12 Best Cheap Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Dubai, UAE - Updated 2024

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Dubai, a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates, is the largest and most populous city in the UAE. It is a global city renowned for its opulent shopping malls, fine-dining restaurants, skyscrapers with unique architecture and vibrant nightlife scene. It’s also a major global transport hub for passengers and cargo. Dubai is home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, which is 828 meters (2,717 ft). Its growth was accelerated by oil revenues but with dwindling oil reserves over the years, its economy now depends on revenues from trade, tourism, aviation, real estate and financial services. Visit the Dubai Mall, the world’s second-largest mall in retail history. Marvel at the clean and white sandy beaches, skyscrapers, Dubai Creek, and parks such as Safa Park, and enjoy Arabic cuisine. The city is known for expensive accommodations, but here is a list of cheap Airbnb vacation rentals in Dubai, UAE.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 06, 2024.

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1. Studio apartment with breathtaking views (from USD 42)

This studio apartment is located within a 10-15 minute walk from the nearest metro station at the Dubai World Trade Centre. It provides 24-hour check-in, free locked storage for early arrivals, and weekly cleaning. Guests will receive welcome packs with kitchen and bathroom essentials, and free parking is available. This fully furnished rental features brand-new appliances and a private balcony with a seating area. You also get a desk and chair upon request, a smart TV, fiber optic Wi-Fi, and air conditioning.

Guests also have access to an outdoor swimming pool, an indoor children’s pool, a gym, and an outdoor seating area with views of the city skyline. This is one of the most well-decorated and well-organized one-bedroom apartments in Dubai.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i love the modern clean room the view was nice w a balcony that can view into downtown
the bed is comfortable bathroom and terrace are excellent
it was super comfortable and clean
the apartment was very clean comfortable and close to everything we wished for
the staff was very friendly
just perfect central location walking distance to the nearest metro station with easy access to the whole city
good location for the place quite comfortable apartment
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2. Cozy condominium with a swimming pool (from USD 44)

This entire rental unit offers a peaceful and stylish space for up to two guests. Enjoy a comfortable bedroom with a full-length mirror, a wooden wardrobe, and a work desk. It also has a well-equipped kitchen with two gas burners. During your stay, you’ll have access to amenities such as a pool located on the first floor and a well-equipped gym on the ground floor. Free parking is also available on the premises.

If you’re feeling adventurous, Skydive Dubai Skydiving Sports Center, where you can experience the thrill of skydiving, is just a 16-minute drive away. The property is conveniently located near attractions such as Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina Mall. The Discovery Gardens Metro Station is also just a short drive away.

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دبي, United Arab Emirates
17 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place looks exactly as shown with all amenities needed for a comfortable stay
great studio for a comfortable homely stay
host was very responsive and always helped with questions/support
joen is a fantastic host she was very responsive to any questions i had and very helpful
host was helpful and good with communication
it is a great place to stay
place is centrally located building is neat & clean with lots of amenities especially spacious underground parking
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3. Stylish and pristine master room (from USD 185)

As you step into this studio room that is part of an apartment, the dark blue and white color scheme blend effortlessly to give it a very stylish outlook. The king-size bed comfortably accommodates two guests. Stay in this Airbnb accommodation in Dubai and enjoy amenities such as; one private bathroom, a classy and fully equipped kitchen, an amazing balcony view of Marina Canal, internet, a TV and a washing machine. The building features an indoor, outdoor and kid’s pool, free access to a separate male and female gym and hot tub. Explore attractions nearby such as Marina Walk that is three minutes’ walk away and Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa which are 18 minutes’ drive away.

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Dubai Mall

Apart from shopping opportunities, the nearby Dubai Mall has the best view of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Visit at night to see the building lit up and all the beautiful light displays around the mall.

Stayed at this property?
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
384 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 5 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the attached balcony of the room is really spectacular and just stunning
the view from the room is stunning
the apartment is very neat and the view from the balcony is breathtaking
beautiful room with a great view and excellent position
comfortable apartment with great access to amenities nearby including public transport
the place was perfect clean and stylish
very clean and lovely views
visit this place its really nice and clean and worth of money
very spacious and clean room overlooking the marina
the room is spacious and very clean
andrea & cristina were amazing hosts
great contact with host and crew
andrei is a good host and also quick in his response
andrei was very responsive to questions that we asked
andrei and dominika both hosts are responsive
location is really good everything is close by
great affordable apartment close to dubai marina
great location and pleasant stay
the location is very nice as well being centrally located
a great place centrally located and close to public transport
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4. Cozy studio with a spectacular water and city view (from USD 68)

This cozy apartment that accommodates two guests is just 15 minutes’ walk to Dubai Mall and its spectacular fountain, and Burj Khalifa. You can also visit the retail behemoth Dubai Mall, if it is your first time in the city. It features; one king bed, one bath, WiFi, cable TV and a laptop-friendly workspace. In the fully equipped kitchen with all the basic essentials, prepare meals using groceries that can be delivered without delivery charges. Marvel at the spectacular views of the city and water from the floor-to-ceiling windows or the balcony. Shared amenities include a children’s playground, a gym and a steam room.

