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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Updated 2020

Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Updated 2020
Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong
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Mention Dubai and the word that springs immediately to mind is “luxury”. This desert city became a popular Middle East tourist destination in the 1990s, thanks to its superb infrastructure and, by regional standards, liberal policies. With stunningly opulent hotels and massive shopping malls, Dubai exudes a hedonistic appeal to anyone with cash to splash. For the world traveler, Dubai is a fascinating example of a city constantly looking for superlatives - the biggest, tallest or fastest. Extravagant attractions abound, starting in the downtown area and this extends to the city’s accommodation. Read on for 10 of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in the district.

1. Stay right next to world's tallest building (from USD 389)

Downtown Dubai has two staggering man-made structures: the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and the Dubai Mall, the world’s biggest shopping complex. How would you like to live right next to these two behemoths? If so, this private guestroom for two fits the bill perfectly.

Spacious and pleasantly decorated, the apartment building also has a swimming pool and gym for your recreational needs. The huge mall has all sorts of eateries and convenience stores and even has cinemas, an aquarium/underwater zoo and an ice rink. And, if you have had enough of these jaw-dropping attractions, the host has kindly offered to be your driver and tour guide to other places of interest in Dubai.

DOWNTOWN Best location 2 BDR Burj Khalifa view
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
161 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The wifi didnt work that well!
The room and bed were comfortable.
The bed and pillows were really comfy.
Cleanliness:
Was clean and safe.
Very clean and stylish.
The house was sparkling clean.
Host:
so you can really be on your own.
He was there to greet me when I arrived.
Friendly host familiy!
Location:
We cannot think of a better place to stay!
It was a great place to stay.
Great place place in Dubai!
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2. Luxurious apartment with outstanding views (from USD 321)

This is an outstanding luxury apartment befitting of the rental price. You’ll get a posh and classy unit big enough for six guests, with two bedrooms and four beds (two king-size and two single sofa-beds). The balcony offers a great view of the Burj Khalifa, as well as the magnificent Dubai skyline, both of which look positively enchanting at sunrise or sunset.

All the necessary kitchen, bathroom and TV accessories are available and the apartment building also boasts two swimming pools, a gym, a kids’ play area, a business center and a billiards room. The downtown restaurants and supermarkets are a mere minutes’ walk away, making this a superb accommodation choice in a prime area.

Burj Khalifa View - Luxury 2 Bed in Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
81 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
3 hrs r enough to prepare the apartment for next guests
the view over Dubai downtown is awesome
The apartment has very good amenities and a baby crib was provided upon request
The little grocery downstairs was wonderful too
i was happy to see that the apartment is large
Cleanliness:
The unit is very clean
so clean and quiet area
Everything well thought of and very comfortable
Host:
so the responsiveness was good
The host is extremely responsive and nice
She would respond any questions we had
They are very nice and friendly and very quick in answering our watsapps
She was very prompt in all our communication and made sure our stay was comfortable and also gave us useful tips and suggestions that helped plan
Location:
The location was minutes way from everything
One of my best stays in Dubai
Apt is awesome located in central Dubai
Best place best view best value for money
Amazing view and perfect location
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3. Penthouse with stunning city views (from USD 140)

Want to stay in a penthouse on the 43rd floor of a downtown residential tower? This fantastic unit comes with huge windows, to allow you to enjoy stunning views of the city while lounging in the comfort of the living room. Decorated with stylish, modern furniture, this apartment for four is a stone’s throw away from all the Downtown Dubai attractions.

If you are craving some high-brow artistic expression, the Dubai Opera House is but a hop and a step away. And, if you are weary after a long day of exploration, why not make use of the tower’s fitness and spa rooms, to properly rejuvenate yourself.

Penthouse Burj Khalifa view PermitNr.DOW-29-7ZDHN
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
70 reviews
Entire loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment has all amenities and Susane provided drinking waters
fresh and was provided all promised amenities
I do not want to leave
Amazing penthouse with a great view
If you like a flat with a view it is the place to be in Dubai
Cleanliness:
Susanne's place was neat and clean
Really awesome bright clean
The view is amazing and the penthouse is huge and spacious and Susanne arranged for everything from basic snacks to the decorations and all others
The views are incredible and you are so close to the Burj Khalifa that you can take a stroll from the apartment along the lovely promenade and see it
Fantastic apartment in central Dubai
Host:
let me say three things:
anyhow its a freaking PH
The heart of Dubai Susanne was by far the best superhost I've run into her hospitality and overall communication was helpful and kind through out
Susanne was quick to respond with many great local tips
Susanne was a great host and easy to communicate with
Location:
walking distance to many places
There's a supermarket across the building and a pharmacy
the location of the building in the downtown neighborhood is also very nice
Your apartment is located in center location and within walking distance to dubai mall
It has a spectacular view of Downtown dubai
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4. Grand suite with great views of Dubai Fountain (from USD 544)

Besides the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, another fantastic attraction in the downtown area is the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest dancing fountain. At 270 meters (885.8 feet) in length and sporting a jet that shoots water up to 150 meters (492.1 feet), the fountain has nightly shows every 30 minutes from 6 pm onwards.

