Help me with "private apartments" or other alternatives to a hotel.
Hi all !
Me and my girlfriend are going on a 5-day trip to Dubai. But because we are only 17 years old, we are not allowed to stay at a "regular" hotel, as you need to be 18 to do so. The only alternative i can think of is to rent a "private apartment/studio" (like those on www.homeaway.com). Is there any other alternatives? I can't really understand why you have to be 18. I have stayed alone at a hotel before, and that was never a problem. I'm from Denmark, if that is of any matter.
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Hello Malte [:)]
I think when you are not yet 18 you may even need your parents concent to leave Denmark, because you are still a minor. Maybe the hotel will also let you stay if you have your parents concent. May be worth asking if a letter from your parents will make a difference.
Mel Reply to this
Thank's for your answer. I have talked to the UAE authoreties, and they say that it's no problem to get in to the country. We'll just get a visa at the airport. The hotels say that it's a law, so i don't think that a letter from our parents will do any different. Sadly.
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The Le Meridien chain has a couple of apartments within Deira - they are good value. It is close to the old part of Dubai so everything is cheaper - and that includes things such as Internet cafes and supermarkets.
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Hi... I may help you but I have to check with one of our relatives who owns a 4-star hotel. I will see if he can help you out. Reply to this
Well... I have asked the guy and he told me not it is normal we can accept. The hotel that he owns called Dubai Avari or Avari Dubai. It is a 4-star hotel but really good one. But he also said that all hotels must accept you too. He said that it is the first time to hear about this subject. Reply to this
If have contacted 5-10 hotel's and they say that it's illegal for hotels to accept people under 18 travelling alone. Did he say anything about that?
Thank you again. It's nice to hear things from an local. Reply to this
Yes I have asked them and he said it is really strange... He hasn't heard of this before. Reply to this