Emirates unveils special packages for Dubai Shopping Festival

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Sri Lankan shopaholics and leisure seekers who would like to experience ‘Dubai at its Best’ when the city hosts its 18th Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) from 3 January to 3 February 2013, can do so at attractive rates on Emirates.

A key sponsor of this annual event, the airline has unveiled a series of accommodation packages that makes it possible for travellers from Sri Lanka who fly Emirates to spend three nights and four days at the world’s biggest shopping extravaganza, for just Rs. 34,000 upwards per person, twin sharing.

The packages cover accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at a choice of 16 properties including three to five star city hotels, beach hotels and apartments. Among the participating hotels are IBIS, Novotel, Holiday Inn, Traders, Millennium Plaza, Crowne Plaza, Radisson Blu, Hyatt Regency, Movenpick and Rixos, Atlantis and One and Only, which are located on Dubai’s iconic The Palm.

Adding to the attraction of the offer is the fact that these packages can be combined with special fares valid for sale until the 10 January 2013.

“Although it has been running for nearly two decades, the Dubai Shopping Festival remains a phenomenal attraction,” said Devika Ellepola, Emirates Sales Manager for Sri Lanka. “There is always something new for every member of the family. These packages offer a great opportunity for Sri Lankans to experience a world class event at amazing value for money prices.”

The package price includes a Dubai visa, personalised meet-and-assist on arrival, airport-hotel-airport transfers, room tax and service charges. Emirates passengers who purchase these packages are also eligible to receive special discounts on an extensive range of excursions within Dubai.

Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program are entitled to 20 per cent bonus miles when they book a minimum of three nights on an Emirates Holidays package. Building on the success of its marketing campaign of last year, DSF 2013 will project ‘Dubai at its Best’ as its marketing slogan, signifying that the Emirate will showcase the best across all its sectors and services during the festival.

Between January 3 and February 3, the 32-day extravaganza will paint the city with a festive mood through its unique blend of shopping, lotteries and entertainment, which includes international concerts, musicals, shows, sporting events and fashion shows. Emirates, which has been a major contributor to the success of the DSF since its launch in 1996, operates 21 flights a week between Colombo and Dubai. The Emirates route network now encompasses 128 destinations in 74 countries.