Gulf Air launches day packages


Gulf Air has rolled out day packages for motorsport fans keen to get a ringside view of the action at this year’s Grand Prix in Bahrain, set to take place on April 13, 14 and 15.

The package begins at Dh1702 out of the UAE, plus takes of Dh520. Similar deals are on offer from Egypt, Qatar, Oman and other regional countries. The package includes an entrance ticket to watch the race, return economy class airfares from the destinations to Bahrain, meet and greet service at the Bahrain International Airport, coach transfers from airport to Bahrain International Circuit and back, a goodie bag containing cap, ear plugs and a water bottle cooler.
The airline also offers a four-night stay in the Kingdom at Dh3,358 per person, excluding taxes.
Other packages are also available for travel in business class and watch the race from other vantage points at the circuit. These are exclusive to Gulf Air and it's the only way a person can purchase an all-inclusive package that takes care of everything.
Ticket holders get an automatic entry visa at Bahrain International Airport.
Gulf Air UAE general manager Maen Abdulhalim said the airline sold several hundred packages last year. “This year the packages are selling very very fast all across the seven emirates and we have put additional capacity from here specially for the main race day,” he said.
BIC's marketing and PR manager, Samer Al Shaikh said tickets for the Grand Prix have gone up 15 percent compared to last year’s figures.