Kerala travel agents offer packages for Dubai festival

January 16th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Travel agents in Kerala have begun announcing packages to attract travellers to participate in the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival that began Thursday. The festival is considered the biggest shopping and entertainment event in the Middle East.

The theme for this year’s festival, “Celebrate the Festivities,” highlights the event as a period where visitors can enjoy the best of four seasons in a year.

Kerala-based travel company Great India Holidays, the holiday arm of Great India Tour Co (GITC), Friday announced tour packages priced at about Rs.15,300 per person.

The package includes three nights accommodation in a three star hotel, daily breakfast, arrival and departure transfers, UAE tourist visa, health insurance, Dubai city tour, a desert safari and dinner.

“We expect the bookings to peak towards the end of the month. Malayalees have an inclination to visit Dubai and this can be made out from the numerous inquiries we have been receiving,” E.M. Najeeb, who heads GITC, told IANS.

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