Dubai Among World’s Most Expensive New Year Destinations

Dubai has been named the third most expensive city in the world to spend New Year’s Eve in a hotel, according to a new survey.

According to the survey by Cheaphotels.org, hotel guests in Dubai will have to pay an average of $272 per night, which represents a 234%  hike on the normal January rate.

Travellers planning to spend this New Year’s Eve in Miami Beach are facing the most expensive hotel rates with a nightly rate of $281 ($843 for three nights), the survey showed.

The survey compared hotel prices in 50 cities around the globe. For each destination, the rate for the cheapest available double room for a 3-night stay from December 30 to January 2 was determined.

Only hotels with a city centre location, with 3 stars or more, and with average positive guest reviews were included in the survey. After Miami Beach, the only other city more expensive than Dubai was Sydney ($274).

Also responsible for a major rate hike is the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, where visitors will have to cough up an average of $204 (up 423%) to stay in the city for its world-famous Hogmanay celebrations.

The most affordable destination, according to the survey, is Bogota, the capital of Columbia in South America, where you can find hotel rates of just $27 per night around New Year’s Eve.

Other options that will go easy on the pocket include the capital cities of Buenos Aires in Argentina, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Doha in Qatar and Hanoi in Vietnam, where you should find rates of less than $50 per night.

 

Source Credit: Arabian Business