Dubai is a major hub for international business. Every day, thousands of people land at DXB and head into the city to make new contacts and strike new deals. If you’re travelling to Dubai on business, here are our top tips to help ensure your trip is as productive as possible:
1. Book a hotel located near to your meeting or with good transport links
Maximise your time and limit stress during your stay by choosing the location of your hotel carefully. Premier Inn has hotels at key business locations across the city, making it quick and easy to get from A to B. If you stay at Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall Hotel or Dubai International Airport Hotel you can walk to the metro station for convenient, fast, and great value public transport links across the city, including to the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre.
2. Pack a pillow
A great night’s sleep will help to make sure your investment pitch is perfect and you’re on top form. Packing your pillow alongside your shirt and tie makes great business sense. If you want to keep space to a minimum, use a vacuum pack bag, which will compact your pillow down to practically nothing. But, fear not when you stay at Premier Inn, you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. Every room has a luxury Hypnos bed, renowned for providing comfort and support so you can sleep soundly. We also offer you a choice of soft or firm support pillows, if you can’t bring your own.
3. Chill out before the big meeting
Premier Inn hotels in Dubai offer guests free use of their swimming pool, perfect for a workout before a big meeting.
4. Book a great value price hotel room
Look for early-bird specials and book direct with Premier Inn to get a great deal on your hotel stay in Dubai. That way, you can maximise the value of your business trip, and even benefit from some special offers, particularly during mid-week periods.
5. Remember Friday is the weekend
In Dubai, the majority of private and public sector weekend is Friday and Saturday. Stay on for a couple of days after your meeting and save even more when you extend your trip over the weekend.
6. Home comforts mean even more when you’re away
When you’re away on business, you’ll be even more grateful for home comforts, like free Wi-Fi, so you can chat to family back home. It also means you can catch up on work emails no problem too.
7. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy some downtime
People flock to Dubai to enjoy all the entertainment the city has to offer. Just because you’re here on business, doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun too. Premier Inn hotels in Dubai offer guests a free shuttle bus service to many of the city’s attractions, including the beach and popular shopping malls. That way, you can enjoy your trip even more.
8. Consider packing a digital scale
You may have enjoyed a successful visit, but don’t forget about your return trip. Airlines can charge big premiums if you go over your luggage weight, so be smart and pack a digital scale. That way, even if you splurge at Dubai’s shopping malls, you can be confident you’ll sail through check-in.
Whatever the reason for your business trip to Dubai, make it a success when you stay at Premier Inn.