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  1. Hari Krishna
    Hari Krishna at |

    Great way to find a FWB for the duration of the stay.

  2. Hick K Son
    Hick K Son at |

    What happens when your hotel has to change you to a single bed though your reservation is for a double? You just cancel the person who reserved the other bed in AirBNB?

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Just one of many things that could go wrong in this scenario. 😮

  3. Eat Drink Stay Dubai
    Eat Drink Stay Dubai at |

    Hey Seth

    First of all great blog – love reading your content.

    Now onto this Dubai Airbnb issue – firstly, it is illegal actually in Dubai. Dubai’s had a massive crackdown on Airbnb (probably because of the amount of bedspaces, apartments, etc. available) and anyone on Airbnb needs to be registered with the authorities, or face fines.

    Secondly, I think that pic is NOT from the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (which is in Business Bay) but actually the JW Marriott in Al Rigga/Deira. I’ve stayed in the JWMMD and it’s far plusher, more modern and resplendent than that red room.

    Looks like you did okay with the Airbnb you chose though, nice location at least. Actually, Dubai hotels are proving to be very competitive of late, as they’re struggling with occupancy, competition, declining visitor numbers, profitablity and many other issues.

    Just for future note – have you tried the Entertainer App/books? They offer Free nights for paid nights in some of the best hotels in Dubai – not just 5 star but 4 and hotel apartments – as well as bars, restaurants, spa, tours, golf, services etc. Well worth looking into especially if there’s two guests/visitors to benefit.

    I’m just writing up some hotel reviews in Dubai for a series called Brunch Budget Beds, where the challenge was to get business class hotels for less than the cost of a brunch, and I found some right beauties – such as Steigenberger, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Pullman JLT and many for around the 350 AED bracket.

    keep up the great work blogging dude!