Holidaymakers heading out on flights to Dubai could benefit from news that the resort has fallen in the rankings of the world’s most expensive cities.

 Holidaymakers heading out on flights to Dubai could benefit from news that the resort has fallen in the rankings of the world’s most expensive cities.

A study carried out by international consulting firm Mercer found that the city has fallen to number 52 on the list.

In addition, it has not suffered from escalating fuel prices and its currency, the dirham, has been linked to the dollar, meaning that holiday spending money could go further this year.

“Current market conditions have led to the further weakening of the US dollar which, coupled with the strengthening of the euro and many other currencies, has caused significant changes in this year’s rankings,” said Yvonne Traber, principal and research manager at Mercer.

Dubai is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers and tourist authorities are working to increase its appeal.

Earlier this month, it was reported that fashion designer Karl Lagerfield is to be part of a project called Isla Moda – Fashion Island – which will open in the resort in 2011 and is to include haute couture boutiques, villas and a 250-room luxury hotel with themed rooms.

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