General Travel News

Demand for FIFA from UAE remains low

June 10- As the FIFA World Cup is all set to begin in South Africa tomorrow, demand from the UAE for travel to the country remains low. Experts said fans do not want to go see the world cup with the steep price of Dh72,000 for a package. Around 30,000 premium match tickets are still unsold by sponsors which shows that people have yet to recover from the recession.
One of the most popular FIFA packages is being offered by Emirates Airline that includes airfare, accommodation and transport along with match tickets. According to the airline’s website, almost every package from the UAE has been sold out with the airline operating additional flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg on July 12 and 13. The airline has also added a service to Durban. “We are seeing a lot of demand from places like Brazil and also from the United States, where interest in soccer has grown tremendously in the last few years," said Nigel Page, Emirates' Senior Vice-President for North America and Africa.
Emirates also has a code-sharing agreement with South African Airways that has increased seat numbers by 77,000, to 1.87 million.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Parque Mexico

Parque Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

A large central park located in Condesa. Must-visit for a leisurely stroll at least once on every visit to the city – just lifts the stress right off of you. The main public square within the park has regular live performances by musical bands. Stalls selling all kinds of domestic clothing and handicrafts are frequently set up, and haggling is very common.   ...

Teatro Nacional

Teatro Nacional

Caracas, Venezuela

Also known as the Municipal Theatre, this public amenity is a splendid work of art in itself. Since its first live performance in 1881, an opera that received national recognition, the theatre has successfully continued to lure music and art lovers to its rather commendable performances. The interior is ornamented in tones of opulent luxury, with velvets and fine silks and an added sprinkle of ...

Mount Uhud

Mount Uhud

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Mount Uhud, 1077 metres high, is a very famous mountain in Islamic history. The 2nd battle of Islam that took place between Muslims and infidels was fought near this mountain. The Muslims lost this battle unfortunately but they learned numerous valuables lessons from it through the verdicts of Allah in the Holy Quran. The Prophet (PBUH) often showed emotion when he discussed the Uhud Mount and sai...

Titan Park

Titan Park

Bucharest, Romania

Among high rise grey communal buildings is this small refreshing oasis in the eastern side of Bucharest. Titan Park is a small quite piece of land that serves as a breather for the locals after they come back from work. The park also has a small wooden church in its premises together with small lake side clubs.                     ...