Where to stay around Dubai?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,379 holiday lettings near Dubai. From 1,239 Studios to 1,220 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dubai is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Dubai?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dubai:

  • Dubai Marina: 601 holiday homes
  • Jumeirah Beach Residence: 541 holiday homes
  • Dubai International Marine Club: 296 holiday homes
  • Dubai Sports City: 40 holiday homes
  • The Greens: 30 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dubai?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dubai. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Deira City Centre: 1,320 holiday lettings
  • Burj Khalifa: 1,321 holiday lettings
  • Dubai Marina Mall: 1,310 holiday lettings
  • The Dubai Heritage Village: 1,319 holiday lettings
  • Dubai Mall: 1,321 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dubai listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Dubai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,239 Studios in Dubai. Our other popular types of Dubai holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,220 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 74 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 39 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I rent waterfront rentals in Dubai?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 268 waterfront rentals in Dubai. You have also many other possibilities in Dubai area, including:

  • Beach rentals: 264 holiday rentals
  • Downtown rentals: 181 holiday rentals
  • Beachfront rentals: 148 holiday rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday lettings.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with private pool in Dubai?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with private pool among our 147 holiday homes with private pool available in Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make holiday apartments in Dubai your home away from home

    If you’re considering a holiday villas or apartments in Dubai then HomeAway has a wide range of accommodation. Dubai is an almost year-round destination offering excellent golf courses, beaches, shopping and visitor attractions. Little of what you’ll find here is more than 25 years old, so modern appliances and fittings can be expected at villas in Dubai. You might have in mind apartments in Dubai next to the clear waters of the Persian Gulf, or opt instead for a holiday rental close to one of the Emirate’s golf courses. You can also define the guest facilities that you’d like your rental to feature – Dubai apartments often come equipped with pools, perfect for the desert climate, and internet access is also usually a given.

    Things to do

    -Shopping. Dubai is already world-renowned for its exceptional variety of shopping experiences. There are at least 15 major malls here, with massive examples to be found at Mall of the Emirates, which is home to an indoor ski slope, Dubai Mall, Mercato and Ibn Battuta Mall. For something a little more traditional you could head for the historic Gold Spice Souks.

    -Beaches. Dubai offers plenty of stunning beaches, a number of which are connected to waterfront hotels and reserved for their guests, but there are also a wealth of public options to be found at locations such as Jumeirah Beach Park, Kite Beach, Jebel Ali Beach and the beautiful Mamzer Beach Park, which consists of five separate sandy stretches complemented by amenities.

    -Visitor attractions. Over the past decade, a range of premier family attractions have been developed, like the Wild Wadi water park, with its wide range of slides and amusements. You could also visit the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet – the observation deck is little more than halfway up the structure, but is still the world’s highest open deck.

    -Golf. If golf is your game then you won't be short of options on holiday at villas in Dubai – it is emerging as a top destination for the region and is host to some important events on the pro calendar. There are ten courses in the Emirate, including the Montgomerie, which features an 18-hole championship course and modern practice facilities.

    -Desert trips. Inland from Dubai is a spectacular desert landscape that often gets ignored by visitors but is nevertheless available for exploration via specially arranged off-road vehicle trips. An hour or so from the cityscape is Al Ain, a natural oasis with some vivid greenery preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Weather in Dubai

    Dubai apartments are set in a destination with a hot desert climate, which brings, long, hot and humid summers, and warm weather for the rest of the year. Temperatures in mid-summer rise well above 30 degrees during the day and barely drop below 30 degrees at night. Rainfall is virtually non-existent, apart from during the period from December to April, when there are a couple of rainy days each month. The coolest month is January, when daily temperatures still usually reach well above 20 degrees.

    Travel to Dubai

    Dubai International Airport serves the Emirates, and has connections worldwide. In recent years it’s also become an important hub for flights between Oceania and Europe. Public transport in Dubai is developing. The Dubai Metro was unveiled in late-2009 and spans more than 70 kilometres, with more than 40 different stations. There’s also a comprehensive bus network, with 193 different routes. The vast majority of journeys within the Emirate are still made by car, and the roads are known to get rather congested at peak travel hours.

    Activities and attractions in Dubai

    Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Dubai has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Ski Dubai (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
    • Aquaventure (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
    • Dubai Festival City Mall (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
    • Wild Wadi Water Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
    • Arabian Ranches Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
    • Emirates Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)

    Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Dubai

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Dubai. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Dubai Creek (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
    • Jumeira Beach and Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
    • Al Hudaiba Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
    • Creek Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
    • Al Mamzar Beach Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
    • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctury (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)