Dubai hotel tips: Where to stay in Dubai?

Dubai is located directly on the beautiful Persian Gulf, with miles of white beaches. In recent years it has become increasingly popular with tourists. Of course, more and more hotels are sprouting from the desert sand, many along the coastline, but of course also in downtown Dubai.

However, if you are not familiar with the city, it can be difficult to find the perfect location for your stay.

How long and why are you traveling to Dubai? For example, how much time do you want to spend sizzling in the sun on the beach?

Or would you rather experience the pure city feeling and spend the night near Burj Khalifa?

Just like in any other city, there are several areas in Dubai that are more interesting than others, depending on your preferences. Dubai has every kind of hotel to suit every taste.

In this article we want to introduce and outline our Dubai hotel tips so that you can get an overview of the endless list of hotels in Dubai!

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Districts to stay in Dubai on a map

For a rough orientation we have drawn the recommended districts for staying overnight in Dubai and individual hotels on this map.

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We recommend you to stay in a hotel in one of these districts of the city. In this article we will explain which area is best for you.

Exceptional hotels in Dubai

If Dubai is known for something, it is for luxury and exaggeration! That’s why our Dubai Hotel Tips include some of the most extraordinary and famous hotels in the world.

If you have always wanted to stay in one of these temples of luxury, you now have the opportunity.

The Armani Hotel

Star No. 1 on the map

With its 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is so high that of course a hotel also fits into it: The Armani Hotel.

As the name suggests, it was designed by the fashion icon Giorgio Armani himself and covers 11 floors of the Burj Khalifa.

A total of seven restaurants belong to the hotel, as well as the large Armani Spa and the Armani Privé, a well-known nightclub. There is also a private entrance so that you are spared the tourist rush of the Burj Khalifa and guests of the hotel have direct access to the enormous Dubai Mall.

We probably don’t need to mention that you have to dig deeper into your pocket for the Armani Hotel; for approximately 600 euros you get the basic double room. Without breakfast!

To the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa

If you just want to visit the highest building in the world, you will find all the information you need to buy tickets for the Burj Khalifa in our article.

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The Armani Hotel Dubai is located in the Burj Khalifa.

The Burj al Arab

Star No. 2 on the map

A room at the Armani Hotel is still too cheap for you? Then Dubai also has the Burj al Arab on offer, one of the most expensive hotels in the world.

Normally only kings, presidents and oligarchs check in here, but you have to spoil yourself once in a while, don’t you?

The hotel is located on its own island, has its own beach, its own Rolls-Royce fleet with chauffeur and offers things like iPads made of gold and 21-inch iMacs in the room.

The rooms can’t even be called rooms, as the smallest one is a 170 m² suite on two floors! Accommodation prices start at 2.350 euros:

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The Burj al Arab in Dubai
One of the most luxurious hotels in the world: The Burj al Arab in Dubai

The Atlantis The Palm

Star No. 3 on the map.

This hotel may not be missing from the list of Dubai’s exceptional hotels. It is located at the far end of the artificial island Palm Jumeirah, with its own underwater aquarium and free access to the huge water park Aquaventure.

The entire hotel is furnished in Arabic and Oceanic style, there is a fitness and wellness center and you can swim with dolphins in the hotel’s own pool landscape.

All rooms also have a balcony with a view of the Persian Gulf, the smallest are 45 m² in size.

A great hotel if you are a water lover and want to romp around on the dizzying slides in the Aquapark!

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Hotels in Dubai directly on the beach

If the beach and the sun have absolute priority in your Dubai holiday, then there are numerous options for you along the white Jumeirah Beach.

There are not only hotels and beaches, but also shops, restaurants, the Madinat Jumeirah Souk and the Al Wild Wadi Water Park. It takes 20 minutes to get to Burj Khalifa.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Red dot No. 1 on the map

The rooms are only a two minute walk away from the hotel’s own beach. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel also has six outdoor pools, tennis courts and 16 restaurants.

Each room has a sea view and is equipped with everything you need.

In addition there is a free shuttle service to the Mall of the Emirates, you can get to the Madinat Jumeirah Souk in a ten minute walk, where you can browse great local products. Room prices starting at 600 euros.

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Jumeirah Mina A’Salam – Madinat Jumeirah

Red dot No. 2 on the map

A boutique hotel in the center of the resort Madinat Jumeirah.

The beach is a 2 minute walk away and you bathe with a view of the Burj Al Arab. Great for beach selfies!

All rooms are furnished in Arabic style, you have direct access to the hotel’s own beach, there is a spa area, water sports facilities and no less than 40 restaurants and bars.

Because the hotel is located quite far south, there is a free shuttle service to Wild Wadi Water Park, Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

To the Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Hotels near Burj Khalifa: Our hotel tips

The Burj Khalifa is located in the middle of downtown Dubai next to Bur Dubai, the oldest quarter of the city.

So if you’re staying in this area, you’ll probably not only have a view of the world’s tallest building from your hotel room, but you’ll also be able to see the oldest buildings in the Emirates.

And in this area, of course, you can shop till you drop!

Rove Downtown Dubai: Our value for money tip

Not far from Burj Khalifa lies the Rove Downtown, a boutique style hotel. There is a gym, an outdoor pool on the roof with sun terrace, a Starbucks and a convenience store. It’s very comfortable if you don’t always want to eat out!

The hotel is truly stylish, colorful and modern, with a touch of the sixties. From here you can also easily reach Burj Khalifa or Emirates Mall on foot, the nearest metro station is about 15 minutes walk away.

The rooms are available from around 150 euros a night, a few euros on top of that for a view of the Burj Khalifa.

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Dusit Thani Dubai

The hotel is completely furnished in Thai style and has a large roof terrace with a pool. There is also a fitness and wellness area, three different restaurants and the hotel’s own shops.

The location of the hotel is also great, as you can reach several malls on foot, the Souk Al Bahar and of course the Burj Khalifa.

Moreover, other parts of the city can be easily reached by subway, as the nearest train station is only 500 meters away.

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Our Dubai hotel tips in Deira: Perfect for a stopover

Very close to the airport is the second oldest district of Dubai, Deira. The area is especially known for its many markets, there is a gold souk, a textile souk and a spice souk.

Get ready for cheaper hotel rates, quite intrusive traders and the incredible variety of handicrafts!

With its proximity to the airport, this area is ideal if you’re in Dubai for a stopover of one or two nights. All sights are within easy reach.

Riviera Hotel

From the Riviera Hotel all souks and the subway station Baniyas Square Metro Station are within walking distance.

It is a 4-star hotel and depending on which room you book, you get a balcony overlooking either the Dubai Creek or the city.

There is also a sightseeing bus stop on the opposite side of the street.

Breakfast is always included in the price!

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Al Ghurair Rayhaan Rotana

This is one of the few luxury hotels in Deira. A 5-star hotel with 428 rooms and in-house spa, with direct access to the Al Ghurair shopping centre, where there are also countless restaurants.

It is also within walking distance of the Deira Souks, Dubai Creek and Dubai Heritage Village. In addition, the subway station Union is very close by, from where you can easily reach all corners of Dubai.

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Our value for money tip: Somewhere Hotel Apartment

We stayed at the Somewhere Hotel Apartment during our last stop. The hotel is located right next to a metro station.

In only ten minutes you are at the airport and almost as fast to all sights. The rooms are very big and cheap for Dubai.

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Have you been to Dubai before? Where did you stay? Do you have more recommendations? Let us know in the comments below!