Dubai is one of the most interesting cities in the world. Ancient culture and futuristic technology co-exist in an undeniably glamorous atmosphere. Here you can visit the world’s tallest tower, explore historic souks, and revel in the high end fashion. And that’s just for starters!
In such a vibrant and exciting city, you want your hotel experience to be something special as well. And there’s great news on that front. Not only are there plenty of unique and interesting hotels in Dubai, but you can snag a room in several of them for less than $100/night.
XVA Art Hotel
Prices start at $75/night
Art lovers will feel right at home at the XVA Art Hotel. Its 13 rooms are all decorated in a different style by local artists for a true boutique experience. If you ask for an upgrade, you’ll enjoy a private outdoor seating area.
The hotel features an acclaimed art gallery and design shop, as well as a cozy vegetarian restaurant and three shady courtyards. Other amenities include free wi-fi, tea and coffeemakers, and minibars.
Located in the heart of the Bastakiya quarter, the XVA is a great location for exploring the city’s history and culture. A short and enjoyable 11 minute walk gets you to the nearest train station. Choose the XVA to rub shoulders with an eclectic crowd in a classy, minimalist space.
Media One Hotel
Prices start at $85/night
The Media One Hotel is centrally located near the Palm, Marina, metro station, and the beach. Its décor can only be described as fun and funky. Here you will enjoy comfortable living with jaw-dropping views of the city’s skyline or archipelago through floor-to-ceiling windows.
You also get all sorts of modern amenities, such as Smart TVs, iPod docks, and glass-walled bathrooms. Upgrade your room for an even more luxurious experience.
Guests will love the outdoor pool, sauna and steam room, and deluxe gym. Anyone can stop by to enjoy the casual café, Mediterranean restaurant, rooftop bar and lounge, and pumping nightclub. If that’s not enough, the more of the best bars and nightclubs in the city are right outside the door.
Hotel Zabeel House
Prices start at $80/night
The Hotel Zabeel House is located in Al Seef, a newer cultural district positioned on the shore of Dubai Creek. Here you’ll find laid-back luxury coupled with modern touchpad technology. If you need to do a little work on your vacation, the Hotel Zabeel House also offers well-appointed work spaces.
The interiors are bright, especially the communal spaces that encourage socializing with your fellow guests. There are four different bars and restaurants to cater to every taste, including authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.
This location is one of five hotels operated by the same company. If you can’t get into one, check out Zabeel House MINI, the Zabeel House – The Greens, the Al Seef Heritage Hotel, and the Zabeel House Shoreditch.
Prices start at $80/night
If shopping is your primary goal in Dubai, you can’t choose a better location than the Rove Downtown. This quirky space is right across the street from the Dubai Mall, and it offers fantastic views of the Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest skyscraper) too.
You’ll love the stenciled walls and offbeat décor coupled with elegant Arabian touches. The bedrooms each feature an oversized slogan on the wall as well as fun and funky furnishings. The communal spaces encourage social mingling.
Amenities include an outdoor pool, complimentary parking, and 24/7 guest laundry, plus a trendy lobby lounge and hip international restaurant with open area dining on the terrace. If you’re the type of person who’s chained to their phone, you’ll appreciate the ample USB sockets located here.
The H Dubai
Prices start at $90/night
We bet you didn’t know you could experience five-star luxury for under $100 a night. But at the H Dubai, you can. With sleek bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and beautifully appointed seating areas, there is luxury everywhere you look. Upgrading to a suite or apartment will even get you a private pool!
The H Dubai is located just a short walk away from the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai World Trade Center. But there is plenty do on-site, too, with four bars and lounges – one is located on the 40th floor rooftop and offers astonishing city views. There are also six restaurants for your dining pleasure.
Guests will enjoy the plush amenities, including a fitness center, well-appointed spa, and indoor and outdoor pools. Choose this hotel for modern elegance at a fantastic price.
Prices start at $100/night
Though prices start at the $100/night mark, we think it’s worth it to have the over-the-top experience of The Fairmont Dubai. A true example of sensory exuberance, the Fairmont definitely earns its 5-star rating.
You will love the stunning Arabian views offered by floor-to-ceiling windows in each of the pristine and polished bedrooms. But you won’t want to hang around the room too much with so many other things to explore. Definitely don’t skip the Roman spa and two huge rooftop swimming pools.
There are more than a dozen bars and eateries on site, including one where you are led to your table by hosts in night vision goggles and dine in darkness. When you want to explore the city, there is an air-conditioned footbridge from the hotel directly to the metro station across the street.
As you can tell, hotels in Dubai aim to pamper you while also providing insane views of all the city has to offer. You can certainly spend a fortune on upscale lodging, but with these six great choices, you don’t have to.
Soak in the art, cuisine, and comfort of Dubai right on-site then head out sightseeing. Your hotel’s courteous and consummately professional staff will be waiting to welcome you back at the end of the day.