Voted one of the busiest airports in the world, The Dubai International Airport is Dubai’s gateway to the rest of the world, operating over 8000 weekly flights, in conjunction with 140 airlines, to over 270 destinations across the globe.
Much more than just an international airport, the sleek, ultra-modern structure is more like a self-contained metropolis featuring retail shops, dining, and accommodation.
The airport is the base for the international Airlines Emirates and the low-cost carrier Fly Dubai. Comprising three terminals, the airport is designed to handle 75 million passengers annually. Terminal 3, dedicated to Emirates Airlines, is the largest airport terminal in the world.
The majority of the hotels near the Dubai International Airport are up-scale hotels designed with luxury furnishings, shimmering chandeliers, lavish lobbies, and indulgent services such as spas and massage services.
While many are 5-star luxury hotels catering to the international traveler, there are more modest options available as well. The hotel you choose will depend largely on the level of service and luxury expected, proximity to the airport, and budget.
Below are the top 7 hotels in close proximity to the airport, highly rated by users for their level of service:
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Situated just minutes away from the Dubai International Airport in the Al Garhoud area, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is a 5-star hotel with 292 rooms and suites offering guests a glimpse into Middle Eastern Culture through their Contemporary Art collection.
Ideally suited to both the business traveler as well as those looking for a relaxing vacation, the hotel has state-of-the-art conference rooms, outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts, and provides access to one of the other Jumeirah Hotel’s pristine private beaches once per stay.
The hotel also offers unlimited complimentary access to the Wild Wadi water park adjacent to the iconic Burj Al Arab. Guests can dine at any one of the hotel’s two signature restaurants, bars, lounges, or the health café.
Millenium Airport Hotel
Receiving an upgrade in 2013, this 341-room hotel is an amalgamation of the traditional and modern, resulting in an elegant design surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens in the centrally located Al Garhoud area.
Rooms are spacious, tastefully furnished, and have a wonderful view of Dubai’s impressive skyline. Amenities include access to the Club Floor, the Club Lounge, a 24-hour business center equipped with computers, scanners, fax and copy machines, children’s facilities, a gift shop, and a men’s and women’s salon.
Guests can choose from four varied dining options; Italian food at Da Vinci’s, exotic themed buffets at Gozo Garden, South American cuisine at Cactus Jack’s, or pub food at Biggles Sports Bar.
Le Meridien Hotel
Located on Airport Road, a 5 minute drive from the Dubai International Airport, Le Meridien hotel offers guests 5-star service and luxury in a verdant setting that provides convenient access to Dubai’s wonderful sites.
An upgrade to the Le Royal Club room offers guests personalized service including breakfast, pressing of suit service, housekeeping services on call, and beverages served in your room.
Royal Club room guests also have access to the Club Lounge, which comes with a long list of convenient benefits, including Happy Hour cocktails and canapés, and airport transfers to and from Terminals 1 and 3.
Popular for its varied dining options, the 18 authentic bars and restaurants offer a variety of cuisines that include options for everyone. The hotel has 5 outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a luxurious spa, and a health club equipped with all the latest fitness equipment.
Al Bustan Rotana
Located on Casablanca Road in Al Garhoud, Al Bustan Rotana greets guests with Arabian hospitality, offering all the modern amenities and the professional service expected of a 5-star hotel in Dubai.
An ideal business location, Bustan Rotana offers business guests a choice of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces equipped with comprehensive solutions for all their business needs. A wide variety of menus are available at conferences, and guests have the option of ordering from any of the hotel’s high-end restaurants as well.
The hotel also has a separate license that allows it to cater to weddings and special events with dedicated staff trained to personalize every aspect of your special day. The Zen Spa offers a customized menu of treatments designed to take away the pain and stress of the day and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Pullman Dubai City Center Hotel
Located at the heart of Dubai in Deira, just 10 minutes away from the airport and equally close to the World Trade Center, the Pullman Deira City Center Hotel boasts 317 rooms and suites with a minimalist modern design that emphasizes the contemporary sophistication of the hotel.
With all the conveniences afforded by modern technology, the hotel offers guests a relaxing and comfortable environment in which to work, play, and relax. Rooms are equipped with well-stocked mini bars, LCD TVs, and WiFi connections providing the ideal environment in which to work.
Quick access to the Metro Station provides convenient connection to the rest of the city and the Deira City Center mall for great shopping deals. The Soma Spa has a team of exceptionally trained therapists who use top quality products and proven techniques to give guests the ultimate spa experience.
Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City
The Crowne Plaza at DFC is located in the Festival City Complex, an established waterfront community designed by the Al Futtaim Group. Better suited to business travelers, the Crowne Plaza offers a series of stylish executive boardrooms for customized, intimate meeting spaces, as well as the Al Ras Ballroom for sumptuous banquets, conferences, or exhibitions.
Guests can opt for in-room dining, serving up a full menu, or can dine at one of the four restaurants and dining lounges located within the hotel. The on-site fitness center is equipped with a 24-hour state-of-the-art gym, an outdoor pool, and three spa pools all located on the leisure deck with beautiful views of Dubai city.
The hotel also offers guests a host of recreational services including archery, horse riding, boating and sailing, and golf on the nearby Al Badia Golf Course – just to name a few.
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Modern and luxurious, the Grand Hyatt hotel is located just 10 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport off Sheikh Rashid Bin Mohammed Road, and a mere 2 minutes away from the Dubai Healthcare City Metro Station.
Towering over the historic Dubai creek, this luxurious hotel resort is set amidst 37 acres of landscaped gardens and offers 674 luxurious hotel rooms and suites, 13 restaurants and bars, and the Ahasees Spa and Club, an award winning wellness center equipped with a modern fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas, steam rooms, tennis courts, and a spa offering the most luxurious of spa treatments.
The Al-Manzil multi-purpose venue provides a unique atmosphere for the organization of special meetings with high-end audio-visual facilities.