Few cities in the world rival Dubai’s reputation for futuristic architecture and jaw-dropping extravagance. With a recent explosion of development and a slew of record-breaking attractions like the world’s largest mall and the world’s tallest building, the city has quickly become one of the top tourist destinations in the world. In a city known for over-the-top luxury and superb hospitality, you can bet that you’ll find an amazing selection of vacation rentals to choose from.
Read on for a list of the best Airbnbs in Dubai, carefully curated to bring your attention to the top rentals on the market. Most of the following listings are presided over by an experienced superhost and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are rental owners with a proven history of providing exceptional hospitality, and Airbnb Plus is an exclusive program that highlights exemplary homes verified by in-person inspection. All of the rentals are also equipped with updated modern amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi, TV, and, of course, air-conditioning.
Skyline View Studio in Dubai Marina
With a private balcony, pool access, and a desirable location, this well-decorated studio Airbnb in Dubai rivals some of the best hotels in the city.
In the combined bedroom and living area, you’ll find a comfy queen-size bed, a small sofa, a desk, and a wall-mounted TV. Step through the sliding glass doors and onto the private balcony to marvel at gorgeous views of the skyline and the marina below. The massive full bathroom boasts a separate walk-in shower and a deep soaking tub, nestled against a large window overlooking the city. There is also a full kitchen with an espresso machine, and guests have access to a luxurious outdoor pool area surrounded by glistening skyscrapers.
Dubai Marina is one of the most sought-after residential locations in the city. Within walking distance of the apartment, you’ll find the Marina Walk, the Marina Mall, and Jumeirah Beach. The Dubai tram is also nearby, which is perfect for getting around the area comfortably when the weather makes it too hot to walk.
Ultra-Luxurious Penthouse Studio
Another brilliant apartment rental in Dubai Marina, this high-end penthouse is fully equipped with everything you might need for any length of stay.
The well-decorated interior boasts a relaxing atmosphere with neutral-toned décor, hanging chandeliers, and top-of-the-line furnishings. The convenient layout allows you to comfortably watch TV from either the bed or the couch, and there is also a completely modern full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a built-in washing machine. Guests can enjoy meals at the small dining table between the living area and the kitchen, or sit out in the fresh air and enjoy the incredible city views from the patio table on the private balcony. The full bathroom is sparkling clean and offers a large vessel sink and a walk-in shower with a glass door.
Set in the world-renowned residential complex known as Silverene Towers, the studio rental comes with free access to on-site parking, a gym, and an outdoor pool with magnificent views. In front of the building, you’ll find a gorgeous waterfront walking path.
Spectacular Studio With Sea Views
Located in the brand-new Studio One Tower, this incredible rental offers a unique design and high-end facilities that are hard to beat.
With an efficient layout, designer furnishings, and a ton of open space, the studio rental will make you feel right at home. Equipped with one luxurious full bathroom and furnished with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, the space can accommodate up to three guests. The bed is partially separated by gorgeous light wooden panels, and the Smart TV is situated on a swivel so that it can be seen from both the couch and the bed. Lively indoor plants and shiny white finishes add to the bright and airy atmosphere, and the open full kitchen comes equipped with stainless-steel appliances and a beautiful wooden breakfast bar. Glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows lead onto your private balcony, which overlooks the shimmering turquoise waters of the sea and is comfortably equipped with outdoor seating and a turf floor.
This is another superb rental apartment in Dubai Marina, and guests of Studio One Tower can enjoy shared access to a top-of-the-line fitness center, a massive sauna, and a stunning outdoor pool area with a Jacuzzi.
Exclusive Apartment With Sea and Marina Views
Admire luxurious yachts, futuristic buildings, and aquamarine waters from the 16th floor of a stunning high rise with this lovely studio apartment in Bay Central Complex.
