11 Dubai hotels you’ll never want to leave

From luxurious 5-star wonders to top-notch budget stays, we've uncovered the best rooms for you to book in Dubai.

Dubai offers luxury and entertainment, both inside and out of its resorts. Its hotels boast views of the city's stunning skyline and restaurants to meet international tastes.

Forget about researching where to stay because we've done the work for you and have brought together a list of top 5-star, cheap and airport based hotels in Dubai.

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Top 5-star hotels in Dubai

Atlantis The Palm

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The world famous Atlantis The Palm resort needs no introduction. Comprised of hotel arms that span out into the ocean there are 23 restaurants within the resort, some of which have won awards and each room features a balcony overlooking the gulf or Palm Island.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Private beach, two outdoor pools, water park, fitness centre and spa
  • Why we love it: This resort has everything, including panoramic beach views, a shark safari and underwater aquarium with floor-to-ceiling windows to spy on the marine life as it swims around you. If you only stay in one resort, this is it.

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Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai

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Guests of Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai can indulge themselves at the on-site spa, plunge pool and outdoor tennis courts. Each room features a rain shower and a private balcony.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Two on-site restaurants, free private parking, outdoor swimming pool, spa and gym.
  • Why we love it: This is the kind of summer resort vacay mode was made for. It's has a truly resort feel with loungers astride the pool and beach views at each turn.

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Shangri La Hotel Dubai

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Located in the city centre, Shangri La Hotel Dubai is a stunning piece of property with a stunning view of the city below. It's close to Shangri La Dubai Hotel and Chelsea Tower and a short drive to other attractions such as the Burj Khalifa.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Sauna, outdoor pool, tennis courts, on-site restaurant.
  • Why we love it: Unlike the other 5-star hotels on this list, this one is in the CBD making it the ideal base for sightseeing (rather than beach bumming).

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

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Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort sits over a lagoon and offers water views from each and every corner. Rooms are a mixture of lagoon view, overwater villa and beach pool villa and each features a pillow menu, a private balcony and a rain shower. It also has its own stretch of private beach, outdoor tennis courts, an infinity pool and Turkish steam baths as well as a restaurant and bar on-site.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: On top of the above mentioned, you'll have access to free in-house movies, luxury toiletries, Wi-Fi, parking and numerous dining options
  • Why we love it: Two words: overwater villas.

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Time Grand Plaza Hotel

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At just 10-minutes drive from Dubai International Airport, you'll stress less about meeting your flight while still experiencing that luxe Dubai lifestyle with this 4-star hotel. It's close to Dubai Airport Free Zone Metro Station so you can pop into the city for some sightseeing easily.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Features: Kids' club, two on-site restaurants, 24-hour room service and express check-in and check-out.
  • Why we love it: It's one of the best rated hotels within 5km of Dubai Airport and is has all those fundamental amenities to make you feel relaxed and pampered in the city.

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Top hotels near Dubai Airport

Dubai International Airport Terminal Hotel

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This chic hotel is conveniently located within the airport and close to the Dubai Metro Airport Terminal 1, making it easy for you to explore more of Dubai. The on-site restaurant and bar offers guests a selection of options for breakfast, and a sauna, a jacuzzi and a business centre are also available.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: Business centre, sauna, Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, coffee bar
  • Why we love it: This hotel is literally located inside Dubai Airport so you can stress less knowing you can get to the terminal within minutes.

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Time Grand Plaza Hotel

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At just 10-minutes drive from Dubai International Airport, you'll stress less about meeting your flight while still experiencing that luxe Dubai lifestyle with this 4-star hotel. It's close to Dubai Airport Free Zone Metro Station so you can pop into the city for some sightseeing easily.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Features: Kids' club, two on-site restaurants, 24-hour room service and express check-in and check-out.
  • Why we love it: It's one of the best rated hotels within 5km of Dubai Airport and is has all those fundamental amenities to make you feel relaxed and pampered in the city.

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Holiday Inn Express Dubai Express

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You'll stay on budget but close to the tarmac with Holiday Inn's conveniently placed Dubai Airport Express hotel. It's a 15 minute drive door-to-door though you won't have to do this yourself as the hotel offers an airport shuttle every 10-25 minutes.

  • Star rating: 2 stars
  • Features: Babysitting service, laundry service, airport shuttle, 24-hour reception, express check-in/check-out.
  • Why we love it: The Holiday Inn makes stopovers easy-peasy as well as affordable with free shuttles to the airport and the local mall and a starting rate of $53 per night.

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Top cheap hotels in Dubai

Asiana Hotel Dubai

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When on the hunt for an affordable high quality place to stay, you can't do much better than Asiana Hotel. It's central to all, being located a short walk from the metro station and in the heart of Dubai CBD and has 5-stars to its name. Rooms start from $158.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: On-site spa and wellness centre, sauna, swimming pool, private parking and on-site club.
  • Why we love it: You'll be literally living the Champagne life on a beer budget here with king rooms from $158 in 5-star settings. HotelsCombined guests give it a stunning 8.1 rating out of 10.

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Roda Al Murooj Hotel

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You only need to look at the complex dressed in lights to know that a stay at the Roda Al Murooj Hotel is going to be a royal one. From its outdoor tennis courts and wellness centre to its sauna and Jacuzzi, you won't have to leave this space at all if you don't want to. If you do, The Index, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Chelsea Tower are all close by.

  • Star rating: 5 stars
  • Features: On-site restaurant, free private parking, games room, outdoor pool.
  • Why we love it: This hotel looks and feels like a million bucks. It's been rated the best value hotel in Dubai with rooms starting at just $132 per night and it's in the centre of all with the Burj Khalifa just a short stroll away.

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Marco Polo Hotel Dubai

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This hotel literally has it all - from its 4-star hotel rating to its glowing 7.7 HotelsCombined guest review rating . As to its price-tag? Rooms start from just $39 per night.

  • Star rating: 4 stars
  • Features: Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, 24-hour reception and child-minding services.
  • Why we love it: The Marco Polo is an all-rounder that's praised for its immaculate rooms, top-notch bar and high quality service. It's less than 2km from Dubai CBD and a 20 minute stroll to the metro.

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