Where to stay near Dubai?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,322 holiday rentals near Dubai. From 1,164 apartments to 74 villas, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dubai for a long holiday or a weekend break 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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dubai:

  • Dubai Marina: 600 holiday homes
  • Jumeirah Beach Residence: 540 holiday homes
  • DIFC: 164 holiday homes
  • The Greens: 30 holiday homes
  • Jabal Ali 2: 247 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in Dubai. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Dubai Mall: 1,321 holiday rentals
  • Burj Khalifa: 1,320 holiday rentals
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis: 1,315 holiday rentals
  • Dubai International Academic City: 1,292 holiday rentals
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctury: 1,321 holiday rentals

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 apartments in Dubai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,164 apartments in Dubai. Our other popular types of Dubai holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 74 holiday houses
  • Houses: 37 holiday houses

Can I rent beach rentals in Dubai?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 262 beach rentals in Dubai. You have also many other possibilities in Dubai area, including:

  • Downtown rentals: 178 holiday rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 139 holiday rentals
  • Golf resort rentals: 117 holiday rentals

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubai?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,061 holiday homes with pool available in Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    World class holiday rentals in Dubai

    Dubai is a perfect all year destination. Known as the Desert City, it is one of the most exciting cities in the world with hotel development forging ahead at a pace and new attractions opening all the time. It is in the United Arab Emirates, and although it has truly embraced modern tourism, it is still traditional and remains true to its Arabic and Islamic roots.

    Although Dubai’s hotels are among the best in anywhere, there is something special about a Dubai holiday villa. You might find it in the craggy mountains, overlooking a stunning beach, on the edge of a lush verdant park, or on the outskirts of a desert village.

    World Class Sports

    Dubai is a city of superlatives. It has the world’s tallest hotel and its stunning, soaring skyline is becoming as recognizable as the likes of London, New York and Hong Kong. You really want to choose Dubai holiday accommodation that offers a view of the cityscape. Not satisfied with its existing bit of coastline, Dubai created an artificial island, adding a further 120km of beachfront to be enjoyed. The ocean provides the perfect playground for a host of water sports. Dubai Creek is the location for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing.

    There are also world class sporting events that draw people from all over the world to fill Dubai holiday rentals. International tennis tournaments, multi-million dollar golf competitions and the richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup, have all become major fixtures on the annual sporting calendar. This has generated a legacy of excellent sports facilities open to the public including riding stables, golf courses, health clubs and even indoor ice rinks. If you fancy enjoying some sport in the desert sands, try a jeep safari or a spot of paragliding. Take a Dubai holiday villa with a pool and you’ve got all the sporting bases covered.

    World Class Shopping

    Few places can rival the shopping in Dubai. The malls are super-modern and spacious and are packed with amenities as well as the shops that sell everything from the latest gadgets , high designer clothing to traditional Arabic handicrafts. For all you shopaholics out there, the best time to book Dubai holiday accommodation is mid-January to mid-February, when the city hosts a month long shopping festival. Many of Dubai’s excellent restaurants are also in the major shopping malls and areas. There’s a big international influence so as well as local cuisine, you’ll also find European and Asian food in plentiful supply.

    World class culture

    The modern heart of Dubai is Deira. It’s a busy commercial area with a mass of shops, leisure facilities and restaurants, but if you want to see something of traditional Dubai head for Bur Dubai, just south of Dubai Creek. Here, the authentic architecture is the star especially the Jumeirah Mosque and the House of Sheik Saeed. Book Dubai holiday rentals in this part of the city if you want to be close to the museums – the Dubai Museum and the Natural History Museum.

    World class weather

    The best time to plan a visit to Dubai is April to October when the arid sub-tropical climate is most bearable. Daily temperatures in these months are between 20 and 30 degrees.

    Getting to Dubai

    The UAE is a major stopover destination on transcontinental flights from Australia. Emirates flies from Sydney to Dubai twice daily. There are also a large number of scheduled flights to Doha in Qatar and Abu Dhabi and from both it is then a connecting flight to Dubai airport and a short transfer to Dubai holiday accommodation.

    Read what one of our travellers had to say about Dubai

    Our short stopover in Dubai in January was unbeatable. As a young married couple in our mid-twenties, we have never experienced the respect and friendly attitude anywhere else.There was so much to do and see for couples, families and singles. You could buy anything in their massive shiny shopping centres or traditional Souks. An evening of belly dancing in the desert really showed the culture of the people and the country.

    The only down point is Saturdays, everything closed! The Dubai Museum, cruises, shops, restaurants, etc. You are best to stay in your accommodation whilst prayers echo around the city from the hundreds of mosques.The double-decker bus takes you to Jaremiah Beach. You travel past the Palm and the World islands that are made out of sand. I’m sure you will have to see them by helicopter in a couple of years. With attractions such as the indoor ski centre, Wild Wadi water park and skyscrapers, you definitely get your moneys worth.

    The largest residential tower was being built when we visited. I imagine it would have an amazing view. I received an email that had a photo taken from the top of the tower which showed the curvature of the earth! Now, if Dubai did not have enough to please you before, it certainly would now! Even though Dubai was merely a stop over on the way back from England, it should be a holiday in itself!

    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)