Airbnb Dubai

For a few years, Airbnb felt like a delightful secret for people letting out holiday homes around the world. Those using the platform enjoyed excellent returns, easy bookings, high occupancy, and a feeling of ‘insider’ knowledge about this short-term rental platform. But it wouldn’t last forever, and now the secret’s out! Worldwide, Airbnb usage and hosting is growing in every market, and for every type of holiday home rental.

Dubai is no exception to this trend. More and more guests are discovering that Airbnb is the best way to stay in Dubai — holidaymakers get to enjoy exclusive properties, a variety of amenities, personal touches, and better rates than traditional hotel stays. Property owners in Dubai are happy to rent out their house or apartment to guests from around the world who treat their property with the care and appreciation that they would their own home.

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Why are investors flocking to Dubai to own Airbnb properties?

Dubai is a top holiday location

Dubai is an incredibly popular holiday location — some say the world’s most popular. With its luxurious lifestyle, abundance of activities, warm weather and beautiful beaches, the city welcomes around 15 million tourists a year. Consequently, there’s massive demand for places to stay in Dubai, making Airbnb properties all the rage.

Dubai is hugely profitable

Dubai has been named the world’s most profitable city for an Airbnb landlord, with those based near the Burj Khalifa earning an average of £930 ($1,150) per night, or £339,450 per year. As a result, they stand to make enormous profits over time.

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What is the best location for a Dubai Airbnb?

Dubai Marina and JBR

Dubai Marina and JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residences) is one of the city’s most sought-after locations. Featuring a mile-long beach, a boulevard stacked with restaurants, bars and shops, and a marina packed with luxury yachts, all in the backdrop of Dubai’s futuristic skyscrapers, the area is the ideal location for an Airbnb property.

Dubai Sports City

Home to the Manchester United Soccer School facility, the ICC's Global Cricket Academy, the inaugural World Hockey Academy, a David Lloyd Tennis Academy, and the Els Club championship golf course, Dubai Sports City is a bustling location popular with fitness fanatics. With a mix of villa compounds and apartment complexes and plenty of amenities close by, it’s no wonder the area is attractive for Airbnb hosts.

Dubai Motor City

Situated opposite is Dubai Motor City, a motor sport themed property development featuring a 3.3 mile FIA certified race track and F1-X Dubai, a Formula One theme park. The region is also home to residential buildings and commercial properties, as well as various other amenities, from shops and restaurants, to healthcare centres and educational institutions.

Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai covers an area of 0.77 square miles and is home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountain. As such, it’s an immensely popular location for Airbnb properties, particularly considering how profitable being near to the Burj Khalifa is.

Dubai International Financial Centre

Located near Downtown is the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a special economic zone that’s become a financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets. The region not only houses hundreds of financial institutions, but boasts retail outlets, restaurants, residential buildings, public green spaces, hotels and art galleries too.

Business Bay

Business Bay is a trendy commercial and residential hub situated next door to Dubai Downtown. Offering a respite from the city’s biggest tourist hot spot, the region is still bustling in its own right, with the amenities you need to live a fulfilling city life. It’s also close by to City Walk, a region home to hundreds of exclusive shops, restaurants and leisure activities.


Dubai’s JVT (Jumeirah Village Triangle) and JRC (Jumeirah Village Circle) are two residential districts located next to each other, both of which are shaped like their names. The communities are among the most tranquil in Dubai, making them ideal for families. However, they’re still within close proximity to attractions like Dubai Marina, Sports City and Motor City, making JVT and JRC prime Airbnb spots.

Airbnb Dubai Property Management

Here at Frank Porter, we assist our clients in listing, renting and hosting their properties. With our Airbnb management services, you can sit back while we take care of everything for you. We not only help you find tenants by creating your profile and capturing aesthetic pictures of your property, but we also manage the prices, promotions and listings to help you maximise your revenue. We’ll also help you cater to your guests’ needs by renovating and cleaning your property.

Frank Porter is a name for quality and trust. We strive to offer credible services to our clients by providing reliability and dependability. Our team is focused on meeting the growing demand for complete expert services in Airbnb management, hosting and short term rental property management.

Renting local residences as holiday accommodation for short stays is a great option for both tourists and residents, with locals earning significantly by using their property as a holiday home. If this is what interests you, then connect with us at Frank Porter to make short term rental property management easier and more effective. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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Dubai Airbnb FAQs

Is Airbnb allowed in Dubai?

Yes, since May 2016, Airbnb has worked with Dubai's Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, with a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) promoting ‘responsible hosting’ in the city.

Are Airbnbs in Dubai safe?

Yes, Dubai itself is an incredibly safe place to visit, meaning the same is true for the Airbnb properties in the city. Dubai has low rates of crime and is generally very welcoming to Westerners.

Is Airbnb worth it in Dubai?

Absolutely. Dubai is the most profitable city in the world for Airbnb owners, making it quite literally the best place you can be an Airbnb host.

How do I host Airbnb in Dubai?

With Frank Porter’s Airbnb property management service, you can leave everything to us. Simply sit back and wait for the money to come rolling in!

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