Prices Dubai United Arab Emirates

Dubai


Overview of United Arab Emirates

Is United Arab Emirates an expensive country to visit? We’ve listed average prices of hotels, food, tours and groceries in Dubai to give you an idea of what a daily travel cost might be.

Capital

Abu Dhabi

Currency

UAE dirham (AED)

Population

9 890 402

GDP

$772 billion

GDP PER CAPITA, PPP

$41,500

Language

Arabic

Big Mac Index

4.01 (2021)

Inflation Index

-1.93%



Country Facts

Is United Arab Emirates safe?

Country ranks #41 out of 163 according to Global Peace Index 2021 produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)

Overall best countries in the world index

#22 in Best Countries Overall 2020; #23 out of 80 in 2019 by USnews&world report

Is tap water in United Arab Emirates safe to drink?

Yes, Dubai tap water is completely safe to drink according to DEWA-Dubai Electricity and Water Authorities reports.


Dubai

[duːˈbaɪ]

Facts Dubai United Arab Emirates
Population 3.33 million
Time zone UTC+4 (GST)
Currency UAE dirham (AED)
Airports
  • Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB)
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (IATA: DWC, ICAO: OMDW)
Calling code +971 4


Hotel prices

Hotels

Hotel Prices in Dubai

How much do hotels cost in Dubai? You can book a luxury hotel room for AED 565 per night.

Two-star hotels **

US$45 - 133 | AED164 - 489 | €38 - 113

Three-star hotels ***

US$43 - 143 | AED156 - 524 | €36 - 121

Four-star hotels ****

US$60 - 176 | AED221 - 645 | €51 - 149

Five-star hotels *****

US$150 - 388 | AED550 - 1424 | €127 - 329

Five-star Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel *****

US$1143 - 2238 | AED4194 - 8214 | €969 - 1898

Hotel prices above are based on average rates for a Standard Room for 2 guests. After collecting the data from the top online travel agencies we have calculated the average cost of the room that varies depending on the season or major local events. Also, the rates may vary significantly depending on how far in advance you book and deals. Rates are often based on location and amenities, so the hotel prices we’ve listed are all well-rated hotels in the popular tourist areas of each city.


Dubai City Tax

  • Municipality tax: 10%
  • Service charge: 10%
  • VAT: 5%
  • Tourism Dirham Fee: US$1.9 - 5.4 | AED7 - 20 | €1.6 - 4.6
  • (per room, per night)

Things to do in Dubai & Prices

Things to Do

Things To Do in Dubai

Is Dubai worth visiting? Here our list of what to see and do in Dubai for any budget.

Burj Khalifa

At the Top ticket prices, Level 125 & 124:

  • Adult (age 12+) US$27 - 43 | AED99 - 159 | €22.9 - 37
  • Child (age 4-11) US$15.5 - 25.1 | AED57 - 92 | €13.2 - 21.3

At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY, Level 148:

  • Adult (age 12+) US$103 - 145 | AED378 - 533 | €87 - 123
  • Child (age 4-11) US$103 - 145 | AED378 - 533 | €87 - 123

Dubai Fountain Boardwalk

Prices:

  • Adult (age 3+) US$5.4 | AED20 | €4.6

Dubai Miracle Garden

Prices:

  • Adult (age 12+) US$15 | AED55 | €12.7
  • Child (age 3-11) US$10.9 | AED40 | €9.2

Dubai Frame

Prices:

  • Adult (age 12+) US$13.6 | AED50 | €11.6
  • Child (age 0-7) US$5.4 | AED20 | €4.6

Global Village

Prices:

  • Adult (age 3-64) US$4.1 | AED15 | €3.5

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Day Pass prices:

  • Adult (age 7+) US$32 - 73 | AED119 - 269 | €27.5 - 62
  • Child (age 0-6) US$27 - 73 | AED99 - 269 | €22.9 - 62

Dubai Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ Tour – 7 hours

Prices:

  • Adult (age 12-70) US$67 | AED245 | €57
  • Child (3-11) US$62 | AED228 | €53

Jet Ski Tour of Dubai – 1 hour

Prices:

  • Adult (age 16-65) US$163 | AED600 | €139

Ski Dubai

Prices:

  • Adult (age 2+) US$54 | AED200 | €46

Free Attractions

Here is our list of the best free attractions in Dubai.

