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SteveJ 1,018 posts

Some really great tips and advice here – thank you. The app will be hugely beneficial for us.

After doing quite a lot of research today on hotels, both Marriott and Hilton, I think I’ve decided on Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah. Seems to tick all the boxes are reviewers score them highly.

I’ll probably pay cash though as the rates seem decent. 5 nights is costing me just under £1500 including taxes, whereas the points would be 280k. I’m not sure if the points rate includes the taxes, but I like to get over 1p a point, regardless of the listed base value. Although I’m kinda new to Hilton points so maybe I’m overly optimistic.

I think I rejected this one because of reports of a really loud beach club/DJ until the early hours either on site or next door? It may well appeal to teenagers but I like my sleep too much these days!

Remember Hilton reward nights should be exempt from “resort” fees!

Hilton sits in between the Marriott and the Five resort. The Five is the one with the late night parties. The Hilton and Marriott seem to be mirror images of one another so maybe the Marriott is the better bet as it has the Hilton as a buffer from Five.

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