The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced that this Eid al Adha the private and public sectors will be getting a four-day holiday, August 10 to August 13.
On top of the long holiday, festive options such as sales and promotions add to the excitement of the holiday. But those looking to fly back home to India and Pakistan may be a bit shocked as prices have jumped up significantly... as they commonly do in Eid, however, this time they're in excess of Dhs4,000 on some airlines, according to a report on Gulf News.
On a regular day, a round trip from Dubai to New Delhi (India) would be Dhs1,000 to Dhs1,500. A round trip on Emirates, departing on August 8 and arriving August 17 would cost Dhs4,005.
Return tickets to Mumbai are normally around Dhs1,200 to Dhs1,500 but have increased by more than double to Dhs3,300.
Karachi tickets are usually around Dhs1,150 and have gone up by around four times for the Eid holidays to Dhs4,400.
Usually, a return ticket to New Delhi would be AED 800 to Dhs1,200, but during Eid-al-Adha, tickets are around Dhs2,600. A ticket to Mumbai is usually around AED 700 to AED 1000. During Eid, prices are around AED 3,000.
A round trip ticket to Karachi is normally around Dhs900 to Dhs1,200. Eid prices are around three times that, Dhs2,900.
FlyDubai’s normal prices are similar to Air Arabia but they are slightly different to Air Arabia prices during Eid.
A round trip to New Delhi would cost around AED 2,175, a ticket to Mumbai would be around AED 3,200 and a return trip to Karachi would be around AED 4,100.