List of free Museums in Dubai in 2020

  • The Dubai Shopping Mall
  • Coins Museum
  • Dubai Fountain Show
  • Kite Beach
  • La Mer by Meraas
  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Dubai Water Canal Walk
  • Dubai Creekside Park
  • Pier 7
  • Dubai Museum and Al Fahidi Fort US$0.8 | AED3 | €0.7 (per person)
Free attractions in Dubai


Transportation in Dubai

Transportation

Dubai Transportation Prices

Here’s how to get around Dubai with taxis, buses, and electric scooters and how much it costs.

Taxi

Regular taxi

  • Base fare US$1.4 - 1.6 | AED5 - 6 | €1.2 - 1.4
  • Per km US$0.5 | AED2 | €0.5
  • Per minute US$0.1 | AED0.5 | €0.1
  • Minimum fare US$3.3 | AED12 | €2.8
  • Dubai International Airport – the Dubai Mall: US$12.3 | AED45 | €10.4
  • Dubai International Airport – Dubai Marina: US$35 - 40 | AED130 - 145 | €30 - 34
  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi: US$117 - 128 | AED430 - 470 | €99 - 109

In Dubai, regular taxi rates may be lower than popular Uber and local Careem.

Uber:

  • Base fare US$1.5 - 3 | AED5.5 - 11 | €1.3 - 2.5
  • Per km US$0.6 | AED2.25 | €0.5
  • Per minute US$0.1 | AED0.5 | €0.1
  • Minimum fare US$4.1 | AED15 | €3.5

Bus / Monorail / Tram / Subway / Water bus

RTA, The Road and Transport Authority, operates the public transportation network that includes buses, monorail, tram, water buses and the subway.

You can use a nol card or a nol red ticket to travel on Dubai’s metro, buses and water buses located at different zones.

If you are using the nol card, then depending on the zones you travel, the fare will be calculated and automatically deducted from your card.

Bus/Metro/Train in Dubai
Nol Red Ticket Fares
  • Single ticket (within Zone 1): US$1.1 | AED4.0 | €0.9
  • 2 zones ticket: US$1.6 | AED6.0 | €1.4
  • 3+ zones: US$2.3 | AED8.5 | €2
Nol Silver card
  • Single ride (within Zone 1): US$0.8 | AED3.0 | €0.7
  • 2 zones ticket: US$1.4 | AED5.0 | €1.2
  • 3+ zones: US$2 | AED7.5 | €1.7
  • Children: Free

Car Rental

Dubai International Airport. September 2021. Midsize car.

  • 1 day US$31 - 49 | AED113 - 178 | €26.1 - 41
  • 1 week US$132 - 198 | AED483 - 728 | €112 - 168

Petrol cost is about (per liter) US$0.5 | AED1.8 | €0.4

City Bikes

City bike rental prices

You can hire a bike with a Careem bike rental program.

  • Per day from US$24.5 | AED90 | €20.8
  • Per week from US$5.4 | AED20 | €4.6
  • Unlimited 45-minute rides
  • Next 30 minutes +US$2.7 | AED10 | €2.3

Electric Scooters

E-scooter rides are illegal to drive on Dubai roads and pedestrian areas.


Restaurants in Dubai

Restaurants

Dubai restaurant and café prices

Find out how much a meal costs in Dubai. All – you – can – eat lunch buffet for AED 185? Or Signature Tasting menu for AED 550?

