Tour operators have shared information on how to save on trips to the Emirates, especially popular during the New Year holidays, competing with Egypt, Turkey, and Thailand. According to experts, the Emirates hold leading positions in tour sales for New Year. Dubai remains the most popular destination, attracting over 55% of tourists purchasing packages to the UAE.
Tourists heading to the UAE for the New Year holidays prefer packages lasting about seven days, with the peak departure date in late December. Many hoteliers have decided not to raise prices in dollars for the Russian market this year, but due to changes in the dollar-to-ruble exchange rate (the Emirates being a "dollar-denominated" destination), prices in ruble equivalent remain higher.
One of the tour operators' tips for saving on a holiday in the UAE during the festive period is to book your package in advance and be flexible with your departure dates. It's also worth considering options from different airlines and city hotels rather than beachfront ones to reduce expenses. Some tourists may save by forgoing the mandatory New Year's dinner at the hotel and opting for breakfasts or full board, depending on their plans for an active holiday.
If you plan to rent a car in Dubai for the New Year holidays, it is recommended to book it in advance for better prices and options. Before making a reservation, it's important to compare the terms and prices of different rental companies. Pay attention to insurance, traffic rules, and parking peculiarities in the city. Familiarize yourself with fuel rental conditions and possible additional fees. Remember the road safety rules and local norms.
Renting a car in Dubai provides convenience and freedom of movement, allowing you to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace.