The upcoming module of my academic year (May-June) I’ll be rotating to the Dubai Campus of my school. Will be my first time at Dubai and the Middle East as a region. In the beginning of June, a good Belgian friend is coming to visit me. And during his stay we’re also going to visit Abu Dhabi. We were planning to stay there 1 night, so I started to look for a hotel and to my astonishment, very nice 5 star hotels were not that expensive as I’ve expected them to be. Finally booked a twin bed room for less than 650 AED (=€135). So not even €70 a persons for the Jumeirah Hotel at the Etihad Towers.
I remember coming to San Francisco paying $70/night at a 1 star hotel near Tenderloin (supposedly the wurst neighborhood of SF) that more looked like a youth hostel than a hotel.
This experience must be better 🙂