Airbnb and Amazon to open hotel, apartments in Dubai
A pair of luxury hotels and apartments have been announced by Airbnb and The Amazon, two major internet service providers in the UAE.
Dubai, the UAE capital, will be the first to get the two luxury hotels, the Airbnb and the Amazon.
The Airbnb hotel will be located at the Dubai Airport and will feature 1,400 sq ft of space, while the Amazon will be situated in a five-star hotel in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Park.
Dublin, one of the largest cities in the world, has been undergoing an influx of Chinese tourists in recent years, especially after the Dubai International Airport launched its new “China Gate” in 2015.
Airbnb, which has a presence in more than 60 countries worldwide, has become a key player in the Dubai economy, and its growth has been propelled by the rise of the “sharing economy”.
The Dubai hotel is expected to open in the first half of 2019.
The Airbnb is expected by many to be the second hotel to open here.
Airbnb has announced plans to open three other luxury hotels in Dubai, with a final date yet to be set.