Sleeping in Airports

Dubai Airport Hotels

  • Transit Hotel

    Transit Hotel

  • Airport Hotels

    Airport Hotel

  • Day Rooms

    Day Use Rooms

  • Hotel Shuttles

    Hotel Shuttles

  • Sleep Pods

    Sleep Pods

  • Rest Zones

    Rest Zones

Quick Facts

  • Free Rest Zones: Yes
  • Sleep Cabins & Pods: Yes
  • 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.

Rest Zones

Need a quick cat-nap in between flights? As DXB is a large transit hub, it is common to see travellers passed out on chairs and floors.  To assist travellers, the airport has some quiet zones throughout the airport 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.

Hotels inside Dubai Airport

If you prefer more privacy, transit travellers can take advantage of these sleep options in Dubai Airport.

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. Rates are applicable based on checkin/out times.  Sample rates: US$ 33.00/2 hours/single use/day rate or US$ 81.00/5 hours/single use/evening rate. Pods are bookable by the hour with a 2 hour minimum. » Check Rates

Snooze Cube – 10 soundproof, compact rooms that include a bed, TV, music, and WiFi. Location ( IN TRANSIT ) Located inside Terminal 1 at opposite Gate D7. 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. Rates are available in 6, 12 and 18 hour packages.  » Check Rates

Day rooms near Dubai Airport

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

HotelDay-Use Room HoursShuttle
Snooze CubeFlexibleNot required. Located onsite.
Sleep n' Fly LoungeFlexibleNot required. Located onsite.
Dubai International HotelContact hotelNot required. Located onsite.
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai8:00AM - 8:00PMOn request

*Subject to availability and local taxes. Rates as of August 2019. 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 Terminals 1 & 3: the meeting point is at the arrival area. » Check Rates

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 Terminals 1 & 3: Exit baggage pick-up area and look for “Hotel Shuttles” sign. For airport pick-up from Terminal 2: exit the departure area and the airport shuttle will pick you up. » Check Rates

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

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