Many times women in our group are coming to Dubai and looking for something more than a hotel but less than a one year lease for their families while they have a short contract in Dubai or they are just starting to get settled during a probationary period. We asked our friends at Bayut and we came up with a list of the best areas to find affordable (under AED 7k) short term apartment rentals in Dubai. Take a look at the top five options!


This area is an ideal family-friendly neighborhood set amidst landscaped gardens,  JVC offers a serene living environment. The quiet neighborhood boasts a range of conveniences which include community parks, supermarkets, restaurants, and more. One of the main benefits of living in JVC  is its location. Due to its central location, areas like Dubai Marina, Internet City, Media City, and JLT are merely a 15-minute drive away.

Another great thing about JVC is its affordable housing options which makes it a great place for cheap short term rentals in Dubai. Average prices for monthly short term rental in JVC are AED 5k, for which you can get a 1 or 2-bedroom furnished unit with access to shared amenities within the building.

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An ideal option for single professionals and families, Dubai Sports City offers affordable monthly apartment rentals in Dubai. This is another upcoming neighborhood in New Dubai that features schools, supermarkets, restaurants, and more. Dubai’s most popular business hubs such as Dubai Media City and Internet City are also close by.

Being one of the new neighborhoods, residences in Dubai Sports City come with premium finishes and access to luxurious amenities including swimming pools and gyms. If you are looking for apartments for rent by the month, prices average at AED 5k. Residents can find spacious rooms ranging from studios to 2-bedroom units that are fully furnished and come with access to the buildings’ swimming pool and gym. 

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The well-rounded residential community of Al Barsha also has affordable monthly apartment rentals in Dubai. This neighborhood offers easy access to public transport, and all the amenities needed for comfortable living. Supermarkets, restaurants, and shopping malls are also located within the vicinity. There are plenty of recreational options nearby too, including the Emirates Golf Club, Al Barsha Pond Park, and the Kite Beach. The highly convenient location also has a great school district nearby making it a great choice for families.

Al Barsha’s affordable housing options include plenty of short-term rentals. The average monthly apartment rentals are at AED 7k per month, however, residents can find plenty of cheaper options for as low as AED 4k, according to Bayut’s current listings.

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Next on the list is the neighborhood of JLT, an urban paradise with high-rise towers. It has successfully established itself as a family-friendly residential and professional hub. There are a good number of nurseries in JLT. It’s also pedestrian-friendly and has a park with plenty of green, open spaces. The self-sustaining community also has diverse leisure options and amenities dotted all around.

When it comes to short term rentals in JLT, residents are spoilt for choice as all the towers come with top-notch facilities including round the clock security, gyms, and swimming pools. According to Bayut’s latest listings, there are some amazing monthly apartment rentals under AED 7k, which are fully-furnished and have stunning views of the community. 

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Another great choice for cheap apartment rentals in Dubai is the neighborhood of Dubai Silicon Oasis- one of the best family-friendly neighborhoods in the emirate. It is ideally located at the intersection of E311 and E66 making it easily accessible to areas like Downtown Dubai and Business Bay. The community also features all the essential family-friendly facilities including schools, nurseries, shopping centers, and more.

DSO has long been a hub for tenants on a budget. Tenants can undoubtedly find affordable short term monthly apartment rentals. According to Bayut’s latest listing, prices for these short-term leases average at AED 5k and include amenities like a swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, and more. 

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Do you have more questions on short term apartment rentals?

As you can see, there are plenty of places in Dubai with affordable short term rentals. This list should get your search started, however, if you need any more information about short term rentals or need help sourcing a good agent, you can instantly get in touch with an expert from Bayut using our dedicated email [email protected].