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Cheap hotels in Dubai: 10 best affordable hotels

Finding the best cheap hotels in Dubai can be a challenging mission, especially if you are going to visit the city during peak season, from November to March. The reality is that hotel prices in Dubai are quite high. However, if your budget is low, you will still be able to find decent accommodations at a more affordable price.

To make your job easier, I have selected some of the best affordable hotels in Dubai. Every hotel on this list has a minimum rating of 7.5/10 and are located fairly close to a metro station.

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10 best cheap hotels in Dubai

Are you ready to discover the 10 best cheap hotels in Dubai? Great, let’s begin!

1. California Hostel Dubai Beach, nice hostel in Dubai

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If your budget to travel to Dubai is very tight, it may be a good idea to stay in a hostel. You should also consider staying in a hostel if you are going to travel alone or with friends. If you plan on doing either, check out this hostel. This accommodation is located in the Dubai Marina, one of the best areas to stay in Dubai.

Rooms are for male and female separately. Some have sea views. The hostel also has private single rooms available. All of them have air conditioning.

One of the hostel’s strong points is that it offers its guests several common areas. You will certainly appreciate the outdoor pool. There is also a fitness center and a shared lounge. In addition, it is also possible to have breakfast in the hostel.

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2. City Avenue Hotel, one of the cheapest hotels in Dubai

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This is a great option to stay in Dubai if you are looking for hotels that are good and affordable. It is a 3-star hotel located in Deira, one of the oldest areas of the city.

A metro station is just over 10 minutes away (walking), therefore you are well connected to the rest of the city. In addition, it is located near the airport, which makes this accommodation a very good alternative if your stay in Dubai is short.

They offer standard and deluxe double rooms. Double rooms are 25m² in size and the deluxe rooms are 29m² in size. Both rooms are spacious, which will ensure a pleasant stay at this hotel. The rooms are air conditioned. Every room includes a minibar, TV and private bathroom. By the way, all rooms are soundproofed.

In addition, the hotel has Wi-Fi, free private parking, 24-hour reception, business center and a gym. Is it possible to book the room with breakfast included.

3. Ibis Mall of the Emirates

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This affordable hotel is located on Sheikh Zayed Road and, as its name suggests, it is very close to the Mall of the Emirates, the second most popular mall in Dubai. If you stay at this hotel, you will have plenty of restaurants, shops and Ski Dubai, a snow track, just a minute’s walk away.

This 3-star hotel offers standard double rooms with one large bed or two single beds. The rooms are 19m². All rooms have air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, private bathroom, toiletries, desk, fridge, etc. It is possible to book a room with breakfast included. The hotel also has an Italian restaurant.

One of the hotel’s strong points is the fact hat it is just a 5-minute walk from a metro station, so you can easily visit the rest of the city by public transport.

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4. Le Wana Hotel, cheap hotels in Dubai

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This affordable 3-star Dubai hotel is one of the best value-for-money accommodations you’ll find on the list. It is located in Deira, one of Dubai’s historic neighborhoods. Considering that it is just 3-minutes (walking) away from a metro station, it’s a great option if you want to go sightseeing in the city.

They offer deluxe rooms, executive rooms and premium rooms. The rooms are 26 m², 32 m² and 40 m², respectively. All of them have air conditioning, a minibar, a flat-screen TV and city views. Another strong point is that the rooms are soundproofed. It is possible to book with breakfast included.

This hotel also has a restaurant, business center, 24-hour reception and car rental service.

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5. Urban Al Khoory Hotel, cheap hotel in Al Waha Street

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This hotel is located on Al Waha Street. This hotel is not close to any subway station. However, next to the hotel there is a bus stop where you can get on a bus and get to a metro station in 10 minutes. Regardless of this, due to the facilities and good reviews, I have decided to include it in this list of cheap hotels in Dubai.

This accommodation offers classic rooms, premium rooms, skyline rooms and premium skyline rooms. The classic rooms are 25 m² in size and the rest of the rooms are 29 m². The rooms are very spaciousness, which guarantees a pleasant and comfortable stay. They all have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a minibar and are soundproofed.

