It’s Not Too Late to Book Your Eid Travel


Photograph by Wayne ChasanLondon, New York, Italy, the Maldives or China…Have you already make up your mind about your Eid travel? If you still haven’t booked your flight and hotel, well, do it now! Several companies have some great last-minute offers for travelers from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

No matter whether you are getting three days off around Eid Al Adha like most workers in the private sector or you are having the entire week to celebrate the holidays, you still have time to plan and book your Eid travel. Moreover, you don’t have to pay extra for making reservation in the last minute. We have selected for you some of the best online hotels and airlines deals and offers if you are leaving from Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

Sri Lanka (1)Qatar Airways for instance, have several current offers you can still take advantage of. Visit their official page, and book the special Eid holiday package to Sri Lanka to win a trip to Goa, India. The package includes 5-night accommodation, return Economy Class airfares, daily breakfast, entrance fees for several tourist sites and a guided tour of Sri Lanka. The prices start from AED 5549 from Dubai and from AED 5359 from Abu Dhabi. In addition, you will enter a draw for a fully pre-paid trip to the Indian paradise resort of Goa. However, if you’ve found a hotel and search for discounted return airline tickets, you can take advantage of the latest offers by the airline. It has special fares from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to various destinations around the world – Paris, Manila, London, New York, Casablanca, Istanbul, Chicago, and so on. Just check their Special Offers page and book your flight online.

Business Class Cabin A380And if you prefer their Business Class and book your flight three days in advance, you will get a second ticket for free. The sale just started today and is valid until November 6, so it’s perfect if you are flying with your better half this Eid. However, the minimum stay is three days, so be careful on your booking. There is another special offer for UAE residents – discounted short breaks in Salalah, Oman. The prices of the packages start from AED 2072 and include return Economy Class tickets, 3-night accommodation, and inclusive breakfasts.

Check in with EmiratesIf you choose to fly Emirates Airlines, you can also take advantage of various offers on their website. Currently, they have discounted return Economy Class airfares from Dubai to selected Asian destinations, starting from AED 995. However, you can also take a look at their special Eid holiday packages for travelers from Dubai. It’s always easier to book everything rather than reserving a room and then searching for a flight. Visit and you can choose from tens of destinations around the world and various 3-,4-, and 5-star hotels and resorts. Besides accommodation, you will get return Economy Class airfares from Dubai, breakfasts, as well as pre-paid services fees, airport departure taxes and others.

Some of the best offers by Emirates are exclusively for Skywards members. If you sign up for membership (at their website, of course), you will get plenty of benefits such as various discounts, special offers and you will be able to earn and spend Skywards Miles on a range of services and merchandise. Right now, Skywards members receive 20% discount off room rates in different Anantara hotels and resorts across the UAE, Thailand, Indonesia, China, the Maldives and Vietnam. But there are many other benefits such as complimentary breakfasts, massages, Wi-Fi, as well as discounts on dining and spa treatments. For those who have only three free days next week, yet dream of peace and luxury, Emirates has a special offer in partnership with Hilton hotels. Loyal customers can now get 25% off room rates in the brand-new Conrad Dubai and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

MEA Bahrain_Marriott Launches Eid Promo_ImageIf you are looking for a travel package, you can also check out the offers at Their special Fall Escapes include return airfares and 20% discount off villa accommodations across the U.S., Asia and Europe. The packages are for 3-night or longer stays for at least two adults and the prices vary by resort, so check the website for the details. Marriott’s hotels in New York are also at 20% discount; just make sure the Promo Code ADV appears in the time of booking. Visit and their Special Deals page to see all offers from Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Singapore2If you prefer Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, visit where you can take advantage of their current offer and save up to 66% off room rates at some of the most popular destinations. Packages at Accor-operated hotels also grant you included breakfasts, free Wi-Fi, shopping or dining vouchers, and many other benefits. All regional airlines fly daily to the Far East.


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