Dubai — Emirates, the world's fastest growing airline, and Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) have launched a summer campaign dubbed 'Do More in Dubai' which runs until September 30 and coincides with Dubai Summer sales.
Under the offer, up to two children under age 12, traveling with an accompanying adult in economy class, are eligible to receive complimentary accommodation (minimum three night stay), meals in participating hotels, plus airfare discounted 50 percent off the adult fare. The promotion will allow travellers of any age to create unique experiences across Dubai - from beach to malls, from the desert to the pinnacle of the world's tallest building.
"Dubai has developed into a destination for all seasons and Emirates has chosen its partners, DTCM, Dubai Mall and the many participating hotels, to showcase the best the city has to offer. Emirates knows that finding a holiday destination to meet the needs of a diverse group, be it families with children or a group of friends, is challenging and has thus created this offer to make travel a little easier," said Emirates Regional Manager for East Africa Essa Sulaiman Ahmad, while unveiling the offer in Nairobi.
He continued: "Emirates is known for its superior service in the air and with Do More in Dubai brings our spirit of hospitality and adventure to our passengers while on the ground. Emirates invites families with children, as well as those still young at heart, to come and experience everything our hometown has to offer this summer. Do More in Dubai cover all a traveller's needs: flights, transfers, accommodation, shopping, activities and tours - making Dubai a unique destination without breaking the bank."
The promotion provides families with a choice of over 70 hotels and apartments in Dubai, ranging from two- to five-star, with city or beach locations, to meet every family's need. Furthermore, to take advantage of even more fun in Dubai, at participating hotels, offers can be extended beyond three days and will include free breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets for children, plus room taxes and service charges.
Emirates has also partnered with Dubai Mall, also known as the home of Dubai shopping festival, to further enhance the Do More in Dubai packages by including free children's access to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Sega Republic and Dubai Ice Rink at the mall, the world's largest.
"Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination and is obviously any traveller's ultimate destination for great shopping and entertainment in the city. We have therefore increased our baggage allowance by 10kg per adult for up to two adults traveling with children; making space for shopping purchases and family souvenirs of Dubai. The offer also provides the Dubai Mall discount voucher book which provides one-of-a-kind experiences for those still young at heart such as golfing at the Els Club in Dubailand and Arabian Ranches Golf Club, dinner along the Creek on a Bateau Dubai Dinner Cruise," Ahmad added.
Additionally, the offer includes entrance deals to some major attractions in Dubai such as the Wild Wadi Water Park; Aquaventure & Lost Chambers at Atlantis, iFLYDubai; Soccer Circus & Cite' des Enfants at Playnation - Mirdif City Centre; and the Dubai Dolphinarium at Creek Golf Club.
The offer covers Meet & Assist service at the Dubai airport, airport transfers, and a free Dubai City Tour & Dhow Cruise with dinner for up to two children with accompanying paying adults