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Best Cheap Hotels in Dubai

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What are the best cheap hotels in Dubai?

If you like big cities and shiny skyscrapers, Dubai is a must-visit. For many Dubai’s skyline is what they know it for, and not without a reason. Because it truly is spectacular. Being in Dubai, you feel like you’re in the future. Dubai is also a rather expensive place to travel to. But, again, it’s also possible to do Dubai on budget. To help you plan a trip to Dubai, we have prepared a list of the best cheap hotels in Dubai.

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Best Cheap Hotels in Dubai

Now let’s take a look at this list of cheap hotels in Dubai.

Some of these hotels are located only a short metro ride away from the world-famous Burj Khalifa, some are further away, and some are close to the airport. All of them offer different types of rooms that range in size, level of comfort and not only. For all the options, check them out on Booking.com or Agoda.com.

1. Atana Hotel

Dubai traffic

A popular and cheap 4-star hotel in Dubai.

Overall, one of the best cheap hotels in Dubai, our favorite.

The hotel is close to shopping mall Mall of the Emirates. Yes, that’s the same place where you can go skiing un Dubai (Mall of the Emirates, I mean, not the hotel). The hotel is located away from the city center and Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa is approximately 20-minute car ride away.

The hotel features a restaurant, outdoor pool and gym. Guests are offered free shuttle bus to Mall of Emirates, Jumeirah beach and DIC metro station.

PRICE: Double room starts at 65 EUR

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Disclaimer. Prices change constantly. What’s 100 euro today, might be 50 euro tomorrow. Check the latest price. And ALWAYS compare the price. The same works when booking cheap hotels in Dubai and also elsewhere. Sometimes the same hotel is cheaper on Booking.com, other times – on Agoda.

2. Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat

Luxury hotel room
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An inexpensive 4-star hotel with breakfast (optional).

There aren’t that many cheap hotels in Dubai with breakfast. But there are some. And this inexpensive Hilton is one of them. It’s a 4-star hotel located in the heart of Deira area, close to the nearest metro station. Since metro in Dubai is very modern, inexpensive and convenient mode of transportation, you’ll have no problems getting wherever you need.

The hotel features an outdoor pool and restaurant. Free shuttle service to the La Mer beach, Dubai Mall and Deira City center is provided. It’s not the cheapest hotel in Dubai, Deira, but a great value for money.

PRICE: Double room starts at 65 EUR

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Yes, some of the hotels one this list aren’t super cheap, but, hey, the cheapest rarely are among the best. At the same time all of these hotels are some of the best value hotels in Dubai you can find. In order to find the cheapest hotel in Dubai, open Booking.com or Agoda (click for discount code), do a search and sort by price.

3. Premier Inn Dubai International Airport

In Doha airport
At the airport

Any cheap hotels in Dubai near airport?

Here is one good option. It’s an inexpensive 3-star hotel only a 10-minute drive away from Dubai International Airport. The best part – hotel offers free shuttle service for all guests to the airport’s terminals 1, 2, 3. Free shuttle service is available to few more places – Mamzar Beach Park, Dubai Festival City Shopping Mall, Deira City Centre Shopping Mall and the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa.

Rooms are simple, but modern. And there is an outdoor rooftop pool, as well as hot tub that guests can use to relax and enjoy panoramic views of Dubai.

PRICE: Double room starts at 40 EUR

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4. AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel

Hotel room
Photo by Engin Akyurt

A popular 5-star hotel located in a busy district.

The hotel is very close to the nearest metro station. It’s located only a short ride away from the airport. The hotel features a great gym and a rooftop swimming pool operating year-round. Complimentary shuttle service is being offered to Dubai Outlet Mall, Al Ghurair Mall, Mirdif City Centre and Deira City Centre.

PRICE: Double room starts at 65 EUR

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5. Towers Rotana – Dubai

Skyscrapers in Dubai
Dubai

A popular 4-star hotel a short ride from Burj Khalifa.

One of the very best cheap hotels in Dubai. Because of its proximity to the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa and overall quality. Nearest metro station is only a short walk away. The hotel features a rooftop pool, gym and restaurant. Both rooms and apartments are available.

PRICE: Double room starts at 95 EUR

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6. Asiana Hotel Dubai

Metro in Dubai

A nice and inexpensive 5-star hotel in Deira area.

A very popular and rather cheap Dubai hotel. The hotel is located only a short walk away from a shopping mall Reef Mall. Nearest metro station is also only a short walk away. The hotel features a pool, sauna, gym and restaurant.

PRICE: Double room starts at 70 EUR

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7. Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai

Tall skyscraper, Hong Kong
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A popular 4-star hotel in the central part of Dubai.

It’s located only a short metro ride away from Burj Khalifa. Nearest metro station is in a walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is directly connected to the Dubai World Trade Centre. It features a SPA and well-equipped gym.

Free shuttle service to the Dubai Mall, beach and many other Dubai tourist attractions is provided for all guests.

PRICE: Double room starts at 95 EUR

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8. Rove Trade Centre

Kaspars in Dubai with his Osprey Farpoint 40 backpack
In Dubai

A popular 3-star hotel in the central part of Dubai. 

The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa is only a short metro ride away from the hotel. Free shuttle service to the Dubai Mall is being offered. The hotel features an outdoor pool, gym, luggage room and shared washing machine.

PRICE: Double room starts at 55 EUR

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On a public boat in Dubai
On a public boat in Dubai

Where to Stay in Dubai?

It depends what are you planning to do in Dubai.

Two of the best places to stay in Dubai are areas of Jumeirah beach and Burj Khalifa.

  • If you want to spend a lot of time on the beach, Jumeirah Beach area or Dubai Marina district is going to be the best choice for you. You’ll be close to the beach (obviously!) and not that far away from the city center – Dubai Downtown. Thanks to Dubai’s modern metro, you will be able to get from the beach to Burj Khalifa in under half an hour.
  • If have only one or two days in Dubai, and beach isn’t that important for you, stay close to Burj Khalifa. It’s the most central location in Dubai.
  • But if you want to save money, just stay as close to the nearest metro station as possible. So you don’t end up spending too much time, and also money, on getting around in Dubai.

Have you been to Dubai? Where did you stay? In which area of Dubai? What’s the cheapest hotel in Dubai you have stayed at or seen? What’s the best cheap hotel in Dubai in your experience (if you have been in several)?

1. Book Your Flight. Find cheap flights using Kiwi.com, Momondo.com. Or subscribe to Dollar Flight Club, if you don’t want to be searching for the flights yourself. Kiwi currently is my first choice.

2. Book Your Accommodation. Booking.com, Agoda.com and Airbnb. I use Booking and Agoda at least a dozen times a year, and Airbnb – when looking for a long-term stay. My best tip is to ALWAYS compare the price. Sometimes the same hotel is cheaper on Booking.com, other times – on Agoda. Always compare the price!

3. Buy Your Travel Insurance. World Nomads and SafetyWings are two companies I can recommend. World Nomads offers some extra benefits, that will be important for those doing some higher risk activities, while SafetyWings is significantly cheaper. SafetyWings is only $9.25 / week.


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