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10 of the best 4 star hotels in Dubai to choose from

by Danni B

Think Dubai, think Sheikhs, think luxury. Dubai’s five star hotels are resplendent and grand. 4 star hotels in Dubai are not far behind 5 star hotels and offer a really nice stay at a more affordable price tag. Especially when looking at a boutique option, Dubai can offer a similar experience to a 5 star hotel. We have hand picked the best four star hotel properties for you to explore and stay at. Making your Dubai vacation a vacation to remember!

We’ve separated them by area for ease. If you’re not sure which area is best for you, you can read this handy guide to help you decide.

While planning a trip to Dubai, if we do our research right, there are plenty of good offers to find and ways to save money on your holiday. Which is where we come in to help!

*I’ve excluded the last couple of weeks in December till New Years Eve in terms of the price ranges of the hotels, as during this time is when you can expect to pay 3 times the normal amount due to demand for New Years Eve.


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Millennium Place Dubai Marina

The high quality of this hotel makes it feel pretty close to a 5 star hotel and the location is amazing along with incredible restaurants

  • Area: Dubai Marina
  • Masterchef restaurant is actually located inside the hotel

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The First Collection by Jumeirah VIllage Circle

Built in 2021, you’ll get to enjoy stylish modern interiors with a lot of the luxuries of a higher end hotel

  • Area: Jumeirah Village Circle
  • Close to Dubai Miracle Garden & Dubai Autodrome

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Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel

The cheapest 4 star hotel but still with good reviews. If you purely want the cheapest option in Dubai. This is the hotel for you!

  • Area: Deira
  • Close to Dubai International Airport

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Downtown Dubai & Business Bay

This is the city center of Dubai and the area where you’ll find the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. If you’ve wanting to be in the heart of all the action, then this is the area for you! You’re also not too far away from the historic area of Dubai, the airport and also Dubai’s nightlife.

1. Ramada Downtown Dubai

This hotel is in a good location in Downtown Dubai, it’s close to Burj Park and Dubai Opera so you can get a wonderful view of the fountains and Burj Khalifa.

You can walk to Dubai Mall through Burj Park in about 10 minutes and is even walkable to Burj Khalifa. Though their long driveway isn’t very pedestrian friendly, so it’s better to drive or get a taxi if you do wish to visit. You can find our handy guide about visiting Burj Khalifa here.

This is one of the few hotels in Dubai that is a dry hotel, meaning they do not serve alcohol. So this tends to make it a less expensive to stay here compared with other hotels.

The hotel features:
– Hotel apartments with kitchen and dishwasher
– All rooms have a balcony
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Steam room
– Hot tub/Jacuzzi
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Area & beach shuttle
– Restaurant
– Room service

Check-in is 3pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 364 to 1100 AED ($99 to $299 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

If you prefer booking.com, you’ll find the hotel here

Barsha Heights & Central Dubai

Set right in the middle of Dubai, this area is perfect for those who want great value but also want to be able to easily get to both Dubai Marina and Downtown Dubai. Here you’ll find Mall of Emirates.

Further back, you’ll also find Jumeirah Village Circle, Jumeirah Village Triangle & Motor City. This area is located behind Al Barsha so it’s still centrally located just a little bit further back from the Sheikh Zayed Road. Attractions include Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden.

2. Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel

Making it to this list is Mercure Barsha Heights hotel, offering four star serviced apartments at relatively lower prices than its counterparts.

It is a 41 storied building offering 1015 suites and serviced apartments. It offers views of Dubai Marina and Madinat Jumeirah including Burj Al Arab. With it’s central location, the property is close to The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, JBR, and Dubai Tram.

The hotel features:
– Hotel apartments with kitchen and dishwasher
– All rooms have a balcony
– Outdoor heated swimming pool
– Gym
– Fitness classes
– Spa
– Steam room
– Sauna
– Free wifi
– Parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Outlet Mall & Kite Beach beach shuttle (free)
– Restaurants & Bar
– Room service

Check-in is 3pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 183 to 688 AED ($50 to $187 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

3. The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle

One of the very recent additions to Dubai’s skyline is Jumeirah Village circle. This 41 storey tall building was constructed in 2021. The building design is extremely sleek.

As it is new, the interiors are nice and shiny. Guests love the buffet breakfast served here which can be included depending on the room type you book. The reviews of this hotel are pretty positive making it an extremely hot property to stay in.

The hotel features:
– All rooms have a bathtub
– Outdoor heated pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Free wifi
– Free parking
– Restaurant & bar
– Room service

Check-in is 3pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 165 to 1000 AED ($45 to $272 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Hugely popular with expats and close to the beach. This is one of the most Westernised areas in Dubai and includes attractions such as Bluewaters Island, Ain Dubai, Marina Mall and Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR)

The iconic Palm Jumeirah is perfect for those who want a similar feel to Dubai Marina but an overall much quieter experience. Of course here you’ll also find the iconic Atlantis Hotel.

4. Tryp By Wyndham Dubai

TYRP by Wyndham offers modern and stylish interiors through out the hotel, making it a popular choice. They also have babysitting services available, so what more can a parent ask for! In case you need to step out for an urgent task or just fancy a night off. It is part of the Wyndham chain which has hotels worldwide.

It is a people friendly hotel, sensitive towards the needs and requirements of all. They are wheelchair accessible with elevator access to all levels. The hotel is 10 minutes away from Al Sufouh Beach.

