Hipmunk City Love: Affordable Hotels in Downtown Dubai

Dubai is a city of desert glamour, where the tallest and largest describe the city’s architectural monstrosities. If you can dream it, it probably exists in this intriguing city, home to the largest population of immigrants in the world. Though the city is one of the wealthiest in the world, you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a weekend downtown. Choose from this list of affordable hotels in Dubai and enjoy a luxurious stay in this intriguing city.

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Majestic Hotel Tower

Easily the best deal on this list, the Majestic Hotel Tower offers a high-end experience at a budget price. Don’t let the word budget fool you though. This hotel offers a seriously impressive list of amenities. You’ll enjoy access to the outdoor pool and deck, fitness center, and on-site spa when you’re not lounging in your spacious room. Travelers will find their own cozy niche at this hotel, whether it’s the Music Room, Barrels Sports Bar, or Breathers cigar lounge. Most of all, the Majestic Hotel Tower offers an unbeatable location in the Bur Dubai district.

Hyatt Regency Dubai

The Hyatt Regency Dubai offers a range of recreational and nearby cultural activities. When you decide to leave the stunning port views of your elegant room, you’ll find a full-service spa, outdoor tennis courts, an on-site nightclub and fitness center. Traditional souks specializing in gold, spices and textiles are just a few minutes from the hotel. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the revolving Al Dawaar or enjoy Iranian specialties at Shahrzad.

Moevenpick Hotel Deira

The five-star Moevenpick Hotel in the Deira district offers luxury at an affordable price. You’ll feel pampered sleeping on Egyptian cotton sheets and enjoying the rainfall shower head and high-end toiletries. The hotel itself has a modern, minimalist vibe that means your room will be plenty spacious without skimping on the cozy furniture. On-site you’ll also find a rooftop temperature-controlled pool that offers stunning downtown and ocean views. For even more pampering, visit the hotel sauna or the Socrates beauty lounge.

Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira

The Crowne Plaza Dubai Deira is a solid choice for budget travelers as the five-star rooms are often offered at discounted rates. You’ll enjoy all of the necessary amenities, like free Wi-Fi, satellite television, and nightly turn-down service. The hotel also offers a fitness center, outdoor pool, and complementary shuttles to nearby Al Mamzar Beach Park. Their hotel also houses well-reviewed restaurants such as the tasty Italian Brioso and the intriguing Spice Island which has an interactive dining experience.

Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana

The Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana is the most expensive hotel on our list, and with good reason. Each of the 80 rooms in this hotel are either one, three or four bedroom suites. Each spacious unit is loaded with amenities, like a kitchenette, dining room and a TV and DVD player. If you’re in Dubai to relax and shop, you won’t have to go far. After dipping in the outdoor pool, head downstairs to the attached BurJuman Centre and BurJuman Mall for some serious boutique shopping.

For shopping, swimming, dining, and pampering, Dubai is a great destination and these affordable hotels will leave room in your budget for everything Dubai offers.


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