One of the greatest cities in the world, Dubai is always a whirlwind of activity filled with iconic sites at every turn.
While some people come here to marvel at the skyline, others come specifically to shop and many visit to see the spectacular sights such as Burj Khalifa, souks and the dazzling malls. Any time of year and any time of day there are endless possibilities of things to see and do here.
So, if you’re on a Dubai tour, which are the best areas for short stays in the city?
The waterfront neighbourhood of Dubai Marina is an idyllic escape and one of the city’s most desirable neighbourhoods for property rental amongst locals too!
Offering shimmering waters, the city’s best vantage points, the world’s tallest residential tower, numerous skyscrapers, sprawling property rental options, great restaurants, Dubai Marina is truly enchanting. Here, you’ll find the pedestrian-friendly Marina Walk, dotted with restaurants, cafés and retail avenues, Dubai Marina Mall packed with 130 outlets over four levels and Dubai Marina Yacht Club with its chic clubhouse and restaurants. Take a stroll along Marina Walk, dine at any of the acclaimed restaurants along the strip or gaze at the multi-million dirham yachts moored along the marina. The tram is just steps away and the beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence just a 10-minute walk from the marina.
If you’re looking to soak in the city’s malls and towers, then Downtown Dubai is your best bet. The Downtown area features luxe hotels, beautifully appointed property rental for short stays with stellar skyline views, top restaurants, the world’s largest shopping mall, and the world’s tallest tower. Downtown offers a plethora of family-friendly attractions such as Dubai Fountain, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink and City Walk. Plus, the metro at Dubai Mall is great for quick commutes.
Home to the majority of the city’s magazines, newspapers and television channels, Media City and its neighbour, Internet City, are also home to some of the city’s best restaurants and hotels. Nearby is the Barsha Heights district, which offers numerous property rental for short stays and furnished apartments which are affordable. Media City is close to Dubai’s key districts such as Downtown, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina. Plus, the Nakheel metro station is just a stone’s throw away making it easy for you to get around.