The FIFA World Cup is just around the corner; and as expected, accommodation in Qatar and nearby destinations has filled up fast.
With the enormous price hike in hotels and short-term rental accommodation in Qatar itself (as well as the stark lack of availability), a majority of football fans are choosing to stay in Dubai while enjoying the games instead.
But there’s still time to get in on some great deals in the city and travel daily via the Shuttle Flights to catch the games in Qatar during the World Cup season. We definitely recommended serviced accommodation over traditional hotels – and if you’re looking for the most cost-friendly options, it may also be best to look outside of Qatar’s attractive hospitality and accommodation packages, too.
Stay with us as we run through the most desirable locations in Dubai, where you can still book last-minute accommodation. This city is truly our area of expertise, so you’re in good hands.
For the Heart of the Action: Downtown Dubai
For Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera, and the Dubai Fountain – as well as the tallest tower in the world, opt for hip and happening Downtown Dubai.
This modern area is at the heart of all the city’s action and offers both luxury and more affordable accommodation options.
Perfect if you plan to enjoy the games on match days, and want to return to Dubai for a quick dinner and a walk among the city’s brightest lights.
You’ll be getting your kicks both at the football matches and after them! It’s a win-win, and not too much of a strain on your pocket.
For Refined Luxury: Jumeirah Beach
Synonymous with the word “Dubai”, Jumeirah remains one of Dubai’s most desirable districts.
Ideal for those who want to combine their FIFA holiday with beach vibes; and particularly great if you’re travelling with family and children (as it’ll give you a more diverse experience).
Jumeirah stretches for miles along the seafront to the southwest of central Dubai, and is home to elegant villas and perfectly formed commercial areas.
Whatever kind of short-term rental accommodation you book here, you’ll always just be a stone’s throw away from boutique stories, fantastic restaurants, bars, and some of the city’s best tourist attractions.
Who said being a football fan couldn’t include opulent luxury?
For Bragging Rights: The Palm
If you really want to make your friends at home jealous, who are probably watching FIFA on their home television screens, then staying at The Palm is a must.
This district gives you official bragging rights, as it is doused in unbelievable luxury and finesse. Your short-term rental will likely be a glitzy apartment, offering the best views – while being within close proximity to the world’s largest fountain (The Palm Fountain).
Because this island itself is man-made it is perfection, defined. A great way to unwind after the bustle of a football game and treat yourself to a glass of something sparkling.
Accommodation is always opening up at The Palm; however, prices can be steep (but you 100% get your money’s worth).
For the Buzz and Bustle: Dubai Marina
If you love the idea of combining flashy, high-rise towers with your FIFA World Cup experience, then look no further than accommodation options in Dubai Marina.
Almost like its own city, Dubai Marina is packed with dining and nightlife options and has a fantastically buzzing vibe. You will also benefit from close access to the beach and a heap of water sports (if you can pull yourself away from the footie).
This is a great area to consider if you’re staying in Dubai with a group of friends who are football fans like you and making a real trip of it.
Serviced Apartments for World Cup 2022
For serviced accommodation options across all these districts of Dubai for the World Cup, browse through our portfolio on Luke Stays. We recommend booking directly for the best rates and for exclusive add-ons such as early check-in and FREE StayCover (which guarantees a fully protected stay in the UAE).
See you at the games.