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Tours to the UAE surprised tourists with their cheapness

Subscribers of the TG channel “Roof of TourDoma” drew attention to the relatively low cost of tours to the resort of Fujairah (UAE) with departures from Moscow next Sunday, February 11.

We checked the information: indeed, on online booking sites for the specified date, for example, five-day tour packages to the Doubletree By Hilton Fujairah City 5* hotel are offered for 88 thousand rubles. for two (hereinafter the prices shown are current as of 18:00 on February 5. – Ed.). Flight direct with Air Arabia to Sharjah, followed by ground transfer.

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A week-long tour to the specified hotel based on flydubai flights (direct flight from Moscow to Dubai) costs 89 thousand rubles.

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The indicated prices are only slightly higher than the cost of air tickets on board Emirati carriers. It turns out that a five-star hotel as part of a tour package goes to tourists for a symbolic cost.

As the head of one of the tour operator companies told the TourDom.ru portal, some shortage of tours for the first half of February is actually observed now – demand is somewhat lower than supply. However, according to him, tour operators do not incur serious losses. After TEZ TOUR temporarily abandoned its block on Air Arabia in the UAE at the end of December, other blockers held negotiations with the carrier. On routes from Moscow to the UAE, a situation has arisen where air tickets from Russian airlines – Pobeda, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines and even Aeroflot – are often significantly cheaper than on board Emirati carriers. It is sometimes more profitable for tour operators to buy seats on flights upon request and create GDS tours rather than using blocks. As an expert explained on condition of anonymity, Air Arabia listened to the arguments of its partners and offered more lenient terms of cooperation. Some hoteliers also made price concessions.

Another tour operator noted that the “failure” of demand for the UAE is local and occurs only in the first half of February. For the period after the 15th, bookings have been activated. Tours for the holidays, February 23 and March 8, sell well. By the way, the price of a vacation in the same Doubletree By Hilton Fujairah City 5* with a departure from Moscow on February 18 is almost twice as high as with a departure a week earlier – from 163 thousand for two.

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We previously wrote about how much tours to Egypt cost with early booking promotions.

Source: Tourdom

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