The high season in the UAE has already begun: blocks of seats to Emirates are running out fast
Tour operators report a significant increase in demand for the UAE. The demand for tours in the UAE with arrivals in the upcoming September among Tez Tour customers is 7 times higher than in 2021 and only 10% behind the 2019 season. In Pac Group tour sales for September are 2 times higher than in 2021 and 1,5 times higher than in 2019.
“This year, the demand is very high, we record a multiple increase of bookings compared to the same periods of previous years, and this is not the limit,” experts of the tour operator Russian Express report.
Seats on the flights to the UAE for the coming months are finished quickly. In Anex Tour most of offers on the blocks for September have already been bought out. In Coral Travel, the UAE is on the second line in the top destinations in September.
According to an established long-term tradition, the most popular emirate among Russian tourists is Dubai. But travelers this year are increasingly looking for tours to other emirates.
“Many European countries are not available, the offer for destinations is very limited. This gave impetus to the development of new tourist destinations (including within the UAE), to the development of new tourist routes, the study of different emirates for family and outdoor activities,” Space Travel says.
Now, in the ranking the emirate of Sharjah is after Dubai. Demand for Ras al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi and Ajman has increased. By the way, in many hotels of these emirates there is an all-inclusive system, which is so demanded by Russians.
Holiday in the UAE in September is good first of all by attractive hotel prices. “Many hotels, for example, already offer a 30% discount for accommodation in August in comparison with October,” the press service of Space Travel says.
Basically, only Emirati air carriers fly to the UAE now. Tickets for these flights are in great demand not only among tourists who want to visit the Emirates, but also among passengers traveling with connections to third countries.
All these factors affect the cost of air tickets. But, what is important, there is a block transportation as part of the packages of tour operators, which provides fixed, and not changing every hour, prices for air transportation.