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5 Best Areas To Stay In Dubai for Family & Tourist

by Saqib
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Originally posted 2017-10-27 19:57:36.

5 Best Areas To Stay In Dubai

Every year, millions of people plan their family trips towards Dubai. Why is Dubai so unique? It is not only the fame, which attracts a vast mass of people every year. Rather, it offers a complete tourism adventure covering luxurious Arab lifestyles, eye-catching net of beautiful skyscrapers, the magnificent dunes and most preferably Arabian Desert Nights – where you can experience supreme liveliness in the sand.

To help you make the right decision about your stay in Dubai, here is a list of 5 Best Areas To Stay In Dubai, you can certainly opt depending on your taste.

1. Downtown Dubai

It is a gigantic complex, which contains Dubai’s most famous tourist attractions. This square bounds the splashing Dubai Fountains, incredulously huge Dubai Mall and the charm of Dubai – Burj Khalifa, all. Apart from these most prominent attractions, this area hosts many other restaurants, hotels, and souks such as Souk Al Bahar. Downtown Dubai proves a lifetime chance for leisure travellers to seek comfort and pleasure in Dubai. The best thing about this square is the value for money you get. Although the prices are higher as compared to the rest of Dubai, this difference in cost justifies the benefits it serves.

It is probably, the best choice for business travellers, as it includes the city’s most essential skyscrapers and offices and the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Things to do in Downtown

  • Dubai Fountain
  • At The Top – Burj Khalifa
  • Dubai Fountains
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Dubai Tour
  • Hysteria Haunted House
  • Souk Al Bahar
  • Dubai Opera House
  • Thrill Zone Dubai
  • SKI Dubai

Burj Khalifa

2. Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah is a beautiful beach area with a variety of decent attractions. It has pretty impressive art galleries, lavish restaurants, shopping zones (Souks) and some Bike tracks to satisfy your motor skills. The marvellous Burj al Arab, boasting over the sea, is located in the same region.

Among many resort hotels, the region’s famous, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, offers incredible sea views from all rooms. Having immaculate setting and high-class facilities, it ensures the Royal Experience – which is characteristic of Emirati culture. Moreover, Wild Wadi Park offers many water sports designed for both adult and kids and eating spots, and the pools will surpass your expectation. If you are planning to book a furnished apartment at this hotel, remember, the higher you are, the more you see. Otherwise, you can rent out a private furnished apartment in this area.

Things to do in Jumeirah:

  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Wild Wadi Park
  • Jet Ski, Glory Art Gallery
  • WOW Kids Amusement Arcade
  • Afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab
  • Madinat Jumeirah,
  • Dragonfly by Tim Raue
  • Dubai Zoo

3. Deira (Creek Side & Riga)

Here comes the all-time occupied area of Dubai – the Deira region. It is located towards the north of Dubai Creek. Deira hosts many affordable food spots and hotels and parks. Also, there are many souks in the area, with Gold Souk and Spice Souk being on top of the list. Most of the historical buildings of Dubai are present in this region – i.e., most of the ancient Dubai culture is preserved here. Two not to miss places in this area are the Heritage House Museum and the Dubai Creek Golf Course.

If you prefer to stay near the airport (at 10 min drive) or you prefer affordable stay options, you should go for Deira to have a budget-friendly stay while maintaining the standards of Dubai. Rather, spend your extra money exploring the numerous charms of the city.

Deira also connects Dubai and Sharjah and acts as the border between the two Emirates’ rich states. It was also the commercial hub of Dubai. Still, it has lost its importance recently due to the recent developments in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and even Dubai Business Bay and thus, the importance of Deira has gone down. The metro tracks and shopping malls in Deira provided an essential feature to Deira where the tourists never hesitated to visit the border between Dubai and Sharjah. Moreover, a considerable area in Deira is under construction, and thus the place is expected to develop very soon.

Things to do in Deira

  • Dhow Cruise Creek
  • See Clocktower
  • Gold Souq
  • Spice Souq
  • Naif Museum
  • Heritage House
  • Women’s Museum

4. Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is the most developed area in Dubai, which is famous because of its skyscrapers building. Dubai Marina is an expensive area with countless restaurants, hotels, and bars. Tourists do not only use this area, but expats from Europen countries UK & USA also reside here in a large quantity. With over 200 high-rise towers, including 40 towers of the Jumeirah Beach… it a largest human-made marina.

Things to Do

  • Marina Walk
  • Yacht Tour
  • Marina Dhow Cruise Dinner
  • Visit Marina Mall
  • Yellow Boat Tour

5. Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai is the most favourite place to stay among Pakistani, Indian & Flippin tourist. You will get several benefits if you stay in Bur, Dubai. Since it is located in the middle of Dubai, so it would be effortless to move anywhere. Another advantage is Burjuman metro station has both red and green lines. Foods are cheap here. Countries option is available for food, especially if you are coming from any Asian country or you’re a vegetarian, then restaurants in Bur Dubai will not disappoint you.

Things to Do

  • Bastakia Quarter
  • Dubai Museum
  • Majlis Gallery
  • Old Souq
  • Meena Bazaar
  • The Dubai Heritage Village
  • Dolphin Bay

Let me know in comments about which area would you stay in Dubai?

Updated on 16 Oct 2020.

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