Dubai Consumer Mirror

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Arabian Park Hotel

More workers in Dubai are losing their jobs. One 3 star Dubai hotel came up with month long offer: If you lost your job, bring in your termination letter and get a free mea per dayl. The hotel then promotes this offer through the press.

The hotel's "offer" created 2 extreme reactions in the public. One side saw it as a noble and generous gesture; the other questioned the integrity of the hotel's intentions and if the hotel's management is running a marketing campaign out of other people's misfortune.

Which side are you on?

6 Comments:

  • I don't know whats the fuss is all about in these comments? The hotel managment is trying to do a good thing and everyone is accusing them of being oppertunistic..

    I think its a good move

    By Anonymous Good man, at December 18, 2008 at 2:40 PM  

  • From what I understood from the article I read about this ... that an individual can avail of this offer only once?

    By Blogger D, at December 18, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

  • Hello Mory, well if they're doing a good thing, even for publicity, it's still a good thing.

    Money could have been spent on silly radio commercials or offers of discount on the booze before 10 PM. A meal for those who need it is much more meaningful and purposful.

    And I wonder if those cynics critisizing the move would spare few dimes of their own for those jobless people, publicity of not.

    By Blogger DUBAI JAZZ, at December 18, 2008 at 3:25 PM  

  • I think its disgusting marketing promotion scheme ... shame on the hotel to prey on these sad people's misfortune -

    If the one wants to give, do it discretely - don't brag to the whole world about it and parade the people who are on your receiving end.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 18, 2008 at 3:41 PM  

  • Awww phuleaze! There are a 100 pubs in NYC exclusively for "folks who just got fired" yes you read it correct :) First drink's on the house :)

    There is NEVER a free lunch. Sao if you've got a meal which helps curb expenses I think it's noble and sufficient.

    As for "critics", please, kindly F off :)

    By Blogger rosh, at December 21, 2008 at 8:49 PM  

  • I support and applaud the hotel. However I'd say that if you get a free meal you should still tip the waiters. Compromise, no?

    By Blogger BuJassem, at December 26, 2008 at 11:57 PM  

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