Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Bur Dubai

Enjoy the culture and other features of Bur Dubai. This romantic city is known for its riverfront, cafes and shopping. Local cultural sights include Dubai Museum and The Dubai Heritage Village. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Bur Dubai

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Bur Dubai a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ski Dubai (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Aquaventure (13.6 mi / 22 km)
  • Dubai Festival City Mall (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Wild Wadi Water Park (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Emirates Golf Club (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai is famous for its stunning river views and desert landscape. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bur Dubai is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dubai Creek (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Jumeira Beach and Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Creek Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Al Hudaiba Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctury (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Dubai Water Canal (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Bur Dubai

The nearest airport is in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 14.7 mi (23.6 km) away.

You can see more of Bur Dubai by jumping on the metro at Health Care City Station, Al Jafiliya Station or Oud Metha Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bur Dubai?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 219 holiday lettings around Bur Dubai. From 187 flats & apartments to 192 studios, 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 Bur 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 Bur Dubai:

  • Dubai Marina: 513 holiday homes
  • The Palm Jumeirah: 233 holiday homes
  • DIFC: 112 holiday homes
  • Downtown Dubai: 314 holiday homes
  • Emirates Hills: 16 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 Bur Dubai? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Bur Dubai. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • BurJuman Mall: 1,529 holiday lettings
  • Dubai Creek: 1,530 holiday lettings
  • Al Jadaf Station: 1,522 holiday lettings
  • American Hospital Dubai: 1,529 holiday lettings
  • Zabeel Park: 1,529 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Bur Dubai listed on 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 Flats in Bur Dubai?

Yes, of course. offers 187 Flats in Bur Dubai. Our other popular types of Bur Dubai holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 192 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 7 self catering accommodations

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

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 160 holiday homes with pool available in Bur Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.