Emirates to fly kids free this summer


Source:  www.tradearabia.com

Emirates Airlines has launched its “Kids Go Free” campaign this summer under which two children below 16 years can stay, eat and play in Dubai for free, when travelling with two paying adults.

10The campaign that keeps families at the forefront builds on the success of its “Kids Go Free” promotion last year, said a statement from Emirates.

Under the offer which runs till September 30, kids can enjoy free flights, tourist visa, accommodation, meals, rides on the Dubai metro, airport transfers, and access to numerous attractions in Dubai.

For this year’s campaign Emirates has partnered with Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), over 80 hotels, The Dubai Mall, the Department of Residency, and local destination management companies, to offer families in Bahrain even more incentives and savings when they spend their summer in Dubai.

Tariq Tawakul, Emirates’ manager Bahrain said, “In 2009 we ran the Kids Go Free promotion with a huge amount of success. It was extremely popular in Bahrain and we expect even more families to avail of this excellent offer in 2010.’

‘The offer gives families an unrivalled integrated destination experience, whereby two children up to the age of 16 can basically enjoy free flights on Emirates, tourist visa, accommodation, meals, rides on the Dubai metro, airport transfers, and access to numerous attractions in Dubai when accompanied by two paying adults.’

Families also get an attractive discount booklet at The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest, he added.

According to Tawakul, the offer provides excellent value to the many families in Bahrain looking to take a cost effective break during the summer.

“We look forward to helping families enjoy their summer break, starting from their journey onboard Emirates. Our inflight service offers a wide range of special meals suited to our young travellers, and also interactive games, TV channels and movies on-demand – ensuring every member of the family is entertained,” he added.

Saleh Mohammed Al Geziry, director of Overseas Promotions & Inward Missions, Government of Dubai (DTCM), said: “We are proud to partner with Emirates on their ‘Kids Go Free’ initiative, which coincides with the long-running and extremely popular Dubai Summer Surprises.

‘Dubai is the ultimate family-friendly holiday destination. Besides the numerous world-class attractions, Dubai is a very safe city, it is easy and affordable to get around by car, taxi or our newly-opened metro, and our international resident population makes it easy for any travelling family to feel right at home,’ he observed.

‘There is something for everyone, and we want to encourage more families from around the globe to come to Dubai and experience it for themselves,’ he added.

In addition to free flights, accommodation and meals, children also have free entry to Dubai’s most exciting attractions, ensuring an action-packed family vacation.

Some of these exciting activities include free Dubai City tour & Dhow Cruise with dinner for two kids for every two paying adults; free entrance to the Wild Wadi Water Park; Aquaventure & Lost Chambers at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai; Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates; iFLYDubai; Soccer Circus & Cite’ des Enfants at Playnation – Mirdif City Centre; Dubai Dolphinarium; Galleria Ice Rink at Hyatt Regency Dubai; and the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Sega Republic and Dubai Ice Rink at the Dubai Mall.

The offer also includes free round of golf (18 holes) at The Address Montgomerie Dubai for every paying adult; Free round of golf (18 holes) and kids meal at the Els Club, Dubai Sports City for every paying adult; free player development session, access to driving range and kids meal at Butch Harmon School of Golf, Dubai Sports City.