Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Updated 2023

airbnb Dubai Downtown, Dubai   United Arab Emirates
Chia Han Keong
Chia Han Keong 

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. Luxurious apartment with outstanding views (from USD 401)

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
116 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic apartment great views of the fountain and burj khalifa
the view including the burj khalifa from the room is amazing
the amenities in the apartment such as the gym and pools are very nice
amazing view burj khalifa very comfortable place very friendly treatment
a great apartment with an amazing view
spotless clean - only to be recommended
place was super clean vivian was extremely helpful
was a wonderful apartment so clean and quiet area
the place has everything you need and is very clean and comfortable
this home was very beautiful clean and perfectly located
great host and beautiful place
the host was very helpful and responded quick
she answered all of my questions and was so helpful
the host is extremely responsive and nice
it is a host that i can recommend
the location was also perfect
the location is very nice
this is a great location and value
perfect location and lovely apartment
highly recommended amazing location and appartment was outstanding
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2. Penthouse with stunning city views (from USD 219)

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
127 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice swimming pool with a view of burj khalifa
apartment has an amazing view
the apartment is exactly as pictured and the view is breathtaking
the air conditioner keeps the penthouse nice and cool
free parking spot iron and washing machine were amazing to have
very clean and cozy
very clean and comfortable place
susanne's place was neat and clean
the place is very nice and clean
everything sparkling clean fresh and was provided all promised amenities
host was approachable and very helpful
susanne is a wonderful host
susanne was a great host and easy to communicate with
great host and definitely will be back there one day
100 % recommendable susanne is a very nice host and responded within minutes
fantastic apartment in central dubai
great downtown location walking distance to many places 15-20min drive to marina
second the location of the building in the downtown neighborhood is also very nice
third the location of suzanne's penthouse is superb
perfect location as it is within walking distance to the burj khalifa and the infamous dubai mall
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3. Grand suite with great views of Dubai Fountain (from USD 341)

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
58 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very very nice amenities bed tv and everything
the infinity pool was great for a dip or laps and never crowded
we had a wonderful stay at tomas's apartment
the apartment is clean spacious and well equipped
tomas is an amazing host
cannot fault reception staff as they went above and beyond to help when needed
the location is perfect
great location and great appartement
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4. Immaculate apartment on the main thoroughfare (from USD 306)

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 Khalifa view - Iconic 2BDR Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
179 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i watched the fountain show from above they have a comfortable couch with a view
the apartment was fantastic and shahid organized everything we needed to make it so easy for us
it’s really clean and luxury place with amazing view i really felt comfortable as home
the apartment was as described excellent location
we had a great stay at this apartment
strongly recommend this apartment very clean and spacious
the place was clean and tidy
the place was so beautiful and clean
the apartment was clean and wonderfully kept and shahid's team was very accommodating with our stay
the apt is well decorated and clean with a kitchen dishes and a washer/dryer
our host was very nice
super quiet host us wonderful
excellent place and great host
host was always on hand to help with anything
the interiors are tastefully done and the hosts are extremely helpful
the location is terrific close to everywhere
amazing location 10 minute walk to burj
the location was perfect with dubai mall within 10mins walk
this is the perfect location it’s walking distance from anything you need or want
perfect location highly recommend
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5. Suite on 20th floor of new hotel building (from USD 400)

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
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was very clean and beautiful with a great view to the burj
thank you you are the perfect host
tarek was super quick with all the responses and i highly recommended host & his apartment
tarek's place was amazing he was super hospitable and very quick to respond to any questions
mr tarek was friendly and appropriate that
hi this falt is highly recommended great location services decoration and host
great location beautiful decor wonderful service
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6. Pamper yourself with a stay in a Burj Khalifa hotel (from USD 545)

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
33 reviews  Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
as a host tbk perfectly completes the experience with spotless attention to detail and responsiveness
brilliant host & an amazing experience
owner is very supportive with quick response time if i needed any help
hut is an amazing host honestly he is always caring and always there to help his guests
tbk was very responsive and helpful
location couldn’t be any better
the place is excellent in terms of location and convenience
best location - right in burj khalifa with separate entrance to the dubai mall
the best thing about this place is the location and the view
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7. Three-bedroom apartment with fountain views

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
27 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
improve wifi in every room
great location fantastic views and lovely pool - great for kids
the apartment is fantastic really cool view and the location is great
great and clean accomodation in a great location
also a great host
zafer was very helpful and assisted us with luggage from the parking
zafer her co-worker was nice and helpful
the location is good
this place is walking distance from the mall and main attractions
my wife loves it for the fact of being so close to the mall
location is great view is great
one of kind location if you would like to have all the convenience at your door step
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8. 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

9. Lavish apartment with breathtaking views

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.

Luxurious and spacious 2BR Apt - Burj Views C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
61 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
best of all was the view from the apartment
the rooms (and more importantly the view) were exactly what was shown in the pictures
the apartment was as described - fantastic views supermarket downstairs and an easy 10 minute walk to dubai mall
four adults sharing the same space worked beautifully for lounge room seating dining sleeping and bathrooms
we enjoyed having 2 bedrooms each with its own bathroom as well as a 3rd common bathroom
clean spacious and a surely recommendable place for anyone and everyone travelling to dubai
bathroom cleanliness (showers) needs improvement
the house was sparkling clean with all the essentials available in the house
the appartment was very nice clean and everything was in good shape
the location was great and the apartment was very clean and adequate
the care taker mr
the hosts were also a pleasure
awesome place and an awesome host
i would highly recommend host jugal and his apartment to everyone
thanks to jugal / mr vishnu owners and kamran the host
location is amazing and walking distance to mall
we recommend this location 100%
a very great location if you want to see downtown
the short walking distance from here to dubai mall was great
the location is literally a 2 minute walk from the mall and the property itself is even better
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10. Stay right next to world's tallest building

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  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi in the bedroom is very good
the wifi didnt work that well otherwise good experience
room is without air condition but it's just good
wifi was a bit spotty at times but other than that everything was great
despite what is stated in some of the previous reviews i thought the wifi worked perfectly well
very clean and stylish
was clean and safe
everything was nice clean and well organised
our ensuit bathroom was very clean and towels were provided and refreshed if we needed
bedroom and bathroom are very clean neat and spacious
amazing host and was frequently responding to my concerns and questions
her maid was extra kind and helpfull
tami is an amazing host
tami was a great host
they were friendly and helpful
great location still close to dubai mall
the location is just great
good neighborhood close to dubai mall
located in good place just 8 minutes by taxi to metro station (dubai mall) to every where
great location just 10 mins walk from burj khalifa and dubai mall
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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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