Where to Stay in Dubai

A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Areas to Stay in Dubai

Dubai at a Glance

Dubai tends to be a very popular holiday destination for tourists who are desperate for high temperatures, glistening sunshine and luxurious accommodation, thanks to its warm climate, it’s the perfect escape from a dreary winter. Dubai can grant you a guaranteed sun, sea and sand holiday, and as an added bonus there are also plenty of entertainment, shopping, and activities available for all ages groups.

Size matters here, extravagance is part of the lifestyle and breaking world records is what they do. The city boasts not only the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, but also the world’s largest mall, the Dubai Mall, where they host the largest water cannon show in the world and the palm islands are the largest artificial islands in the world as well. Despite being a location for a summer holiday, you can also visit Ski Dubai, where you will find the longest indoor ski slope in the world and the Dubai Miracle Garden where the biggest natural flower garden lies.

As you walk around the city, admire the incredible architecture, the towering skyscrapers and the police that drive top of the range cars! Not far from the city you can experience the rolling sand dunes of the Arabian desert, quite the outing.

Do remember the strict customs and religion that the locals follow to ensure that you don’t accidentally break the law, kissing in public is illegal and its is prohibited to wear indecent clothing when you are not on the beaches or in bars and clubs.

Dubai Neighborhoods

  • Downtown Dubai

    shopping (The Dubai Mall & The Burj), skyscrapers, entertainment

  • Bur Dubai

    cultural, historical, galleries and museum, shopping

  • Jumeirah

    beach, relaxing, resorts, entertainment, restaurants

  • Deira

    traditional, history & culture, souks, local boats

  • Palm Jumeirah

    high end hotels, luxury beach clubs

This guide only covers highlights. View all neighborhoods of Dubai.

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