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Emirates to operate extra Ramadan flights

Travel deals in the UAE and around the world

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 11:54 June 28, 2013
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  • Image Credit: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort&Spa
  • Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in the Philippines is offering a 30 per cent discount on all room categories until September 30
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Emirates to operate extra flights during Ramadan

Emirates will operate nearly 60 extra flights to assist pilgrims travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during Ramadan. An additional 42 services will operate to Jeddah from July 5 to August 16. An extra 17 flights will operate to Madinah from July 16 to 31. The additional flights to Jeddah and Madinah leave Dubai at 10.25am and 9pm on varying days during the period. Travellers from UAE can call 04-2144444 or write to hajandumrah@emirates.com to receive information on flights, book their travel, request special services, or make changes to their travel itineraries. The 24-hour toll free number, 800-8-971-487 can be accessed by Emirates’ passengers calling from within the KSA.

Etihad to launch daily flight service to Sao Paulo

From August 1, Etihad Airways will increase its three flights per week service to Sao Paulo to daily. Etihad Airways launched flights to Sao Paulo, its first destination in South America, earlier this month. Flight EY 190 will depart from Sao Paulo at 6.20pm to arrive in Abu Dhabi at 4.05pm. EY 191 will fly from Abu Dhabi at 8.30am to arrive at 4.35pm in Sao Paulo. For more information log on to etihad.com

Anantara hotels’ latest on Sir Bani Yas Island

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas will open its latest Abu Dhabi resort, the Anantara Al Yamm Villa Resort, on Sir Bani Yas Island next month. The five-star luxury villa resort comprises 30 luxurious villas, 16 of which are on the beach overlooking the Arabian Sea and another 14 overlooking a tranquil lagoon rich with high mangroves with views of the elegant white and pink flamingos that favour this verdant sanctuary. Al Yamm, meaning the sea, was inspired by the Arish dwellings of the early fishermen and pearl divers who lived seasonally on the island. The resort has been built with sustainable design features perfectly complementing the island’s delicate ecosystem. For more information and reservations, call 02-6561399 or write to crome@anantara.com or log on to al-yamm.anantara.com

Discounts at Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa in the Philippines is offering a 30 per cent discount on all room categories until September 30. The offer includes stay (for a minimum of four nights), buffet breakfast at Vintana for two adults and two children below 12, round-trip land and speedboat transfers via Caticlan airport, complimentary use of non-motorised water sports facilities and in-room wired internet and Wi-Fi access. For inquiries and reservations call 0063-362884988 or write to reservations.slbo@shangri-la.com

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