The interior of this incredible Dubai Airbnb offers one queen-size bed, one sofa bed, and one full bathroom, making it ideal for solo travelers, couples, and small groups of up to three guests. Stylish wall art and brand-new furnishings add to the luxurious appeal of the interior, and a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows makes the space beautiful and bright. There is also a separate glass door across from the sitting area that leads out onto a private balcony furnished with a small patio table, and the apartment comes with a spacious corner kitchen equipped with a built-in washer. Guests also have access to a gym, a sauna room, and a spacious sundeck with multiple pools and a Jacuzzi
Bay Central is known for providing guests with top-notch rentals and offering exceptional hospitality. The building is located right on Dubai Marina, just a short walk away from Jumeirah Beach and over 100 waterfront shops and restaurants. The host of this Airbnb has also been awarded superhost status every quarter since the title was introduced over five years ago.
Boutique Condo Near the Metro
Situated in the upscale neighborhood known as Jumeirah Lakes Towers, this convenient short-term rental in Dubai overlooks a beautiful lake and functions as the perfect home away from home.
Up to four guests can stay in the apartment, which is furnished with a memory foam queen-size bed and sizable sofa bed. A wooden divider separates the bedroom from the rest of the rental, offering optimal privacy for small groups staying together. The apartment also comes with an open full kitchen with wooden cabinetry, a dual eating and working space, and a modern full bathroom. A large wall of glass will lead you to your private lakefront balcony, where you’re welcome to enjoy dinner or just relax when the weather is nice. Additional amenities include an in-unit washer and dryer, a convenient water cooler, and a complimentary selection of snacks and beverages. Guests can park for free underneath the building and utilize the building’s gym, steam room, infinity pool, and children’s play area.
Jumeirah Lakes Towers, commonly referred to as JLT, is one of the best neighborhoods in the city and offers convenient access to the countless bars, restaurants, and green spaces surrounding two man-made lakes. There is a convenient metro station right next door, which will take you directly to the most popular attractions in the city such as Dubai Mall and Palm Jumeirah. Dubai Marina is also just a short walk, tram ride, or affordable taxi ride away.
Opulent Condo With Burj Khalifa Views
Imagine renting an apartment in Dubai set just 250 meters away from the tallest building in the world.
This 54th-floor apartment comes with two private balconies that provide perfect views of the architectural masterpiece known as the Burj Khalifa, the famous Dubai Fountain, the Dubai Opera House, and, of course, the stunning Arabian Gulf. Ideal for large groups of up to eight guests, this three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom rental is furnished with two king-size beds and two-double beds. Breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows in every room make the incredible views accessible throughout the apartment, and golden accents, opulent chandeliers, and designer furnishings will make you feel like royalty.
The spacious living room and each of the bedrooms is designed with the highest quality fixtures and the finest details in mind. Enjoy a meal at the glass dining table fitted with sumptuous emerald-colored chairs or sip a refreshing cocktail out in the warm weather. No matter how you spend your stay, this top-of-the-line rental ensures that it will be luxurious.
This hotel-style stay also comes with access to a luxurious outdoor pool area, a high-end fitness center, a comfortable lounge, a rec room, and tennis courts.
The building offers direct access to the Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world and one of the most popular destinations in the city. Whether you prefer shopping at the iconic Souk Al Bahar or catching a show at the Dubai Opera House, this incredible Airbnb in Dubai is mere minutes away from the best downtown attractions.
Beachfront Villa With a Private Pool
This extravagant villa offers a completely private stay and is one of the best Airbnbs in Dubai for large groups of friends and family looking for luxury.
When you first step inside this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom villa, the soaring high ceilings, shiny marble floors, and designer furnishings are sure to take your breath away. The open living room and dining area are bright and spacious and completely surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that look onto the ocean. In the oversized full-kitchen, you’ll find high-end appliances and a small breakfast table, and the villa even comes with a separate laundry room. The luxurious bedrooms come with large glass doors of their own that provide immediate access to the large outdoor space, and the spa-like bathrooms are equipped with relaxing Jacuzzi tubs. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to a variety of facilities such as an oceanfront pool and patio, an indoor recreation room with a billiards table, and an outdoor recreation area with a ping pong table.
