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Popular amenities for Dubai vacation rentals

Stay near Dubai's top sights

Burj Khalifa577 locals recommend
The Dubai Mall523 locals recommend
Mall of the Emirates354 locals recommend
Dubai Miracle Garden166 locals recommend
JBR Beach153 locals recommend
Dubai Marina226 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Dubai

  • Total rentals

    40K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    19K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    34K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    6.3K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    11K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    226K reviews

Your guide to Dubai

All About Dubai

Dubai began as a small fishing village and eventually grew into one of the most dynamic metropolises in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a fascinating desert city, with a soaring modern skyline made up of some of the world’s tallest towers and some of the largest shopping malls on the planet. You’ll also find championship golf courses, gorgeous beaches, man-made islands, and even indoor ski slopes here.

It’s easy to focus on the hypermodern half of the city in all of its glitzy, air-conditioned glory, but don’t overlook Dubai’s historic Old Quarter where you can check out 19th-century architecture, browse the gold souk for jewelry, get a bite at one of the more traditional restaurants or tea houses, and visit the Dubai Museum that’s housed inside a fort from 1787. The exciting blend of ancient heritage and ahead-of-the-curve futurism is what makes Dubai so unique, and if you’d like to get a better feel for the city’s natural surroundings, you can head out on an excursion to the nearby desert.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Dubai

There’s really no way around it: Dubai — and the entire region surrounding it — is hot. After all, this is largely desert country, and the primary way to elude the heat is to stay indoors, whether you’re out exploring or at your apartment or condo rental in Dubai. This heat is why many of Dubai’s top attractions are indoors, with plenty of air conditioning to keep you comfortable. And while summertime temperatures average among the highest on the planet, the winter months are comparably mild, with plenty of comfortable daytime average temperatures and some pleasantly cool nights. Ramadan, a holy month for Muslims, gradually shifts its occurrence each calendar year, but if you’re visiting during this time, expect to find a different level of activity as religious practitioners observe traditions of fasting, prayer, reflection, and community.

Top things to do in Dubai

Burj Khalifa

At 2,722 feet and rising 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa is not only one of the world’s tallest buildings, but it’s also one of the world’s tallest free-standing structures. There are three different observation decks where you can extend your visit: The lounge offers tea, baked goods, and champagne while the top two have fast elevator rides, telescopes, virtual reality experiences, and 360-degree observation decks.

Gold and Spice Souks

To experience the marketplace energy that’s fueled this part of the world for centuries, head out to the Gold Souk and the Spice Souk. Souks, or bazaars, represent the essence of trade in the same vein as they have for hundreds of years. Dubai’s Gold Souk is one of the legendary gold jewelry trading centers in the world, and the Spice Souk… well, you just have to go and smell for yourself.

Dubai Mall

Dubai is a shoppers’ paradise, and Dubai Mall is its epicenter. It ranks as one of the world’s largest indoor shopping centers, and you’ll need a highly detailed map to navigate it from end to end. There are more than 1,300 stores, boutiques, and shops here. And there are also countless entertainment and kid-friendly options, including an ice rink and a 22-screen cinema.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Dubai?

    Dubai has a desert climate with year-round sunshine. The city experiences high temperatures, often reaching over 104°F (40°C) in summer (June to September). Winters (November to March) are milder, with temperatures ranging from 73°F to 84°F (23°C to 29°C). Rainfall is scanty, typically occurring in winter.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Dubai?

    Stroll along the Dubai Marina, explore the historic neighborhood of Al Fahidi, or discover the Dubai Museum. You could also visit the Dubai Mall, ride the Dubai Metro, or enjoy the Dubai Fountain. If you crave adventure, try sandboarding or a desert safari.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Dubai?

    The most popular time to visit Dubai is between November and March when the weather is cooler. During this period, Dubai hosts several events including the Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Food Festival, and the UAE National Day celebrations.

  • What are the best places to stay in Dubai?

    Popular areas to stay in Dubai include Downtown Dubai, the area around Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah Beach. The Palm Jumeirah and Al Fahidi Historic District are also frequently suggested for their unique charm and accessibility to attractions.

  • What are the best places to visit in Dubai?

    Dubai has many renowned places to explore, including the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island. Al Fahidi Historic District provides a glimpse into Dubai's past. Also, don't miss the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo located within the Dubai Mall.

  • What are some hiking trails in Dubai?

    Dubai may not be known for its hiking, but there are trails within a short drive. Hatta Trails offers various routes throughout the Hatta Mountains, while the Wadi Shawka Loop includes a waterfall. For a challenging climb, the trail to the summit of Jebel Jais is often recommended.

  • What are some family activities to do in Dubai?

    Families in Dubai can explore a world of imagination at KidZania, meet marine animals at the Dubai Aquarium, or enjoy the thrill rides at IMG Worlds of Adventure. The Dubai Miracle Garden and the Dubai Butterfly Garden are also great for family outings.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Dubai?

    Popular day trips from Dubai include a desert safari in the surrounding Arabian desert, a journey to the garden city of Al Ain, or a visit to the neighboring emirate of Abu Dhabi, where you can explore the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Dubai?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Dubai. From over 700 villa rentals, over 30,880 apartment rentals to over 830 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Dubai?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 19,290 vacation rentals in Dubai featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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