By Ogova Ondego
Published May 29, 2016
Travel agencies Uniglobe Skylink Travel of Dar es Salaam and Tours and Holiday Bazaar of Nairobi have announced their ‘Easy Escape’ and ‘Holiday Bliss’ offers to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates via Emirates airline.
Uniglobe has announced return fares of US$370 to Dar es Salaam that also covers airport drop-off. Once in Dubai, the holidaymaker may share a a 5-star hotel room for US$363 or US$385; this rate covers four nights and five days.
The US$363 for JW Marriott Marquis also covers buffet breakfast, Desert Safari and Tanura Dance show, Marina Dhow Cruise, City Tour, Shuttle service to Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Mall, and Return airport transfer.
The US$385 fee is for Atlantis the Palm and Park Hyatt and covers a night’s stay at Atlantis the Palm, three nights’ stay at Hyatt Regency and, like for JW Marriott Marquis, also covers buffet breakfast, Desert Safari and Tanura Dance show, Marina Dhow Cruise, City Tour, Shuttle service to Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Mall, and Return airport transfer.
Holiday Bazaar quotes its holiday package for holidaymakers from Nairobi in Kenyan Shillings. About Sh100-Sh105 is equivalent to US$1.
Between July 7 and September 30, 2016, you can stay four nights in 4-star Regent Palace Hotel for prices starting from Sh70730 per person sharing and in three 5-star hotels for room sharing rates per person ranging between Sh84560 (JW Marriott Marquis), Sh100960 (Deluxe The Address, Dubai Marina), Sh108650 (Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah Beach), and Sh149140 (Atlantis The Palm).
Holiday Bazaar says the quoted accommodation rates cover four nights on bed & breakfast basis, airport transfer, and tax-inclusive airfare on Emirates.
Saying there are special child rates, Holiday Bazaar says rates for Please enquire about child rates.
Ramadhan blackout, i.e. July 7-10 and September 12-15, 2016, rates are available on request.
Holiday Bazaar is also selling holidays to South Africa till August 31, 2016.
The cost for an 11-Day Garden Route (Cape Town, Johannesburg & Suncity) starts from Sh138380 per person sharing. This covers Garden Route tour and city accommodations on bed & breakfast as per itinerary, airport transfer, return airfares and airport taxes.
The cost for four nights in Cape Town starts from Sh102500 per person sharing and covers accommodation on bed & breakfast basis, airport transfer, and tax-inclusive return airfare.
The cost of three nights in Johannesburg starts from Sh89180 per person sharing on bed & breakfast basis, airport transfer, and return airfare inclusive of taxes.
Oh, I almost forgot Holiday Bazaar also has a seven-day escape packages for Mauritius valid Until September 30, 2016.
While accommodation in 4-star Maritim Crystal Beach Hotel and Outrigger Resort & Spa costs Sh112240 and Sh153240 per person sharing, respectively, you have to part with Sh208590 per person sharing to stay in the 5-star The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa.
This takes care of seven nights’ accommodation on half board basis (unless indicated), return airport to hotel transfer, return economy class airfare & airport taxes.
If you are one of those who prefers to holiday in North America, Holiday Bazaar say they have 10-Night Family Escape packages for New York & Orlando in USA valid July 3-August 31, 2016.
How does this work out?
You spend Sh208590 per adult sharing and Sh115310 per child sharing to get three nights in New York and seven nights in Orlando. This covers accommodation in Orlando on room only basis and economy airfares and airport taxes on Emirates. It excludes airport-hotel transfer, mandatory resort fees TBA, entrance fees to any of the theme parks, meals and sightseeing.