Self-catering apartments in Dubai can be a great way to explore the city without the limitations of hotels, restaurants and check-in times. It also tends to be cheaper, and a better way to delve into the city’s day-to-day life.
There are several routes to renting an apartment. Places can be found through traditional methods such as complexes and self-catered apartment blocks, and also through online home-swap sites such as Airbnb.
While cheaper than hotels, they rarely have the same facilities, so it’s a good idea to be located near hotels that open their pool, beach and health clubs to the public, especially during hotter months.
For a true budget holiday, try Dubai’s range of youth hostels. Lively, energetic and full of people to talk to and go out with, these sorts of accommodation are rarely glamorous, but make up for it in many other spheres.