Best of all, the apartment is close enough for you to enjoy the performances from the living room. In fact, you may find it hard to step out of this supremely grand premium suite, which is so big it can accommodate up to eight guests. And all guests can stay in luxury, with super comfortable queen-size beds, a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, as well as recreational facilities within the building.

Elite Royal Suit 2+1BR, fully facing Burj Khalifa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
16 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The views from the windows are stunning and each fountain display was different
but you have the best view and full view of Burj Khalifa from the balcony and even the room
Very very nice amenities bed TV and everything
the 3rd bed is an extra bed they added close to the Kitchen Comfortable Clean and Tomas
the apartment is essentially 2 bedrooms
Cleanliness:
The apartment is clean spacious and well equipped
Host:
Tomas and his team were fantastic and provided us with lots of helpful tips and answered all our queries really quickly
He is very considerate and he is a part of our great and memorable vacation inDubai with 9 others Dubai
Beautiful views of the fountains and Burj Khalifa didn't even have to leave the apartment and watched every single show
It overlooks the Burj Khalifa and the fountains outside of Dubai mall and it is only a short walk to the mall but with the heat
Tomas is an amazing host
Location:
The walk is beautiful to get to Dubai Mall
It's walking distance to Dubai Mall 7 minutes except if it's very hot
so we never got bored of it
Great location and great view from the balcony and windows
it was better to walk in the evenings
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5. Lavish apartment with breathtaking views (from USD 204)

This is another lavish unit, on the 27th floor of an upscale residential tower, good for up to five guests, with pool and gym access added to the other high-end amenities in the apartment. There are breathtaking, unobstructed views of the city and the downtown attractions from the balcony, enticing you to just chill out and lounge for hours, sipping on ice-cold beverages.

Luxury 2BR Apt Full Burj Khalifa Views*1502
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
55 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we could literally see the water fountain show and burj khalifa light show right from the living room and dining room
space was adequate for 3/4 adults
no toiletries provided (shampoo, conditioner, etc
and the view is breathtaking
the apartment was located on 27th floor with a spectacular view of burj khalifa and mall of dubai
Cleanliness:
its exactly as described, views are stunning
the location was great and the apartment was very clean and adequate
the house was sparkling clean, with all the essentials available in the house
the place was well decorated and cleanly maintained
the view as absolutely amazing! the entire place was clean and very welcoming
Host:
taxi fom airport is aound 15 dollars
he helped us with ordering lunch with his local phone, ordered taxi for us for airport travel and also helped with the day to day questions
kamran was very helpful & quick with his responses for anything we needed
amazing hospitality , recommend to anyone
kamran was very professional and made the check in process very smooth and welcoming
Location:
the location is literally a 2 minute walk from the mall and the property itself is even better
location is amazing and walking distance to mall
big plus points are the grocery store, restaurants and coffee shops right below
(70 aed) that is the easiets since it is 15 min walk to the metro
there were plenty of nice restaurants around the area within walk-able distance
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6. Immaculate apartment on the main thoroughfare (from USD 272)

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the main thoroughfare that loops around downtown, is filled with cafes and restaurants that provide vibrancy to the nightlife scene of the city. This apartment is housed in a seven-tower residential complex on the main road, a great location to explore and enjoy the fine cuisine from the surrounding eateries.

This immaculately-decorated unit has two bedrooms and three beds, good for up to six guests. You can enjoy a range of exclusive amenities here, including a leisure deck with swimming pool, gardens, squash and badminton courts and a gym.

Burj & Fountain view - Iconic 2BDR Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
81 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Great place Very stylish and modern furniture
The apartment was as described excellent location
We spent a long time sat at the window
all The view from the lounge window is amazing
Almost everything was at a very high level
Cleanliness:
The place was clean and tidy
Strongly recommend this apartment very clean and spacious Centrally located and within walking distance to Dubai Mall
It was immaculately clean and we were greeted as we arrived and the owners were very helpful and friendly
He really cares about his guests whic is also reflected in his apartment which is full of detail and furnished with everything you need
The apartment was clean and wonderfully kept and Shahid's team was very accommodating with our stay
Host:
great and again communication was great throughout
and he was not even in Dubai
Very very nice acommodation with friendly and helpful staff
The host made every effort to meet our needs I will definitely book again with this host
Host was always on hand to help with anything
Location:
However noisy due to construction site
Grocery store within 2 minute walk
Amazing location 10 minute walk to Burj Burj and fountain view from dining window
A small grocery store is within 5 walking minutes and the Dubai shopping mall is within walking distance as well
5/10 mins walk to Dubai mall
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7. Pamper yourself with a stay in a Burj Khalifa hotel (from USD 220)

Stay in the world’s tallest building, at one of these luxury serviced apartments in the Armani Hotel Dubai. This is a plush accommodation for three in the Burj Khalifa, that comes with all the comforts and facilities of a top-class hotel. You will get access to the private Armani Club, an indoor pool with water temperature controllers, VIP entrance to the Dubai Mall and no-waiting admittance to the hotel’s fine-dining restaurants.

