How to Choose the Best Hotel to Get the Most of Your Stay in Dubai

As a famous shopping and travel haven, Dubai offers great choices for hotel accommodations. Whether you’re looking for a hotel near Marsa Al Seef, Dubai Marina or near the desert, your choice should be a convenient spot to places you intend to visit. Making the right choice in selecting a suitable accommodation is vital for achieving the best travel gains.

After all, making the most of your time during your Dubai stay would definitely be top-of-mind. But with so many famous spots in Dubai, it can be initially difficult to decide on where you should stay.

Don’t fret as the tips below can serve as your guide:

1. Do a decent amount of research

Begin your research on the places you want to visit in Dubai. And, from there, choose a convenient location where you can easily go back and forth from your hotel to the places you want to go to. Depending on the duration of your stay, list the places down that you think you can travel to within your specific schedule.

After you’ve determined the best hotel spot for your travel plans, compare accommodations available in that area. Evaluate prices and facilities and pick what fits your preferences and budget. Also, don’t forget to check online reviews of your chosen hotel to ensure you get the best services.

Here are 5 main areas in Dubai that may be the right places for booking your stay:

  • Near Al Seef

An eye-catching new destination along the shores of Bur Dubai, this is an ideal place to visit for those looking to shop and eat good food.

This is an area teeming with all that represents Emirati culture while bringing together the contemporary elements of today’s Dubai. You may need to think of getting mobile storage for all your shopped items once you visit this place.

  • Near Burj Khalifa

As the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa has several luxury hotels within its vicinity. Most hotels here take pride in featuring jaw-dropping views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.

This is also where you’ll find The Dubai Mall – the world’s largest shopping center. This area is perfect for anyone who wants to be at the center of the action and have on-foot access to nearby attractions.

  • Near Jumeirah Beach

Want to stay near a white sand beach with wonderful warm turquoise waters?

Near Jumeirah beach is an ideal location in case your goal is to hit the beach the moment you arrive in Dubai. What’s more, you can also find many shops and restaurants here, a win-win situation for all beach lovers.

  • Near Palm Jumeirah

If you want to relax on a private white sand beach, this is the right place to stay. This is also the best place to indulge in sea views while being away from the hustle and bustle of the city to rest both your body and soul. But if you are open to local commutes, this is only a 20-minute drive to major attractions in Dubai.

  • Near the Dubai Desert

Your Dubai experience wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the desert. If you want golden sand dunes around you, there are various desert luxury hotels that offer excellent accommodation.

2. Consider seasonal bookings

The city of Dubai is well-known for having the most luxurious and expensive hotels.

If you’re a budget traveler who wants to enjoy the greatest deals, the months of summer are your top choices. Plan your stay ahead of time so that you can get discount offerings throughout the festive seasons of Eid and other holidays.

3. Take note of regulations

Regardless of the multicultural environment the emirate is known for, Dubai is still an Islamic city. This means, there are still regulations you have to observe which may be quite different from what you’re used to in your home country. By law, there are many Dubai hotels that won’t allow unmarried couples to stay in one room.

Before you even make your hotel reservation, be sure to review Dubai rules and regulations.

Confirm your booking now

In every journey overseas, hotel location is key.

Now that you know the vital things to consider when choosing a hotel accommodation in Dubai, it’s time to confirm your booking.

Make sure you receive a confirmation from the hotel after making your reservation to ensure that it has been acknowledged, so all you need to do is pack up, and head for the fabulous city of Dubai.


Habib Khan is a seasoned Hotelier, currently the CEO of Planet Hospitality and General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa. Khan has more than 30 years of diversified international experience in the hospitality industry. He is an expert in developing, transforming, and managing hotels, with an ability to analyze and solve problems in a challenging work environment.