How expensive is dubaiby Stella Walker Digital Marketing
Dubai is often described as a playground for millionaires, but how expensive is Dubai? We’re talking about a city known for its Ferrari rentals and which recently had to outlaw wild and exotic animals as pets.
But there’s a real problem with this inflated imagery. When you start to think of Dubai as a destination for the fabulously rich, it sounds like it isn’t a great getaway for the rest of the world.
DUBAI PRICES COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD
You may think you’ll have to empty out your savings account to vacation in Dubai. As it turns out, you have a better chance of going broke visiting Big Ben.
Desert Safaris are a great example of this. While an authentic safari in Sydney and an authentic safari in Dubai will cost you about the same amount of money, you get so much more with the safari with Platinum Heritage in Dubai, including a gourmet meal, camel rides, falcon shows, and riding in authentic, restored Land Rovers from the 1950’s.
GETTING AROUND IN DUBAI
One of the biggest perks of a Middle Eastern vacation is the bottom-of-the-barrel oil prices. Dubai isn’t the cheapest place in the world to take a taxi, but if you come from New York, London, or Sydney, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the fares in this emirate.
A 17-mile (26 kilometers) trip between the Dubai Mall and the Hotel Atlantis will cost about AED 60 or (US $16.50). That comes out to under one dollar per mile. For perspective, New York City’s taxis cost over $2.00 per mile, and that’s if you don’t hit traffic (which you will).
SO IS DUBAI THAT EXPENSIVE AFTER ALL…
As you can see, Dubai is not actually as expensive as the media makes it seem. Getting around is affordable, there are great summertime deals, and—if you’re a tourist—everything is pretty much tax free.
If we’ve sparked your curiosity and you want to learn more, we’d love to help.
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