The summer holidays are beckoning and it’s time to make haste and nab those killer deals while they are still available.
But if you suffer from the Dubai syndrome, then the effort required to actually plan and making that booking is probably still in its infancy stage.
So rather than suffer in silence, Emirates 24|7 throws together the best travel deals on offer this summer, including packages from Dubai’s top travel agencies, along with flight details, with the holiday beginning on June 30 weekend, with prices calculated from Cleartrip.ae.
Be it a family vacation, with your 2.5 kids, or an adventure trail that leads you into the mountains, simply click on and grab one holiday before its too late.
Nothing beats an ideal family getaway than a wildlife safari that allows everyone to spend ample time with one another, and still guarantee thrills that will wow the kids and adults, alike.
Cut a ticket for Kenya to catch the Big 5 – the Lion, Leopard, Black Rhino, Elephant and Cape Buffalo – in action.
Al Rostamani Travels is offering a four nights, five days holiday package that includes a night in Nairobi, followed by two nights in Masai Mara and one in Lake Nakuru, which includes all meals starting from breakfast on day two till breakfast on day five.
Also included in the package are return airport transfers, transport in designed safari minivan (non A/C – shared with other guests) with a pop up roof for a maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English speaking guide and park entrance fees.
Total price: Package is priced at Dh2,775 on twin sharing basis, with accommodation in three-star lodges. Flight price is Dh1,623 per person, via Air Arabia
The surf and the sun beckon in this beautiful island getaway in the midst of the Mediterranean Sea.
Cyprus, the name itself conjures up a mystical retreat that provides the perfect blend of luxury and romance. And why not, considering the island is the birthplace of the mythical Aprodite, who was called the Goddess of love and beauty by the ancient Greeks.
Sharaf Travel is offering a special five-night package, with the first three days spent at Limassol, with the trip concluding the final two days in Larnaca.
The deal includes round-trip airport-hotel transfers in Limassol only, two nights accommodation in Larnaca and three nights in Limassol and daily breakfast.
Total price: Package is Dh1,600 per person on twin sharing basis. With tickets costing Dh3,777 via Emirates.
If you are looking for an exotic locale that will simply take your breath away, then Bhutan beckons in all its natural glory.
Imagine waking up in the morning, surrounded by virgin nature, where the sound of chanting monks falls on to your ears like gentle music.
Sharaf Travel offers a three night, four day package for Bhutan, via Kathmandu, which covers the cities of Paro and Thimpu.
Things to do in Paro include a drive to Kichu lhakhang, which is among the 108 temples built in a single day by Tibetan king Tsongtsen Gampo in 659 AD to pin down the ogresses. Also visit the Drugyel Dzong built in 1646 to commemorate victory over Tibetan invaders, led by Mongolian warlord Gushri Khan.
In Thimpu, the capital city for sightseeing, be sure to visit the Takin preserve area, school of 13 arts and crafts of Bhutan, the National Library and its vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts and many such historical places.
The package price includes one-night accommodation at an A category hotel in Thimpu on full board basis, and two nights in an A category hotel in Paro on full board basis.
Tours and transfers in Bhutan as per the itinerary with English speaking guide is on private basis, as is the Bhutan government royalty and entry visa fee.
The total price does not include Kathmandu accommodation.
Total price: Package costs Dh2,730 based on twin sharing basis. Kathmandu/Paro/Kathmandu is approximately $442 per person extra. Flight price is Dh1,229 via flydubai.
If a holiday is a must, but money is an issue, then nothing beats a quick three-night getaway to God’s own country, Kerala.
Whether you are searching for a peaceful getaway or a cultural adventure, Kerala, has something to offer even the most discerning traveller.
To relax, embark on a tranquil journey with a cruise through the palm-fringed backwaters and admire the luscious greenery dotted with exotic wildlife.
For the adventurous at heart, discover the magic of enchanting festivals or visit the many historical landmarks, whatever you desire a promise of unforgettable moments awaits you.
MMI Travel is offering a three-night package, inclusive of flights, one-night accommodation in Cochin at the Le Meridien, two nights at Kumarakom’s Zuri Resort, daily breakfast, half-day city tour of Cochin with a local English speaking guide, Kathakali show tickets in Cochin, exclusive motorboat cruise at Kumarakom., return airport transfers and all hotel taxes and service charges.
Phew! It doesn’t really get better than this.
Total price: Dh2,999, inclusive of stay at five-star hotels and return economy class tickets on Jet Airways.
Lap of luxury
If luxury is the need of the hour, then exotic Maldives beckons with a beautiful island paradise that serves up a delicious retreat.
With sun, sand and sea as its essence, you can discover over a thousand ‘Robinson Crusoe’ islands, explore massive lagoons and dazzling underwater coral gardens, while dining on your own private island.
MMI Travel offers an all inclusive package, with return economy fare, three-night accommodation in a deluxe double room at the five-star Kurumba Hotel, daily breakfast, return airport transfers and taxes.
Total price: Starts from Dh5,200 per person on a twin-sharing basis, with return economy class flights on Sri Lankan Airline.