Emirates offers special Dubai holiday deals


Emirates is again supporting the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) shopping and entertainment extravaganza as a key sponsor and official airline this year.

The Dubai airline is offering a range of holiday packages starting at three nights from as little as $25 per person per night sharing accommodation in association with local hotels.

In addition, the airline will support this year's DSS - the fifth to be held - with a comprehensive promotional campaign including advertising, leaflets and posters - and by flying the world with decals of the official logo on all its aircraft.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, Ennirates' commercial operations director, said: "We intend to make this year's DSS the best ever by bringing in more passengers than ever to Dubai. The packages can be enjoyed by the whole family and represent tremendous value for money."

Emirates will promote DSS, aimed at making the emirate a year-round destination, across its rapidly growing network of 58 destinations in 41 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, West Asia, the Pacific Rim and Australia.

Passengers buying the packages will enjoy meet and assist at Dubai International Airport by Arabian Adventures, the airline's wholly-owned destination management company; transfers between airport and hotel; all taxes and service charges; Emirates Holidays 24-hour emergency assistance; and a booklet of vouchers offering discounts at shops, dining and entertainment outlets.

The packages are available for sale worldwide now; they can be combined with all fares; they are not restricted to any class of travel; they can be taken at any time between June 20 and August 30 inclusive; and the offer is also available with Emirates codeshare flights. Visas can be obtained via the Emirates Commercial Visa Department.

The packages are also available for passengers transiting Dubai who can use them to enjoy the DSS en route to or returning from their destination - or both. However they must be pre-booked, confirmed and fully-paid prior to departure for Dubai.

This year, passengers can choose from 11 hotels, including two beach properties. They are: Seashell Inn Hotel, Sea View Hotel, Marco Polo Hotel, the Pearl Residence, Metropolitan Deira Hotel, Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai, Le Meridien Dubai, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Taj Palace Hotel Dubai and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Prices are tailored to suit every budget - starting at $75 for three nights at the Seashell Inn Hotel through to $134 at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and $230 for three nights at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Prices quoted are per person on twin sharing basis. Single rooms and triple sharing rates are available and most hotels offer special rates of $20 per child with two adults.