THE happa website has in an annual survey compiled the most expensive and cheapest holiday destinations in the world. The year, the report covers a much wider range of destinations, analyzing a total of 84 places across the globe, compared to last year’s 46.
Included in the report this time are new features — like comparing the cost of beverages, a sightseeing bus pass and the cost of some of the most popular attractions.
While Zurich now takes the No. 1 spot for most expensive destination at Dh.782.78 (£170.43) per person for one night’s stay (including meals, drink and entertainment).
But those in the Gulf region will find it surprising that Dubai and Doha are respectively at No. 13 and No. 14 spots on the most expensive global destinations’ list just below London, but above cities like Paris, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Hong Kong or Sydney.
Doha and Dubai also figures in third and fifth spots respectively for the highest average price for a cup of coffee.
When it comes to a sightseeing tour around the city on a double decker bus — one of the favorite things to do on holiday — Dubai, according to the report, was the costliest at a whopping Dh250.32 (£54.50) per person. — Al Arabiya English