Discover a selection of 5,000 vacation rentals in Dubai, AE that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Dubai. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

You say Dubai, I say hello

Located beside the Persian Gulf, Dubai is a cosmopolitan oasis in the Arabian Desert. A paradise for the international jet set, the city is famous for the innovative architecture of its many luxe resorts and hotels, as well as white-sand beaches, upscale shopping, and buzzy restaurant scene. It's home to a number of water parks, indoor skiing centers, and amusement parks, and you can find everything from ancient mosques to contemporary galleries. A centrally located Dubai vacation rental will put you right in the middle of local landmarks like the Gold Souk, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, and the sprawling Mall of the Emirates.

Things to do

Going above and beyond in Dubai

No trip to Dubai would be complete without a visit to the Burj Khalifa _ the soaring, 160-story tower features 2 observation decks on the 125th and 148th floors. It also hosts exhibits that will take you through the local history of Dubai, from its earliest days through the present. At the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, you can get an in-depth look at Emirati culture. You can join one of the center's many walking or dining tours, or even enroll in an immersive language class for a crash course on the Arabic language.

Activities

Dubai _ the gold standard of the Middle East

Looking for that unique Dubai shopping experience? Skip the lavish malls and check out the even more lavish Gold Souk. In this dazzling, open-air shopping area, you'll find more than 300 vendors hawking jewelry, gems, and _ of course _ gold. Fair warning, though: be ready to haggle if you want to walk away with the real bargains. For a sunnier day out, head to Kite beach _ the gentle breezes and immaculate white-sand beach make it the ideal spot for activities like kayaking and kite surfing, and you'll also find beach volleyball and tennis courts.

Weather

Dubai _ hot fun in the summertime

Unsurprisingly, Dubai has a hot desert climate, which means warm winters and hot summers with plenty of wind. Summer highs average in the triple digits from May through September, and, despite the humidity, there's very little rainfall this time of year. It's also your best bet for lower rates on Dubai vacation rentals, since the blistering temperatures keep all but the most avid sun-seekers away until the cooler fall and winter months. The winters are still warm, with highs in the upper 70s in December, January, and February.

Natural features

Get your just deserts in scenic Dubai

Flanked by the sands of the Arabian Desert and the waves of the Persian Gulf, Dubai occupies a unique ecosystem where sea and desert meet. While the city of Dubai is densely urban, you can enjoy safaris, off-roading excursions, or luxury camping in the surrounding desert and mountains, and you can even spot desert-adapted wildlife like oryx, desert fox, and hyenas. The sparkling waters and white-sand beaches of the Persian Gulf offer plenty of fish, as well as dolphins, dugongs, and sharks. A Dubai vacation rental puts you just a hop, skip, and a jump from some of the world's most undeveloped wilderness.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Dubai

The nearest airport is in Dubai Intl. Airport (DXB), located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Al Maktoum Intl. Airport (DWC), which is 21.4 mi (34.5 km) away.

You can get around Dubai by catching a ride on the metro at Creek Station, Rashidiya Station or Centrepoint Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in Dubai?

Whether you're organizing your next great adventure with pals or a romantic rendezvous with your special someone, one of these top vacation rentals in Dubai is sure to attract you:

  • "Dubai Jbedroom Luxury 180 M° Penthouse Full Sea View 41° Floor 4": If you're on the hunt for a comfy living space in Dubai Marina, make yourself cozy here. It offers 3 bedrooms and amenities like a playground and a theme park.
  • "House - Studio With Garden Near Downtown Blois": Put your suitcase down and your feet up at this top option in Al Barsha. It features 1 bedroom, cookware, dishware and utensils, free WiFi and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Dubai vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Dubai?

Nothing's more exciting than hopping in the car and cruising to somewhere new. If you need to get away and chill for a day or two, take a look at these popular weekend getaways in Dubai:

  • Experience relaxation and adventure all rolled into one at "Lux Private Pool Penthouse Facing The Caribbean In Old Historic Town". This welcoming property in Cartagena Walled City is a good base for exploring nature hot spots such as Centenary Park and Castillo Grande Beach. If you'd love to do something that'll get your blood flowing, spend your time hiking and biking or basketball.
  • You'll be able to fit so much into your mini break at "1st Floor, Beautiful 4 Bedroom". This retreat is located in Al Barsha 1 and is within reach of top sights like Sam A Baker State Park and Buffalo Ridge Golf Club. Basketball and water skiing are some fun experiences also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Dubai?

Easy to keep clean and with everything you need within reach, studio apartments are an excellent choice if you're traveling solo or with a pal. If you're after someplace small and comfy to call home while you're away, have a look at these studio apartments for rent in Dubai:

  • "House - Studio With Garden Near Downtown Blois" is a cozy getaway Al Barsha. You'll have lots of amenities at hand here, including a garden and outdoor furniture. When it's time to get out and explore some of the area's cultural attractions, St. Louis Cathedral and Chapelle Saint-Jacques should be among your first stops.
  • "Luxury Urban Retreat With Burj Khalifa Views" in Downtown Dubai is another fabulous option that comes with internet services and a pool. Al-Serkal Cultural Foundation and Sharjah Archaeology Museum should be on your to-do list around these parts.