Apart from having a fitness center and restaurant, where a continental breakfast buffet is served every morning, the hotel also has a rooftop pool with hammocks. It’s an ideal place to rest and escape the heat after an intense day visiting the city.

6. Atana Hotel, if you are looking for a cheap 4-star hotel in Dubai

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If you are interested in staying in a 4-star hotel that is moderately cheap, I recommend taking a look at this accommodation. It is located near the famous Sheikh Zayed road and it is especially recommended for families, as they have triple and quadruple rooms. You even have the option of reserving two connecting rooms.

One of the best aspects about this hotel is its facilities. If you decide to stay here, you will have access to a huge outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers, a gym, spa, a terrace, a ballroom, meeting rooms, a shopping area and several places to eat and order a drink. You will not miss anything!

Finally, you should know that the hotel is quite close to a metro stop, so if you plan to get around Dubai by public transport, you won’t have any problems.

7. Millennium Central, best cheap hotel in Dubai Downtown

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As I mentioned previously, hotel prices in Dubai tend to be very high, especially in certain areas. One of those areas is Downtown Dubai. However, it is also one of the best places to stay in Dubai. For this reason, I wanted to include a hotel located here that is not relatively too expensive.

I decided to include Millennium Central Downtown, a 4-star hotel. Like other hotels in Dubai, the price per room varies a lot depending on the season of the year. During very high season, the hotel is likely to be somewhat expensive, although they often have good deals.

They offer standard rooms, business rooms, executive rooms, premium rooms and suites. In addition, the hotel has an outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, restaurant, bar and lounge. Despite having a rating of 6.5/10 on Booking, the hotel has a 4.1/5 on Google and 4/5 on TripAdvisor.

The best part of staying at this hotel is that you will be just a few minutes away from the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa, two of the top 20 places to visit in Dubai.

8. TRYP by Wyndham Dubai

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This accommodation also usually has good deals, so I recommend taking a look at the price during the dates you intend on visiting Dubai.

This 4 star hotel is located in Barsha Heights. It is located about 10 minutes away (walking) from a metro station, therefore, it can be a very good option if you plan on visiting different tourist attractions in Dubai.

They have double and triple rooms, all are spacious and very well decorated. They usually include free transfer to the beach and it is possible to book the stay with breakfast included. In addition, the hotel has an outdoor pool with sun loungers, a gym, work area and several restaurants, where you can enjoy Spanish, Greek and Eastern Mediterranean food.

9. Rove Dubai Marina, cheap hotels in the Dubai Marina

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If you are looking for cheap hotels in Dubai Marina, you will have a hard time finding one, since most hotels in this area are quite expensive. However, there is an accommodation that may fit your budget. I’m talking about the Rove Dubai Marina, a 3-star hotel located in one of the best areas of the city.

If you are interested in getting to know the city but also want to enjoy the beach, restaurants and shops, sleeping in this neighborhood is an ideal option. This hotel offers double rooms with one large bed or two single beds. Every room measures 26m² in size and have a sofa bed. Interconnecting rooms can be booked, which are perfect if you are traveling as a family.

If you decide to stay in this hotel, you can enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym, game room, work area, etc. The hotel has everything you need to make the most of your stay in Dubai.

10. Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall

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This is not the cheapest hotel you’ll find on this list. However, its facilities and its proximity to a metro station (it’s a couple of minutes’ walk away) makes it well worth staying here.

This is a 3-star hotel with an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by deck chairs, a restaurant, a bar, a terrace and a gym. They offer double and family 24m² rooms.

On the other hand, if you stay at this hotel, you will have easy access to the Ibn Battuta Mall, one of the main shopping centers in Dubai.

💡 If next time you can afford a luxury hotel, check out my selection of the best 5 star hotels in Dubai. You’ll be amazed with all of them, trust me!

Map of the best affordable hotels in Dubai

Check this map to see the location of all the affordable hotels I have recommended above. This way, it will be easier for you to make a decision!

Have a look at my UAE travel guide to keep planning your trip!

I hope that this selection of the best cheap hotels in Dubai has been very useful to you in planning your trip to the United Arab Emirates. If you have any questions, I encourage you to leave a comment. Until next time, travelers!

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