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United Arab Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
34 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed a/c and wifi were all satisfactory
the studio apartment was very well-appointed with gorgeous views in both directions
the apartment is amazing and is exactly how it is described with awesome views and location
decently clean and value for money
clean spacious and exactly as described
the apartment was clean and quiet and very comfortable
condo was clean and really good for price
we found the apartment clean and with all what is needed to make a simple meal
the receptionists are friendly as well
the apartment staff were friendly polite and helpful
the hotel staff will happily call a taxi for you if needed
the apartment is very comfortable & the staff at the apartment block are extremely helpful & friendly
the communication with both the host and co-host was good
this place is located in a good location - close to dubai mall and burj khalifa
it is quiet and close to attractions
farbod provides an awesome experience and a very convinient location walking distance to the dubai mall area
the apartment is great within walking distance from the dubai mall
what a great experience really good location and neat place
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5. Cozy shared apartment near Metro Station (from USD 12)

Stay in this apartment located in a calm neighborhood and is easily accessible by Metro or bus. This is certainly one of the cheapest Airbnbs in Dubai. It has one bedroom with one king bed that accommodates two guests, hence ideal for a couple. The host sleeps on the sofa bed. Other amenities include cable TV, WiFi, one bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Take in amazing views of Dubai’s skyline from the balcony. Go shopping at the famous Ibn Battuta Mall that is 10 minutes away.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
22 reviews   Wifi Available
Shared room in rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
properly organised & clean house
the area is clean and safethe apartment is spacious
aditya is an amazing host
i recommend this host
nice studio apartment to share good host and great value for money
aditya is very considerate and helpful to his guest
aditya is very good host and very flexible to ensure the comfort of the guest
friendly guy and flat close to the maktoum aiport
you can find a peaceful place for resting
good place if you want to visit people/places nearby
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6. Small and cozy apartment (from USD 2465)

Located in the Ocean Heights high-rise, this apartment has one bedroom with a king-size bed comfortably accommodating two guests. Other features include one bathroom, a work desk, WiFi, cable TV and a shared, fully equipped kitchen. The building features a gym, pool, dry and wet saunas, barbecue and outdoor hot tub. Its location makes attractions such as Barasti Beach, Media and Internet City, Marina Promenade and Marina Walk, Sky Dive Dubai, Zero Gravity Beach Club, restaurants and Burj Al Arab easily accessible on foot. Attractions such as Atlantis Palm Jumeirah (12 minutes), Dubai Mall (18 minutes), Dubai Creek (25 minutes) and Mall of the Emirates (10 minutes) are accessible by car.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
73 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had a very comfortable stay at this air bnb
a calm and relaxing apartment in a very affluent part of dubai
swimming pool jacuzzi and gym are very nice benefits as well
elegant apartment housing clean equipped with all necessary equipment
great location pool/gym amenities were a great addition david was excellent at fast communication and answering questions
clean and very spacious accommodation
a very calm clean and nice place
flat very clean convenient to discover dubai
but it was clean and a good experience
david's place is amazing very clean chic and quiet place
david is a good host
david was a super host
david is a great host
david is a great host very understanding
david was very helpful and friendly
location is excellent with a tram station directly outside
amazing place the location in the marina was ideal
great location in the beautiful marina close to the tram metro beach
great place and great location
good place with nice location close to dubai marina
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7. Luxury suite in the heart of Jumeirah

This private room in a villa located in Jumeirah, a coastal residential area of Dubai, has one bedroom which accommodates two guests. The high ceiling, interior white theme color and huge windows, add elegance to the room and make it brighter. It features 1.5 modern baths, a shared fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, TV, WiFi, a laptop-friendly workspace, a private balcony, a shared piano, a private or shared pool and a backyard with potted plants. The villa is next to Sunset Shopping Mall, restaurants and supermarkets and it is close to Jumeirah’s waterpark, beach and metro.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
75 reviews  
Private room in villa 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the room was really clean
house was quiet well equipped clean and tidy
the pool is clean and refreshing
the room is large clean and very well kept
very nice and clean house with amazing amenities
with his friendly attitude he really made me feel at home in their precious home
awesome hosts they took care of us the moment we got in
they are very good hosts
very friendly and sociable hosts
they were most helpful and my room was first class
close by a good supermarkt and close by the beach
very close to the beach easy access to all requirements
loved this place - it was walking distance from the boardwalk at kite beach
very nice location - close to jumeira beach and walking distance to a supermarket/coffee shop (5-6 min walk)
kite beach is really close and it's so much fun there
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8. One-bedroom apartment with amazing view of Burj Khalifa

