Best Places for Backpackers in United Arab Emirates.

Enjoy backpacking around United Arab Emirates without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in United Arab Emirates.

Things to see and do while backpacking in United Arab Emirates.

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Hub Zero – A day out for gamers

Hub Zero is not only the United Arab Emirates’ but the entire region’s first immersive entertainment hub. It is like a theme park that promises a fully interactive gaming experience from all its attractions. Located in City Walk, Jumeirah, it will not be hard at all to find as it is locatable with most GPS applications. There are also a lot of dining or snacking options to choose from inside, namely Nitro Ice Bytes, Hub Cafe and The Server, and outside Hub Zero, (as usual, theme park price) so finding food and refreshments will not be a problem.

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Random pit stops

Shopping is never a dull experience in the United Arab Emirates and as expected souvenirs, paraphernalia and branded apparel are a plenty in the Ferrari stores. If for some strange reason, you have come to FW in search of a fine dining experience, you will be bitterly disappointed. The food is just about the only thing at FW that is not award winning; however, it is good enough to consume and satiate any patron.

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Fusion of different cultures:

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s fastest-growing destinations for leisure visitors and for business. Fusion of different cultures directly indicates an excellent opportunity to know different philosophies. This is almost not astonishing from the time when geologically, economically and customarily, uncertainty it is in an extraordinary tactical point amongst East and West. I found Philippines mostly working in restaurants and running fast food points, Indians serving as doctors, drivers, waiters Chinese mostly indulging with the small scale business, Pakistani working as teaching staff in different institutions and exporter of goods last but not the least of course local people of Dubai. I also found people working from other countries like America, Italy, etc. but a very few, mainly they visit Dubai for tourism purposes.

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UAE, the shiniest jewel of the Middle East

The UAE coast actually stretches for more than 650km and they have lots of small islands and coral reef, which are mostly man-made. The men actually found a way how to make the desert more attractive for tourism by building the islands by themselves. Coming from the islands made into a palm tree, to the project that started but not yet finished of the geographical map of the world in islands, the United Arab Emirates are an amazing architectural achievement.

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Quick facts:

Country – United Arab Emirates (U.A.E)

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3 Months in Dubai: Notes of a temporary expat

Currently, I have been living in the United Arab Emirates for three months. Thus in my capacity as a temporary expatriate, I am qualified (solely by this token) to give you some personal notes on living in Dubai.

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Things to do in Sharjah

Having been born in Sharjah, I have literally seen the city grow up with me. While Dubai is the better known neighbour, Sharjah is considered the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates and rightly so. The city is home to some beautiful mosques such as King Faisal mosque and Al Noor mosque, along with numerous museums. Below are various things to do in the city.

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Sharjah getaway - a day in the Emirate

Sharjah is one of the seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates – it is actually the 3rd biggest and most populous one, following Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Its closeness to Dubai (about an hour by bus) makes it a perfect destination for a day for those who seek to get away from the bustling city of Dubai and its skyscrapers and luxury.

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Things to do in Dubai

A fast emerging city and one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates is called Dubai. A place full of luxury cars, high-end restaurants and beautifully designed buildings and skyscrapers. One would think that there is nothing to go to in this captivating place, but I am here to change all of that. Here are some of the tourist spots that you should go to.

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Top 15 hostels in United Arab Emirates.

There are 15 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in United Arab Emirates.

The Solo Traveler

The Solo Traveler

Welcome to my small hostel in the heart of Dubai Downtown. At The Solo Traveler we gonna treat you as a friend not just a guest. We can guide you where to go, where to visit and book some tours for you if you want. We will be very happy to show you around the city and show you Dubai in a very specia

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Marina Dream

Marina Dream

Enhance your dubai experience! Everyone in Dubai knows that living and making holidays is best to be had in Dubai Marina - the elegant space for exceptional living, that holds only one nobel hostel in Dubai Marina. Dont take our word for it, google Dubai Marina and see for yourself. Welcome in the

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At The Top Hostel

At The Top Hostel

Truly unique experience! Welcome to the first hostel in the world on the 66Th floor! We pride ourselves in being able to cater to a multitude of environmental preferences. Whether you’re in town for business and prefer a comfortable place to work & unwind, or if it’s your first time in Dubai and you

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BackPacker 16 Hostel

BackPacker 16 Hostel

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Backpacker 16 Accommodation is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Dubai. Backpacker 16 Hostel is good for big groups, solo adventurers, business travelers and couples. Our hostel has a manager on due who can be contacted 24/7. From he

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Fortune Karama Hotel

Fortune Karama Hotel

Fortune Karama Hotel is connected to the city’s major attractions. We offer a large variety of facilities and services. Round-the-clock Room Service, Laundry and dry-cleaning, Business centre, Car limousine rental. Ample parking space, Valet parking, Multi-Lingual staff. Currency exchange. Non-smoki

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BackPacker Hostel

BackPacker Hostel

Welcome to the cheapest hostel in Dubai! We provide cozy beds in the historical part of the city, just 5 minutes away from Burjuman metro station. There are a lot of popular touristic places around, such as the highest building in the world Burj Khalifa, Golden Souk, the Old Town area, pick-up sp

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Dubai Beach Host

Dubai Beach Host

We are right at JBR Beach. Our hostel Dubai Beach Host has full sea view over to Arabian Ocean and Palm Island (the man made island). You can relax on the large sea view terrace and in lounge room with music. We also provide access to Gym, Swimming pool & basket ball court to all the guests.Towels &

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Royal Plaza Apartments Dubai

Royal Plaza Apartments Dubai

A very clean, spacious and comfortable place will await you at Royal Plaza Apartments Dubai. We created an atmosphere of friendship and joy, so you will feel yourself easy and happy here. We have a 24 hour Front Desk who are happy to help with any questions you might have. Free WiFi is available.

