Skyscanner compiled the date based on searches made on the portal between 1 January and 30 April for round-trip travel from the UAE during the school holidays Image Credit: Pixabay

Dubai: If you did not travel during the Eid Al Adha break due to sky-high fares, start planning a trip abroad with significant savings as the cheapest week to travel is coming up soon. 

When travelling as a family from the UAE on these dates, you could save up to Dh760 on your total cost of flights - at least that's what Skyscanner data revealed last month. The travel platform has a new tool called the Skyscanner’s Savings Generator which showed that travellers could save up to 10 per cent by choosing the cheapest week to travel.

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Best week to travel

The cheapest time to travel, according to Skyscanner, is the week starting from August 19 - the last week of school holidays. Booking a trip for that week could save you 10 per cent on total flight costs.

The platform also found that travelling on a Friday instead of a Saturday to certain destinations is cheaper - the key finding being that flexible plans are the best for big savings on travel.

Choosing a different departure airport may also save you big bucks. You could travel to Europe at savings of above Dh10,000 for a family of four if you change your chosen UAE airport, but with that can come additional travel costs and inconvenience.

How to find the cheapest flights

When travelling as a family, expenses tend to increase exponentially with tickets, hotel rooms, transport and more. The highest savings come from cheaper flight tickets.

Skyscanner showed one-way flights to Europe starting at Dh300 per person in August (as of July 4) and direct one-way flights to some Indian cities from Dh250 during August.

Skyscanner has a feature where you can search for flights anywhere based on your period of travel, and you can even choose to see rates for a month if you are flexible on dates. Kayak, another similar portal, has the Explore option that helps find the cheapest flights based on chosen dates, budget range, stops etc.