Source – All Africa
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is offering Ethiopian customers a free UAE visa when booking a ticket to Dubai.
The offer, which is valid from 10 November until the 20th November 2014 and for travel between 10th November and 10th December 2014, is available across First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.
Commenting on the offer, Emirates Country Manager for Ethiopia Temima Kemal said: “As Emirates, we always aim to offer our customers value for money. With this offer, customers who book with us for travel to Dubai from Addis Abeba within the specified period, will get a free UAE visa and save on that cost. In addition, they will experience Emirates famous and award-winning products and services on route to visit one of the world’s most iconic cities.”
Dubai, known as a city of contrasts – from futuristic architecture to vibrant traditional culture and diversity, it’s a place that offers an exciting and diverse travel experience.
“From views from the world’s tallest tower, beaches, desert landscapes and shopping at some of the largest malls in the region, including Dubai Mall, to the world’s largest. There is also an array of dining options which will spoil anyone for choice. Accommodation ranges from iconic hotels such the Burj Al Arab and Armani Hotel to a wide range of three star and four star hotels to suit all budgets,” said Ms. Kemal.
Each visa is valid for one month and is not renewable. Each return ticket to Dubai booked through Emirates is eligible for the free visa. Customers can purchase the ticket and apply for the tourist visa at their travel agents or by visiting Emirates ticketing counters located in the in Ethiopia.
Emirates established operations in Ethiopia in March 2006. Currently, the airline flies daily from Bole International Airport to Dubai, and onward to more than 140 destinations in 81 countries across six continents, and it’s the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 and A380 aircraft.
EK 723 departs Dubai International Airport every day at 1030hrs and arrives at the Bole International Airport at 1330hrs. The return flight, EK 724, leaves Bole International Airport at 1610 hrs and lands in Dubai at 2120 hrs.
On Addis Abeba – Dubai route customers on board will experience Emirates award winning ice entertainment system, which offers hundreds of channels of audio and visual entertainment, while enjoying gourmet cuisine, and the service and hospitality from Emirates’ multi-national cabin crew. Emirates also offers generous baggage allowances across all classes, with 50 kg for First Class, 40 kg for Business Class and 30 kg for Economy Class.