Aiming at rapidly growing visiting friends and relatives segment, Sharjah-based no-frill airline Air Arabia today announced an all inclusive package, starting at Rs 20,299 including two-way airfare and tourist visa fee, for those flying to UAE.
The customers opting for visiting friends and relatives (VFR) package would also be entitled to carry free baggage allowance of up to 40 kg as part of the overall package, Air Arabia said in a release.
The package is available for travel from all 13 Indian airports from which the airline flies and would be valid up to December 31 this year, it said.
According to PATA India Outbound Travel 2015 report, India is UAE’s largest overseas market, with almost 47 per cent of the seat capacity flowing to the country.
About 1.6 million Indians visited Dubai in 2015, logging a growth of a 26 per cent year-on-year despite currency fluctuations and slowdown in the global economy, the release said, quoting the report.
Abu Dhabi captured 21 per cent more Indian visitors in 2015 and Ras Al Khaimah recorded a 23 per cent during the first six months of 2016, it said.
Air Arabia flies from Jaipur, Kochi, Nagpur, Coimbatore, Thiruvananthapuram, Goa, Kozhikode, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Chennai.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Dubai to Muscat Sailing Race, Dubai Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Art and Dubai International Rugby Sevens are some of the major events which take place in the UAE between October and December.