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.Read More
One of the fastest growing categories within the Airbnb platform is business travelers. Although Airbnb wasn’t originally designed for these guests, business travelers 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 travelers book up available listings.Read More
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.Read More
GUESTS ARE LOOKING FOR STYLISH INTERIORS
You’ve got a residential property ready for renting to guests. It has all the basics—beds, TVs, table, and chairs—and it’s in an excellent area of Dubai. You have it listed on Airbnb, Homestay, and all the important short-term rental online platforms. But it’s hardly ever booked. And the guests who do stay don’t complain, but they’re not leaving five-star guest reviews. What’s going on?Read More
The Dubai World Cup 2018 is one of the world’s richest horse races with a USD 30 million pot (USD 10 million to overall winner) for nine high-class races. It’s always the final event in the horse racing season and Dubai’s biggest sporting event of the year. Not just for fans of horse racing, this star-studded affair is a social event where fashionistas and the rich and famous mingle amongst 50,000 visitors for the day’s events. Held at the over-the-top Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, the World Cup has been in operation every year since 1996. This year there are 136 horses nominated for the position of overall winner. American West Coast is a favourite, along with horses from countries including Great Britain, Japan, and the UAE.Read More
Art lovers from around the world are beginning to arrive in Dubai for Art Dubai 2018. Since its founding in 2007, Art Dubai has become the place to view not only Middle East and North African art, but art from over 40 different countries. Emerging artists, innovative art spaces, galleries, and household names in art will all gather together to celebrate contemporary and modern art. 2018 will be the most globally diverse Art Dubai to date.Read More
When you think about Dubai, the term ‘green’ probably doesn’t come to mind. But with Dubai’s changing policies and new investments into renewables, ‘green’ is becoming part of Dubai’s legacy. The city is taking significant steps towards becoming one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Just over a decade ago, Dubai was a city with one of the largest ecological impacts worldwide. For a city that also used to rely primarily on oil revenues, the transition to green sustainability is more than impressive.Read More
AIRBNB MEETS THE NEEDS OF BUSINESSWOMEN
The UAE is leading the region in developing gender equality policies and encouraging women in their quest to build businesses. Alongside this effort, in 2017 the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) signed an agreement to promote gender equality with the UN Global Compact—a corporate sustainability initiative. Within the region, women are becoming increasingly involved in starting their own businesses and in taking on more corporate roles. But how can this impact the Airbnb market in Dubai?Read More
FINANCIAL IMPACT OF EXPO 2020
Expo 2020 will be one of the most significant events in Dubai’s modern history. The first event of this magnitude to take place anywhere in the middle east, it represents the UAE’s new identity as a worldwide travel destination. The theme for Expo 2020 is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. It will be an exposition of innovation, ingenuity, and collective human potential such as the world has never seen before.
Over 180 countries will be represented during the six-month exposition, and more than 25 million people are expected to visit—at least 70% from outside the UAE. It is an opportunity for Dubai to show the world their ability to host events on such a grand scale, and that Dubai is a place not to be missed when making travel plans.