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After rules surrounding the leasing of properties in the UAE were changed, a huge array of possibilities has opened up for tourists and locals on the hunt for something other than glitzy hotel accommodation in Dubai, says Time Out Dubai's Alex Dunham
\nWith that in mind, home rental giant Airbnb has something for every kind of holidaymaker, especially for those on a budget who still want to experience the wonders of Dubai’s lifestyle. From bohemians to beach lovers, here is a holiday home for every type of traveller.
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Beach and butler
\nAccommodates six for Dhs3,670 per night
\nLuxurious penthouse (41/42 floor) on JBR with private pool, large entertainment area, pool table, five flat screen TVs, Xbox, music systems, cleaning and butler service, driver (optional). Free airport pickup and drop off from 8am to 10pm.
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Awaken your inner hippy
\nAccommodates two for Dhs239 per night
\nA double en-suite bedroom with separate/private access, just a three-minute walk to the beach. Access to main kitchen and washing machine. Cafés and shops close by, very easy for taxis. The other residents are three friendly humans and a few well-behaved cats.
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\nAccommodates five for Dhs1,098 per night
\nThis immaculate luxury apartment includes two large bedrooms with lots of natural light. A large master bedroom with grand windows incorporates an ensuite bathroom. Big living room with big windows and a balcony with super views. Spacious interiors, highly considered finishes and a freshness of design create high-rise living at its most chic.
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The great all-rounder
\nAccommodates 11 for Dhs3,100
\nHuge and very spacious fully-furnished five bedroom apartment in Dubai Marina. Bar counter and billiard table is available. The place is marvellous, it is very spacious with lots of rooms for rest, an entertainment hall with a bar stand and a billiard table. It also has a lot of windows and gorgeous views of Dubai, the sea and the Palm Jumeirah. The property also has a balcony and corner living area for some of the bedrooms.
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Sleep in the clouds
\nAccommodates two for Dhs367 per night
\n Private Room with private bathroom in Dubai Marina. Amazing view. Very large room, like a studio. Private fridge, couch, living area with large flat screen TV.
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Marie Antoinette was 'ere
\nAccommodates 11 for Dhs1,855
\n Spacious comfortable three-bedroom, maid, living area, kitchen, three bathrooms and balcony located on the fifth floor in prestigious Shoreline Residence, Palm Jumeirah, Building 6 (Al Khudrawi). Area is 2,213 sq ft. It has two covered parking spaces in the basement. Apartment is fully furnished with fully equipped kitchen. Very clean and tidy.
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\nAccommodates six for Dhs1,499
\n You can choose the view from your windows by yourself. On our RV you could go to Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Oman. Travel all around the Emirates and feel like real explorer.
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\nAccommodates eight for Dhs3,240 per night
\nThis incredible villa features breathtaking views of the Dubai Marina skyline from the perfectly manicured gardens. Furnished to a high standard, this villa has a family home feel to it and comes fully equipped with all the entertainment facilities.
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\nAccommodates eight for Dhs1,333 per night
\n Interior designed modern five-bed, five-bath villa in a private gated location, 20 minutes’ drive to The Dubai Mall. Huge open plan kitchen/living area, mature garden, pool, entertaining space, all bathrooms ensuite. Comes with live-in maid, rooms serviced daily.
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Crash at a mansion
\nAccommodates one for Dhs147 per night
\n Looking for a really nice and affordable place for your stay in Dubai? You have just found it. Fully furnished and all inclusive. Lux, chic and solace. You will love it. Ten minute walk to the Metro and easy to catch a taxi.