Located on the iconic palm-shaped island known as the Palm, the secluded oceanfront villa offers a super-relaxing and exclusive stay but is still just a short drive away from the main attractions of downtown Dubai. Be sure to take advantage of the immediate beach access offered from the backyard, and take a minute to marvel at the shimmering skyline located just beyond the water.
Luxury Lake House Villa
Another wonderful option for those who prefer a villa to an apartment, this private Dubai Airbnb is ideal for large groups of up to nine guests.
The stunning interior boasts a bohemian-chic style with unique artistic furnishings, light wooden accents, and all-white finishes. With a spacious living room and a deluxe dining room, the villa offers plenty of space for the whole family to get together. There is also a professional-quality kitchen with brand-new appliances and a secondary living space with floor-to-ceiling windows. With four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, the beautifully appointed home can easily accommodate up to nine guests. Enjoy exclusive access to a private garden oasis that is equipped with an in-ground swimming pool and sun loungers, and is surrounded by lush palm trees and beautiful pink flowers. Your stay also comes with free access to the community pool and a playground located just two minutes away. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer, pool gear, baby gear, and free parking on the premises.
The villa is located in an exclusive gated community on a lake near Emirates Hills. It is very central to the main tourist attractions of downtown Dubai, and there are plenty of green spaces, restaurants, and boutique shops within walking distance of the rental.
Duplex Loft Apartment
Decorated with lush greenery and stone accents, this unique Airbnb in Dubai seeks to combine the luxuries of urban living with the alluring charm of a treehouse surrounded by nature.
Ideal for solo travelers and couples, the efficiently laid out interior features a spacious bedroom loft with a double bed, a corner desk, and a large wall of wardrobes. On the main floor, you’ll find a ton of eclectic artwork and eye-catching design elements such as a Brazilian hammock, a vintage bicycle, and an artist’s easel. The bright living space is furnished with a big comfy sofa that faces a massive wall of windows overlooking the city. Behind the living area sits a well-equipped full kitchen with bright blue cabinetry and a built-in washing machine. Additional features include a modern full bathroom, a small dining area, and a private patio with comfy outdoor chairs and a turf floor.
This lovely rental apartment is another great option in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, set in a luxurious building with a gym and a pool.
Elegant Apartment in Jumeirah Beach Residence
If you plan on spending a lot of time at the beach, this incredible three-bedroom rental in Jumeirah Beach Residence may be the best Dubai Airbnb for you.
Massive arched windows, opulent crystal chandeliers, and pincushioned headboards add a regal touch to the elegant interior, and sophisticated neutral-toned décor lets the impeccable quality of this top-notch rental speak for itself. Offering three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, the apartment is ideally suited for groups of up to six guests. Common areas include a stunning living room with a large sectional sofa and modern hanging lights in addition to a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a well-decorated dining area. The focal point of the rental is the private terrace, which boasts terracotta floors and comfy outdoor sofas.
Jumeirah Beach Residence, commonly referred to as JBR, sits right on one of the city’s most popular beaches. Guests of this convenient Airbnb can step downstairs and enjoy swimming, surfing, sunbathing, or just walking along the water. There are also plenty of shops, local eateries, and popular chain restaurants in the neighborhood.
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Luxury Penthouse With Waterfront Views
This lavish two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom apartment boasts a convenient location in Dubai Marina and offers a spacious interior with gorgeous furnishings.
With one king-size bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the other, the space is well suited for small families and groups of friends. The charming living room is naturally separated from the dining space by a comfy sectional sofa, and the full kitchen can be found behind a convenient breakfast bar. Slanted floor-to-ceiling windows in every room will make you feel as though you’re hovering over the city in this 24th-floor vacation apartment for rent in Dubai. The bedrooms are also very bright and spacious and completely surrounded by large windows that offer panoramic views of the city. In the building, you’ll find plenty of hotel-style amenities such as a large outdoor pool area and a gym.
Guests can enjoy immediate access to Marina Walk from the building, and the Dubai Marina Mall is located right next door.
