Destination guide

The exciting area of Downtown Dubai awaits your stay

Enjoy the architecture and other features of Downtown Dubai. This city's skyscrapers, shopping and cafés attract many visitors, and its scenic and cosmopolitan location add to the charm. Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Dubai

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Downtown Dubai a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ski Dubai (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Aquaventure (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Dubai Festival City Mall (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Wild Wadi Water Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Emirates Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Dubai

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Dubai is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jumeira Beach and Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Dubai Creek (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Dubai Water Canal (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Dubai Water Canal Waterfall (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Safa Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctury (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Downtown Dubai

The nearest airport is in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 6.4 mi (10.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

Utilize the area's public transportation and catch a ride on the metro at Burj Khalifa - Dubai Mall Station or Business Bay Station to more easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Downtown Dubai?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 380 holiday lettings near Downtown Dubai. From 354 Condos/Apartments to 6 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Downtown Dubai area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown 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 Downtown Dubai:

  • The Palm Jumeirah: 206 holiday homes
  • Al Barsha: 56 holiday homes
  • Business Bay: 299 holiday homes
  • Emirates Hills: 18 holiday homes
  • Dubai Marina: 523 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 Downtown Dubai?

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

  • KidZania: 1,476 holiday lettings
  • The Dubai Fountain: 1,473 holiday lettings
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: 1,472 holiday lettings
  • Souk al Bahar: 1,473 holiday lettings
  • Dubai Mall: 1,474 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Condos/Apartments in Downtown Dubai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 354 Condos/Apartments in Downtown Dubai. Our other popular types of Downtown Dubai holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 367 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 3 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown Dubai?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 209 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.