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Located in Bur Dubai, Golden Sands is a large hotel apartment offering outdoor pool and free WiFi. It is just 5 km from Dubai World Trade Centre and 15 minutes' walk from Burjuman Shopping Mall and ADCB Metro Station. Golden Sands Hotel Apartments include daily housekeeping and room service. Each

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Domme

Domme

Domme hostel has a new location and is now in the heart of Dubai 2.9 km from Dubai International Airport, 2 km from City Centre and 12 km from Burj Khalifa. We have 24 hour reception and enthusiastic staff with extraordinary experience that would make your memory a long and lasting one. Well-place

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Saffron Boutique Hotel

Saffron Boutique Hotel

Guests can benefit from a temperature-controlled rooftop pool, a gym and 2 on-site restaurants. The warmly decorated guest rooms have city views and include satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Each private bathroom has a bathtub and shower. Guests can use the sauna and hot tub or enjoy an

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Fortune Hotel Deira

Fortune Hotel Deira

Fortune Hotel Deira offers 80 well appointed rooms and suites and most vibrant F&B outlets showcasing the best of international cuisine and varied live entertainment outlets. Located only at 5 minutes’ walk from the Union Metro Station and Al Ghurair Shopping Mall, Dubai International Airport and Al

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Fortune Classic Hotel Apartments

Fortune Classic Hotel Apartments

The Fortune Classic Hotel Apartments offer well appointed and spacious one Two and Three Bedroom apartments. Each apartment offers fully equipped kitchen a big living room 32 '' LCD with Satellite channels. There is a rooftop swimming pool with sun bath area and a gymnasium with Sauna. WiFi is av

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Abidos Hotel Apartment Dubailand

Abidos Hotel Apartment Dubailand

In Dubai, Abidos Hotel Apartment overlooks Dubailand Villas and Dubai Academic City. It has a roof-top swimming pool with a furnished terrace, a fully equipped gym and sauna. Wi-Fi is available in all areas. MnM Restaurant serves delicious international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests

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The Country Club Hotel

The Country Club Hotel

Nestled comfortably between the pristine beaches of Dubai on one side and the bustling city on the other, The Country Club Hotel is the perfect respite for travellers and business people alike. Only minutes away from all the business centres and tourist attractions, the Country Club Hotel is a f

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United Arab Emirates Travel Guides

Things to do in Sharjah

Having been born in Sharjah, I have literally seen the city grow up with me. While Dubai is the better known neighbour, Sharjah is considered the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates and rightly so. The city is home to some beautiful mosques such as King Faisal mosque and…

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Things to do in Dubai

Dubai A fast emerging city and one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates is called Dubai. A place full of luxury cars, high-end restaurants and beautifully designed buildings and skyscrapers. One would think that there is nothing to go to in this captivating place, but I am…

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Exploring Hub Zero Dubai

Hub Zero – A day out for gamers Gamers, rejoice! If you are a fan of theme parks and video games, then Hub Zero is definitely for you. Hub Zero is not only the United Arab Emirates’ but the entire region’s first immersive entertainment hub. It is like a theme…

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: An adrenaline junkie's fix

Before we begin, I need to put this into perspective for you. The Ferrari World Theme Park (FW), located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, was named the Middle East’s leading tourist attraction at the 2015 World Travel Awards. If you are anything like me, that means absolutely nothing to…

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3 Months in Dubai: Notes of a temporary expat

“Caveat lector” – Latin for this is free advice, take it or leave it. According to Google, there does not exist a threshold amount of time for which you need to spend outside of your native country, to be considered an expatriate. Currently, I have been living in the United Arab…

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Sharjah getaway - a day in the Emirate

Sharjah is one of the seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates – it is actually the 3rd biggest and most populous one, following Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Its closeness to Dubai (about an hour by bus) makes it a perfect destination for a day for those who seek…

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Surprises that greet a Pakistani in Dubai

As a postgraduate student (UAF, Faisalabad, Pakistan) during the short interval between the end of my course work and beginning of my research, I have started to think to enhance my vision and to explore my knowledge. Luckily, the ACSE annual meeting 13-14 Aug 2015, Dubai provides me a mix…

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Maldives: The Tropical Paradise

THE PARADISE EVERYONE IS DREAMING OFF..  So me and my fiancee decided to spend our annual vacation in Maldives last July 2016. Our decision was partly influenced by one of our friends who convinced us to take a group booking in one of the travel agencies in Dubai so we…

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UAE, the shiniest jewel of the Middle East

  Nowadays, everybody is going everywhere. People are migrating all over the world. Whether the reason is business or pleasure, or  sometimes  the only choice you have to survive,  the point is we are going everywhere. And the part that`s not pleasant is the part when you are leaving someone…

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