Destination guide

Explore the riverside setting in Dubai

Enjoy the culture and other features of Dubai. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the riverfront, shopping and boating. Local cultural sights include Dubai Museum and The Dubai Heritage Village. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Dubai

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Dubai has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ski Dubai (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Aquaventure (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Dubai Festival City Mall (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Wild Wadi Water Park (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Emirates Golf Club (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Dubai

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Dubai. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dubai Creek (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Jumeira Beach and Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Al Hudaiba Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Creek Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctury (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dubai

The nearest airport is in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Dubai by catching a ride on the metro at Palm Deira Station, Al Ras Station or Baniyas Square Station.

Where to stay around Dubai?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,172 vacation rentals near Dubai. From 67 Villas to 949 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dubai for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dubai?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dubai:

  • The Palm Jumeirah: 188 vacation rentals
  • Dubai Marina: 399 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Dubai: 284 vacation rentals
  • Bur Dubai: 178 vacation rentals
  • Jumeirah Lakes Towers: 401 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dubai?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dubai. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Jumeirah Golf Estates: 1,135 vacation rentals
  • Burj Khalifa: 1,165 vacation rentals
  • Dubai Mall: 1,166 vacation rentals
  • Dubai Festival City Mall: 1,166 vacation rentals
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park: 520 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dubai listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Dubai?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 67 Villas in Dubai. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dubai include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 949 rentals available
  • Houses: 53 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,004 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Hotels and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dubai?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 790 vacation rentals with pool available in Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.