CHENNAI: Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines is inviting passengers from India to visit its home city by announcing a range of fares. The return economy class fare including taxes from Chennai to Dubai is INR 19,869. The fares are valid for sale and travel until 31st March 2014.
The fares are on offer from all 10 Emirates gateways: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kochi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata and have been specially designed to give travellers from India the chance to experience Emirates' award-winning product and service and the airline's home city at an even more attractive price.
An added benefit is that until 7th October 2013 Indian nationals can apply for a Dubai "Express Tourist Visa" at the cost of the "Normal Tourist Visa" for only Rs 5150, a saving of 25% from the normal price.
"We are extremely pleased to give our passengers across India the opportunity to experience Emirates' renowned product and service at even better value for money", said, Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, Vice President India and Nepal. "As the fares are valid until March it allows people to plan their trip and visit our home city when they wish. With so much to see and do in Dubai there is always a reason to visit and there are plenty of upcoming attractions in the coming months."
Emirates offers many features on its flight to and from India which have been specially tailored for its passengers from India. The award-winning inflight entertainment system, ice offers up to 1500 channels and includes programming in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Gujurati, Punjabi and Urdu. Some highlights onboard this month include:
30 Hindi movies including 4 New Movies in Sept- Go Goa Gone, Shootout at Wadala, Race 2, Jolly LLB
* 4 Kannada movies including Bheema Theeradalli
* 4 Marathi movies including Premachi Goshta
* 6 Malayalam movies including Businessman
* 6 Tamil movies including Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga
* 4 Telegu movies including Mr. Nookaiah
* 4 Gujariti movies including Ver Ni Vasulat - Ek aag
* A large selection of TV channels including dedicated channels to Bollywood Pop Videos, Hindi Classic Songs, Comedy and many more.
* Hours of dedicated music & audio channels featuring today's most popular including:
* The soundtrack to Chennai Express (movie soundtrack)
* Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (movie soundtrack)
In addition the airline offers three regional menus onboard designed to cater to the Indian palate and a generous baggage allowance of 30 kilogrammes in Economy Class, rising to 40kgs in Business Class and 50kgs in First Class.
Once in Dubai, there are many activities to keep visitors entertained. The Dubai International Film Festival in December features many movies from Bollywood. The ever-popular Dubai Shopping Festival will start in January and the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature follows in March.
Dubai is also home to a number of world-famous sites and attractions for visitors to enjoy. From experiencing skiing indoors on year-round snow, experience the view from the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, a walk around the gold and spice souks or enjoying the world-class shopping and hotels; Dubai has so much to offer.