The limited number of foreign destinations available to Russian tourists for the summer leads to an abnormal redistribution of demand and a rush to buy tours to these open countries. Even if it's very hot there. At least on some, where both transportation and a decent vacation are available, tour operators are rapidly increasing volumes. So, as representatives of Russian Express told ATOR, the tour operator tripled the planned blocks on flydubai, and the main reason is the high demand for the Emirates, “even despite the start of the season in Turkey.” Tourists see the Emirates as a replacement for beach Europe and the Caribbean, they added.
The advantages of the direction are affordable convenient transportation from seven regions, flights from most cities fly twice a week, from Moscow – daily, while the preferred period of tourists' rest is just 7-12 days. The covid rules, although not completely canceled, are also not depressing: tourists only need to present either a printed Sputnik V vaccination certificate from the State Services, or a printed negative PCR test result for COVID-19, made no earlier than 48 hours before departure to the UAE. A certificate of a survivor from the State Services, issued no later than 30 days before arrival in the UAE, is also suitable.
Tours, as already mentioned, are offered with departure from seven cities:
- From Moscow – daily,
- from Novosibirsk – on Tuesdays and Saturdays,
- from Samara – on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
- from Ufa – on Tuesdays and Sundays,
- from Kazan – on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
- from Mineralnye Vody – on Wednesdays and Saturdays,
- from Ekaterinburg – on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
As for prices, the tour operator presented the following prices for the TOP-5 most popular hotels in different emirates of the UAE for 7 nights with flights and meals “full boarding house”, departure June 6:
- Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai 4 * (Dubai): from 63,300 rubles per person
- DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Resort & ; Spa 5* (Ras Al Khaimah): from RUB 61,800/person
- BM Beach Resort 4* (Ras Al Khaimah): from RUB 49,600/person
- Occidental Sharjah Grand 4* (Sharjah): from RUB 58,200/person
- Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche 4* (Ajman): from RUB 55,900/person
Also, Russian Express experts voiced two warnings for tourists who are going to relax in the UAE resorts in the summer. The first – “irrevocable” – the climate. Tourists were warned that summer temperatures do not fall below +37, but can “go off scale” even over 40 degrees. The second, related to the latest circumstances: the cards of Russian banks at the resorts do not work at the moment. Tourists are offered to use the “deposit” service, which the tour operator issues before the trip.
We add that the editors of TURPROM recommend choosing a tour to the UAE from Russian Express or from any other major Russian tour operator at guaranteed best prices in one of the well-known online package tour aggregators: ✈ here is a direct link to Level.Travel and ✈ here is a direct link to Travelata. These online agencies aggregate absolutely all tours of all Russian tour operators, which allows tourists to conveniently compare them and choose the best tour packages. The selected tour can be booked immediately, receive instant confirmation and pay online through a secure banking gateway and receive documents. Or you can just look at and compare current prices for tours from all tour operators at once.
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