by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 16, 2019
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The 8 Best Budget Hotels in Dubai
1. Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai – Budget
Modern and affordable hotel with a rooftop pool, free on-site parking, a gym, and several bars and restaurants, located a 6-minute drive (2km) from BurJuman Mall and a 12-minute drive (11km) from the Dubai Interntional Airport. All rooms feature ironing facilities, refrigerators, and coffee makers; some connecting rooms are available.
2. Novotel Deira City Centre – Budget
Sleek hotel with an outdoor pool, free shuttle service to Al Mamzar Beach (8km, 12-minute drive), free on-site parking, fitness center, variety of dining options, and refrigerators in all guest rooms – plus sofa beds and espresso makers in some rooms. The hotel is situated across the street from City Centre Deira and a 4-minute walk (350m) to Deira City Centre Metro Station.
3. Rove Downtown – Budget
Funky boutique hotel with an onsite movie theater, gym, sundeck, and free parking, located a 10-minute walk (750m) to The Dubai Mall and a 15-minute walk (1.1km) to the Burj Khalifa. A complimentary shuttle is available to La Mer Beach (6.3km, 14-minute drive) and a variety of shopping options, and rooms feature coffee/tea facilities, designer bedding, rainfall showers, and access to a self-service laundry room.
4. Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat – Budget
Contemporary hotel located 4km (8-minute drive) from Dubai International Airport and a 13-minute walk (1km) from the Al Rigga metro station. Amenities include a rooftop pool, as well as a restaurant and bar, fitness center, business center, free self parking, and free shuttle bus to La Mer Beach (10km, 16-minute drive) and a few area attractions. Rooms feature refrigerators and coffee/tea facilities.
5. Novotel Dubai Al Barsha – Moderate
Modern, high-rise hotel with an outdoor pool, located 5 minutes on foot (400m) to the Sharaf DG metro station and 18 minutes (1.5km) to the Mall of the Emirates. Hotel amenities include a spa, fitness center, complimentary shuttle service to the beach and shopping centers, and a variety of restaurants and bars. Modern guest rooms feature city or water views, tea/coffee facilities, and refrigerators.
6. Xclusive Hotel Apartments – Moderate
Spacious apartments featuring full kitchens, balconies, in-unit laundry, and living rooms, in addition to private bedrooms and traditional Arabian furnishings. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness center, and the property is situated a 13-minute walk (1.1km) from BurJuman Mall and 10km (12-minute drive) from Dubai International Airport.
7. Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai – Moderate
Connected to the Dubai World Trade Centre and located a 12-minute walk (900m) to the World Trade Centre metro station, this 4-star hotel offers an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, kids play area, wide range of dining options, and complimentary shuttle to a variety of nearby attractions. The modern guest rooms feature desks, coffee makers, and ironing facilities. Smoking and non-smoking floors are available.
8. Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa – Moderate
Located steps from the Dubai Museum (130m, 2-minute walk), this great-value upscale hotel features a full-service spa, outdoor pool, fitness center, 24-hour room service, and several restaurants. Guest rooms have desks, coffee makers, ironing facilities, and traditional Arabian decor. Located a 7-minute walk (500m) to the Al Fahidi Historical District.