Dubai has amazing shopping malls, stellar beaches, and an interesting culture that make it a popular travel destination. As with many vacations though, that also means you’ll be spending a pretty penny. To ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck, we visited the United Arab Emirates city to sleep in the beds, eat in the restaurants, and swim in the pools, so that we could determine how they stacked up. For a hotel stay that still delivers quality rooms and amenities that match its price, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our picks for hotels offering the best value in Dubai and start planning your getaway!

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Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Park Regis is an upscale business hotel offering our top pick for value in Dubai. Rooms are large and elegant, with floor-to-ceiling windows and solid amenities. There are several bars and restaurants -- including one on the 19th-floor offering panoramic city views -- a great fitness center, and lots of meeting venues. But the highlight here is the rooftop area, complete with a small pool, loungers, and striking views. There is a small wellness area with a whirlpool, a sauna and a steam room -- but the hotel lacks a full spa. Still, only a handful of comparable hotels can offer such competitive rates in central Dubai. 

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Swissotel Al Ghurair Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana is a large, modern hotel in Dubai's Deira neighborhood. The hotel is part of a larger two-tower complex that houses the 428 hotel rooms along with the Al Ghurair shopping mall. Throughout the property, there are extensive and luxurious amenities that one would expect from a four-pearl hotel, including a Bodylines fitness center with heated outdoor swimming pool, a full-range Zen spa, and two fine-dining restaurants. Rooms have modern decor, come with plenty of floor space, and are tastefully decorated in rich, warm tones. Two items worth noting is that the hotel is an alcohol-free zone and does not offer free Wi-Fi. This hotel would be the sensible choice for anyone looking to stay in Old Dubai, while staying close to the airport, Dubai Creek, the public transit system, and New Dubai.


Best Western Premier Deira

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Best Western Premier Deira Hotel (formerly Traders Hotel) is an upscale business hotel located in busy Deira district, a short drive from the airport. Although not the most luxurious 4-pearl hotel in town, it does tick all the boxes, especially for the business traveler. Rooms are spacious and quiet, with solid amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and electric kettles. Hotel highlights include a small indoor pool, a well-equipped fitness center, a shisha lounge, and a buffet restaurant. However, note that the neighborhood is somewhat unattractive, and that unlike other comparable hotels this property lacks a full spa. 


Crowne Plaza Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One of the oldest hotels on Dubai's busy Sheikh Zayed Road, the Crown Plaza might look a little dated compared to the other upscale, high-rise hotels that surround it, but it makes up for its less impressive look with a myriad of amenities, 13 restaurants and bars, impressive meeting and events spaces, an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and a welcoming atmosphere. Something of a Dubai institution, the hotel is usually packed with a variety of guests who run the gamut of age and cultural backgrounds. Considering its offerings, the hotel is also one of the more affordable high-end options on the block and is within walking distance of the metro and just a short ride from malls, museums, and the beach.


Le Meridien Fairway

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This 58-room airport hotel is a fairly nice, upper-middle-range version of the standard stopover hotel. Traditional room decor is a little out of date but the gym and pool are pleasing enough. And if the layover permits, a five-minute drive to the luxurious Le Meridien Dubai (open to all guests of Le Meridien Fairway) will dress up your stay quite a bit. Those willing to go up in price a little bit may prefer a stay in Le Meridien Duabi's stylish Royal Club Rooms. All in all, though, this is a good value for a short stay. 


Citymax Hotel Al Barsha at the Mall

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Part of the Citymax Hotels chain, Al Barsha is a three-pearl property with 376 rooms. Guest rooms are on the small side and have generic decor, but are clean and well-maintained, and come with flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Guests in the lower floors may be disrupted by noise from the multiple bars and restaurants downstairs. There's a free shuttle to the beach, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and multiple dining options. Overall, it's a good pick for anyone traveling on a budget who doesn't mind being away from the beach and the city center in exchange for lower rates. 


Coral Dubai Deira Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This 147-room upper-middle-range hotel is reasonably well-kept but could use some updating. The rooftop pool is large and has great views, but the furniture and pools themselves are showing their age. A well-reviewed Indian restaurant and a 24-hour cafe provide quality dining at this airport-adjacent hotel, though nearby competitors such as Traders Hotel and Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira provide more options. Shopping and restaurants within walking distance expand entertainment options considerably, however. The rooms have minimal, corporate decor and some of the bathrooms are in desperate need of updates.


Arabian Park Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Al Jaddaf, the Arabian Park Hotel has 318 bright and vibrant rooms with fuchsia and marigold touches -- though some overlook a cemetery. There's also a restaurant, a pub, and a deli, meeting rooms, an Olympic-size outdoor pool, and a small fitness center. The hotel's proximity to the metro and the airport make traveling convenient, and it's used as a stopover/transit hotel for Emirates Airline, but the immediate surrounding area is vacant land.