If you really want to save money booking Dubai hotels, then use Hotwire or Priceline. You can save up to 60% using Hotwire or Priceline.
You can also use Hotwire to save money on hotels in Dubai if you are flexible. You will not know the name of the hotel until after you pay, but you can save up to 60%!
Name your Own Price Priceline Hotels that people have won in the past:
Dubai (Bur Dubai – World Trade Centre)
4* Arabian Courtyard
4* Four Points
Dubai (Deira – Dubai Creek)
5* JW Marriott Dubai
5* Moevenpick Deira
Dubai (Jumeirah Beach-Dubai Marina)
5* IBN Battuta Gate Hotel
Bur Dubai – World Trade Centre
Possible: Moevenpick Bur Dubai
Possible: Four Points Sheikh Zayed Road
Possible: Four Points Downtown Dubai
Possible: Four Points Bur Dubai
Possible: Crowne Plaza Dubai
Deira – Dubai Creek
Possible: J W Marriott Dubai
Possible: Moevenpick Deira
Possible: Sheraton Deira Dubai
Possible: Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira
Dubai Airport (DBX) – Festival City
Possible: Le Meridien Dubai
Possible: Crowne Plaza Dubai – Festival City
Possible: Grand Hyatt Dubai
Possible: Le Meridien Fairway
Possible: Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport
Jumeirah Beach – Dubai Marina
Possible: Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
Possible: Le Meridien Mina Sehayi Beach Resort
Possible: Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort and Towers
Possible: Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort
Possible: Atlantis The Palm
You can also use Hotwire to save money on hotels in Dubai if you are flexible. You will not know the name of the hotel until after you pay, but you can save up to 60%! You can also make sure that they have two beds instead of one bed. On Priceline, this is not guaranteed.
Though the port looks quite close to the city on a map, you can’t walk to see Dubai from the terminal. Some Dubai malls may offer free shuttles and have desks set up inside the terminal with their schedules posted. Shuttles typically run from 9:30am (malls open at 10am) until 5 to 7pm. Malls running shuttles (Apr 2012) are Mercato, Wafi (Egyptian themed with indoor modern souk and free nightly light show), Dubai Outlet and Burjuman (most convenient with a main metro stop beside it). Otherwise, the only way to leave the port is by taxi (see transport section below). Since there is a surcharge for taking a taxi from the port, it will be cheaper to take a shuttle first to the mall closest to your destination. Cruise terminal website with schedule here http://ct.dubaitourism.ae/ .
You can’t park your car here, so remember that if you rent a car. It is suggested that you use the buses or taxis to get around Dubai.