4-day Eid Al Fitr vacation in the UAE: 5 tips for finding the lowest flight tickets
The next four-day long weekend will be enjoyed by UAE citizens in April 2023 on the eve of Eid. We have some travel tricks that will be useful if you are planning to travel over the next holiday weekend. Executives from the UAE’s travel sector spoke with Khaleej Times and shared the best recommendations for obtaining the cheapest airline tickets.
On the eve of Eid Al Fitr in April 2023, citizens of the UAE will take advantage of the following four-day holiday weekend. Many locals leave at this time to visit their home nations to enjoy the festival with their families, but some choose to fly to well-known vacation spots like Bangkok, London, and others.
Maximum seats are reportedly reserved for higher rates during the busy season because the revenue optimization team sets the rates, and the fares are set in accordance with those rates.
It is said that, for instance, if a plane has 160 seats, the 20–30 people who make the first reservations often receive the greatest tickets, and the airlines reserve the highest fares for the final 30 customers.
According to Avinash Adnani, managing director of Pluto Travels, airfares from the UAE to India, Pakistan, the GCC, and other Middle Eastern nations begin to rise one and a half to two months before major holidays like Eid Al Fitr because so many residents travel during these times.
It becomes difficult for travelers from the UAE to find a seat in the final week because prices start to rise about 40 days before Eid. It’s wise to get airline tickets before 45 to 60 days, as prices typically don’t decrease after this point.
The UAE has announced the full-year calendar for the holidays, so locals are aware of the precise dates when to fly, according to TP Sudheesh, general manager of Deira Tours & Travels. “The better rate you get the earlier you book.”
According to Avinash Adnani, managing director of Pluto Travels, airfares from the UAE to India, Pakistan, the GCC, and other Middle Eastern nations tend to rise one and a half to two months before major holidays like Eid Al Fitr because of a rise in demand.
Another suggestion is to erase the cache because, because to airlines’ savvy use of outdated cookies, the system fails to provide new airfares, the author continued.
Budget-conscious travelers could also research their alternatives with low-cost airlines and use the travel planner map they provide. Additionally, several airlines provide clients with a two-day airfare lock option.
To get the best deals, travelers who are flexible with their travel dates can look up airfare for the entire month before making a reservation.
The holy month of Ramadan is anticipated to begin on Thursday, March 23, according to astronomical calculations made public by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society. The first day of Eid Al Fitr will most likely happen on Friday, April 21, as the holy month will last for 29 days.
From Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, the UAE observes the Eid Al Fitr holiday (Hijri Islamic calendar months). The gap will take place from Thursday, April 20, to Sunday, April 23, according to astronomical projections.