Dubai Budget Hotels
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Dubai is the epitome of luxury and excess.
The city is home to the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa, the world’s largest mall, The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest sweet shop, Candylicious, and the world’s only 7 Star Hotel, The Burj Al Arab.

The hotels and resorts in Dubai compete to be the most luxurious, most family friendly, and pretty much the most of everything.  They entice guests with gold ipads to use during their stay, free admission to their waterparks, underwater suites, and much more.  There’s no doubt these luxury hotels scream opulence with their decor and provide impeccable service; but of course all this luxury comes with a steep price tag.

It may seem that a visitor to Dubai needs the purse of an oil sheik, and you do if you plan to stay at the Burj Al Arab’s Royal Suite at $20,000+ a night, but there are many budget friendly hotels in the city.  They may not be on the beach or on prestigious Palm Island, nor will they have fabulous views, they will more likely be in the older section of the city; but they will be clean and comfortable, and have courteous staff.  Here’s a list of budget friendly hotels in the city.

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Dubai Budget Hotels
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The Marco Polo Hotel in Deira is efficient and comfortable.  Rooms have a coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms start at $45/night

Dubai Budget Hotels
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The Grand Midwest Tower Hotel Apartments in Media City have studio, one bedroom, and 2 bedroom apartments.  All units are equipped with kitchens and Wi-Fi.  There a pool, and gym with sauna and steamroom.  It’s next door to Burjuman Mall in the heart of the city.

Rooms start at $54/night

This hotel chain has more hotels around the city for about the same price

Dubai Budget Hotels

The Rose Garden Hotel Apartments in Al Barsha has Studios, 1 and 2 bedroom units.  All apartments are equipped with kitchen and Wi-Fi and they have a pool and a gym.

Rooms start at $45/night

Dubai Budget Hotels
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Mercure Gold Hotel Al Mina Road is a 4 star hotel is located in the city just 5 minutes away from Jumeirah Beach.  The hotel has Wi-Fi for a fee, swimming pool, gym, and spa.

Rooms start at $68/night

Dubai Budget Hotels
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Ibis Deira City Centre Hotel is located in the heart of the historic old city.  All rooms have internet access and Wi-Fi in the lobby.

Rooms start at $76/night

Dubai Budget Hotels

Winchester Hotel Apartments

The Winchester Deluxe Hotel Apartments in Bur Dubai has studio and 1 bedroom apartments.  They have a pool and a gym.
Guests receive complimentary internet and airport transfers.

Rooms start at $67/night