Kids flying with Emirates to ‘go free’ in Dubai’

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Families flying with Emirates to Dubai can enjoy a memorable, action-packed holiday at one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world, at a significant cost saving through this year’s ‘Summer Smiles in Dubai’ offer unveiled by the award-winning airline. 

The offer coincides with Dubai Summer Surprises, the region’s most awaited summer entertainment and shopping fiesta. 

‘Summer Smiles in Dubai’ is valid on bookings till the end of September 2011. It offers a 50 per cent discount on the adult air fare and free meals, accommodation and entertainment for up to two children under the age of 12 accompanied by two adult fare paying passengers, travelling to Dubai on Economy Class. 

Free UAE entry visas and rides on the famous Dubai Metro and free entry to some of the choicest attractions in Dubai are part of the package for the children. 

Discounts will be also offered to families at the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping mall in the world. Together with increased free baggage allowances on Emirates, these discounts will further enhance the attractiveness of the promotion.

The discount on child fares is valid only on flights to Dubai, but the free meals, accommodation and visa is available to all accompanied children flying on Emirates to and beyond Dubai.

“Emirates has always been the preferred carrier to Dubai as a result of the consistent value additions introduced by the airline,” said Devika Ellepola, Emirates Sales Manager in Sri Lanka. 

“This latest offer guarantees an amazing family holiday at an affordable price and reflects Emirates’ continued commitment to offer the best deals on travel to Dubai.”

She added that the extension of the promotion from last year to provide complimentary accommodation, free visas, meals and entertainment to children travelling with their parents is a significant change from the last two editions of the offer when it was limited to passengers travelling to Dubai only.

A range of selected hotels from two to five star establishments and hotel apartments from standard to deluxe are participating in the promotion, enabling families to suit their budgets and preferences.  

The winner of more than 400 top international awards, Emirates operates 21 flights a week from Colombo to Dubai and daily flights to Singapore, offering First, Business and Economy Class travel. The Emirates network now comprises 113 destinations on six continents.

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