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Visa and Emirates team up to offer free Visas to Dubai holidays

  • 21-Jan-10 17:25
  • Emirates
  • Holiday Industry

Emirates and Visa have teamed up to offer travellers with free one-month tourist visas to Dubai during the Dubai Shopping Festival season. The offer applies to holidaymakers that fly with Emirates and pay with their Visa credit, Debit or prepaid card

Visa and Emirates team up to offer free Visas to Dubai holidays
Those looking to take Dubai holidays during the exciting Dubai Shopping Festival month and spend some quality time with their families on fun-filled Dubai holidays can do so without having to pay for their tourists visas if they fly with Emirates and pay with their Visa debit, credit or prepaid card in the UAE.
The new deal struck between Visa and Dubai’s national airline Emirates means that passengers will be able to take Dubai holidays with a free one-month-long tourist visas when paying with their Visa card and flying with Emirates.
Valid for all Emirates holiday destinations that require a visa for travel to Dubai, the promotion is open to passengers in any class of travel - provided a return ticket is purchased in the UAE and a valid family member sponsors their stay. However, tickets must be booked and paid for in the UAE during the two week sale period going from 19th January until 1st of February 2010 inclusive.
Saving UAE families hundreds of dirhams on their Dubai holidays during the January Dubai Shopping Festival, the free visa campaign has been introduced to help families bring their loved ones to Dubai, without the added financial burden of paying for visas.
“Partnering with Visa, Emirates has developed another excellent promotion that helps families come together to experience one of Dubai’s most acclaimed and glittering events, DSF. The free visa promotion takes into account that the cost of visas can be a determining factor in whether people can afford to travel or not, offering a free visa alleviates this stress.
“Emirates has been a long term supporter of the Dubai Shopping Festival. DSF highlights the excellent amenities available in Dubai, putting the emirate on the world stage and attracting huge volumes of visitors each year. It is an excellent event for Dubai and we are proud to be associated with its success. We hope that this promotion will encourage even more families to visit Dubai during this exciting festival.”- said Khalid bel Jaflah, Emirates’ Vice President Commercial Operations UAE.
Commenting on the joint initiative to attract UAE shoppers to Dubai holidays during the emirate’s shopping festival, Kamran Siddiqi, Visa’s General Manager for GCC, Levant, Pakistan and Afghanistan added: “We are delighted to partner with Emirates to offer this unique free visa promotion to Visa cardholders. As an official sponsor of DSF we are delighted to be able to make it easier for people to experience the shopping festival and extend the benefits of using a Visa card to tourists visiting Dubai during this period.”
It’s a fact that a large proportion of Dubai residents have family living outside of the UAE this promotion is expected to be welcomed by families across the emirate.
The sponsor in the UAE can purchase the ticket and apply for the tourist visa at their nearest travel agent or by visiting Emirates ticketing counters located in the UAE.
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