We all know from experience that when it comes to accommodation, booking in advance allows for leisurely perusal of the lushest of locals. However, for those who are willing to risk it, last-minute deals might conjure up delightful deals that are hard to refuse.

Enter Hotel Tonight! The phone app, which allows you to make those spontaneous staycation plans, is now operational in Dubai. And a quick browse through the app will show that room rates are reduced by up to 50 percent, which means more money for shoe shopping. And with more than 100 hotels in the city already registered with this service, there is no dearth of options for you.

Available on both iOS and Android, navigating around the app is simple enough. And while the name might suggest booking for one night only, in reality, it gives you the flexibility of booking a room seven days out from your stay and yes, you can also book rooms for more than just one night. The hotels are put into categories — luxe, hip, solid, basic, charming, crash pad, high roller — which makes perusing pretty fun. Ratings of the hotels are also given by previous users.

At the moment only Dubai is covered by Hotel Tonight but their are plans to roll out the programme across the UAE.