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17 of the best hotels near Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall

by Danni B

There are so many hotels in Dubai that it can be very difficult to know which Dubai hotels in the city center are the best to choose from! I’ll guide you through the best hotels near Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. So you don’t need to worry! We’ll go through all the options, their key benefits and answer all your questions about the area below.

Cool fact! Most hotels have free valet parking in Dubai. Also a lot of restaurants are situated inside hotels too, meaning you get free valet parking when you visit. Some hotels have a minimum spend and require a stamp on the valet ticket, unless you are staying there.

*Hotel prices are currently increased due to Dubai Expo 2020, the rates below reflect those increases. I will update this article again once Dubai Expo 2020 has finished end of March 2022.


Make sure to check out some of my other helpful articles about Dubai here:

Visiting the Burj Khalifa, an insider’s guide & At The Top alternatives
15 amazing restaurants with incredible Dubai views
The Dubai dress code: how to dress when visiting Dubai
How to spend all your money in 3 days in Dubai


In this article we’ll cover:
Are there hotels in the Burj Khalifa?
What’s the area like around the Burj Khalifa?
Major attractions in and around the Burj Khalifa
Which is the biggest mall in Dubai?
Is there a hotel in Dubai Mall?
What’s the best hotel to stay in near Burj Khalifa?
How much does a hotel close to the Burj Khalifa cost?
Hotels with a Burj Khalifa view

Are there hotels in the Burj Khalifa?

There is only one hotel in the Burj Khalifa and that is the Armani Hotel, yes that’s the Italian designer Armani, who helped design this stunning hotel!

I’m sure you want to know how much is the Burj Khalifa per night?

The hotel rate changes depending on the season, with winter being the most expensive and summer being off-season. During winter, rooms are starting from 1999 AED ($544 USD) per night excluding taxes.

The hotel features:
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Hot tub/Jacuzzi
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

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What’s the area like around Burj Khalifa?

The Burj Khalifa is located in Downtown Dubai with many tourist attractions nearby. It also includes lots of restaurants, shops and cafes. It is classed as the city centre of Dubai.

Sheikh Muhammed Bin Rashid Boulevard is the main road which wraps in a u-shape from the main road. Lots of cafes and restaurants are located along this road, along with the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

The area is generally pedestrian friendly. Though in summer and early autumn. Depending on where you stay, it may be too hot to walk around. Staying in Downtown is definitely more of a city break than a beach holiday, though some hotels do offer shuttle services to the beach.

To find out which area is the best for you to stay in Dubai, check out my guide to all the areas of Dubai here

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Major attractions in and around Burj Khalifa

Downtown Dubai and the surrounding areas feature many Dubai tourist attractions! Best things to do near Burj Khalifa include:

  • The Dubai Fountain
  • Dubai Mall
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
  • Candylicious – One of the World’s Largest Candy Shops
  • Dubai Ice Rink
  • The Falling Man Fountain
  • KidZania
  • VR Park (Previously SEGA Republic)
  • Dubai Opera
  • Burj Park
  • Souq Al Bahar
  • City Walk
  • The Green Planet
  • DIFC
  • Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  • The World Trade Center
  • Museum of The Future

Many of these tourist attractions are inside Dubai Mall such as Dubai Aquarium, The Falling Man Fountain, Dubai Ice Rink, Candylicious and KidZania! So you can enjoy air-conditioning all year round.

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Which is the biggest mall in Dubai?

Dubai Mall is the largest mall in Dubai but also the world! It even features an indoor virtual reality park and the world’s largest aquarium. Pretty much every kind of shop is in here and there’s even a 26 screen cineplex.

For more information about all the different malls in Dubai, check out my previous article about all the key malls in Dubai

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Is there a hotel in the Dubai Mall?

Address Dubai Mall is directly above, close to Fashion Avenue and it’s tunnel connects you easily to the Metro and close to the electronics section on the top floor. The fashion levels including Sephora are just below this.

There are also quite a few different Address Hotels that connect to Dubai Mall directly. This is an air-conditioned tunnel you can walk through without needing to go outside.

The ones which connect directly to Dubai Mall are:

All these hotels are 5 star hotels with beautiful outdoor swimming pools with views of the Burj Khalifa along with a spa, valet parking and other luxury facilities.

Most of these hotels start between 1279 to 1519 AED ($348 – $414 USD) per night excluding taxes.

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What’s the best hotel to stay near Burj Khalifa?

One of my personal favourites is Manzil Downtown, this is for three key reasons!

Firstly, cost! The hotel is good value for money for the area that it is in. You will typically pay around 950 AED ($259 USD) per night which is half the price of many of the other Downtown Dubai hotels

Second, location! This is opposite to Dubai Mall and has an amazing view of the Burj Khalifa. This part of Downtown is really nice to walk to the fountains and into Dubai Mall, versus the opposite side of Downtown where you’ll have to go to the Metro and via the tunnel which can take 10-20 minutes

Third, it’s character! Old Town Dubai is one of my favourite areas of Dubai because it has that traditional Arabic flair and is something a little bit different to the ultra modern hotels you’ll find through out Dubai!

