Among Dubai’s array of accommodation options are several apartment hotels that offer all the facilities needed to feel like a home away from home.
Known for its upscale shopping, ultramodern architecture and buzzing nightlife scene, the Emirati city of Dubai draws huge numbers of visitors every year. For those who come here for a more extended period of time, aparthotels that offer the convenience of a hotel with the comforts of home are often a popular choice. We’ve looked into all the serviced apartments in Dubai and picked out 10 of the best.
Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek
Overlooking the serene Dubai Creek, these apartments combine a desirable location with tons of great services and amenities. Guests in their elegantly furnished apartments, which range from 1 to 3 bedrooms, benefit from housekeeping, room service, and 24-hour security, as well as a fully-equipped kitchen and entertainment centre. Facilities elsewhere in the building include an all-day restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a spa and fitness centre. For guests with their own transport, there’s also free private parking.
Conveniently located in the heart of Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, within easy reach of all that the city has to offer, these luxury serviced apartments are popular with both business and leisure travellers and families too. The modern and spacious apartments include a well-equipped kitchenette and seating area, and communal facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool, steam, jacuzzi and sauna. There’s also a panoramic restaurant located on the 31st floor offering stunning city views.
Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Nestled among lush greenery on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, this resort hotel and apartments boast a distinctive French Polynesian island feel. Tucked away in a separate building on the resort grounds, the apartments come with 1 to 3 bedrooms and cater specifically to families. Each apartment has a living room and dining area, an en-suite bathroom, closets, and play areas for little ones. Guests are greeted by a fountain and vertical garden wall in the spacious lobby filled with 120 types of plants. The resort also has a choice of two restaurants, plus a spa and fitness centre.
Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai
Situated in downtown Dubai, these apartments offer spacious accommodations with vibrant interiors and amazing views of Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. There are 181 suites comprising of studio rooms, one and two-bedroom suites and a penthouse, all with their own well-equipped kitchen area. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of dining, health and recreational facilities, plus modern meeting rooms and a dedicated kids’ club for families travelling with kids.
Dunes Oud Metha, Bur Dubai
Ideal for those who put s premium on space, these apartments are extra-spacious compared with hotel rooms and come with a lounge, kitchen with cooking facilities, and many more conveniences. They also boast a modern décor in warm colours and stylish furniture. Be it for business or pleasure, there are options for individual room packages to suit all needs and requirements. Facilities available to all guests include a pool with panoramic views over Dubai, a well-equipped gym, and 24-hour reception. Staff can also help guests arrange city tours, as well as car rentals and airport transfers.
Located right in the heart of the city’s historic district of Deira, close to the famous Dubai Creek, this aparthotel offers a wide selection of self-catering apartments that are neutrally decorated and well-furnished. For dining, there’s an international restaurant offering all-day food, while drinks and enticing patisserie treats are also available in the lobby area. Recreation is also available in the seasonal outdoor rooftop pool, the high-tech fitness centre, and the sauna and steam room. There’s also free on-site parking.
Positioned in downtown Bur Dubai, this large apartment hotel is spread over 3 separate buildings within close proximity, each suitable for families, business travellers, short stays and long stays alike. From studios to 3-bedroom apartments, they have something for every preference and need, and offer daily housekeeping and room service, a fully-equipped kitchenette, and a washing machine. Notable communal facilities include an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a gym, a racquetball court, and a sauna. The on-site tour desk can also arrange excursions and car rentals.
Avani Palm View
Just over a mile from the nearest beach, the apartments at Avani Palm View have stylish tiled floors and a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a flat-screen TV. Some also come with a seating area and a balcony. Elsewhere in the property and its grounds, guests can sink into the soothing waters of an inviting infinity pool with Palm Jumeirah views, and there’s also all-day dining and a fitness centre. The apartments are also well connected to the rest of Dubai by tram and monorail.
Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence
Popular with business travellers, these apartments are located at the World Trade Centre & Exhibition Center where corporate and commercial events are held throughout the year. The lavish apartments all include kitchens, satellite TV, and private spa bathrooms complete with monsoon showers, kitchens. Amenities of note to be found in the building include a communal rooftop pool, a separate children’s pool, a gymnasium, and a gourmet restaurant dramatically set on the 30th floor and offering panoramic city vistas. The nearest metro station is just steps away.
Address Dubai Marina Residences
Comprising a 646-unit luxury hotel and serviced apartments that straddle the Dubai Marina promenade, this vast complex offers direct access to Dubai Marina and Dubai Marina Mall and includes a supermarket, cafés, cinema, leisure facilities and boutique retail stores. Apartments are fitted out with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchenette, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Among the facilities available to all guests are a health spa, business centre, convention halls and several speciality restaurants.