Stay in this one-bedroom apartment that has two beds, one in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the common space, accommodating four guests. Amenities include one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a TV with access to the internet and free Netflix. Catch amazing views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, from the adult or kid’s pool which has a safety guard. Keep fit in the huge gym that has a personal trainer. You can relax and catch a breath of fresh air from the balcony or inside-garden that has palm trees. It is also centrally located to Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
79 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cable tv free wifi and netflix included
fold out couch was fairly comfortable with the added mattress on top
good wifi and smart connected big screen tv
the towers also have an excellent gym and pools with views of burj kalifa
loved the pool with a view on the burj
how clean and comfortable environment it is
the place was clean and neat
clean apartment with everything provided
clean room and good communication whit the owner
the appartment is clean good restaurants just in front of the dubai opera
very friendly and helpful security staff in the lobby
nice apartment and a great host
good contact with the owner
in summary nizar is an excellent host
nizar's home is absolutely beautiful he was highly responsive whenever we had questions and check in was a breeze
great location in the center of downtown dubai
the location is superb
great location and well appointed
dubai mall is walking distance which is good when shopping a lot
great location with easy access to get around dubai
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9. Trendy studio with breathtaking view

Located in Sports City on the 12th floor, this studio apartment is ideal for a couple as it accommodates two guests. It features one bedroom with a queen-size bed, one bath, a TV with internet access, a fully equipped kitchen and a laptop-friendly workspace. In the building, enjoy amenities like an adult and kids pool on the 18th floor with a breathtaking view of Sports City and gender separate gym, sauna & steam room. Just 10 minutes away is Internet and Media City and Emirates Mall is 15 minutes away. You can also visit the famed Sports City Ellis Golf Club.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
29 reviews  
Entire condominium 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there’s also netflix and great wifi available
there were a balcony to see the sunset a small gym and a nice rooftop swimming pool
the bed was comfortable there’s a washing machine and the bathroom and kitchen have everything you need
our stay was very comfortable
all clean cosy you will have all u need
the apartment itself was cozy and clean the kitchen was also well equipped
it was clean and it has every amenities you need
everything looks like on the fotos and is very clean
a lovely clean apartment with a great host making it a good and affordable stay in dubai
great host and very tidy and smart apartment
great host very professional & humble
abu is a great host
great welcoming host everything is fast and convenient
excellent value for money and very helpful host
quiet location great facilities
although the location is great if you have a car
cute & clean place but far from city center and major sightseeings
apart from that it's quiet place to relax and far from the noise
great place not too far from jumairah beach and the palm
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10. Comfortable apartment with amazing sea view

Located on the 39th floor, this apartment offers an amazing view of the sea and Burj Al Arab. It features one bedroom with one double bed and two single beds which comfortably accommodate three guests, 1.5 shared baths, Wifi, a laptop-friendly workspace, a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals and a balcony. The building has a pool, gym, steam room, and sauna. It is easily accessible as it is close to the Metro and Mina Seyahni tram station. Visit attractions nearby such as JBR Walk and Barasti Beach.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shared room in apartment 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

11. Bright and elegant contemporary studio

Stay in this stylishly decorated studio that accommodates two guests and enjoy amenities such as a comfortable sofa bed, TV, WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and a balcony with an amazing view of Business Bay skyline. The floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors allow natural light into the room, that reflects on the white walls making it brighter. Shared amenities include a pool and a gym. Shop at the supermarket conveniently located outside the building. Its location provides easy access to major attractions in the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 reviews  
Entire flat 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

12. Sparkling clean and lovely room

Located just outside DFIC Metro Station, this private room in a villa provides easy access to all main attractions via metro. The villa has a unique architecture that gives it a very attractive exterior look. Amenities include one bedroom, one shared bath, cable TV, WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen and free parking on premises. Another plus is that breakfast is included. The building has a gym and pool. The villa is near Emirates Towers, World Trade Center, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 reviews  
Private room in villa 0 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
internet connection was impeccable bed was comfortable
the room looks exactly like at the pictures
)*cleanliness of the balconyexcept for these minor issues the room is great and as i mentioned extremely well located
the bathroom was okay as well
the room is very comfortable furnished clean and cozy
the place was very clean comfortable and close to transport
fifi was a great host
the host was great in helping out whenever i needed something done
nice host lovely shared room in great location
thank you dear hosts thank you fifi&family
fifi was an excellent host and was very accommodating especially since i made the booking at very short notice
neighborhood is great as metro station is right at the entrance of the building
location is great and really accessible
apartment was just like she described well located close to metro station groceries restaurants and taxi
great location close to difc metro and room is very comfortable and clean
great location near metro very nice place nice host
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Pocket-friendly accommodations

Planning to visit Dubai but afraid of the expensive hotels? Don’t sweat it! You can find an extremely affordable rental in Dubai to suit your budget. Tour one of the most visited cities in the world and enjoy its attractions while staying at one of these 10 best affordable Airbnbs under 67 USD, in Dubai, UAE.

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