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Living in the UAE can be expensive.

While there have been steps towards making things more affordable, such as decreased rent and lower average room rates in hotels, going out in the city can be heavy on your wallet.

Value for money is more important than ever which begs the question: is price the only thing that really matters?

Are people still willing to pay full price for an experience? If so, is there a particular scenario where price is less important?

How much do discounts and deals really influence someone’s spending decision?

Is it dependent on age or nationality?

My curiosity got the best of me and while I had my own assumptions of what the answers would be, I put it out to the public. …


Chanel Venter

Originally from South Africa, I now live in Dubai where I run my own mystery shopping and consultancy business for the hospitality industry |

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