Member since 01 Apr 2012
Total posts 13
Is their a hotel in Dubai that chargers on a 24 hour basis like in HKG for eg. Or a hotel that chargers by the hour like SIN for eg? I arrive at 3am and depart 23 hrs later, so don't want to have to pay for two nights
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Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 178
Captain Flyer, I am pretty sure if you are flying on Emirates and have a stopover over 8 hours, they provide you with free accomodation. I'm not sure if that applies to discounted or sale tickets, though. I would recommend calling your airline first (Emirates +61 1300 303 777; Qantas 13 13 13). They might even be able to give you a hour-base hotel!
Member since 23 Feb 2013
Total posts 46
Indeed! If your incoming or outgoing flight is operated by Emirates or Qantas, they offer a serice called the "Dubai Connect" service.
Quoted from the Emirates website:
As a special courtesy to our passengers, in certain cases where an itinerary calls for a longer stopover in Dubai, Emirates will provide accommodation, meals, ground transportation and visa costs.
This service is available to:
Thanks all but I will not meet their requirments for the connect service
Member since 11 Mar 2012
Total posts 115
There's the airport hotel which is inside the terminal. It's pretty steep though (about $200 per 24 hours). Hotels around the airport, there are plenty and they might look cheaper. But only the airport hotel has the 24 hour (from check in) rule whereas in the case of others, if you rock up at 7 AM to spend 10 hours, you will have to pay for 2 nights.
Go to the dubaiintlhotels . com website to book. You will need to provide your arriving/departing flights details.
Upon arrival you will be met at the jetway of your incoming flight (someone with you name on a sign), escorted through security and up to the hotel check in.
I find the hotel a much better alternative than EK's supplied hotels because you don't have to clear immigration. You could get to your room within 10 minutes of deplaning.
One last thing, they have smoking rooms. And some rooms are above/near the public's smoke rooms so you might get the cigarettes stink. If you're non smoker, make sure you emphasize that your room needs to be smoke free and away from the smoke areas.
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