Fine Dining

Ewaan

Breakfast Buffet: US$44 | AED160 | €37

Lunch Buffet: US$50 | AED185 | €43

The 1,001 Flavours Brunch: US$94 | AED345 | €80

Ossiano

Set lunch menu: US$147 | AED540 | €125

The Metamorphosis 7 or 9 courses: US$199 - 236 | AED730 - 865 | €169 - 200

At.Mosphere

Breakfast menu: US$87 | AED319 | €74

Business lunch menu: US$67 | AED245 | €57

Signature Tasting Menu: US$123 - 150 | AED450 - 550 | €104 - 127


Mid-range Restaurant and Café Prices

Breakfast US$14.2 | AED52 | €12
Soups US$9.5 - 10.6 | AED35 - 39 | €8.1 - 9
Salads from US$10.6 | AED39 | €9
Pizza US$16.3 - 20.7 | AED60 - 76 | €13.9 - 17.6
Pasta US$24.5 | AED90 | €20.8
Fish and chips from US$19.1 | AED70 | €16.2
Typical main meal from US$35 | AED130 | €30
Steak (300g) US$95 | AED350 | €81
Dinner (2 courses) from US$71 | AED260 | €60
Glass of wine from US$16.3 - 26.7 | AED60 - 98 | €13.9 - 22.6
Beer 50cl US$10.1 - 13.6 | AED37 - 50 | €8.5 - 11.6
Aperol Spritz US$19.1 | AED70 | €16.2
Coffee: Espresso US$4.9 | AED18 | €4.2
Coffee: Cappuccino US$6 | AED22 | €5.1
Coffee: Frappuccino US$8.7 | AED32 | €7.4

Fast Food Prices

Dubai McDonald’s Prices

  • Premium Roast Coffee from US$1.5 | AED5.5 | €1.3
  • Mochaccino from US$3 | AED11 | €2.5
  • French fries (large) from US$3 | AED11 | €2.5
  • Coca Cola from US$1.8 | AED6.5 | €1.5
  • McFlurry from US$2.2 | AED8 | €1.8
  • McMuffin Egg from US$13 | €11
  • Beefburger from US$1.5 | AED5.5 | €1.3
  • Cheeseburger from US$2 | AED7.5 | €1.7
  • Big Mac from US$4.6 | AED16.75 | €3.9


Food and Drinks in Dubai

Food & Drinks

Food & Drink Prices

Wondering how much groceries cost in United Arab Emirates? We have collected prices directly from the main Dubai supermarkets.

Local foods: What to try & Prices

Local food in Dubai
  • Khuzi
  • Margoog
  • Majboos
  • Khameer bread
  • Liquiamat
  • Gahwa coffee
  • Mouhamara US$13.6 | AED50 | €11.6
  • Tabbouleh Salad US$7.6 - 10.9 | AED28 - 40 | €6.5 - 9.2
  • Shawarma US$10.9 | AED40 | €9.2
  • Camel tenderloin US$35 | AED130 | €30
  • Sambousek US$10.9 | AED40 | €9.2
  • Makanek sausage US$9.5 | AED35 | €8.1
  • Labneh US$6.5 | AED24 | €5.5
  • Meghli pudding US$6 | AED22 | €5.1
  • Sticky date pudding US$16.3 | AED60 | €13.9
  • Baklawa US$9.5 | AED35 | €8.1
  • Shisha US$15 - 17.7 | AED55 - 65 | €12.7 - 15
  • Camel milk ice cream US$5.4 | AED20 | €4.6

Supermarket & grocery store prices

The main supermarket chains in U.A.E are Carrefour, Spinneys, LuLu, Almaya Supermarket, and Waitrose.

