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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 16 November 2018

Cheap flights from the UAE: here are some of the best summer saving deals 

Casablanca for under Dh1,775 return? Flights and two nights in a five-star European hotel for Dh3,254? Don't mind if we do

Fancy going to Kotor Bay in Montenegro? Flydubai has a great deal for travel to the Balkan country
Fancy going to Kotor Bay in Montenegro? Flydubai has a great deal for travel to the Balkan country

Listen up globetrotters, summer savings season has arrived, and most of the region’s airlines are getting in on the act.

Etihad, flydubai and Emirates have all launched summer sales recently, with fares and packages to some of the most sought after destinations. But you better be quick, in most cases bookings need to be made by August 16, 19 and 20 respectively for travel, in some cases, through until May next year.

Here's a list of the deals we think are worth knowing about...

Emirates

Mumbai

The Gateway of India arch in the Colaba district of Mumbai.
The Gateway of India arch in the Colaba district of Mumbai.

If Mumbai is on your hit-list between now and early next year, you’d be mad not to look into booking an economy return fare with Emirates from Dh995 per person return, from Dubai International Airport. Must book by August 20, for travel between September 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Jordan, Kenya and Morocco

The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Reuters/Youssef Boudlal
The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. Reuters / Youssef Boudlal

Trips to Amman, Jordan, and Nairobi, Kenya, are listed from Dh1,485 per person, while for those heading to Morocco, an economy return to Casablanca will set you back just Dh1,775 per person (and that's a 7.5 hour flight). All prices include taxes and surcharges. Must book by August 20, for travel between September 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Flydubai

Montenegro

The Our Lady of the Rocks church sits on a small island in the Bay of Kotor. Getty
The Our Lady of the Rocks church sits on a small island in the Bay of Kotor. Getty

Fly to Montenegro in the Balkans and spend two nights at the Regent Porto Montenegro hotel from Dh3,254 per person when you book through flydubai. Accommodation at the five-star hotel in Tivat, and flights to and from, are included in the package. Valid for stays up until September 30.

Georgia

The Old Town, Tblisi, Georgia 
The Old Town, Tblisi, Georgia

Head to Tblisi, Georgia, for two nights between now and the end of September from Dubai and you’ll pay just Dh1,434 per person. You’ll stay in the Hotel Old Tiblisi, which is a 10 minute drive from Freedom Square and about five kilometres from the city’s opera and ballet theatre. Flights and accommodation are included for trips up until September 30.

The airline also has 20 per cent discounts on airfares currently, with flights to Colombo from as little as Dh1,083 return and others for as little as Dh600. Bookings should be made by August 19, for travel between September 8 and October 31, 2018.

Etihad

Kochi and Bangkok

Chinese fishing net at Fort Kochi, Kerala during sunset. Pawan Singh / The National 
Chinese fishing net at Fort Kochi, Kerala during sunset. Pawan Singh / The National

If you’re based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad has some fares that are hard to pass up. If you’re keen on Kochi, then you can head there economy class return between September and May next year from Dh1,000, so long as you book before Friday (August 16). Same goes for Bangkok, Thailand, where you’ll pay from Dh1,850 return. Book by August 16 to avail these discounts for travel until 31 May, 2019.

Business class to London or New York

The London Eye is seen near the Houses of Parliament at dawn in central London. Reuters
The London Eye is seen near the Houses of Parliament at dawn in central London. Reuters

Return business class tickets to London with the airline is available from Dh14,200, while those in a New York state of mind can get to the Big Apple and back in business from Dh18,890. Bookings should be made by August 16, for travel until May 31, 2019.

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