Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Airport

Check-in was pretty quick. Internet was available throughout the hotel. As soon as all my colleagues had arrived at the hotel we departed to our individual rooms for a quick shower and then assembled in the restaurant for a delightful buffet breakfast. I loved the buffet which was ample in quantity and quality. The entire staff was really genial, affable and courteous. The 24- hour business center was equipped with a projector for presentations which proved to be quite a good working area. We also made plans to go to the World Trade Center situated just 2 miles away from the hotel. We spent our evening in DWTC and got in time for the a la carte dinner which too was scrumptious.

Fatigued and weary as we were, we got back to our hotel rooms and passed our night on the silken and elegant beds. The next day after enjoying the breakfast we made a move to the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center. It took us exactly 20 minutes by shuttle, once again arranged by the hotel. The DICEC had meeting points, VIP lounges, Internet and business center facilities etc. all providing the ideal environment to conduct business. We took our brunch in Costa Coffee where the luscious and palatable confectioneries simply filled us with joie de vivre. We got back to the hotel and since we had already taken our brunch at Costa Coffee we skipped lunch for that day. Instead, we feasted on the afternoon tea and snacks. My expedition in this hotel was truly complacent. I really enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Express at the Dubai Airport, and it had everything exactly the way it had been promised.

Picking Your Holiday

Your budget will be the biggest contributing factor in your destination. Some holidays are bound to be more expensive than others. Making sure you have the money and can afford to get there and back, pay for the hotel fees, all of your consumption and anything you want to do is important. There is no point going anywhere just to sit in a hotel room because you can’t afford to do anything.

What you want to do and what you want to see is vital. Don’t go somewhere because somebody else told you so- go somewhere you dream about traveling to. This is your money, so it’s important you visit somewhere where your needs are met. If you’re looking for a lovely, relaxing week away, then don’t book a party resort. If you’ve always dreamt about visiting New York, then go! Make sure that you have researched your destination and know that it is right for you- don’t waste your money and spend your time wishing you could come home!

You have to have some form of the idea of what you want from your holiday. Do you want to go somewhere hot or cold? Do you want to party, explore a new city, ski, relax on a beach resort or shop? Who are you traveling with and what do they want? Asking yourself the right questions can narrow down your potential destinations. If you’re clearer about what you want to get from your holiday, then you’ll be able to work out what destination is perfect for you.

Flexibility and patience can pay off when it comes to traveling. The summer holidays are the most expensive times to travel, and your costs could be halved or less if you decide to wait until the rush is over. Booking in advance also allows you to get cheaper flight tickets and hotel stays. This time could also be used to plan your adventure and save up, making sure you’re fully prepared for when the time comes! Don’t just book the first price you get, shop around and explore the possibility of waiting a few weeks to get the perfect price for you.

Be creative and decisive when you book. Booking early not only really helps the price; it also gives you a piece of mind. Knowing it is all booked and taken care of is one less stress on your day. Remember that you don’t have to visit anywhere because everyone else has been there- be unique with your choices. Some countries have beautiful cities away from the capital, which can be a rewarding and extraordinary choice.