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Destination guide

Discover dazzling Dubai with luxury holiday lets

Insanely glamorous one minute and zealously traditional the next, Dubai is a multifaceted city where you can shop at luxury malls, scale ultra-modern skyscrapers and discover Bedouin culture, all in the same day. Whether you're travelling for business, pleasure or a bit of both, Dubai holiday rentals offer a unique chance to experience the city through a local lens.

History

Dive into Emirati history with Dubai holiday rentals

Step back in time in the Al Fahidi Historical District, an enchanting neighbourhood that feels worlds away from Dubai's gleaming skyscrapers and artificial islands. Today, its traditional Persian buildings house a mix of cultural museums, courtyard teahouses and handicraft stores. After a day spent soaking up Emirati culture, cool off with a dip in your Dubai holiday rentals pool.

Things to do

Stellar attractions near your Dubai holiday rentals condo

Towering 828 metres above the city, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on the planet. Take in panoramic city views from the 148th-floor observation deck or enjoy a sky-high meal at the 122nd-floor restaurant. Want to live the high life? Sleek decor and sweeping city views make Dubai holiday rental apartments a top pick for luxury travellers. Thrill seekers should make a beeline for IMG Worlds of Adventure, a cavernous indoor theme park filled with white-knuckle rides.

Activities

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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dubai

The nearest airport is in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Dubai by catching a ride on the metro at Palm Deira Station, Al Ras Station or Baniyas Square Station.

How to get around

Getting around Dubai from your holiday rentals apartment

Taxis are usually the fastest way to get from A to B in Dubai. Alternatively, download ride-hailing apps like Uber and Careem. Trams run throughout the Dubai Marina area, where you'll find a stunning lineup of waterfront holiday rentals. Just offshore, the elevated Palm Jumeirah Monorail whisks passengers around the famous artificial archipelago. Dubai is also serviced by an efficient metro network.

Food & drink 

Sumptuous Bedouin cuisine near your Dubai holiday rental

From restaurants with coveted Michelin stars to sleek rooftop cocktail bars, Dubai serves up a seriously impressive food scene. Adventurous eaters will love sampling Emirati classics, like date-stuffed chicken, saffron-spiced eggs, camel stew and wafer-thin raqaq bread. Wherever you choose to sate your appetite, Dubai holiday homes put you just steps from the city's top restaurants.

Essential info

Essential info for your Dubai holiday rentals stay

  • English is widely spoken in Dubai
  • Stock up on United Arab Emirates dirham at local ATMs across the city
  • Cover up when visiting mosques or religious sites
  • Alcohol is served at licensed bars and restaurants located in luxury hotels
  • Retreat to your own urban sanctuary, with Dubai holiday let apartments
Shopping

World-class shopping just steps from your Dubai holiday let

Dubai is one of the world's most glamorous retail destinations, with shopping considered a bona fide leisure activity. The Dubai Mall boasts over 1,000 stores, as well as the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Mall of the Emirates is just as impressive, with a family theme park and indoor ski slope. If splashing cash is a priority, snap up Dubai holiday rentals just minutes from your favourite malls. For something more traditional, get lost in a bevy of souqs selling gold, spices, perfume and more.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dubai?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,589 holiday lettings around Dubai. From 81 villas to 1,281 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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: 527 holiday homes
  • The Palm Jumeirah: 240 holiday homes
  • Bur Dubai: 222 holiday homes
  • DIFC: 116 holiday homes
  • Downtown Dubai: 330 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dubai. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Burj Khalifa: 1,599 holiday lettings
  • Jumeirah Golf Estates: 1,549 holiday lettings
  • Courtyard Art Gallery: 1,587 holiday lettings
  • Wild Wadi Water Park: 1,586 holiday lettings
  • Dubai Mall: 1,600 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dubai listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 Villas in Dubai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 81 Villas in Dubai. Our other popular types of Dubai holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,281 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 80 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 1,357 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubai?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,123 holiday homes with pool available in Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.