. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa
  22. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina
  23. Fairmont Dubai
  24. The Address Dubai Marina
  25. Jood Palace Hotel
  26. One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court
  27. Atlantis The Palm Dubai
  28. One&Only Residence and Spa
  29. Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  30. Al Bustan Rotana Hotel
  31. Anantara Dubai The Palm
  32. Ritz Carlton Dubai
  33. Grand Hyatt Dubai
  34. Al Maha Desert Resort And Spa
  35. Fairmont The Palm
  36. Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
  37. Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa
  38. Raffles Dubai
  39. Desert Palm Dubai
  40. Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah
  41. Oasis Beach Tower
  42. Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence
  43. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
  44. Jumeirah Beach Hotel
  45. The St. Regis Dubai
  46. The Harbour Hotel and Residence

Dubai hotel prices

Prices in hotels can range from very expensive to budget friendly. No matter what price range of a hotel you are looking for, you can find it in Dubai.


Burj Al Arab – US $2,381 

Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah – US $1,214

Atlantis The Palm Dubai – US $625


Park Hyatt Dubai – US $302

Grosvenor House Dubai – US $280

JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai US $225


Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights – US $175

Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai – US $172

Emirates Grand Hotel – US $171


Wyndham Dubai Marina – US $150

Ramada Jumeirah Hotel – US $144

Atana Hotel – US $115

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The Country Club Hotel Dubai – US $106

Centro Barsha by Rotana – US $101

Regent Palace Hotel – US $90

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