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To The Delight Of Budget Travelers, Ibis Makes Its Abu Dhabi Debut

October 11, 2012 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

In other news that's sure to make UAE travelers happy, Ibis, which identifies itself as an "economy" brand of hotels, is making its long-awaited debut in Abu Dhabi.

Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate, as it will be known, will open this month in Musaffah at the entrance of the city, near the Abu Dhabi Int'l Airport (AUH), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, with rates starting at $61/night.

While the 252-room hotel is the brand's first in Abu Dhabi, Ibis in fact already owns no less than five hotels in neighboring Dubai, the cheapest of which has rates starting as low as $65/night.

As AMEInfo reports, the Ibis opening will "help fill a gap in the market" since there's been an abundance of fancy, over-the-top luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi (in fact, Conde Nast Traveler just reviewed the eight most lavish suites in the world, and unsurprisingly, two of them were in Abu Dhabi), but not too many in the budget range.

The Ibis hotels make a great choice for young business travelers looking for somewhere reliable, efficient, modern, and, best of all, cheap. The Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate will have 252 rooms plus 42 one-bedroom apartments offering incredible views of the city, in addition to an Ibis WOK & Co. restaurant and access to the pool, spa and fitness center at the neighboring Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate Hotel, which it adjoins.

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