The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Dubai is $1,342 for a solo traveler, $2,410 for a couple, and $4,519 for a family of 4. Downtown Dubai hotels range from $37 to $130 per night with an average of $71, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $480 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Dubai International Airport (DXB) are between $722 and $1,105 per person for economy flights and $2,266 to $3,467 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $48 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Downtown Dubai, AE

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DXB and stay in a Downtown Dubai hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 27th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Downtown Dubai is usually early November.

 

Average Downtown Dubai Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $885-$2,021($126-$289 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $48 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $917 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $104 to $128 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $2,066-$3,650($295-$521 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $96 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,834 for economy

Lodging: $43 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $104 to $128 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $3,024-$6,242($432-$892 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $192 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,668 for economy

Lodging: $86 to $94 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $156 to $205 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Dubai

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Dubai? The cheapest trip to Downtown Dubai is about $95 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 4% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $33.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $663-$1,480($95-$211 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $14 to $29 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $917 for economy

Lodging: $33 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $1,206-$2,600($172-$371 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $28 to $58 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,834 for economy

Lodging: $33 to $37 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $2,352-$5,056($336-$722 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $56 to $116 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,668 for economy

Lodging: $66 to $74 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $30 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Downtown Dubai cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Dubai Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Downtown Dubai.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $1,711-$8,666($244-$1,238 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $47 to $91 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,064 to $1,981 for first class

Lodging: $53 to $130 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $1,008 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $3,104-$11,284($443-$1,612 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $94 to $182 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,128 to $3,962 for first class

Lodging: $53 to $130 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $1,008 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Dubai for a week is $6,208-$18,938($887-$2,705 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $188 to $364 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,256 to $7,924 for first class

Lodging: $106 to $260 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $672 to $1,411 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Dubai Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Downtown Dubai is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Downtown Dubai due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Downtown Dubai Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Downtown Dubai hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Downtown Dubai.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Dubai

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,105 average in late December to a low of $722 in early November. Median flight price is $676. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Dubai our data includes 410 originating airports, and 194 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Dubai from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $9,251 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Bahrain International (BAH) in Manama (Bahrain) at an average of just $168.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Downtown Dubai, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $383, so you can easily save about 53% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Downtown Dubai can easily cost $220 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $14 per person. Private tours can cost $432 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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