Dubai Airport Hotels

Quick Facts

  • Free Rest Zones: Yes
  • Sleep Cabins & Pods: Yes
  • Cots: No
  • Day Rooms: Yes
  • Nearest Hotel: In-Terminal

When faced with an unexpected flight delay or a long layover in an airport, many weary travelers resign themselves to sleeping slouched over in a chair or stretched out on the cold floor until boarding time. Luckily, Dubai Airport has a variety of sleep-friendly options from free recliners in designated “rest zones” to payment based sleep pods and a transit hotel.

Whether you need a room for a few hours or overnight, the information we have compiled below can help you find nearby hotels that offer day rooms and free hotel shuttles.

Of course, if you prefer to sleep in the airport terminal, we've got you covered there as well! Visit our Dubai Airport Guide to find out how to survive a layover or night inside the airport.

Hotels inside Dubai Airport

Transit travellers can take advantage of these sleep options in Dubai Airport.

Need a quick cat-nap in between flights? Then we have some good news for you! Just head to the quiet zones that offer reclining chairs. They are free to use; however, we suggest you bring an extra layer to stay warm and headphones to block the loudspeakers. Quiet zones are located in Terminal 3, Concourses A and B, near the following gates: A1, A16, A21, A24, B1-2, B7-8, B10-11, B14-23, B25-27, B29, and B31-32.

Sleep n' Fly Lounge - 20 Igloo-syle sleep pods. Location ( IN TRANSIT ) Terminal 3, Airside, Concourse A, opposite Gate A1. Features: Igloo-syle sleep pods that can accommodate 1 - 2 passengers. Showers are available. Day Rooms: Rates from 1 hour ($17) to Overnight ($77). Pre-booked pods are available in 4, 6, 8 and 10 hour time slots.

Snooze Cube - 10 soundproof, compact rooms that include a bed, TV, music, and WiFi. Location ( IN TRANSIT ) Located inside Terminal 1 at Gate C22. Features: Soundproofed and private • WiFi • Touchscreen TV with movies, music, and high-speed internet access • Luggage storage. Day Rooms: Units are rented by the hour, with a 2-hour minimum requirement. Single occupancy: AED 75 per hour Double occupancy: AED 100 per hour. Minimum 2-hour stay is required.

Dubai International Hotel - Location ( IN TRANSIT ) Located inside the transit area of the airport. If you’re in Terminal 1, reach the hotel from Concourse C. If you’re in Terminal 3, both Concourse A and B connect to the hotel. From Terminal 2, do not exit the terminal or pass through immigration -- you’ll need to go to the Transfer Desk and hop on the free inter-terminal shuttle. This hotel is for transit passengers only. Features: High-speed internet access • Complimentary fruit basket • Complimentary tea/coffee • Access to airport restaurants and duty-free shopping • Two full-service health clubs with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, and steam room/sauna • full-service TIMELESS Spa • Concierge • Guest Laundry • Currency Exchange • Business center • Meeting rooms • Wheelchair access. Day Rooms: Yes. Contact hotel for rates and check-in times.

Day rooms near Dubai Airport

The following hotels offer day room use. Book in person or by phone.

Hotel Day-Use Room Hours Shuttle
Snooze Cube Flexible Not required. Located onsite.
Sleep n' Fly Lounge Flexible Not required. Located onsite.
Dubai International Hotel Contact hotel Not required. Located onsite.
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai 8:00AM - 8:00PM On request

*Subject to availability and local taxes. Rates as of April 2017. Contact the hotel for current rates.

Hotels near Dubai Airport with Free Shuttles

Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport - Location ( NEAR THE AIRPORT ) located opposite Terminal 3. Features: WiFi access available • Free breakfast • 24-hour rooftop fitness center • Business center • Guest laundry and dry cleaning • Shoe shine • ATM • On-site restaurant and bar (children eat free with guest stay) • Meeting rooms. Airport Transportation: Free 24-hour shuttle between the hotel, Terminals 1 and 3, and Festival City Mall. Shuttle service for Terminal 2 is available upon request. The shuttle bus runs every 30 minutes. For airport pick-up from Terminal 3: Exit Arrivals Hall and cross the Taxi stand lane to go to the “Buses Only” area. For airport pick-up from Terminal 1: Exit Arrivals Hall and walk to the right, past the Greeters Area. Use the pedestrian pathway to cross 4 lanes. Wait at the “Hotel Shuttles” area for the next Holiday Inn shuttle bus.

Premier Inn Dubai International Airport - Location ( NEAR THE AIRPORT ) located opposite Terminal 3. Features: Free WiFi • Rooftop outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool • Fitness center • On-site restaurant, bar and coffee shop • Free shuttle service to beach and shopping malls • Family rooms available • Accessible rooms available • Meeting rooms • Free parking. Airport Transportation: Free 24-hour shuttle every 30 minutes to and from Terminals 1 and 3 and the Dubai Metro. The shuttle connects to and from Terminal 2 between 3:00AM and 10:00AM. For airport pick-up from Terminal 3: Exit Arrivals Hall and cross the Taxi stand lane to go to the “Buses Only” area. The Premier Inn shuttle stops between stands 2 & 3, or as close to Entrance 1 as possible. For airport pick-up from Terminal 1: Exit Arrivals Hall and walk to the right, past the Greeters Area. Use the pedestrian pathway to cross 4 lanes. Wait at the “Hotel Shuttles” area for the next Premier Inn shuttle bus.

The Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has free shuttle transfers to and from Terminals 1, 2, and 3.

To see more hotel options there is a list of hotels near Dubai Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Last updated in April 2017. Please contact the hotels to confirm shuttle hours or reserve a spot when required.

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