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10 cheapest places to stay in Downtown Dubai

Are you looking for a budget or cheap hotel in Downtown Dubai? I have compiled a list of the 10 cheapest places to stay in Downtown Dubai.

When travelling to Dubai, Downtown is a great area to stay at. Not only will you have the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa close by, it is also one of the best areas for restaurants and cute cafes. From downtown it is very easy to explore the rest of the city and take public transport to let’s say Dubai Marina or Deira.

Here is a list of the 10 cheapest places to stay in Downtown Dubai.

PS: If you are looking for a place to stay with an amazing pool, have a look at my article about the hotels with the most beautiful pools in Dubai.

Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Rove Downtown Dubai is conveniently located in the heart of Dubai, next to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

The rooms in the hotel are spacious and offer great views over the city. The hotel also has 24-hour meeting rooms available and other services such as free Wi-Fi, a late check-out service and a 24-hour fitness room. The hotel also boasts a launderette and a boutique supermarket where you can do some groceries.

Rove Downtown also featues a cinema: Reel Boutique. This cinema theatre with 46 rooms is managed by Reel and features the newest movies.

As Rove Downtown is literally located in Downtown Dubai, it is one of the best budget hotels to stay in if you want to discover Dubai without spending too much time in a Taxi. The airport is 20 minutes away while Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa are a 2-minute taxi ride away.

Rove Downtown is the cheapest hotel in Downtown Dubai and is known to be a good, comfortable and modern hotel with a great pool.

Travellers who have travelled to South Asia before will probably recognise the name OYO. This brand supplies good, budget hotel rooms and hotel apartments throughout the Asian subcontinent.

In Dubai OYO has a few budget hotels and hotel apartments – in Downtown Dubai you can stay at Home 277 Studio Burj al Nujoom. This aparthotel is located in the centre of Dubai and has a nice balcony from where you can take in the broad views over the Dubai skyline.

This studio is conveniently located and only a 5 minute drive away from Dubai Mall, the Burj Khalifa and the fountains. There is also free parking and free Wi-Fi.

Reception will help you check in and out and will provide you with more information about the area and Dubai in general.

If you are looking for a great staycation in the United Arab Emirates, Hi Guest Vacation Homes in the Claren Towers are a great place to stay.

With a fitness centre, a beautiful balcony with views over the city and a private parking spot, Hi Guests Vacation Homes in Downtown Dubai offers everything you might want from a budget apartment in the middle of the city.

The apartment itself has 1 bedroom and boasts a flat screen TV with a bunch of satellite channels. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a microwave for your convenience. The bathroom has a shower and if you want, you can pay extra so you do not have to bring your own towels and bed linen.

The Dubai Mall is less than 3km away and 6km further down the road you can shop and walk around in the City Walk Mall – famous for being one of the favourite malls of Emirati citizens.

Another great apartment you can book is that of Express Holiday Homes in Burj Nujoom. When looking for budget or cheap places to stay in the centre of Dubai, you will soon find that hotels are (ridiculously) overpriced while holiday apartments offer a great service when looking for a balance between price and quality.

Express Holiday Homes in Burj Nujoom is situated in the centre of Dubai and has a restaurant on its premises. There’s also an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour staffed front desk.

The apartment itself has 1 bedroom and one bathroom with a hot tub (nice!). The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator so you can stock up on water in the local convenience store.

Dubai luxury at budget prices? Check out Roda Al Murooj Residences. This amazing apartment offers an amazing view of the city and during your stay you can make use of their amazing wellness facilities including a fitness centre, a sauna and a hot tub.

The residences itself boast a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk where staff will help you navigate this sparkling city. The pool is open all year and there is even a children’s playground you can make use of. If you are renting a car at the airport or if you are driving down from another emirate, you can use the free parking spot reserved for your apartment.

The units are well-equipped with aircon, a flat-screen TV and a fully-equipped kitchen. This way you can make yourself at home in the centre of the city while exploring Dubai.

At Vacation Bay, Boulevard View you can imagine yourself in a lavish Roman villa – or a Las Vegas hotel (depending on what you are used to)

Boulevard View has a nice balcony from which you have a view over the city – a great place to drink your morning coffee of have a late-night glass of wine

The private pool is surrounded by palm trees and you can easily spend the afternoon daydreaming on one of the many comfortable lounge chairs. Mercato beach is close by and so are the Dubai Mall and the famous Burj Khalifa.

The property itself offers a small yet complete kitchen, a lavish bedroom and a comfortable bathroom. The apartment boasts a flat-screen TV and you are free to use the fitness centre located in the building. Free parking is available if needed.

If you are looking for a stylish and modern apartment for cheap in the centre of Dubai, then Frank Porter in the Burj al Noujoum will be your perfect fit. We have covered an apartment in this building block before albeit the spelling was a bit different.

The Burj al Noujoum – or Nujoom when looking at the listing of Express Holiday Homes, is a modern apartment block with great views in the centre of Dubai.

This Frank Porter apartment is decked out with a fully equipped kitchen, a comfy bed, a flat-screen TV and a beautiful terrace with furniture where you can enjoy a mocktail or read your morning paper.

As mentioned before: the apartment block offers a fitness room which you can use as well as a beautiful rooftop pool that is open year-round.

Dream Inn Apartments in the Claren Downtown offer all the comfort of a fully decked out luxury apartment while travelling to Dubai.

From the amazing views to the beautiful living room and dining room – this apartment is so much better than a hotel room! In the morning a continental breakfast is served and you can enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony overlooking the city after a well-deserved bath.

Dream Inn Apartments also provide free toiletries and free Wi-Fi. The apartment has a beautiful rooftop pool and a fitness room which you can use for free. If you would like to hire a car, the 24 hour reception will help you contact a local dealer. You can park the car on-site if needed.

Another popular HiGuests Apartment perfect for travellers on a budget is the Mon Reve Apartment in Downtown Dubai.

HiGuests offers beautiful apartments with fully decked out kitchens and up to two bedrooms in the Mon Reve building. Every apartment has a living room with sofa and flat-screen TV, a beautiful kitchen, a comfortable bathroom and balconies from which you have a view over Downtown Dubai.

The building has an impressive rooftop pool with deckchairs and a view over the rest of the city. The pool is open all year round and guests can use the beautiful fitness room for residents and guests.

There’s a kid’s pool as well as a playground – and for those who feel very sporty there is a tennis court you can use.

Combine stunning Burj Khalifa Vistas with a luxury hotel-worthy rooftop infinity pool at HiGuests Vacation Homes Burj Vista.

When travelling with a family or another couple – it’s often better to book an apartment rather than a hotel room. This is proven yet again by this beautiful luxury Higuests Vacation Home in the Burj Vista.

This apartment with beautiful views over the city has a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable en-suite bathroom. There is a playground for the kids and a fitness room for those who want to work out on their trip to Dubai.

From the infinity pool you have amazing views over the Burj Khalifa.
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2 thoughts on “10 cheapest places to stay in Downtown Dubai”

    1. Hi Kjellboy

      I did one on Deira, correct.
      Deira is a great part of the city and I love going out for food in Deira or visiting the Souks. Hotels in Deira are overall cheaper than in Downtown but in Downtown you are closer to everything and you have better views of the city.

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