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Dubai One Way Ticket Demand Will Not Increase

The demand for one way tickets out of Dubai will not increase despite a big jump in schooling fees.  General Manager of Alpha Travel and Tours said most people will choose to pay more for education rather than uproot and relocate their families.   Fabian Fernandez acknowledged that fees have risen substantially but “I think we can live with that – there is no other choice.”  He said some people don’t mind paying the extra fees, while others will complain and adjust.

Forty percent of respondents to a poll last month stated they planned to send their children home for schooling when the term ends in June because of the poor quality and high school fees.  Fernandez said in fact, very few professionals had or are expected to book one-way tickets from the emirate.

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