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Bertie Feb 10, 2009 08:01 am
Anton, try Vision Hotel apartments, their site is: http://www.visionhotel.net/
Anton Feb 09, 2009 08:34 am
I am looking for a cheap hotel to house my family of 4 in April? Does anyone know of a good rate for a 2 bedroom Apartment or hotel?
jane Jan 27, 2009 08:40 am
At last! if the hotels are only 45% occupancy and all the staff have to be paid then why not drop their prices? The dirham is so bad it is just too expensive to go to dubai right now. They should all get together and offer 25% off rates as the dirham has dropped 25%
Anne Jan 15, 2009 02:56 pm
I agree wholeheartedly with Fouad. We'd love to have regular short breaks, within the UAE, at great hotels - as we used to. But this is not likely at current rates - discounted as they are supposed to be! Do you know you often find cheaper rates for a holiday break in Dubai, on UK holiday websites, than we (residents) can get from the hotels? How about 3 days with breakfast and dinner included, as well as all taxes, plus flights from London, at a well-known 4* (5*?) hotel, for about 3,300Dhs? The day of reckoning - for the hotels and restaurants here - is coming!
Fouad Jan 10, 2009 05:07 am
The discounted rates mean very little when you consider how inflated the original rates are. It wasn't too long ago you could get a decent 5 star hotel room between Dhs.500-800. Hotels will have to do much better than that if they want to improve on occupancy, especially considering these difficult economic times.