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Lodging during the EXPO 2020 Dubai

If you are planning to visit Dubai during Expo 2020, you might be aware that over 25 million visitors are expected for the mega event. Between 1 Oct 2021 and 31 Mar 2022, expecting to welcome 25 million visitors to the multitude of offers presented by Expo 2020, 70% of them would be non-residents, which means there will be a huge demand for short-term stays. There will be more than 200 international businesses, educational institutes, and non-government organizations from 190 nations. Expo 2020 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most exciting technological innovations and projects that are happening around the world. Being held around the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” Expo 2020 will attract some of the smartest minds in the world to Dubai.

When you are visiting Dubai during Expo2020, it will be a good idea to stay in a place that is close to a metro station because you can directly access the Expo 2020 Pavilion using the metro. As the Expo 2020 is going to offer countless occasions for visitors, we suggest you plan your trip well in advance. Dubai is a bustling city already including to be one of the few places that is open for tourism during covid-19, and the inflow of Expo guests will absolutely make it more challenging to get a decent accommodation at good rates.  

Since the first World Expo in London in 1851, these international expositions have been used to promote trade, display new technological advances and progress, encourage cultural exchanges and generally showcase countries on an international stage. It is an incredibly exciting moment for Dubai, the UAE and the Middle East as a whole. This is an opportunity for Dubai to shine and show its visitors the city’s potential beyond six months of the Expo.

With so much going on and so many people are arriving, the short-term rental market has come of age at the right time. Holiday homes provide the necessary accommodation on a spectrum of budgets and in any location in Dubai. You can now rent a one or two bedroom apartment for the price of a single hotel room in Dubai. This means that you can travel with your family, make your own food, wash your clothes and have enough space for everyone. Additionally, you can also access the building pool, gym and centrally located from any activity that you wish to do.

The areas near to Expo site include Dubai Investment Park, Jebel Ali, AL Furjan, Dubai South, Dubai Motor City, Dubai Sports City, Dubai Marina and Barsha Heights (Tecom).

Let’s start the list with some of the most affordable hotels near the Expo 2020 site –

1. Hotel: Fortune Hotel

Cost: starting AED  119/ night

Location: Dubai Investments Park

2. Hotel: Rove at The Park

Cost: starting AED 178/ night

Location: Jebel Ali

3. Hotel: Park Inn by Radisson

Cost: AED 239/ night

Location: Dubai Motor City

4. Hotel: Occidental Hotel

Cost: AED 148/ night

Location: Dubai Production City

#1 AirBnB for short term rentals and housings

Although Dubai has less listings in terms of numbers compared to big cities like London and New York. The popular application is widely used portal for finding short term leases in any destination around the globe.

The AirBnb app is available on the iOS AppStore and Android PlayStore on mobile. There, people can search from numerous options on specified dates and locations. tenants can chat with the landlors once the interest is confirmed. It has reviews, descriptions and easy booking process.

From some of the budget findings on AirBnb that may be interesting to look at:

1. Dubai Investment Park near Expo 2020: A Private room with access to bathroom

Cost: AED 202/ night

Details: 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 3 beds · 1 bath

2. Dubai Investment Park: Women only Shared room

Cost: AED 36/ night

Details: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 4 beds, 1.5 shared baths

3. Dubai Investment Park: Private room in fairly close location to Expo site

Cost: AED 217/ night

Details: 3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath

4. Dubai Investment Park: Home Away Holiday Home in DIP

Cost: AED 207/ night

Details: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath

5. Dubai South DWC Airport: Studio Apartment near DWC Airport

Cost: AED 153/ night

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

6. Apartment in Dubai South

Cost: AED 231/ night

Details: 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1.5 baths

7. Apartment in Dubai South

Cost: AED 333/ night

Details: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths

8. Al Furjan: Studio Apartment

Cost: AED 259/ night

Details: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath

9. Jebel Ali: Studio Apartment with a Poolside view at Discovery Gardens

Cost: AED 130/ night

Details: 5 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

10. Dubai Motor City: Entire apartment for stay

Cost: AED 661/ night

Facilities: 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1.5 baths

11. Barsha Heights: Deluxe studio fully furnished

Cost: AED 230/ night

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

12. Dubai Marina: Entire serviced apartment

Cost: AED 259/ night

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1 bath

#2 Use application OYO for short term rentals

OYO has been one of the trusted options for vacationers for quite some time now. Known for its affordable rates and tempting deals, this website is local and has some benefits. Some of the prices ranges found on OYO app including:

1. Homestay: Damac Celestia

Cost: AED 400/ night

Location: Dubai South

2. Homestay: Elite Homes

Cost: AED 500/ night

Location: Dubai Sports City

3. Homestay: Diamond Views

Cost: AED 600/ night

Location: B Block, Diamond Views 1, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai

4. Homestay: Pantheon Homes

Cost: AED 400/ night

Location: Road 2 district 13, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai

5. Homestay: 1 Bedroom Apartment

Cost: AED 852/ night

Location: Qasr Sabah 3, Production City, Dubai

6. Homestay: 1 Bedroom Apartment

Cost: AED 852/ night

Location: Tamcom, Dubai Investments Park-1 (Near Almaya Supermarket)

#3 If you are seeking monthly rentals, the prices should be from Texture Properties database

1.Entire Condominium: Dubai Deluxe Studio Next to Expo 2020

Cost: AED 3,276/ month

Details: 2 guests, Studio, 1 bed, 1.5 bath

2. Luxury apartment: Near expo site

Cost: AED 5936/ month

Details: 2 guests, studio, 1 bath

3. Entire apartment: Barsha Heights

Cost: AED 6217/ month

Details: 2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath


As we handpicked the listings from the relatively good located, average standard, and good-rated properties. We see from the list we made out of listings available for short-term rentals around in near proximity to Expo, the daily rate comes quite high for flexible dates. If you multiply daily rates to 30 times, a monthly cost goes up a minimum of 3 times higher than what one can pay for a monthly lease.

In brief, having the trip planned out well to choose whether to stay a long term (more than a month) or should stay on weekly basis would have different impacts financially. As we could witness the rental cost fluctuates quite differently based on the length, we may jump to a conclusion that long-term rental is preferable.

If you are searching for the best places to stay either for the short term or a long term, Texture consultants can help you today. Reach out us at Toll Free number : 800TEXTURE