December 23, 2009 07:22 ET

Dubai Crisis Could Spell Bargain Bonanza For Tourists According To DialAFlight

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2009) - The oil boom in Dubai fuelled a period of rapid economic development in the desert state of Dubai. One of the main ways in which this was expressed was a massive, multi-billion dollar investment in their relatively young tourism industry.

For a while it seemed like they couldn't build luxury hotels, golf courses, and theme parks fast enough to cope with rapidly increasing demand from tourists and business travellers alike.

However, the recent financial crisis in Dubai has forced its burgeoning tourism industry to face something of a reality check. Since then, the average price of a hotel room in Dubai has dropped from 305 to a mere 230 US dollars.

While this is undoubtedly bad news for those who have invested heavily in Dubai, it is good news for tourists, and Dubai is predicted to be one of the real holiday bargains of 2010.

A spokesperson for DialAFlight said 'In recent years, Dubai has been transformed from a relatively unpopulated desert into a very desirable, albeit expensive, holiday destination.'

'Until recently, there were a lot of wealthy business travellers visiting the area, but since the financial crash, there have been a lot of luxury hotel rooms lying empty.'

'As a result, the hotels have been slashing their prices in an attempt to attract more leisure tourists. For example, we are currently able to offer up to 50 per cent discount at the newly opened Atlantis resort, and some similarly massive discounts at hotels along Jumeirah Beach, which would have been unthinkable just a few months ago.'

'There are really some incredible deals to be had right now, and we have already seen a huge surge in interest from the public, who are understandably keen to grab the opportunity to enjoy a luxury holiday at a bargain basement price.'

About DialAFlight

DialAFlight makes the travel arrangements for almost half a million people annually and is celebrating its 30th birthday this year. As one of the travel industry's best performing and most consistently profitable firms it has appeared in the Sunday Times UK Top 250 survey for several years. DialAFlight uniquely, guarantees that all phone calls during business hours (and that's up until 9pm at night) are answered live by one of its 350 experienced reservations staff in less than 5 secs. DialAFlight offer more than six million cheap flights to a wide range of destinations around the world including flights to Australia and flights to Las Vegas.

For more information please visit http://www.dialaflight.com.

Contact Information

  • DialAFlight
    Karen Hart
    Sandpiper House,
    39 Queen Elizabeth Street,
    London, SE1 2BT