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Dubai’s top 6 best budget hotels

Take a wallet-friendly break in Dubai
Think Dubai’s best deals are reserved for the shopping malls? Think again. If you’re heading here for a city break, there’s a whole host of affordable hospitality options that won’t break the bank. Here’s our pick of smart, trendy hotels that offer all the creature comforts you’ll need at great-value price points. Hole up in one of these hot hotels and splash the cash on other fun stuff instead.
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Quirky charm

Rove Downtown

Quirky charm

Rove Downtown

A home away from home

This home-grown hotel brand is designed with quirky, locally-inspired art and a culturally connected soul. Putting the ‘fun’ into functional, Rove takes the frills out of standard hotel offerings and replaces it with the stuff you really need. Make use of their DIY laundromats; a 24-hour supermarket (perfect for those late night munchies); self-service check-in stations; seamless Wi-Fi and in-room smart TVs. Fuel up for an action-packed Dubai day at their deli-style restaurant The Daily, which serves up fresh, healthy food that’s easy to grab and go. You’ll find other Rove hotels in key central locations across town too.

Contact Details
312 Happiness Street, Zabeel 2
+971 4 561 9000

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Find yourself

Somewhere Hotel

Find yourself

Somewhere Hotel

A modern, sophisticated newcomer

No, that’s not a typo — this funky new kid on the block (located in the vibrant Barsha Heights neighbourhood) has taken a dreamy, enigmatic name that matches its cosmopolitan atmosphere. In the heart of New Dubai, Somewhere boasts convenient metro access and is within easy reach of all the delights of Dubai Marina and beyond. Oozing a vibrant, relaxed vibe, this contemporary hotel offers spacious rooms with tech-friendly features and a rooftop pool. It’s also home to the music lounge The Clavichord and Lebanese restaurant Nay.

Contact Details
Al Thanayah 1, Barsha Heights
+971 4 561 0600

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Historic, yet modern

Movenpick Bur Dubai

Historic, yet modern

Movenpick Bur Dubai

Get acquainted with a great part of Dubai

An oldie, but a goodie — this five-star hotel is set within bustling Bur Dubai. Apart from the contemporary rooms and suites, there are also one, two and three-bedroom apartments fully equipped with private kitchens, making it ideal for larger groups. And while historic Bur Dubai’s many Indian-inspired shopping and dining attractions are a stone’s throw away, you wouldn’t be wrong to sample the offerings of the hotel’s own British gastro-pub; acclaimed North Indian restaurant Chutney’s; and popular night spot Pulse (known for its Bollywood nights). Plus, there’s a temperature-controlled rooftop pool.

Contact Details
19th Street, Oud Metha Area
+971 4 336 6000

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A likeable all-rounder

Citymax Al Barsha

A likeable all-rounder

Citymax Al Barsha

Great for active, efficient travellers

A location right by the iconic Mall of the Emirates? Check. Modern, comfortable rooms? Check. Shuttle to the beach? Check. A range of dining options? Check. This three-star hotel punches well above its weight when it comes to facilities and drawcards. You might come here for the great-value prices and location, but you may just end up staying for its buzzing sports lounge The Huddle and its live music venue Maxx. Citymax has another outpost in Bur Dubai for those who prefer a different location.

Contact Details
Al Barsha 1, Behind Mall of the Emirates
+971 4 409 8000

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Affordable luxury

Novotel Dubai Al Barsha

Affordable luxury

Novotel Dubai Al Barsha

Classic Dubai comfort for less

For upscale comforts at won’t-blow-the-budget prices, this four-star hotel is perfect. Straight off the bat, its unique garden wall exterior will give you Instagram bragging rights. Inside, it offers a range of stylish room types, including inter-connecting rooms (kitted out with amenities such as eco-friendly bathroom products). Plus, there’s an outdoor pool, fitness and wellbeing facilities as well as the city’s first Cajun restaurant. Don’t miss it.

Contact Details
Opp Sharaf DG Metro Station
Sheikh Zayed Road, Barsha 1

+971 4 3049000

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Best-kept secret

XVA Art Hotel

Best-kept secret

XVA Art Hotel

Discover Dubai's artistic heritage

The XVA Art Hotel is hidden away in the maze of streets that make up Dubai’s Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, one of the oldest areas in the city. This quaint hotel is cosy and full of traditional open-air spaces for you to wander through, making sure to check out art hanging around every corner. There are just 13 rooms in the hotel, adding to its boutique charm, and each one of them has been designed and decorated by a different local artist. The hotel’s also home to an art gallery and an award-winning restaurant, and if you want to soak up Dubai's rich culture, you’ll find plenty of galleries and museums nearby.
Contact Details
    Al Fahidi Street, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai
   +971 4 353 5383

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