Smart Studio in the Financial District
Whether you’re visiting Dubai on business or you’re just interested in staying close to exciting downtown attractions, this high-tech studio rental is the Dubai Airbnb for you.
Known as the Liberty Studio, the rental is fully equipped with all major living essentials and then some. The apartment is sound-insulated, so you can enjoy a peaceful night of rest while staying in a popular and bustling location. The interior is spacious for a studio, offering a separate living area with a large sectional sofa, a dual desk and dining table, and a full glass wall equipped with electric blackout blinds. Additional features include a fully equipped kitchen, an ultra-comfy king-size bed, and a 55-inch Smart TV. There is also a full en suite bathroom with a combined shower and soaking tub and an in-unit washing machine. Guests of the building can enjoy access to a large covered garden terrace and a gorgeous rooftop pool featuring panoramic views of the city.
The building offers direct access to Gate Avenue and the main buildings and business services of Dubai International Financial Center. There is also a main promenade right next door that offers over 185 shopping and dining destinations.
Five Palm Beach Villa
Another breathtaking villa on the iconic man-made island known as the Palm, this vacation rental in Dubai leaves little to be desired.
Up to 10 guests can stay in the villa, which is spread across three floors and features four bedrooms with king-size beds, two spacious living rooms with large sectional sofas, and six spa-like full bathrooms. Each of the living rooms and bedrooms features a Smart TV and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide incredible sea views, and two of the bedrooms come with access to a private terrace. The villa also comes with a bar and an entertainment area as well as a full kitchen and a large dining table, and the rental offers six private parking spots located under the home.
The private villa is part of the Five Palm Hotel complex where guests have full access to the spa, the gym, the shared pools, and the restaurants. The villa itself also comes with a slew of private outdoor facilities, including a lush garden, an in-ground pool, a Jacuzzi, a hotel-style sundeck, and a BBQ area. The Five Palm Hotel is a fun and popular hotel with a private beachfront, where guests can enjoy exclusive access.
Relaxing Condo in Dubai Marina
Choose a rental apartment in Dubai that promises top-tier comfort and unbeatable convenience with this bright and spacious one-bedroom abode.
Luxury linens, high-quality mattresses, and plush towels are just a few of the many details that have been carefully curated to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Accented with lively indoor plants and tasteful splashes of color, the separate living room offers a stylish and relaxing space to hang out and watch TV. The open-concept layout also comes with a small bar-style table, a breakfast bar, and a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, marble countertops, and shiny white cabinetry. The apartment also comes with a private balcony that provides lovely views of the marina and can be accessed through sliding glass doors in both the bedroom and the living room. Featuring one full bathroom, one half bathroom, a king-size bed, and a sofa bed, the apartment is ideally suited for up to four guests. The rental also comes with access to the building’s rooftop infinity pool, an outdoor gym, and an indoor fitness center.
Another premium rental on the Marina, this wonderful Dubai Airbnb is surrounded by luxury hotels, high-end restaurants, vibrant bars, and shisha lounges.
Premium Apartment With Burj Khalifa Views
Our last Airbnb in Dubai boasts a central downtown location and offers incredible views of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain.
The one-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom rental features a stunning interior with a sophisticated design and dark wood finishes. The bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed and is completely separate from the spacious but cozy living area. There is also a private balcony attached to the living room, and guests have access to the building’s pool and gym. With a modern full kitchen and sparkling-clean bathrooms, the apartment is perfectly suited for both short- and long-term stays. The rental even comes with a personal assistant, who is available to answer any of your questions and provide advice throughout your stay.
This is the perfect rental apartment for those interested in walking to various popular Dubai attractions. The Dubai Opera and the Dubai Fountain are just a few minutes away by foot, and the main financial center and the beach can both be easily reached by taxi.
Whether you’re drawn in by the glimmering futuristic skyline, the turquoise waters of the Gulf, or the city’s rich culture and interesting history, you can’t go wrong with this list of the best Airbnb rentals in Dubai.