Destination guide

Explore the riverside setting in Dubai

Enjoy the culture and other features of Dubai. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the riverfront, shopping and boating. Local cultural sights include Dubai Museum and The Dubai Heritage Village. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Dubai

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Dubai has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ski Dubai (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Aquaventure (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Dubai Festival City Mall (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Wild Wadi Water Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Emirates Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Dubai

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Dubai. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dubai Creek (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Jumeira Beach and Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Al Hudaiba Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Creek Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctury (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Dubai

The nearest airport is in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Dubai by catching a ride on the metro at Palm Deira Station, Al Ras Station or Baniyas Square Station.

Where to stay around Dubai?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,476 holiday lettings near Dubai. From 74 Villas to 1,223 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dubai is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Dubai?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Dubai:

  • Downtown Dubai: 380 holiday homes
  • The Palm Jumeirah: 203 holiday homes
  • Al Barsha: 56 holiday homes
  • Business Bay: 299 holiday homes
  • Emirates Hills: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dubai?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dubai. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Institute of Management Technology Dubai: 1,465 holiday lettings
  • Gold Souk: 1,472 holiday lettings
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park: 644 holiday lettings
  • Kite Beach: 1,463 holiday lettings
  • Naif Souq: 1,469 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dubai listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Dubai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 74 Villas in Dubai. Our other popular types of Dubai holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,223 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 54 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 1,283 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubai?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 914 holiday homes with pool available in Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.