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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.

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:

  • Dubai Marina: 410 vacation rentals
  • The Palm Jumeirah: 206 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Dubai: 263 vacation rentals
  • Jumeirah Lakes Towers: 432 vacation rentals
  • DIFC: 103 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Dubai?

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

  • Burj Khalifa: 1,304 vacation rentals
  • Zabeel Park: 1,468 vacation rentals
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park: 603 vacation rentals
  • Kite Beach: 1,299 vacation rentals
  • Dubai Mall: 1,313 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dubai listed on Vrbo 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. Vrbo has 85 Villas in Dubai. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dubai include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,252 rentals available
  • Houses: 70 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,317 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 900 vacation rentals with pool available in Dubai. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.