Dubai named one of the world's most EXPENSIVE holiday destinations

Dubai named one of the world's most EXPENSIVE holiday destinations

21 Jun 2015

Find out why TripAdvisor ranked our city in the top 10...

It’s one of the world’s top tourist destinations, but Dubai is also one of the most expensive spots, according to TripAdvisor.

In their TripIndex Cities 2015 destination list, which features 59 key cities, Dubai has been placed at number nine, with a three-day visit to the city averaging at $1,523.82. Destinations that ranked higher in terms of costs included Cancun in Mexico, New York, Zurich, London, Paris, Tokyo, Toronto and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Singapore came in behind Dubai at number ten.

So how is it calculated? The TripIndex calculates the cost of a typical trip for two. For each of the three days, the index factors four-star hotel accommodation, a tour or visit to local attractions, a round-trip taxi ride, along with lunch and dinner. Dubai’s dinner cost averaged $166.87, which was the most expensive dinner in the entire top ten list! Wowzers!

On the flipside, the most affordable holiday destinations list included Hanoi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. Southeast Asia is clearly the place to go if you’re on a budget!