Other really good hotels in Downtown are:

Palace Downtown – Arabian style 5 star hotel close to Souq Al Bahar – 1438 AED ($392 USD) per night excluding taxes
Address Fountain Views – Another 5 star option and one of the newer hotels – 1279 AED ($348 USD) per night excluding taxes
Sofitel Downtown – One of the most affordable 5 star options in the Downtown area – 841 AED ($245 USD) per night excluding taxes when booking direct
*Booking.com was 935 AED – $256 USD per night in comparison

Business bay is close to the Burj Khalifa with a short taxi ride but offers much more affordability, the hotel I recommend is:

Radisson Blu – Best value 5 star hotel with views of the Burj Khalifa – 485 AED ($132 USD) per night excluding taxes
*Booking.com was similar to the member rates for the dates I checked

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How much does a hotel near Burj Khalifa cost?

It really depends on what kind of hotel you wish to stay in? Depending on whether you want a five star or more budget friendly. It also depends on the season. As summer is off season in Dubai

During winter you’ll typically pay a minimum of 300 AED ($82 USD) and up to 2000 AED ($545 USD) if you choose to stay inside the Burj Khalifa.

Business Bay, where the Radisson Blu and Millennium Central Downtown is located. Business Bay hotels offer better value for money and is next door to Downtown Dubai. So you’re still very close to the Burj Khalifa but you’ll get a 5 star hotel at a more affordable price!

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Hotels with Burj Khalifa view

So as you can see from the interactive Booking.com map below, there’s quite a few hotel and hotel apartments close to the Burj Khalifa!

Booking.com

Below I have listed all the hotel options which offer the best view of Burj Khalifa from the hotel or have Burj Khalifa view hotel rooms. I’ve given you a brief summary of each one to help you decide!

Please note – Most of these hotels, charge a premium for a Burj View room and the prices stated are a standard room

1. Address Dubai Mall

This is one of the original hotels belonging to the Address group, located on top of Dubai Mall. Making it a very convenient hotel for both the metro and mall as it connects to the air conditioned tunnel for both.

Rating: 5 star

The hotel features:
– Connected to Dubai Mall & Metro
– All rooms have a balcony
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room Service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1359 AED ($463 USD) per night plus taxes

2. Address Downtown

The hotel has been fully re-modelled after the famous fire on New Years Eve, so it feels like a brand new hotel! Great location and easy access into Dubai Mall

Rating: 5 star

The hotel features:
– Connected to Dubai Mall
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Hot tub/Jacuzzi
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1599 AED ($435 USD) + taxes

3. Ramada Downtown

This 4 star hotel in located in a really good location in Downtown Dubai, close to Burj Park and Dubai Opera. It’s a little bit further to walk to Dubai Mall and is even walkable to Burj Khalifa but the long driveway of the Burj Khalifa isn’t very pedestrian friendly!

*Dry hotel, meaning they do not serve alcohol here

Rating: 4 star

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 764 AED ($208 USD) + taxes

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

4. Palace Downtown

This stunning hotel is a truly unique experience located right next to Souq Al Bahar in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Designing with classic Arabia in mind, this hotel is definitely for those who want a luxury Arabic experience.

Rating: 5 star

The hotel features:
– All rooms have a balcony
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Steam room
– Hot tub/Jacuzzi
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1439 AED ($392 USD) + taxes

5. Vida Hotel

This modern, sleek hotel is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard close to many attractions. The whole hotel has a romantic feel about it with its draped cabanas, low lighting and enclosed spaces. Perfect for couples!

Rating: 4 stars

The hotel features:
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Allows pets
– Gym
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 948 AED ($258 USD) + taxes

6. Manzil Downtown

This Downtown Dubai hotel is located in the unique area of Old Town! The relaxed Arabic garden style of the surroundings have a different feel to the rest of Downtown. It’s also walking distance to the Dubai Fountains and Dubai Mall.

Rating: 4 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms have a bath
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurant
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 949 AED ($258 USD) + taxes

7. Taj Dubai

Located in Business Bay, close to Downtown Dubai. This hotel has views looking at the Burj Khalifa. It’s also the perfect party hotel as there’s a very popular brunch and bar here.

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Kids pool
– Gym
– Fitness classes
– Spa
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 855 AED ($233 USD) + taxes

8. Sofitel Downtown

Yet another option close to the Burj Khalifa with hotel rooms that have a view of the Burj Khalifa. It’s very close to the Dubai Metro but can be quite a way walking to Dubai Mall. It offers good value as a 5 star hotel in the area!

