budget accommodation in dubai

Hi guys! Here’s a quick Dubai summer travel guide. I was there on September 2017 and the summer season was slowly shifting to winter. It’s called shoulder/off peak season and almost everything is at its lowest price. The humidity was bearable during our visit. The only downside of visiting during off peak season is that the Miracle Garden’s closed for redecoration and will only open during winter time (November-May). So take note of that if Miracle Garden is on top of your places to visit in Dubai. Overall, our four day trip was beyond amazing and we were able to cover some of the best touristy/non-touristy spots.

Reason to visit during Summer

Off-peak season, visit September – October (Shoulder season), lots of deals! You can find luxury hotels and tours up to 50% off.

Where to stay

Affordable: Rove Hotels or AirBnB apartments overlooking Marina Bay

Splurge: The Palace Downtown or One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

Check the cheapest prices of these luxury hotels here.

Summer Essentials

Sunblock, sunnies, hat/scarf, light clothing

Things you shouldn’t miss

Visit the tallest building in the world – Burj Khalifa

Desert Safari – Read about my experience here

Dubai Mall

Best places to eat

Breakfast: The Daily

Lunch: Lunch or brunch buffet at Ewaan

Dinner: Arabic buffet included in Desert Safari package

Where to shop

Dubai mall has all the brands you could imagine. Skip the souvenirs in attractions and malls and head over to Spice Souk for the same quality at cheapest price.

Famous Instagrammable Spots

At the top, Burj Khalifa

The Palace Downtown


Madinat Jumeirah, Souk Al Bahr, Spice Souk

Public beach outside Burj Al Arab

Why I would come back

Dubai boasts so many activities and it’s impossible to cover everything during a three day trip. Coming back for skydiving, sunset yacht around palm jumeirah, dining in burj al arab, atlantis the palm, waterparks, beach clubs, and so much more!


Let me know your thoughts about Dubai by commenting below! xx



  1. October 13, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Your photos are captivating! Especially the one of the divers. I would love to explore Dubai one day. <3

    • October 13, 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Thanks Meg! You should! Dubai won’t disappoint! So many things to do ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. October 13, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Great pics. How hot is it during summer anyway? And is it any different from the other months?

    • October 13, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Hi thanks! Temperature can rise up to 45 degree celsius during summer but it’s the humidity that’s unbearable and suffocating. November to March are great months when the weather gets quite chilly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mario /
    October 13, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Looks stunning. I’ve just had transits till now in the UAE but never made it to one of the cities itself. I wonder if one can go scuba diving or buggy-riding in the dunes there. Maybe i’ll consider a stopover next time i fly to Asia ๐Ÿ™‚

    • October 14, 2017 / 3:38 am

      Hi Mario! Buggy riding in the dunes is one of the famous activities in Dubai and is usually included in the desert safari package. You can actually do a lot even for just a 12 hour layover in one of the cities in UAE. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. October 14, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Gorgeous photos ! I have heard so many people saying that they loved visiting Dubai. Itโ€™s a city that conjures up images of Vegas-like glitz (minus the gambling and drinking, ha, ha). One thing is for certain โ€“ this city is more than a stopover destination ! I would love to get there and get under this cityโ€™s skin.

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