With the Christmas holidays fast-approaching, we’ve put together the top five airlines, leaving on December 22 and returning on December 30 – getting back just in time for New Year’s Eve right here in Dubai...
1. Gulf air
Best price is Dhs3,200
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is now fitting its entire fleet of aircraft with a communications and entertainment solution called Sky Hub. Passengers will enjoy full broadband connectivity to access internet, mobile phone services and, for the first time in the world, a global, live television service on-board, which offers real-time, uninterrupted telecast of news channels and live football games. As well as Sky Hub, Gulf Air also offers Sky Nannies and Sky Chefs. Sky Nannies provide care and attention for children from the moment they board the flight to the end of their journey, taking the strain off parents travelling with young children and keeping younger passengers amused during the journey making it an enjoyable experience. Sky Chefs offer dine-on-demand options for passengers. All chefs are experienced and are involved in every aspect of the on board dining experience – from selecting the ingredients, creating recipes, supervising ground kitchens, to preparing cuisine and serving.
2. Virgin Atlantic
Best price is Dhs4,310
Virgin Atlantic uses a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing wide-bodied jets. The majority share is owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group.
Best price is Dhs4,650
Based at Dubai International Airport, Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 2,400 flights per week.
Best price is Dhs4,680
Germany’s national airline is the biggest in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried, and the fourth biggest in the world.
5. Royal Brunei Airlines
Best price is Dhs7,560
Owned by the government of Brunei, Royal Brunei Airlines now has a fleet of 10 aircraft and flies to 19 destinations worldwide.