Can I find short term rentals in Dubai?

Yes, so you can forget about holing up in a noisy hotel or sleeping in someone's spare room. Lock in one of our short-term rentals in Dubai and live large in your own private escape. Here are two options to consider:

  • You'll be close to the center of Cartagena Walled City when you stay at "Lux Private Pool Penthouse Facing The Caribbean In Old Historic Town". Make the most of your quick escape by checking out the nearby sights, starting with San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Puerta del Reloj.
  • Explore the best Al Barsha 1 has to offer from "1st Floor, Beautiful 4 Bedroom". If you opt for this quality property, Titanic Museum and Hollywood Wax Museum are highlights to add to your itinerary.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Dubai?

Whether you've been paired up for a month, a decade or an eternity, there's nothing like a romantic weekend getaway to fan the flames of love. If you're looking for somewhere idyllic to spend a few days with your significant other, consider these escapes:

  • Channel your inner Casanova at "Dubai Jbedroom Luxury 180 M° Penthouse Full Sea View 41° Floor 4". This Dubai Marina vacation rental is made for romance, offering amenities like a nearby bay and skiing facilities to help set the mood.
  • Alternatively, plan a weekend of canoodling at "House - Studio With Garden Near Downtown Blois". Beauty services and a nearby bay add to the idyllic ambiance of this Al Barsha property.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Dubai?

If you're planning that special trip away, don't travel by yourself; bring the whole crew along. You'll have more fun sharing the adventure with your friends and family. These vacation rentals in Dubai are perfect for large groups:

  • "Dubai Jbedroom Luxury 180 M° Penthouse Full Sea View 41° Floor 4": With 3 bedrooms, this popular option in Dubai Marina has ample room for you and all your friends and family. Amenities like a swimming pool and a nearby waterfront are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "The Tallest World Penthouse On Floor 86 Dubai Marina Up 16 Guest": You'll get your team's seal of approval at this Dubai option which comes with a kitchen, a swimming pool and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily house everyone on your invitation list.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Dubai?

Whether you're planning a vacation with a large family group, a big birthday bonanza or even a wedding, we'll help you find a space to fit your group. Round up your nearest and dearest and compare these large vacation rentals in Dubai:

  • "Front Sea Aprt. 33 ° Floor In The Amazing Ocean Heigts Tower": With 2 bedrooms accommodating up to 30 people, this vacation property in Dubai Marina will give you all the space you need. A nearby waterfront and a kitchen are a couple of the amenities on offer here.
  • "Beautiful Location Very Close To Nature For Retreats": Located in Palm Jumeirah, this spacious option features a nearby waterfront and a garden. It has 7 bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate up to 80 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Dubai?

Get set to take your pick and dive right in. Here are a couple of top-notch house rentals in Dubai where life is cooler by the pool:

  • The pool at "Well - Kept Terraced House For 6 People" will add another layer of fun to your adventure. Located in Al Barsha, this vacation rental also comes with a swimming pool and books.
  • "Apartment 3 - Schober, House" in Zabeel is also popular with guests. There's a whole lot to love about this property apart from its pool, such as a garden and a fridge.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Dubai?

We've got large family vacation rentals that'll fit just about everyone — yes, even that dear old aunt of yours. Whatever type of property you need, you'll find an ideal option on Vrbo. Here are a few of our top picks in Dubai:

  • For function, size and style, you can't beat "Dubai Jbedroom Luxury 180 M° Penthouse Full Sea View 41° Floor 4". Located in Dubai Marina, this getaway provides 3 bedrooms and useful amenities like a dishwasher and a nearby laundromat. It comfortably sleeps up to 16 people.
  • Or, treat the gang to a few nights or more at "1st Floor, Beautiful 4 Bedroom". This Al Barsha 1 fave has 4 bedrooms and can easily accommodate up to 10 people. Stretch out and enjoy amenities such as a dining table and towels.

Drag yourselves away from your cozy stay and make tracks to Aquaventure — one of Dubai's foremost family-friendly attractions. Wild Wadi Water Park and Global Village are also worth visiting while you're in the area.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in Dubai?

Stay in a Dubai vacation home with an indoor pool and make every day a pool day. Invite the entire crew along to one of these stately rentals that offer this seriously impressive perk:

  • Jump in, the water's fine at "The Tallest World Penthouse On Floor 86 Dubai Marina Up 16 Guest". Located in Dubai, this excellent retreat has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 16 guests. A kitchen and a swimming pool are a few other handy amenities that help make this place a top pick.
  • What's more awesome than a pool? A personal pool right inside your house, just like at "Zabeel Saray Royal Residences Lagoon Villa". This stunner in Palm Jumeirah has 6 bedrooms and accommodates up to 11 people. It also offers loads of other features to entertain your guests, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.

If you want more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Dubai vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

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