This website uses cookies. Terms & Conditions.

08 November 2023

Best Areas to Stay in Dubai

Dubai is one of the most wish-listed cities to visit in the world. If you’re wondering where to stay during your stay, look no further than this guide to the best areas. We’ll be looking at the most popular neighbourhoods to suit all kinds of travellers, whether you want to stay in the heart of the city or at a renowned Dubai beach hotel


Where Dubai city lovers can be in the centre of it all

There’s no doubt about it – Dubai’s skyline is iconic. If you’d like to experience Dubai from the centre of the city in the company of all of these famous skyscrapers, then you’ll love staying in Downtown Dubai. 

Downtown Dubai puts you in the throws of the city, with the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall on your doorstep. This means you’ll be within walking distance of the city’s most visited icons, with endless shopping and epic views to boot… not to mention the Aquarium, and Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Ice Rink, the Dubai Fountain Show… (the list goes on and on)! Being at the centre of everything also means you’ll have easy access to visit the other neighbourhoods in the area with ease. 

Dubai Downtown hotel: Rove Downtown or Rove City Walk


Dubai beach hotel for balmy seaside escapades

As much as this Middle Eastern city may be known for the sands in the desert, it is also home to beautiful sandy shorelines. Book your stay at a Dubai beach hotel along the Gulf coast for the ultimate ‘fun in the sun’ experience. Whether you want the artistic feel of La Mer or the glamorous Dubai Marina areas, you’re guaranteed a beach holiday that you can enjoy all year round. 

These beauty neighbourhoods are laid back and perfect for lounging, though they also offer a lot more than that. Get excited for an eclectic nightlife scene and ample adrenaline-inducing activities from the likes of the world largest ferris wheel (Ain Dubai), or the world’s largest urban zipline (at Xline Dubai). Plus, you can explore these areas on foot and by sea for a well-rounded seaside holiday. 

Dubai beach hotels: Rove Dubai Marina or Rove La Mer Beach


Explore the wonders of old-world Dubai

If you’re a culture lover with an affinity for authentic Emirati experiences, you can stay in any one of the many historic neighbourhoods here. A classic example is Deira, whether tradition meets heritage. You can visit the Dubai Creek for walks at sunset and take to the waters in t a traditional dhow boat. Be sure to visit the nearby textile, gold, perfume, and spice souks and indulge in some Arabian tea and coffee!

A boat trip along the Dubai Creek can also lead you to Bur Dubai, another historical neighbourhood. It is home to old-world architecture in Al Fahidi. For a modern take on this aesthetic, visit Al Seef, a contemporary development modelled like the long lost days in Dubai. Be prepared to explore, shop, and eat during your roving adventures here. 

It is also worth noting that there are many other bucket-list places to visit in this area. This includes the Dubai Frame, the world’s largest picture perfect gold frame, complete with a museum at the top that tells the complete story of the city. 

Where to stay: Rove City Centre or Rove Healthcare City


A glimpse of what’s to come for the futuristically-inclined

Are you tech-savvy? If so, you’re going to love staying in the smart city that is Dubai. There is no better area for you to stay than Expo City Dubai. This is a new district built on the legacy of Expo 2020 Dubai. There is much to see and do here with spaces and exhibits that are sure to pique your interest and curiosity. 

Expect entertainment showcasing, the impressive Al Wasl Plaza, the Garden in the Sky observation tower, the bewildering Surreal water feature, and multiple thematic pavilions. This mini city is dedicated to creating educational and explorative topics that are guiding the future as we know it. 

Enjoy an experiential stay: Rove Expo 2020

There you have it – the complete guide to the best areas in Dubai for your upcoming stay. There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re a city-scape enthusiast or a Dubai beach hotel adventurer. Whichever area speaks to you, you can count on Rove hotels to make your stay fuss-free and filled with bliss.