25 best places to visit in Dubai (part 1)

Famous for modernity, towering buildings, glamorous shopping, and an air of exclusivity, Dubai has become one of the hottest spots in the Middle East. Surrounded by desert and a long stretch of coastline along the Persian Gulf, there are a lot of opportunities for relaxation and adventure in Dubai. From sunbathing to swimming, diving, and even having a thrill in a dune buggy, you will never have a dull moment there.

In Dubai, not only are there several excellent activities that won’t break the bank, but you can also hit a lot of the highlights in just a couple of days. Therefore, your overall stay doesn’t need to be too long. There is a list of the best places to visit in Dubai so that you can make the most of your trip without wasting your budget.

Best Hostel: At the Top Hostel

Ideally located in Dubai Marina, At the Top Hostel offers excellent views of the surroundings on the 66th floor. There are both mixed and female-only dorms in a variety of sizes and private rooms for two (both en suite and with shared bathrooms). Affordable and comfortable, the hostel has luggage storage, laundry facilities, 24-hour reception, and free Wi-Fi. You can save money by preparing your own meals in the kitchen, get your bearings on a free walking tour, and chill in the common room.

Best Budget Hotel: Grand Square Hotel

Situated close to Al Ghurair Shopping Centre, Grand Square Hotel is perfect for exploring Dubai. It has single and double rooms, all en suite and with a balcony with room facilities including television, fridge, hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi. It also offers executive suites if you want a more luxury. The onsite restaurant serves various Western dishes. Grand Square Hotel has a tour desk, currency exchange, laundry services, and meeting rooms.