Airbnb is No Longer a Short-Term Rental Secret

For a few years, Airbnb felt like a delightful secret for people letting out holiday homes around the world. They enjoyed excellent returns, easy bookings, high occupancy, and a feeling of ‘insider’ knowledge about this short-term rental platform. Now, the secret’s out! Worldwide, Airbnb usage and hosting is growing in every market, and for every type of holiday home rental. 

Airbnb is Just One Part of Dubai’s Sharing Economy

What do cars, apartments, and investments and appliance repairs have in common? They’re all part of Dubai’s growing sharing economy. From ride sharing to crowd funding and nearly everything in between, people who have something to offer are connecting with people that want a service that is faster, less expensive, and of a higher quality than they can get from a standard company. 

Booking.com - Homestay

In 2015, booking.com quietly began offering the ‘homestay’ option on its platform. This allowed individual hosts offering holiday homes a chance to access booking.com’s significant short-term rental traffic. For a company so well-known for finding low prices on hotel rooms, this move may have seemed counterintuitive. But as word spreads, savvy hosts have learned that booking.com may be an excellent platform to list their short-term rental properties with, especially in the Middle East.

Is Airbnb the Sharing Economy’s Biggest Win?

The great thing about the sharing economy is how mutually beneficial it is. Every user benefits when they access the sharing economy. They always find services and products that are less expensive, more accessible, and generally better quality than they would find elsewhere. And every service/producer in a sharing economy benefits because they have access to more clients and reliable payments that just aren’t available in other ways.

Business Travelers are Choosing Airbnb

One of the fastest growing categories within the Airbnb platform is business travellers. Although Airbnb wasn’t originally designed for these guests, business travellers have quickly caught on that this is often their best choice for accommodations business trips. And it adds additional value to those hosting with Airbnb Dubai as business travellers book up available listings.

Ramadan Kareem!

Muslims around the world use the beginning of May to prepare for Ramadan and Holy Month. Ramadan is an important part of the Muslim faith. In 2018 it will start near the middle of May and will take place until the middle of June. It includes prayer, fasting from sun up until sundown every day, giving to charity, and nightly feasts.