Cheap Hotels in Dubai
Dubai is a city of extravagance and wealth. But still there are cheap hotels in Dubai. Tourists come to Dubai to feel the warmth of Dubai city, not only from the sun but also from the traditional Arabic hospitality and welcome. Even though Dubai is famous for its luxurious hotels, there are a surprising number of reasonable, cheaper alternatives for people who want to visit this oasis of a city. The trick is to seek out the alternatives and perhaps book your holiday out of season. Here are review of the best 10 cheaper hotels in Dubai.
Crowne Plaza – Dubai Festival City
Want to stay at a five star hotel but pay a reasonable price, then why not try the Crowne Plaza – Dubai Festival City. Management provide clean and well decorated rooms for their guests. Staff are helpful and courteous. The restaurant serves tasty food and never skimps on quality. This hotel is close to airport and mall. You can help yourself to drinks and snacks from the mini bar in your room. The hotel has a spa where you can have either Asian or Arabian massages and beauty treatments.Remember you can save money on this hotel by booking on hotel.com booking.com expedia.com or a similar website. Cost per night: $102 off-season and higher in peak season. Location: Dubai Festival City, Dubai, U.A.E.
Premier Inn Dubai Investment Park Hotel
It’s so nice to have a nice peaceful sleep after a day enjoying the festive mood of Dubai. This can be found at the Premier Inn – Dubai Investment Park. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom is clean.
This is a beautiful yet affordable quiet 3-star hotel, far from the crowd. As well as providing clean and well furnished rooms there are plenty of facilities to keep you occupied including laundry service, free wi-fi and very attentive staff with beaming smiley faces and pleasant manner.
Cost per night: $46
Location: Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Rd, Near to the Green Community, Dubai, U.A.E.
Middle East Hotel
If shopping is your thing then the Middle East hotel is ideal situated in the shopping area of Dubai. This is a two-star hotel yet has a bar of its own and even mini bars in the rooms. It’s a real cheap hotel, so don’t expect lavish rooms. The hotel occasionally lets itself down with lack of cleanliness. However, kick up a fuss and you are likely to get rewarded with a better room.
There are many staff on hand providing 24 hour room service. There is live entertainment of dancing girls. But that does make it a little noisy. The staff are pleasant and helpful but language can be a problem depending on the receptionist.
Cost per night: $33
Al Musalla Road, Opp Naif Park | 6a Street, 35; Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Premier Inn – Dubai International Airport Hotel
This is an ideal hotel for layovers in Dubai before your next flight. Its next to Dubai International Airport.
The rooms are clean and well furnished with the beds being pull out beds. The facilities include free Wi-Fi, a rooftop pool, free parking, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Food is adequate but not spectacular. To enjoy the delights of Restaurants in Dubai you need to venture outside. The only problem is that there is no free breakfast. The paid for breakfast is quite expensive but saying that, it is a good varied breakfast.
Cost per night: $60
Location: Opposite Terminal 3 – Terminal 2, Dubai International Airport, Al Quads St, Dubai, U.A.E.
Howard Johnson Bur Dubai
This is one of cheapest hotel, yet still has plenty of facilities. Wi-fi is free and available throughout the hotel. There is an outdoor pool to relax in and fitness center to work on those neglected body parts. The fitness center and pool are open throughout the day. Room service is great and laundry service is also available. Rooms are mostly clean. The staff work hard to make your stay pleasant. The hotel is let down by a poor restaurant service and poor food.
Cost per night: $33
Location: Khalid Bin Walled Rd, Dubai, U.A.E.
Holiday Inn – Dubai Al Barsha
If you want a place to stay near the Mall of the Emirates then Holiday Inn should be your choice. Room facilities and services are of a good standard. Rooms are clean. Breakfast is served to your room. You can enjoy a quiet drink at the world class bar or exercise at the fitness center even just take a walk to the Mall of the Emirates. The outdoor pool is pleasant enough to cool off while enjoying the sun. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel is good. And there is free parking at the hotel if you have hired a car.
Cost per night: $72
Location: Sheikh Bayed Rd, Al Barsha 1, Near Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, U.A.E.
IBIS – World Trade Center
This is a well located hotel being near the world trade center. Dubai Mall is also within walking distance but take the shuttle to be on the safe side. Rooms are well furnished and of average size. Beds are clean and comfortable. There is free Wi-Fi available in room. Jumeirah Beach is just over 1km away. The hotel is clean and comfortable but lacks facilities. However there is a good bar there to chill out at. And you get a free shuttle bus to the world trade centre.
Cost per night: $46
Location: Sheik Zayed Rd, Trade Center Area, Next To Dubai Convention Center, Dubai, U.A.E.
Winchester Hotel Apartments
This hotel is within taxi distance of the Dubai World Trade Center being just 5 km from it. There is a shopping centre close by called Karama shopping centre.
Winchester Hotel Apartments are perfect for a family because of the large living area including a kitchen inside the apartment. Apartments may contain up to three bedrooms and have balconies.
Above the rooms there is a fitness centre and a sauna. Children can enjoy outdoor swimming while adults can enjoy a BBQ party on the rooftop. The hotel has good Wi-Fi.
Cost per night: $61
Location: Kuwait Rd, Mankhool Area, Bur Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E.
Ramada – Dubai
Ramada – Dubai gives a surprisingly good service for the price. The large and comfortable rooms give it value. The hotel staff always provide a helpful and prompt service, especially the staff on reception. This hotel suits businessmen but is still good for families.
The rooms and lobby area are sometimes less than clean. The rooms are generally very comfortable being well furnished. The business center is the main attraction of this restaurant being nearby. And the hotel is next to the metro.
When your business activities are over then there is time to relax in the outdoor pool. There are lots of nearby shops. Also, it is about 1km away from the Meena Bazaar and the Dubai Museum.
Cost per night: $59
Location: Bur Dubai near Al Fahidi Metro Station, Dubai, U.A.E.
Fortune Hotel Deira
Fortune Hotel Deira is one of the cheapest hotels in Dubai. Despite its low price, it is clean with comfortable beds but can get noisy. As usual in Dubai the staff provide excellent and polite service.
There is free internet in the lobby. To use Wi-Fi throughout the other parts of the hotel including your room you have to pay.
There are a few restaurants nearby where one can eat. Shopping is also convenient with shops around the hotel. Breakfast buffet is not up to scratch so avoid it and eat outside.
Cost per night: $32
Location: Omar Bin Al-Khattab Rd, Dubai, U.A.E.
In summary the best of the cheap hotels in Dubai:-
On price with reasonable quality of cleanliness and comfort IBIS World Trade Center probably your best bet as long as you don’t mind the lack of hotel facilities. If you want all the hotel facilities such as spa, swimming pool, restaurants, gym, etc then your best choice has to be Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City. But you do pay more. If you want a compromise of low cost with some facilities then I suggest the Ramada Dubai is the right choice for you. For something a bit different that might be ideal for a family, with a large living space and some facilities then it has to be the Winchester Hotel Apartments which allows you to do self catering.
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