Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 27 May 2019

Eid Al Fitr 2019: the best flight deals from the UAE

We round-up Eid flight offers before the coming holiday with discounted fares from Emirates, Etihad, Oman Air and more

Find special fares for flights this Eid Al Fitr. Courtesy Emirates
Find special fares for flights this Eid Al Fitr. Courtesy Emirates

With Eid Al Fitr just around the corner, now might be a good time to plan a last-minute escape, especially as there are plenty flights deals to be found before the holidays.

Emirates has announced new flight offers valid over the Eid holidays. It includes discounted fares to select destinations including London, Bangkok, Brisbane, Paris and more.

The offers are valid on economy and business-class tickets and available for anyone booking between now and May 30 for travel that takes place until February 29, 2020.

Economy deals include return flights from Dubai to Bangkok from Dh1,995, to Casablanca from Dh2,145 and to London from Dh2,445. Business fares start at Dh3,595 for flights to Kuwait.

Etihad has also announced Eid holiday deals that combine discounted fares and hotel bundles. These deals are available to book until May 31, with travel valid from today until June 9, depending on availability.

You could get a bargain trip from Abu Dhabi to Phuket to spend three nights in the Patong Premier Resort with Etihad prices starting at Dh3,356 including return flights. If Singapore speaks to you, how about a few nights at The Scarlet - Singapore’s first luxury boutique hotel. Prices start from Dh3,948 including flights. There are also bundle deals to select three, four and five-star hotels in Moscow, Munich, Los Angeles and Muscat.

Oman for Eid?

Oman Air is also offering Eid holiday deals to Muscat for passengers flying from Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

The airline has picked four and five-star hotels in the Omani capital to offer travellers return flights and two nights’ accommodation with rates starting at Dh1,361, including return airport transfers and daily breakfast.

Travellers based in Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah, Kuwait or Bahrain can also get discounted deals to Muscat with Oman Air.

Flight searching

Skyscanner has introduced an in-app Eid Getaway tile for travellers seeking discounted flights.

The new search function allows travellers to find Eid destinations where fares have seen the biggest price drop when compared to the average yearly cost of a ticket.

Although Skyscanner offers constantly change depending on load and demand, when we searched using the app for flights departing on June 4 and returning four days later we found fares from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur from Dh1,955, from Dubai to Rome from Dh2,175 and from Sharjah to London starting at Dh1,749.

Other deals valid over the Eid holidays on Skyscanner include return trips from Dubai to Kenya for Dh1,467 or to Turin from Dh1,100.

Ongoing offers

Air Arabia has not announced any specific deals for Eid yet but the airline has ongoing promotions that remain valid over the holidays. Fly from Sharjah to Kiev in Ukraine for Dh1,586 return or get a bargain fare to Amman from Dh1,512.

Flydubai will start flying to Kilimanjaro from June 1. Courtesy Flydubai
Flydubai will start flying to Kilimanjaro from June 1. Courtesy Flydubai

Flydubai is also yet to announce any Eid-specific offers but the low-cost airline will begin new flights to Kilimanjaro from June 1. Over the Eid holidays, we found return fares to the Tanzanian destination from Dh1,655. Bargain fares are also available to Colombo starting at Dh1,070 return.

Updated: May 21, 2019 03:19 PM

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