Dubai is the city with the world's largest mall and the first "seven-star hotel", that is why it is considered a luxury destination. But it was until recently; among thousands of luxury hotels, Dubai boasts a great number of value hotels offering not just great services, spatious and airy rooms, rooftop whirlpools and great restaurants cooking tasty delights from around the world but awesome prices as well. So that every person could feel free to make Dubai his next destination. Find below a list with Dubai’s best value hotels.
Byblos Hotel is perfect for those seeking a stylish, affordable base close to both the shops and beaches of Dubai, nevertheless it isn’t the most refined or consistent. The hotel enjoys a contemporary appeal with modern furnishing rooms and a host of lively facilities. The lobby is Phoenician-inspired with unusual paintings and an alphabet patterned carpet, the main hotel bar is an English-style pub from the 1960s and the Chameleon Club is marked by 60,000 LED lights, video screens and a giant model chameleon. Rates start at US $109 per standard room.
City Seasons Hotel attracts thousands of people each year with low room rates almost unheard of in Dubai. But there is an explanation – it is a dry hotel meaning no alcohol is allowed on the premises. This thing may reject some travelers, but it is popular among Muslims, businessmen and families with children. It offers a peaceful stay free of raucous clubbers traipsing through the lobby in the early hours. Nevertheless the hotel features sizable ballrooms for business events, a huge shaded outdoor swimming pool and an international restaurant where guests can taste wonderful dishes outside on a balcony overlooking the city. Rates start at US $135 per premium room, based on single occupancy.
Citymax Bur Dubai is relatively young; it is located opposite the Mall of the Emirates and offers new and comfortable rooms in a great area. Guests will be amazed to find big and spacious rooms with a good size bathroom, coffee maker, fridge and, safe. A great number of good, cheap local restaurants are to be found nearby the hotel. ARZ Lebanon is famous for its creamy hummus, tasty shish taouk and Pizza Pazza which is cooked in a stone oven. Rates start at US $147 for a room with single occupancy.
Courtyard Dubai is located in the southern part of Dubai next to a quiet residential complex with green lawns and pink and yellow villas. The rooms are styled in subtle browns and offer pretty views across a man-made lake. The Aquamarine café situated next to the family pool serves the freshest and tastiest sandwiches in Dubai, while The Pine Grill - delicious steaks and local seafood doused in various sauces. Rates start at US $231 per standard room with single occupancy.
Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai is a corner of heaven for non-glamorous people looking for peace and wanting to escape the crowds; it is located in the gritty area of town, called by the locals “the real Dubai”. The area of Deira is filled with interesting, small shops selling from souvenirs to fashion clothing, many restaurants where travelers can taste dishes from around the world and souks selling herbs and spices. Rates start at US $148 per standard room.
Lotus Hotel Apartments & Spa Dubai is set above the spectacular area of Marina, billionaires' yachts and turquoise waterways; it offers a twist on the regular hotel stay in Dubai. Besides great room service they will find a spa, a gym and several restaurants. Only here tourists have the opportunity to stay in a hotel combined with the privacy of having their own apartments. The airy studios are beautifully decorated and equipped with fully functioning kitchens. Near the hotel the Marina Mall, the touristy JBR beach and a great array of restaurants along JBR Walk can be found. Rates start at US $125.
Premier Inn Dubai International Airport is an airport hotel and its best feature is the rooftop whirlpool. The hotel awaits its guests with budget digs promising them an incredible panoramic view of the city while soaking in the hot tub. Due to favorable location, near the business district, it is preferred by businessmen. Also, only 20-minute cab journeys away, are the beach and creek. Rates start at US $162 per room with single occupancy.
Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai popular among due to its strategic location, in the heart of Media City known as the “New Dubai”, and its bars such as the Icon sports lounge, which plays retro music videos on its television screens, the outdoor Tamanya Terrace, where a house DJ spins background beats on busy nights. The elegant Certo Italian restaurant serves great artisan pasta, strawberries with pepper and balsamic vinegar and other Italian delights. Rates start at US $258.5 per standard room.
Ramada Chelsea Al Barsha Ramada is located in central Dubai, close to Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi Water Park and the Umm Sequim open beach where tourists can rent surf or paddle board at Surf Dubai. Nevertheless, it is not so comfortable to go exploring by foot from this hotel, because of the construction and the lack of pavements. But taxis are abundant so that travelers shouldn’t be worry. Hotel’s Szechuan Palace serves dumplings and spicy fish, a kind of dish recommended to all tourists. Rates start at US $122.5 per standard room with single occupancy.
Taj Palace Hotel Dubai is inspired by Chinese architecture; its beautifully modern angular steel, glass façade and the traditional "royal" interior attract thousands of tourists each year, especially Saudi Arabian businessmen. The lobby is garnished with velvet cloths, rich reds and spongy carpets, giving the impression of five stars for the price of three. The rooms are spacious and are decorated in contemporary style. Taj Palace’s Handi Indian restaurant serves wonderful dishes, but visitors must try the lasooni jhinga (prawns marinated with fresh garlic and tandoori spices) or black lentil dahl. Rooms start at US $163 per standard room with single occupancy.