The hotel features:
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Beach shuttle
– Restaurant & bar
– Room service
– Babysitting (extra charge)

Check-in is 2pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 150 to 526 AED ($41 to $143 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

If you prefer booking.com, you’ll find the hotel here

5. Millennium Place Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is an excellent location for tourists to stay, thus making ‘Millennium Place Marina Hotel’ an excellent choice. Part of Millennium hotel chain, you know the type of service and style you can expect from this international hotel chain.

What guests love most about this hotel is their comfortable beds. The interiors speak style and sophistication with nice finishing touches such as rainfall showers. The  lobby and corridors match the overall feel of the hotel. Foodies are also in for a treat. Japanese restaurant ‘Ikigai’ and ‘Masterchef restaurant’ are located within the hotel, offering delicious food options.

The hotel features:
– Outdoor heated swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Dry cleaning
– Restaurants & bars
– Room service

Check-in is 2pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 269 to 1000 AED ($73 to $272 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

If you prefer booking.com, you’ll find the hotel here

Bur Dubai & Deira

One of the oldest areas in Dubai, you’re close to the historical areas of Dubai. So if you’re planning to visit Dubai Museum, Dubai Frame, The Gold Souq or Spice Souq. This area is ideal for those wanting a more cultural trip in Dubai. You’re also very close to the airport and not too far from Downtown Dubai.

6. Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel

Sometimes you just want the most affordable option possible and Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel is it! This is literally the cheapest 4 star hotel on the list, excluding the ones with terrible reviews of course! We don’t want you to be having an awful experience in Dubai.

The hotel is located in Deira which is close to Dubai International Airport along with Deira City Center Metro, so it’s perfect for the budget conscious traveler. The hotel rooms are a bit dated but we are talking the cheapest 4 star hotel in Dubai.

The hotel features:
– Close to Dubai International Airport
– Private bathroom with a bathtub
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Sauna
– Steam room
– Outdoor jacuzzi/hot tub
– Free wifi
– Free parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Restaurant
– Room Service

Check-in is 2pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 105 to 437 AED ($29 to $119 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper and December typically being the most expensive

7. Royal Ascot Hotel

Topping the list of the four stars is ‘The Royal Ascot Hotel’. The rooms are newly renovated and are more spacious compared to other 4 star hotels. It is a 5-minute drive from the Bur Juman Mall, close by is Dubai Museum and Dubai creek.

The hotel features:
– Outdoor rooftop pool
– Gym (Extra charge)
– Spa (Extra charge)
– Turkish steam room (Extra charge)
– Free wifi
– Free parking
– Restaurant & bar
– Room service

Check-in is 2pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 142 to 722 AED ($39 to $197 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

8. Hyatt Place Dubai Al Rigga

Did you know Hyatt hotel chains offer a four star accommodation too? If you’re a fan of Hyatt hotel but are wanting to spend less. This one’s for you.

This property has 204 rooms including 6 suites. Room decor is modern. The rooms are sound proof which is an extremely good option for light sleepers. Rooms include flat screen TV and mini bar. Dubai creek and Gold souk are nearby attractions. If a desert safari is on your wish list, it’s location is around 11 kms away.

The hotel features:
– Mini bar
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Free wifi
– Free parking
– Restaurant & bar
– Room service

Check-in is 2pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 180 to 1000 AED ($49 to $272 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

9. Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel

How would you like to stay on a ship which is floating in the sea? Yes, Dubai offers this too! Queen Elizabeth 2 is a ship docked at Port Rashid offering 215 rooms for stay. Different size rooms are available.

Queen Elizabeth 2 also boasts the oldest pub in Dubai onboard: The Golden Lion. On top of this, they run heritage tours of the ship. Taking you back in time and giving you a glimpse into the rich British maritime history. The gentleman giving the tour actually used to work on the QE2 when the ship was in operation, so it’s a really amazing tour to have!

Close by attractions include the Etihad Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House and Zabeel Park.

The hotel features:
– All rooms have a bathtub
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Cinema room
– Games room
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Restaurants, cigar lounge & bar
– Room service

Check-in is 2pm
Check-out is 12pm

Price range: 198 to 540 AED ($54to $147 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

Dubai Parks & Resorts

If you’re planning to spend most of your time enjoying Dubai’s theme parks, this area is ideal and mostly aimed at families. You’re on the border of Abu Dhabi, so it’s also great for a road trip if you plan to spend the day in Abu Dhabi.

Attractions here include Bollywood Parks, Motiongate Dubai, Legoland, Dubai Outlet Village & Last Exit.

10. Legoland Hotel Dubai

If you are visiting Dubai with kids, this hotel is for you! All over the hotel you can find Lego blocks and figurines which tend to keep the little ones engaged and busy.

When you book a stay, you get one free pass to either ‘Legoland’ or ‘Legoland water park’. Legoland is a resort, hence a bit far from the main area of Dubai. There isn’t a connecting metro to this area, so I highly recommend to hire a car if you do plan to stay here.

The hotel features:
– Includes park entrance tickets
– All rooms have a bathtub
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Kids outdoor play area
– Kids indoor play area
– Free wifi
– Free parking
– Restaurant & bar
– Room service

Check-in is 3pm
Check-out is 11am

Price range: 590 to 838 AED ($161 to $228 USD) per night + taxes
*Dubai is seasonal with summer being cheaper than winter

Dubai offers luxurious hotels as well luxurious apartments to stay in all over the city. There is no lack of accommodation but picking one out of many can be a task. Location plays an important role. This article should help you in deciding whether one should go for a hotel or a hotel apartment type of accommodation. Whatever you choose, book in advance to get a good deal. You don’t want to miss that ‘perfect’ room!


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