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Smana Hotel Al Raffa
3 out of 5
37, Al Raffa, Bur Dubai, Dubai, Dubai, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $35 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
12.53 mi from city center
3.4/5Good! (37 reviews)

"Lovely staff great cosy place at an affordable price:)"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Smana Hotel Al Raffa
Palazzo Versace Dubai
5 out of 5
Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $174 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13
8.86 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (303 reviews)

"One of the best hotels i ever visit. Perfect services, facilities and staff. They have the biggest swimming pool compare to other hotels."…"

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Palazzo Versace Dubai
Grand Hyatt Dubai
5 out of 5
Riyadh Street, Sheikh Rashid Road, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $136 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
9.37 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (681 reviews)

"Great offer for residence of UAE. Keep up the service level and food quality."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2020

Grand Hyatt Dubai

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Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
5 out of 5
Bluewaters Island D94, Dubai, Dubai
The price is $427 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10
17.99 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (96 reviews)

"Bathrooms excellent. Pool excellent service of staff at the pool very attentive. Staff at all levels of the hotel were very welcoming will definitely stay again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
5 out of 5
Palm Jumeirah, West Crescent, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $162 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 19
17.84 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (946 reviews)

"Beautiful Decor. Good food. Professional staff. Beach a little bit busy but still good"…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $229 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
18.3 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,513 reviews)

"It was great experience Every staff was very professional and kind Room is awesome water park and aquarium are also extraordinary Very satisfied Thank you very much But one point We used taxi when we needed to go somewhere because monorail wasn’t available temporarily Taxi driver was fighting to ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Atlantis The Palm
Address Dubai Marina
5 out of 5
Al Marsa Street, 66 Dubai Marina, PO Box 32923, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $163 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
16.94 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (680 reviews)

"The Address Dubai Marina is one or the best places I’ve stayed anyplace around the world. Their staff and services are exemplary and the accommodations are next level beautiful. Special note must be made to the exceptional team, including Osama, Ali, and my friend Tarek. Thanks 😊"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Address Dubai Marina
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
5 out of 5
No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $206 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
16.23 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (1,202 reviews)

"View from my room was absolutely beautiful. Pool was very crowded but didn’t bother me much. Room was nice and clean. And mostly friendly staff except a single encounter with the elevator staff"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Address Downtown
5 out of 5
Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $306 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
9.77 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (277 reviews)

"Fountain view room one bedroom is spacious and has a great view. service is a bit slow sometimes in the day. you may wait a long time for the valet, and check in at the front desk was extremely slow. service at the restaraunt was also slow. but overall i think these things could be due to covid issues ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Address Downtown
Address Dubai Mall
5 out of 5
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 31166, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $245 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
10.15 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (523 reviews)

"Visited the hotel for couple of nights for shopping, the location is perfect and the staff are very professional, we met by Sery was so humble well cleaned rooms specially during this global pandemic, was amazed also room technology, will come back soon Thanks a lot"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Address Dubai Mall
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
5 out of 5
Jumeirah Beach Road, Po Box 11416, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $255 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
13.68 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"They did an amazing job of delivering whatever we asked for."…"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Wyndham Dubai Marina
4 out of 5
Al Seba Street, P.O. Box 215373, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $57 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
17.78 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (607 reviews)

"I enjoyed everything about my stay (dining, accommodations, etc.) at Wyndham Dubai Marina. I am particularly impressed with not only the level of service throughout the Hotel but the consistency. I had a very long stay (over 30 days) and the personal approach in delivering top-quality service by ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Wyndham Dubai Marina
Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
5 out of 5
Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $95 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24
16.94 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (762 reviews)

"lovely hotel. great service, lovely food, nice rooms, and lovely big pool and beach. Only minor problem was I had to wait about 15 min for chair to become available by the pool as it was a Friday - popular day for daycationers. Directly opposite Nakheel Mall too if you want to pop over to the shops ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Rove Dubai Marina
3 out of 5
Dubai Marina Promenade, PO Box 119444, Dubai, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $46 per night from Oct 31 to Nov 1
17.77 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (609 reviews)

"My stay at the Rove was fantastic. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was great and the service was superior. I would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Rove Dubai Marina
Dusit Thani Dubai
5 out of 5
133 Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
10.61 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"The staff and the service and the overall vibe of the hotel. I enjoyed the ambience and amenities"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Dusit Thani Dubai
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Visiting Academic City

Visitors are sure to enjoy all that Academic City has to offer. Top sights around the area include Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, and Mall of the Emirates.

  • There are 1250 hotels and other accommodations in the surrounding area
  • The closest major airport is in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), 10 mi (16.1 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), 16 mi (25.7 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Academic City

Favorite places to visit in the city include Emirates Aviation University, Institute of Management Technology Dubai, and SP Jain Center of Management. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are American University in the Emirates and Zayed University.

As you start planning your visit to Academic City, your ideal accommodation may not be in the heart of the city but there are 128 hotels and lodging options locally. Listed here are places to stay in the area:

  • FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai is 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the center of Academic City. Guests who stay at this 5-star resort in Dubai can enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools and a private beach, along with free WiFi. Our customers like its bar and pool.
  • Dubai International Airport Terminal Hotel is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from central Academic City. With a stay at this hotel in Dubai, guests can enjoy access to 2 indoor pools and a full-service spa, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is located 9.9 mi (16 km) from the heart of Academic City. Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Dubai can enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa, along with a free stocked minibar. Our customers like its dining options and beach locale.

In the surrounding area, popular places to see include Dubai Mall, 10 mi/16.1 km from the city center, and Burj Khalifa, which is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) away.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Academic City?
KSK Homes is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data. This hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other good options for your trip to the area are Address Dubai Marina and FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Academic City, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Academic City.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Academic City?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Academic City, head over to our customer service page.
What are some accommodations with pools in Academic City?
KSK Homes: Features an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and a restaurant. Address Dubai Marina and FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai are two additional hotels that feature an onsite pool.

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