Dubai

 

Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the seven emirates that make up the the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai is the most populous city and the second largest emirate by geographic size.

Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.

It also retains a historic old town, which includes traditional souks, mosques, and old homes. Also popular among visitors is hiring a dhow (local boat) and exploring the waters that surround Dubai.

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Overall Atmosphere: Cultural
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.
Featuring mainly indoors-oriented historical or contemporary attractions.
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One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower

Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower is situated in Dubai. Ibn Battuta Mall is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 600 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$199

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Signature Luxury Holidays - Dorra Bay Penthouse

Located in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony with sea views. The unit is 3.1 km from Ibn Battuta Mall, and guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$953

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Key One Homes - Shoreline Apartment

Situated 5 km from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. The unit is 8 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$323

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Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View

Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View offers accommodation in Dubai. The air-conditioned unit is 700 metres from The Dubai Fountain. Free WiFi is featured . There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and microwave. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$218

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Al Barsha Hotel Apartments

Located within walking distance of the Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha offers apartments with free internet access and a well-equipped kitchen. Facilities include a rooftop pool, a gym, and a sauna. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$75 - $250

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
One Bedroom Apartment - Bay Central Tower

One Bedroom Apartment - Bay Central Tower

Featuring free WiFi, Dubai Marina Apartment is situated in Dubai, 4.1 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. Mall of the Emirates is 8 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have a dining area and/or balcony. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$186

$1869.5
One Bedroom Apartment - Park Island Residence

One Bedroom Apartment - Park Island Residence

Set in Dubai, One Bedroom Apartment - Park Island Residence is an apartment featuring an outdoor pool. Guests benefit from balcony. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The kitchen features a dishwasher. Average score from 7 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$204

$2048.9
Vida Downtown Dubai

Vida Downtown Dubai

Located 10 minutes’ walk from iconic Burj Khalifa, Vida Downtown Dubai is boutique hotel ideal for business travellers. It features a business centre, along with an outdoor pool and gym. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$196 - $504

 
$1968.8
InterContinental Dubai Marina

InterContinental Dubai Marina

Set in the heart of Dubai Marina, InterContinental Dubai Marina features an outdoor pool, nine food and beverage venues, and scenic views of the Marina. The Beach at JBR is 10 minutes’ walk from the property. Average score from 59 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$199

 
$1998.8
Hometown - Rimal 3

Hometown - Rimal 3

Located in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features a balcony. The apartment is 3.8 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. Free private parking is available on site. A microwave and a toaster can be found in the kitchen. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$201

$2018.7
Shangri-La Apartments

Shangri-La Apartments

The elegant Shangri-La Residences and Apartments, Dubai offers a central location right on Sheikh Zayed Highway, just 20 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport and only five minutes' drive from the Dubai International Financial Centre,... Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$231

 
$2318.7
Dream Inn Dubai Apartments - Index Tower

Dream Inn Dubai Apartments - Index Tower

Set 1.1 km from Dubai Mall in Dubai, this apartment features an outdoor pool. The air-conditioned unit is 1.3 km from Burj Khalifa. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. There is a seating area and a kitchen. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$235

 
$2358.7
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Shangri-La Hotel is located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, 10 minutes' drive from Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. This 5-star hotel boasts 2 swimming pools, an extensive health club and 5 dining options. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$218 - $953

 
$2188.6
Dream Inn Dubai Apartments - Princess Tower Marina

Dream Inn Dubai Apartments - Princess Tower Marina

Situated in the Dubai Marina district in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment is 6 km from Ibn Battuta Mall. The property features views of the sea and is 6 km from Mall of the Emirates. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$229

 
$2298.6
Nirvana Holiday Home - Amwaj 4

Nirvana Holiday Home - Amwaj 4

Nirvana Holiday Home - Amwaj 4 offers accommodation in Dubai, 3.6 km from Ibn Battuta Mall and 8 km from Mall of the Emirates. The property boasts views of the sea and is 19 km from Galleria Shopping Mall. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 42 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$221

 
$2218.5
JA Oasis Beach Tower Apartments

JA Oasis Beach Tower Apartments

Offering great views, the luxurious Oasis Beach Tower Apartments are along Dubai’s The Walk entertainment promenade in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The property offers access to a sandy beach and an outdoor pool. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$238 - $1455

 
$2388.5
One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower

One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower

Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, One Bedroom Apartment - Princess Tower is situated in Dubai. Ibn Battuta Mall is 6 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 600 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$199

$1998.4
Sheraton Dubai Mall Of The Emirates Hotel

Sheraton Dubai Mall Of The Emirates Hotel

Directly connected to Mall of the Emirates, the Sheraton Dubai Hotel is within 10 minutes’ drive from The Beach Mall and Dubai Marina. Guests can enjoy free WiFi in all areas of the hotel including the rooms. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$218

 
$2188.4
Nirvana Holiday Home - Murjan 1

Nirvana Holiday Home - Murjan 1

Set 5 km from Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, this air-conditioned apartment features an outdoor pool. The unit is 7 km from Mall of the Emirates. Free WiFi is available . Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$221

 
$2218.2
Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina

Radisson Blu Residence, Dubai Marina

This property is situated 15 minute walk from the beach. Apartments with balconies and panoramic views of the Dubai Marina await guests at this stunning residence in the heart of Dubai Marina. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$174 - $511

 
$1748.0
BAHAR JBR

BAHAR JBR

Located 4.1 km from Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, this apartment features a balcony. The property is 8 km from Mall of the Emirates and free private parking is provided. Free WiFi is featured . The air-conditioned unit is equipped with a kitchen. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$218

$2188.0
Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View

Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View

Espace Holiday Homes - Burj View offers accommodation in Dubai. The air-conditioned unit is 700 metres from The Dubai Fountain. Free WiFi is featured . There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and microwave. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 6.5/10.

$218

$2186.5

Highlights:

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Cultural
Global City
The city of Dubai is a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. Unlike its neighbors, it has limited oil reserves and lives instead by trade. The emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.

Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become symbolic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. In addition, Dubai is home to other ambitious development projects, including man-made islands, hotels, and some of the largest shopping malls in the region and the world.
Historic Landmarks
Bastakiya District. One of the last remaining pockets of Old Dubai, home to many reconstructed buildings in the traditional style. The atmosphere is evocative and there are plenty of delightful art galleries and cafes to explore.

Dubai is also known for the traditional souk districts located on either side of the stream. Traditionally, dhows from East Asia, China, Sri Lanka, and India would discharge their cargo and the goods would be bargained over in the souks adjacent to the docks. Visitors can find everything from spices to crafts to inexpensive tourist t-shirts.
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Cultural
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Combination
Boat Tours
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Scenic Local Market
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