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– Outdoor swimming pool
– Gym
– Fitness classes
– Spa
– Sauna
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurant
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 841 AED ($245 USD) + taxes

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

9. Address Boulevard

The terrace connected to the restaurant has a lovely view of the top of the Burj Khalifa. The Address collection never fails to impress! This Address tends to be quieter than the others, so perfect for those who want to avoid the crowds!

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Tunnel connecting to Dubai Mall
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– All rooms have a balcony
– Two outdoor swimming pools
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurant
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1698 AED ($462 USD) + taxes

10. Address Sky View

One of the newest hotels in Downtown, this is hottest place to be at! With it’s hit restaurant Ce La Vie and it’s incredible adults only pool deck with infinity pool. You’ll feel like you’re swimming in the clouds on the 54th floor!

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– All rooms have a balcony
– Adults only outdoor swimming pool (Over 21s)
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1518 AED ($413 USD) + taxes

11. Address Fountain Views

Opening shortly before Address Sky View, this is another newer addition to the Dubai hotel scene. This is the most affordable of the Address hotels in the area and has a bridge connecting you to Dubai Mall.

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Tunnel connecting to Dubai Mall
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– Three outdoor swimming pools
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1278 AED ($348 USD) + taxes

12. Rove Downtown

This is one of the most affordable hotels for staying in Downtown. It wouldn’t be my top pick of the area since you can get a higher star rating hotel for the same price, however if you get a last minute deal for under 400 AED ($109 USD) then it’s definitely worth considering.

The location is just on the start of DIFC, the other side of main road getting into Downtown. If you plan to visit Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, Business Bay is a better location for this reason. However if you’re more interested in DIFC, which does have a really good food scene! This hotel is much closer than the others.

It’s the perfect hotel for the cost conscious business traveller!

Rating: 3 stars

The hotel features:
– Outdoor swimming pool (salt water)
– Gym
– Self service laundrette
– Free wifi
– Free parking
– Airport shuttle
– Bar & restaurants

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 449 AED ($122 USD) + taxes

13. St Regis Downtown Dubai

Previously Renaissance Downtown, Marriott have now changed this hotel to St Regis Downtown Dubai. This newly refurbished modern hotel with lovely views over the water. This hotel is located in Business Bay, only a short journey from Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

I highly recommend to book direct via Marriott.com, since not only do you gain Marriott Bonvoy points which can be exchanged for free hotel nights but they are currently giving members free breakfast. Also if you pay for 3 nights, your fourth night is free!

Rating: 5 star

The hotel features:
– Outdoor pool
– Gym
– Fitness classes
– Spa
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1225 AED ($293 USD)

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

14. Doubletree by Hilton Business Bay

Another more affordable option for being close to the Burj Khalifa, located in Bay Square in Business Bay! This is a really funky location with lots of cafes and restaurants in a pedestrian friendly zone.

I’ve seen some really good last minute prices for this hotel similar to Rove. If choosing between the two, this would be my preference. The rooms are also double the size of Rove!

I recommend to book direct through Hilton.com as they have a rewards program where you can earn free nights. They also give you little gifts like a cookie at check in, for being a member!

Rating: 4 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– Outdoor pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Steam Room
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 561 AED ($153 USD) + taxes

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

15. Pullman Dubai Downtown

Another more affordable option with beautiful views of the Burj Khalifa! This one costs less than some of the 4 star options! Located on the water in Business Bay.

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– Outdoor pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Hot tub/Jacuzzi
– Sauna/Steam Rooms
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 477 AED ($130 USD) + taxes

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

16. Me Dubai by Melia

If you’re looking for unique hotel architecture this is the hotel for you! Designed by the famous Zara Hadid, it is an icon of Business Bay. The hotel lobby and rooms match the exterior with super futuristic looking decor.

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– Outdoor pool
– Gym
– Spa
– Sauna
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 1333 AED ($363 USD) + taxes

17. The Oberoi Dubai

Known for it’s good customer service and luxury, The Oberoi has a very high global reputation. Located in Business Bay, the hotel is just a short car ride from Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

Rating: 5 stars

The hotel features:
– Standard rooms feature a bath
– Outdoor pool
– Gym
– Fitness Classes
– Spa
– Hot tub/Jacuzzi
– Sauna/Steam rooms
– Free wifi
– Valet parking
– Airport shuttle (extra charge)
– Bar & restaurants
– Room service

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

Starting cost per night in winter: 855 AED ($233 USD) + taxes

If you prefer Booking.com, you can find the hotel here

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Conclusion

There are so many great hotels to choose from and I hope with this information, it’ll make the choice easier for you! Definitely in terms of value in the area, Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront is hard to beat and for character close to the centre Palace Downtown is another one of my favourites along with Manzil Downtown

If budget isn’t an issue at all then of course staying in the Burj Khalifa in Armani is a one of a kind experience and equally all of the Address Hotels offer an incredible experience in the heart of it all. Plus their lobbies always smell amazing! So even if you don’t stay there, make sure to pop by for a coffee or go to one of their restaurants!


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