I will be going to Dubai at the end of this month to attend an exhibition. It is going to be a short trip for me since I have to meet only a few customers and at the same time attending the exhibition. As everybody knows, Dubai hotels are not cheap especially during big exhibitions being held like Big5, Arab Health or Index Dubai. Three or four stars hotels which usually charge their room rate at around AED500 will increase their room rates exorbitantly during those exhibitions. So, in order for me to get cheaper room rate for hotels, the option that I have is to book through internet.
One of the internet hotel reservation website which I normally go to check hotel rates is HotelReservations.com. Many time I find that room rates from HotelReservations.com is reliable and does not charge excessively. In fact, most of the time they are generously offering up to 70% discount for booking made through it’s website. This can be seen from their extensive network of hotels which they have under them. Apart from hotel bookings, Hotelreservations.com is also offering other services like vacation rentals, flight bookings and car rentals. It is so convenient for travelers like me to quickly plan and pay for my itinerary through the website.
However, in my case, I have tried to check the room rates for Regent Palace Hotel which located in front of BurJuman shopping centre and sadly the price available is only a rack rate price which has no discounts at all. A quick check at other online booking website also revealed the same rate. I guess this is the period where hotels in Dubai will squeeze their guests for more money to cover lost of income during low seasons. So, there is no point for me to complaint since I still have to go there. But my advise for those who are going to Dubai during exhibitions, it is important to confirm your hotel reservations in advance. This is to avoid being without room on arrival due to hotels fully booked situation.