What are the Best B&B’s in Dubai?
Bur Dubai Creekside
A welcoming, atmospheric B&B located within the textile market in the historic Old Quarter of Dubai
. Built on the quayside in traditional style, Mazmi Casa is incredibly charming and offers unique views of the Dubai Creek. The interior is beautifully presented with relaxing, contemporary decor that includes luxurious soft furnishings in Arabic style. It’s perfect for taking a water taxi across the Creek to explore other markets packed with spices and gold. Nearby attractions include local museums and the winding alleyways of nineteenth century Bastakiya.
Al Fahidi Neighborhood
This exclusive B&B is located in Al Fahidi or Bastakia Quarter
, the historic heartland of Dubai. It provides elegant accommodation that combines traditional architecture, Arabic furnishings and distinctive, modern art design. It features an open air courtyard restaurant filled with ancient trees. There are ornamental trellises, cosy corners to relax in and corridors with stone flooring. It is one of the best places to stay in for capturing an atmosphere like a sumptuous yet antiquated Arabic palace. It is ideally situated for visiting the scientific Museum of Illusions and for enjoying cruises along the Dubai Creek.
Barjeel Heritage boasts cheap accommodation with more than a hint of luxury. The exterior is simply styled, but the bright interior is sumptuous and full of Arabic character. The spacious rooms are elegantly appointed with traditional, ornately carved furniture and colourful, decorative rugs. There is an outdoor restaurant with views of the Dubai Creek
, a romantic canopied terrace and an ornamental courtyard garden complete with fountain and palm trees. The guest house is ideally located for visiting the Al Shindagha Museum that charts Dubai’s history and for enjoying sailing trips across the Creek.
Dubai Spice Souk, 2 min. from Ahmedia Guesthouse
Situated in Al Ras in the centre of Dubai, this charming, two-storey villa offering affordable accommodation is elegantly appointed throughout. The spacious guests’ lounge features Arabic architectural archways and a balcony running around the upper floor. Equally spacious rooms, packed with modern amenities, are luxuriously furnished with romantic canopies and four poster beds. The guest house has a secluded courtyard garden and its own small art gallery. Just five minutes from the local metro rail link, it provides easy access to many tourist attractions including the famous market, the Dubai Gold Souk
Al Fahidi District
The tasteful facade of the guest house perfectly complements the luxurious minimalism of the interior decor. A stone-flagged courtyard is surrounded by subtle trellises and archways that create a tranquil, elegant atmosphere. The rooms are bright and simply furnished with occasional splashes of vibrant colour decorating the soft furnishings. The dining room is cool and elegant with a ceiling of wooden beams. The guest house is ideally situated for exploring the galleries of the Al Bastakiya Quarter and is in easy walking distance of markets and transport links.
What are the Best Small Hotels (Boutique Style) in Dubai?
Jumeira Beach, 3 min. walk from Park Regis
The white exterior of this small hotel with 21 guest rooms has Arabic styling with balconies, trellises and decorative fretwork around the windows. By contrast, the interior has a minimalist decor that is unadorned, placing the emphasis of styling on chic elegance. The relaxed, informal atmosphere provides the dining room with a charming bistro atmosphere. Rooms are light, airy and simply furnished. The hotel is ideal for enjoying Dubai’s coastal scenery. It is located just a few paces from the Jumeira Public Beach. A short drive away is the popular Kite Beach with distinctive white sand.
Located twenty kilometres from Dubai, this sleek, purpose built boutique hotel with 39 guest rooms is the height of luxury. Set within a large country estate, guests can enjoy peace and relaxation. The spacious interior complete with pillars, is luxuriously appointed. The lounges offer panoramic views of the sweeping lawn where polo matches are played. Chic rooms are arranged in villas with one to three bedrooms in each. The decor throughout is palatial and sophisticated. The international airport
and the attractions of Dubai itself are a fifteen minute drive away.
The exterior of this charming one-storey villa is boldly decorated in white and royal blue. Colourful potted plants add a homely, welcoming touch to the compact courtyard and garden. Each of the eight guest rooms is individually styled with features such as decorative brickwork, artistic paintings and quietly elegant soft furnishings. Nearby is the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, an Arabian bazaar featuring stalls laden with handmade products from slippers to gold watches. The hotel is near attractions such as Kite Beach, the Wild Wadi Water Park and Ski Dubai
Situated in the centre of Dubai
, this 156 room boutique style hotel has the luxurious, contemporary styling of a modern Arabian palace. The hotel pool is surrounded by sun loungers with decorative awnings that create a theatrical image. Interior seating areas have incredibly high ceilings and windows with traditional fretwork. The rooms are spacious and sumptuously decorated. Decorative lights, beautiful flooring, works of art and an overall colour scheme of cream provide the hotel with high-quality elegance. It is near to many attractions including the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
and the Kidzania Fun Park.
The multi-storey Manzil Downtown boutique hotel boasts 197 rooms. It’s one of the best places to stay for a luxury holiday in the Old Town area. The imposing exterior with contemporary styling includes open air courtyards and a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees. The luxurious interior has an air of regal splendour with high vaulted ceilings, windows with decorative fretwork and magnificent soft furnishings. Room accommodation is spacious, elegant and tastefully decorated. Local attractions include Burj Park, a small island of beautiful lawns with views of the Dubai Fountain
and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
This boutique hotel perfectly captures the atmosphere of ancient Dubai. Located on the southern bank of the Dubai Creek, it features traditional Arabic architecture with wooden shutters and ornate stone balustrades. There are cosy terraces to relax on while watching the boats sailing by. Long galleries with window seats, pillars, beamed ceilings, decorative archways and antique lamps add a touch of authenticity. Rooms are similarly decorated to convey a sense of antiquity. It is best placed for visiting the historic Al Fahidi Quarter and the Museum of Illusions. Top hotel !