Dubai Price Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

While Dubai would not be considered a ‘cheap destination,’ it’s far more affordable than some people imagine. It’s true that Dubai has some of the world’s nicest and most expensive hotels, yet the huge city also has hundreds of more modest hotels, many of them apartment-style with multiple rooms, and prices can be surprisingly affordable.

Alcoholic drinks cost a fortune in Dubai so stocking up at the Duty Free on the way in is wise. Food can be quite affordable if you follow the local service workers instead of the other tourists.

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$92.75
1 USD = 3.6700 AED
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Dubai Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar40.00 - 72.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 99.00
starstarstarstarstar47.00 - 161.00
starstarstarstarstar51.00 - 332.00
starstarstarstarstar75.00 - 501.00

Dubai Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed19.99 - 22.99

Dubai Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Burj Khalifa observation deckThe world's tallest building, by far, offers views of the city and surrounding desert. For quadruple the price you can skip the queue and go right up.
adults
40.60
Indoor skiingThis indoor slope is one of Dubai's most famous attractions. It's not cheap and children pay the same rate as adults.
2-hour pass
49.05
Dubai MuseumLearn the history of the region and of the city's recent boom at this popular museum.
adults
children
0.82
0.27

Dubai Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastYour hotel is likely to include breakfast, otherwise you'll have options in all price ranges nearby.3.81 - 6.81
Budget lunchShawarmas are everywhere and usually cheap, and many Western fast food options are there as well.4.90 - 8.17
Budget dinnerProper sit-down restaurants can range from incredibly cheap Indian places on up to the sky. You might have to look around for the best values.8.17 - 10.90
Beer (pint)Only licensed night clubs and hotel bars serve alcohol in Dubai, and it's always expensive.7.63 - 10.90
ShawarmaThese local sandwiches are hard to miss and make a great budget meal or snack.1.63 - 2.45

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center6.81 - 20.44
Metro from airport to city center0.68 - 1.23
3km taxi ride in Dubai2.25 - 3.27
Metro ride in Dubai0.54 - 4.63
Ferry across Dubai Creek0.27
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