Dubai looms as weekend getaway destination

Dubai looms as weekend getaway destination

New travel website argues Gulf city offers strong value compared to popular Euro weekend destinations

New travel website argues Gulf city offers strong value compared to popular Euro weekend destinations

Is Dubai still considered a long-haul destination? Recently launched travel website FlyDubai.co.uk has compiled data that suggests this is no longer the case. 

Downtown Dubai
Downtown Dubai

The operator, which specialises in Dubai as a destination, claims average flights are cheaper than New York and offers strong value compared to popular European weekend destinations.

Key findings included:

* An average flight to Dubai is £412 compared to £485 to New York

* An average taxi cheaper at £4 than in some European destinations such as Amsterdam and Venice

* A 3-course meal in a mid-range restaurant comes in at approximately £29 in Dubai as opposed to £39 in Paris and £57 in Copenhagen.

Commenting on the results, Brian Kelly, Chief Executive of ORTG, which operates the website, said: “Dubai has always been such a special place, but our study has revealed that it now offers affordable luxury.”

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