Most people in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, in general, are now preparing for the holidays marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Eid, which is only a few days from now. If you still haven’t planned your Eid Al Fitr holiday, today may be your last chance to book a short vacation at a really good price. In fact, the last minute Eid holiday packages we would talk about it are the best price-wise we could find online after combing many holiday offers on Expedia.com, Booking.com and many other similar online booking websites.
Since the beginning of the global financial crisis, many people have avoided unreasonable spending including big celebrations and luxury vacations abroad. But your Eid holiday break doesn’t have to be luxurious, extravagant and super expensive. On the contrary, there are many last minute Eid holiday packages which give you the opportunity to explore exotic destinations without breaking your bank account. Booking earlier is always the best strategy when we want to save some money, but frankly, how many of us actually plan our time off in advance? For all those who are just now starting to look for discounted travel packages, Qatar Airways has a great solution – last minute Eid holiday packages offers from Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The travel packages include flight and hotel reservations in some of the most popular destinations across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East region. Of course, they are valid for travels from August 7 to August 17, so if you have a few additional free days besides the public holiday, you will be able to use them as you wish.
Visit the airlines’ website (www.qatarairways.com) and look at their holidays’ page where you will find the special offers. The first travel package includes a fantastic night safari and a great family adventure at the Kigio Wildlife Conservancy and the Masai Mara National Reserve. The 5-night Kenyan Getaway starts from AED 7999 for travelers from Abu Dhabi and AED 7889 for travelers from Dubai. Another great idea for an Eid holiday is the visiting the paradise island country of the Seychelles which is among the most preferred places for tourists from around the world. And don’t think the tropical island has only beaches and delicious Creole cuisine – its magical wildlife, especially the marine life around the more remote coral islands is spectacular. The package starts from AED 5698 for flights from Dubai and only AED 4978 if you depart from Abu Dhabi!
Another very popular destination for Middle Eastern travelers is Asia and here you will find several great packages for the whole family. Let the kids experience the wonders of Hong Kong Disneyland or the Malaysian Genting Highlands, or feel the magic of movies in Universal Studios Singapore theme park. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair if the Eid Al Fitr offer didn’t include the Phuket Island, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and one of the most affordable vacations of all, a 3-night stay in Bangkok. You can taste international cuisine and experience the blending of many different cultures in the city only for AED 3648 (Dubai) and AED 3872 (Abu Dhabi). And most of all, you can spend your entire holiday shopping while the kids are having fun with one of the endless entertainment options in Bangkok.
Naturally, the European offer features the most popular cities of the continent – London, Paris, Athens and Rome. These are more than just city escapes – these places will charm you with their rich historical and cultural heritage and will make you come back next year. If you are with the kids, you can also choose the greatest theme park on the continent – Disneyland Paris which offers endless fun and various entertainments not only for the little ones, but for parents, too. The packages are very affordable, compared to other all-inclusive packages in Paris. For example, the Disneyland Paris offer from Dubai comprises of 3 nights at Disney Hotel, a return airplane ticket, and a park entrance and it costs AED 5029 per Adult and only AED 3099 per child.
On the other hand, the Mediterranean Cruises which are offered are entertaining for both young and old. You will fly from Dubai or Abu Dhabi, then sail from Rome and explore seven different Italian destinations during the 7-night cruise. However, Norwegian Epic sails on August 7, so if you want to have an Eid holiday the Italian way, make your reservation as soon as possible! Another alternative for booking cruises from the Middle East is cruisedirect.com.
And if you want a different, exotic and still affordable Eid this year, you best shot will be a regional travel. Although many people don’t realize it, Salalah, the capital of the Omani province of Dhofar, is one of the wonders of the Middle East – right now Salalah’s countryside is green and lush and the average daily temperatures don’t exceed 25 degrees Celsius. A 3-night holiday will cost you the unbelievable AED 2032!
It may take you less than half hour to visit Qatar Airways’ website, find your dream vacation and make an online booking.