Bakery
Sliced bread 600gUS$2 | AED7.5 | €1.7
Meat
Beef steak 1kgUS$13.9 | AED51 | €11.8
Beef tenderloin 1kgUS$36 | AED133 | €31
Minced meat 1kgUS$10.9 | AED40 | €9.2
Chicken fillets 500gUS$5.6 | AED20.5 | €4.7
Fish
Salmon steak 200gUS$6.8 | AED25 | €5.8
Fresh halibut 1kgUS$10.6 | AED39 | €9
Fresh sea bass 1kgUS$12.3 | AED45 | €10.4
Fresh tiger shripms 1kgUS$24.3 | AED89 | €20.6
Fresh clams 1kgUS$4.1 | AED14.9 | €3.4
Salmon or Trout Caviar/roe 100gUS$15.6 | AED57.2 | €13.2
Smoked Norwegian salmon 100gUS$5.9 | AED21.5 | €5
Pasta & Rice
Spaghetti 500gUS$2.4 | AED8.8 | €2
Rice Basmati 1kgUS$3.6 | AED13.2 | €3.1
Fruits
Pineapple 1 pieceUS$1.6 | AED5.7 | €1.3
Mango 1kgUS$5.5 | AED20.3 | €4.7
Apples 1kgUS$2.5 | AED9 | €2.1
Strawberry 250gUS$5.3 | AED19.3 | €4.5
Banana 1kgUS$2.8 | AED10.3 | €2.4
Dates 1kgUS$5 | AED18.4 | €4.3
Vegetables
Zucchini 1kgUS$5.4 | AED19.9 | €4.6
Carrots 1kgUS$2.2 | AED7.9 | €1.8
Tomatoes 1kgUS$1.1 | AED4 | €0.9
Saald leaves mix 250gUS$4.8 | AED17.6 | €4.1
Broccoli 1kgUS$3.8 | AED14 | €3.2
Potato 1kgUS$1.2 | AED4.5 | €1
Iceberg lettuce 1 pieceUS$2.2 | AED7.9 | €1.8
Eggs
Farm eggs 15 piecesUS$2.4 | AED8.75 | €2
Dairy
Milk 1lUS$1.6 | AED5.8 | €1.3
Laban 1lUS$0.8 | AED3.1 | €0.7
Camel Milk 1lUS$4.2 | AED15.45 | €3.6
Butter 200gUS$2.3 | AED8.6 | €2
ACTIVIA Yogurt 120g x 4US$1.8 | AED6.75 | €1.6
Cheese
Gouda 1 kgUS$12.2 | AED44.7 | €10.3
Camembert 250gUS$5.9 | AED21.75 | €5
Cheddar 200gUS$3.7 | AED13.5 | €3.1
Gorgonzola 1kgUS$28.6 | AED105 | €24.3
Mozzarella 235gUS$5.4 | AED19.7 | €4.6
Goat cheese 150gUS$7 | AED25.7 | €5.9
Labneh 1kgUS$6.8 | AED25 | €5.8
Sweets
BONNE MAMAN Strawberry Jam 370gUS$3.8 | AED13.95 | €3.2
Honey 500gUS$28.6 | AED105 | €24.3
Nutella 400gUS$4.6 | AED16.85 | €3.9
Halawa (Tahini Halva) 1kgUS$6 | AED22 | €5.1
LINDT – EXCELLENCE Chocolate 70% cacao 100gUS$3.3 | AED12.2 | €2.8
Cereals
Nestle Cheerios 375gUS$3.7 | AED13.5 | €3.1
Nestle Fitness 355gUS$4.6 | AED16.8 | €3.9
Kellogg’s Special K 375gUS$6 | AED22 | €5.1
Pizza
DR OETKER – RISTORANTE Pizza Mozzarella, frozen 335gUS$5.9 | AED21.7 | €5
Ice Cream
Baskin&Robbin 500mlUS$6.1 | AED22.5 | €5.2
MAGNUM Caramel Choc 6x60mlUS$8.3 | AED30.5 | €7
Other
Sugar 1kgUS$1.4 | AED5 | €1.2
Almonds 200gUS$6.6 | AED24.4 | €5.6
Olive oil 1lUS$12.5 | AED46 | €10.6
Lay’s Chips Crisps 170gUS$1.8 | AED6.7 | €1.5
Drinks
COCA COLA 1lUS$1.3 | AED4.75 | €1.1
Fanta 1.5lUS$1.7 | AED6.3 | €1.5
Orange juice 1lUS$1.3 | AED4.75 | €1.1
Lavazza Qualita Rossa Ground Coffee 250gUS$6.5 | AED24 | €5.5
Nescafe Instant coffee 200gUS$11.2 | AED41 | €9.5
Lipton green tea 25 tea bagsUS$1.6 | AED5.8 | €1.3
EVIAN 1lUS$2.1 | AED7.75 | €1.8
PERRIER 1lUS$1.9 | AED6.85 | €1.6
Bottled water 1.5lUS$0.5 | AED1.9 | €0.4


