Re­ac­tion to let­ter claim­ing Dubai is too ex­pen­sive for trav­ellers on a bud­get

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“De­pends where you go in Spain or Europe. Ibiza, Mar­bella, Cannes, Monaco etc are just as if not more ex­pen­sive than Dubai. Dubai does have op­tions for the grow­ing num­ber of more money-con­scious tourists. Most of the new ho­tels be­ing built in the run-up to Expo are mid­mar­ket op­tions. Dubai gov­ern­ment has in­vested sig­nif­i­cantly in its pub­lic beaches with rea­son­ably priced food of­fer­ings. Dubai is still po­si­tioned as a high end of­fer­ing and it re­lies on this brand. The big­gest prob­lem for Euro­pean tourists right now is the strong dol­lar which makes Dubai 20 per cent more ex­pen­sive than usual.”


“Who can say that Dubai is too ex­pen­sive? Us tourists just love pay­ing £200 for a bot­tle that’s £30 in the su­per­mar­ket back home (in­clud­ing duty and VAT).”


“Once again peo­ple are fo­cus­ing on the past. Yes, Dubai has been con­sid­ered as a lux­ury and very ex­pen­sive des­ti­na­tion so far how­ever, au­thor­i­ties are try­ing to turn this around and make it avail­able for ev­ery­body peo­ple still moan. Dubai is a great place and i guess the peo­ple who rather go to Benidorm coz it's cheaper they would never come to Dubai even if we matched the price. This is not their place.....”


“In case you haven’t no­ticed there are mil­lions of tourists on a bud­get or oth­er­wise in Dubai reg­u­larly. Just try tak­ing a walk in Dubai Mall on a weekend/reg­u­lar day. Dubai has af­ford­abil­ity of restau­rants, ho­tels and trans­port for ev­ery level of tourist and res­i­dents alike.”


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