A local businessman has chosen to spend his nights at a hotel and pay AED5,000 (US$1,400) than braving the Dubai traffic to reach his house.
The Emirati businessman was quoted saying, “During the past seven days, I’ve spent more than AED5,000 after spending four nights in two different hotels which are near my office to avoid the unbearable traffic.”
The daily commute that normally takes only 15 minutes has stretched to more than an hour with all the road construction going on. The businessman and I share the same route to and from work everyday. Sadly we don’t share the same wallet size.