It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice at travelling, or have several countries under your belt; when it comes to travelling, it’s always so easy to overspend. This is not counting the fact that most countries have special rates for tourists practically for everything.
This doesn’t mean you need to start earning big money, just so you can see and experience the world. Not at all. There are many, many people who’ve travelled to almost every country on Earth without having to scrape the bottom of their bank accounts. Read ahead for our experts’ tips on how you can do so as well.
Preplan and pre-book.
Things like air tickets and hotels cost a fortune in almost any country. By planning out your holiday well in advance, you’re giving yourself time to budget your holiday, as well as be prepared for the expenses. A desert safari price of tour could be a lot less when you reserve your place for it in advance. Also, most hotels and airlines charge extra for last minute bookings. You eliminate this cost by planning out your holiday well in advance.
Look for discounts and offers.
If you plan on playing the tourist, then doubt, you’d want to visit the famous tourist spots as well. In this case, try to plan your holiday off the tourist season, when the airfares are probably the least expensive. Also, look out for safari and tour discounts online. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Abu Dhabi city tour, or the Dubai Dhow cruise; a little preplanning will definitely help you cut down on costs.
Don’t take quick decisions.
When looking into hotel and the prices for booking them, it’s always best to compare them. You can find hotel booking price comparing sites easily online. The same way, if you plan on using a tourist agency for your whole trip, then it’s best comparing that to other available tour guide agencies as well. This way you won’t end up over paying for anything.
Keep a close watch on your wallet.
If you enjoy shopping, then the trip to the UAE is certainly going to test your ability to not overspend. Almost all of the major city/states of the UAE are a shopper’s paradise. And since it’s a tax free zone, gender makes no difference in spending here. Allot yourself a specific amount before leaving home, and only take that money with you when you’re off shopping.
We know that not everyone blows all their money on shopping. Are you a foodie who has a problem with how much you spend on food? then you do exactly as above; allot money specifically for food, and you don’t get to buy food from anything except that.