It’s Thursday! That means pay-day is just a day away for most of us. With stacks in the bank, we can blow through money this Memorial Day Weekend with no problem.
While most of our friends are headed to the beach or to a family’s backyard party for the weekend, we’re trying to do something a little more original for the holiday.
We’re heading to Dubai! Hey, Kim Kardashian did it while filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Flo Rida filmed the “Wild Ones” music video there, why can’t we?
Check out the list of things to do in the rising city!
While the average temperature in Dubai is 94 degrees in the month of May, cooling off in the city shouldn’t be to difficult. You can rent boarding equipment and hit the slopes! Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates, located in the middle of the sandy dessert, is an indoor ski resort with over 22,500 square meters of real snow! There are 5 difficulty levels, so if you’re a beginner there is sure to be a course you can tackle! Ski Dubai also boasts the longest run at 1,300 feet!
Photo Credit: SkiDubai.com
Burj Al Arab:
Once you’ve hit a few sharp turns and taken a few tumbles down the slippery slopes of Ski Dubai, one would only to relax and pampers themselves after a rough day.
You can check into the Burj Al Arab, a luxury hotel, that is rated not five, but seven stars! In the city of Dubai, anything is possible! This luxurious hotel offers a reception desk on every floor, rain showers and jacuzzis in every bathroom suite, a Rolls-Royce fleet, butlers on call around the clock and a dining under the sea and stars! Where else can you find that? The resort facilities has multiple infinity pools, a helicopter pad when you feel like jetting off and unlimited access to Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark! If you would like to live like the kings and queens you are, the luscious hotel will set you back a mere $1,000 to $27,000 a night!
Photo Credit: AllAboutSkyScrappers.com
Ways To Save:
Once you return home from jetsetting, some things will have to give since dropping all that dough has spiked your credit card bills!
If you work in the office 5 days out of the week and head out to lunch every day or purchase take out, that’s adding up. According to Fox Business, buying lunch and coffee everyday piles up to about $3,000 a year. A survey conducted by Accounting Principals, a unit of staffing services company Adecco, surveyed 1,000 employed Americans and found that 66% buy their lunch at a restaurant or deli instead of packing a lunch from home; a habit costing an average of $37 a week!
Running to the local grocery store before the start of the week to pick up lunch for the week will save one a ton. Imagine all the other ways that money can be spent!
Source: Fox Business