This is the first time I have seen that Qatar Airways is offering this kind of promotion, a book more, save more. It is similar to their 2-for-1 companion offer, but this one is valid if you are 3 passengers traveling together.
Again, it offers some great discounts on certain destinations from certain cities, and you have to check fares from your country to see what is on offer, or even change countries if you do not mind doing a positioning flight to get the fares you are looking for.
For the travel festival Qatar Airways have announced some really good deals, there are discounts on most destinations (and you get an additional 15% discount if you use the Visa Promotion), and the offers varies from country to country.
To see a full list of offers from your country, click here.
Qatar Airways ‘famous’ 2-for-1 business class sale is back!
If you are traveling over the next few months, this is one of the better and cheaper way of flying. As long as you are traveling in an ‘even’ number, Qatar is offering 2 for 1 in business class to over 150 destinations worldwide.
Abu Dhabi airport is introducing a Dh35 fee for passengers transiting or departing the airport, according to a report on Tuesday.
“The new fee will be charged from the passengers with effect from July,” says Al Ittehad newspaper, citing a resolution adopted by Abu Dhabi Executive Council in April.
The announcement comes barely two months after Dubai and Sharjah airports introduced similar charges for passengers.
“Every passenger departing from Abu Dhabi’s airports will have to pay Dh35 as fee, however, transit passengers and children below two years of age will be exempted from the new fee,” according to the report.
“The new fee is not being collected, as yet,” says Bilal Chaudhary, a senior travel advisor at National Travels and Tourism in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi International Airport has become region’s fastest growing travel hub. It has reported 9.5 per cent quarter-on-quarter increase in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2016.
Between January and March this year, 6,044,025 passengers travelled through Abu Dhabi, compared with 5,521,110 during the same period last year.
The number of passengers traveling through Abu Dhabi in March 2016 jumped to over two million passengers, reaching 2,025,842, up 5.6 per cent from 1,917,939 in March 2015.
Now that Ramadan has been announced, it is time to remember what you can expect when travelling in the Middle East.
First of all, the general rule for everyone is that eating, smoking and drinking during daylight hours is prohibited during Ramadan.
However, all transit areas of the airports are exempted, as all travelers traveling more than 80 kilometers in one day are exempted from the fasting. You can therefore expect all food outlets to be serving food and drinks during Ramadan, and in the UAE you should also be able to order alcoholic beverages, although they will probably not be on display.