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You don’t have to spend a fortune in Abu Dhabi.

It may be one of the most expensive places to live, but tourists can have a ball without breaking the bank in Abu Dhabi’s hotels, where fierce competition and the recession have resulted in remarkably reasonable prices, with up to 65% discounts on offer, reports BBC Travel. If you fancy a chill out holiday in the heat, good food and a little indulgent retail therapy, take a look at the bargain basement prices in the following stylish hotels.

Le Royal Meridien, East Corniche. A standard room in this impressive hotel costs from just £66.90 per night. Not only is it located near the main business and shopping areas but it also has stunning Gulf views. Relax in your elegantly furnished room with super comfy beds, pamper yourself with Hermes toiletries, enjoy first class service and eat in the excellent revolving rooftop restaurant. There are also smart bars and clubs to keep you entertained.

Alternatively, the really dirham-conscious traveller can stay at the Grand Continental Flamingo Hotel, East Corniche, from £50.80 per night in a standard room, without compromising on the important things in life such as a decent gym, excellent restaurants and nightclub. It’s a favourite with businessmen as it’s just a stone’s throw away from the Financial and Commercial Districts as well as the Corniche and offers arguably the best value accommodation on town.

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