For a holiday or trip to Dubai with complete independence, there is nothing better than renting a flat, whether for a few days or for several weeks.
Dubai, contrary to what you might think, is a city for all budgets: it will therefore be possible to rent huge exclusive flats for a few thousand euros a day, but also small flats perhaps in less touristy areas of the city.
Depending on your budget, you can choose any area to rent a flat in Dubai. The most exclusive and expensive areas are undoubtedly Dubai Marina, Jumeirah and Downtown Dubai, with their skyscrapers, luxury shopping malls and dream villas.
The cheaper areas, on the other hand, are Deira and Bur Dubai, close to the Creek and the international airport, as well as the area between the Creek and the beginning of Sheikh Zayed Road (the districts of Al Karama, Al Satwa and Al Jafiliya, for example).
In any case, the city is immense, and getting around on foot is out of the question. It is therefore important to rent a flat in Dubai that is close to the metro, in particular, or, if you opt to rent a car, close to a free car park.
Essential before renting a flat in Dubai is to understand what your basic requirements are: those who need to work or keep in touch with family members at home should look for flats with free Wi-Fi (fortunately, more and more facilities offer it), while those looking for a spectacular view can look for a flat on one of the high floors of the city’s many skyscrapers.
Don’t forget to check what equipment is provided in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, and it is also crucial to consider whether or not the final cleaning fee will be included in the flat rate.
As far as security is concerned, don’t worry: crime is greatly discouraged in Dubai, there are no problems with stalkers or drunken people wandering the streets late at night so getting home won’t be a problem, unsafe areas in the city practically don’t exist.