Baby
PAMPERS Baby Dry #4 56 nappiesUS$14.2 | AED52 | €12
Pampers Premium Care #3 116 diapersUS$34 | AED123 | €28.4
NAN Optipro Milk Formula 3 800gUS$16.7 | AED61.45 | €14.2
Hero Rice and Chicken Baby Food 130gUS$1.5 | AED5.65 | €1.3
Pet
Sheba Wet Cat Food 85gUS$1.4 | AED5.1 | €1.2
Whiskas Dry Cat Food 3kgUS$12.5 | AED46 | €10.6
Pedigree Wet Dog food 400gUS$1.6 | AED5.9 | €1.4
PEDIGREE Dry dog food 10kgUS$33 | AED120 | €27.7
Household
ARIEL Compact original 1lUS$4.9 | AED18 | €4.2
Kleenex White Toilet Tissue 12 RollsUS$5.7 | AED20.9 | €4.8

Alcohol
Absolut Vodka 40% 1lUS$52 | AED191 | €44
BALLANTINE’S Blended Scotch Whisky 70clUS$63 | AED232 | €54
CHIVAS REGAL Blended Scotch Whisky 12 yo 1lUS$113 | AED416 | €96
Jack Daniels USA Tennessee Blended Whiskey 1lUS$87 | AED320 | €74
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE London Dry Gin 1lUS$54 | AED197 | €46
Bacardi Carta Blanca rum 1lUS$35 | AED129 | €29.8
Courvoisier VS 70clUS$88 | AED323 | €75
Hennessy XO Cognac 70clUS$348 | AED1278 | €295
Patrón Silver Tequila 75clUS$99 | AED362 | €84
APÉROL 1lUS$40 | AED145 | €34
BAILEY’S The Original 75clUS$75 | AED274 | €63
Martini Bianco Vermouth 1lUS$33 | AED120 | €27.7
Jagermeister 70clUS$41 | AED149 | €34
Red wine
Le Fleur Badette, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 75clUS$63 | AED232 | €54
Masi Campofiorin 75clUS$41 | AED149 | €34
Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 75clUS$20.4 | AED75 | €17.3
Casillero del Diablo Reserva Pinot Noir 75clUS$17.4 | AED64 | €14.8
Yellow Tail Shiraz 75clUS$18.3 | AED67 | €15.5
indemans Western Cape Shiraz Cabernet 75clUS$14.4 | AED53 | €12.2
White wine
Table Mountain Chardonnay 75clUS$11.2 | AED41 | €9.5
Zonin Soave 75clUS$13.8 | AED50.5 | €11.7
Jacob’s Creek Pinot Grigio 75clUS$20.4 | AED75 | €17.3
Hugel Gentil 75clUS$28.9 | AED106 | €24.5
J. Moreau Et Fils Chablis 75clUS$44 | AED160 | €37
Rose wine
Mouton Cadet Rosé 75clUS$27.8 | AED102 | €23.6
Mateus Rosé 75clUS$15.3 | AED56 | €12.9
Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Rose 75clUS$23.1 | AED84.6 | €19.5
Champagne
MOËT & CHANDON Champagne AOP brut 75clUS$113 | AED416 | €96
VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN Champagne AOP brut 75 clUS$123 | AED450 | €104
Sparkling wine
Zonin Lambrusco Rosso 75clUS$13.8 | AED50.5 | €11.7
Nederburg Cuvée Brut 75clUS$14.4 | AED53 | €12.2
Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC 75clUS$61 | AED223 | €52
Gancia Prosecco 75clUS$16.3 | AED60 | €13.9
Beer & Cider
GUINNESS Draught Stout 24 x 44clUS$108 | AED396 | €92
Heineken Cans 12 x 33clUS$34 | AED123 | €28.4
Stella Artois cans 12 x 33clUS$35 | AED129 | €29.8
Somersby Cider Bottles 24 x 33clUS$77 | AED281 | €65







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