And, if you want anything from the convenience stores, just make your order via phone and the hotel will send them right up to your room. This is truly a stay fit for royalty.

World Top luxuries Tower
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
30 reviews
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room was slightly different to the photos on the add
I've read previous reviews and noticed that there was at least one other last minute cancellation
It is all impeccable in a design that makes sense
The living room carpet and sofa covers were heavily soiled and not something I could fix
But you can go to the pool to be able to visualize the source at 100%
Cleanliness:
Can't beat that We had issues with check in (4 pm not 3pm as the ad states)
Host:
Honestly he is always caring and always there to help his guests
private entrance to Dubai mall taxi always available from the lobby
Dr Imani was a very gracious host and helped us figure out the futuristic touches in
Host was very communicative and quick to respond Overall a great stay
nice gym and pool Easy and quick check in Lovely apartment
Location:
Great location right in the center of everything
Such an wonderful place to stay once in a lifetime location and
grocery store in the building
It is still worth it but important to call out upfront for folks who want to plan
The place is excellent in terms of location and convenience We really enjoyed our stay
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8. Suite on 20th floor of new hotel building (from USD 250)

Perched on the 20th floor of the newly-opened Address Boulevard Hotel building, this one-bedroom suite for two guests provides access to all the sumptuous services of the hotel, such as spas, pools and restaurants. The building has a covered walkway linking to the nearby Dubai Mall for your shopping needs. The walkway also extends all the way to the downtown metro station, so you can conveniently reach the tourist attractions outside the downtown area.

1 Bedroom apartment The ADDRESS BOULEVARD HOTEL
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
10 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The flat was amazing and modern
The home indeed looks like it came out of a magazine with an amazing view
the flat same photo near from every thing regards
Cleanliness:
We really appreciate everything we loved
Host:
He was super hospitable and very quick to respond to any questions
Your support meant the world to me you let me check in early
Great location beautiful decor wonderful service
when next time visiting Dubai which hopefully will be very soon thank you Tarek
Tarek was super quick with all the responses and i Highly recommended host & his apartment
Location:
i had not a single issue from the day a booked checked inn till depart date
i love it and will be first choice
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9. Three-bedroom apartment with fountain views (from USD 136)

Another superb accommodation with outstanding vistas, this three-bedroom apartment offers an unobstructed view of the Dubai Fountain, so you can watch the nightly shows in the homely comfort of the unit. Like all the other accommodations on this list, this apartment is conveniently located along the main road, linking you to all the quality eateries and supermarkets.

It is also a cinch to reach the city’s other attractions, such as Old Dubai, filled with historic souks (markets) and mosques, that offer a different side to the high-class image of Dubai.

MARHBA HOMES !!3BR near Burj Khalife & Dubai Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
25 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Wi-fi - 10/10
the bathrooms are moldy the oven nasty and the kitchen chairs stained as well as the living room coach
It was available only in the dinningroom 2
There is enough space but one bedroom has a small bed - 9 5/10
you will see 1 % of burj Khalifa from the living room and 20% of burj Khalifa from master bedroom From the two other bedrooms
Cleanliness:
finally the room was supposed to be ready for my check in clean and well arranged as we used to see in others hotels or apartments
WiFi was a headache as the reception was extremely poor in bedrooms
very clean good place and location
The pictures of this place do not do it any justice; we were all very pleasantly surprised when we arrived
Host:
her co-worker was
nice and helpful Minor cleaning issues but everything was solved All in all
The door key gets stuck every time
Zafer was very helpful and assisted us with luggage from the parking
AC unit was running with low cooling efficiency
Location:
(But hard to avoid building sites in Dubai )
This place is walking distance from the mall and main attractions
Perfect Location Photos are quite misleading however
The location is good 8 minutes walk to the water fountain but
i enjoyed I will repeat the visit
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10. Ritzy apartment near Dubai Mall

Downtown Dubai may have some jaw-dropping attractions, but the city has plenty more to offer. Take the metro or hail a taxi to get to other sightseeing spots, such as the photogenic, seven-star hotel, the Burj al-Arab Jumeirah. Beach lovers will adore the endless white sands of the Persian Gulf coast. Or, go on a desert safari trip for an extreme-sport adventure.

And, when you return to accommodation such as this gorgeous apartment, its comfortable amenities and great downtown vistas will rejuvenate you in no time, to make you ready for another day of exploration.

Luxury room Burj Khalifa view! 2BR near Dubai Mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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Stay in style in downtown Dubai

For travelers willing to splurge on luxurious accommodation, downtown Dubai offers stunning, extravagant suites for you to pamper yourself silly. With outstanding attractions and dining options just steps away, these apartments are excellent choices for a great stay in one of the most opulent cities in the world.

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Han Keong is a former sports journalist in Singapore whose lifelong passions are travel and music.

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