The summer holidays are here and what better way to prepare for the season ahead than have a gist of the most exciting options in the region and beyond. Some governments are proactively seeking vacation seekers: the UAE cabinet has already approved free limited visa to transit passengers, allowing visitors to stay in UAE for up to six days (at an additional fee of $13.6).
ABU DHABI SUMMER SEASON
The highlight of the 59-day summer season is ‘My Abu Dhabi Summer Pass’, offered by Rayna Tours, where the public will be able to enjoy access to attractions and city tours with discounts up to 50 per cent across 16 experiences including Ferrari World, Al Ain Zoo, Big Bus Sightseeing and more. Abu Dhabi Summer Season will feature popular characters from renowned shows including Al Beit Beit Aboona at Raha Beach Theatre and Nickelodeon Experience, Around the World by Bawadi Mall, Pinkfong and Baby Shark at Dalma Mall, Unite with Tomorrowland at du Forum, All Day Live! at Emirates Palace and Sparkles of India at du Forum and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show at Dalma Mall.
DUBAI SUMMER SURPRISES
Highlights of this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises include a mega Opening Day 12 Hour Sale, a daily Deal of the Day offer, weekly Weekend Destination surprises and the Final Weekend Sale. Dubai Summer Surprises will kick start with a mega 12-hour sale on opening day (June 22). Participating retail outlets at Majid Al Futtaim malls in Dubai will offer incredible discounts up to 90 per cent, giving shoppers a 12-hour bargain bonanza. The sale will run from 12pm to 12am. In terms of attractions, purchase of Dubai Pass will give visitors up to 60 per cent discount on over 30 attractions across Dubai including theme parks like IMG Worlds of Adventure, Bollywood Parks and more.
SUMMER OFFERS 2018 – OMAN
About 51 special hotel packages and attractive offers will be part of the summer season promotion in Oman even as the country presents moderate weather during the summer, with temperatures reaching up to 25°C in some tourist spots such as Jabal Shams, Jabal Al Akhdar, Dhofar Governorate, Al Ashkharah Beach, several Omani villages and valleys, and beaches located along Al Wusta Governate. Oman Air is also offering attractively priced packages to Salalah, Muscat and Musandam.
YAS ISLAND ABU DHABI
‘Treasure on Yas', a one-million-dirham summer extravaganza will be running from June 21 until August 31, giving visitors a chance to discover ‘Treasure on Yas’, and try their luck at a weekly bounty of $27,200 in cash. Treasure on Yas can be found at several Yas Island attractions, including its three iconic theme parks, Yas Mall, Yas Marina, Yas Links, Yas Marina Circuit and all seven Yas Island hotels. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the island’s latest attractions including Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park when it opens on July 25.
BAHRAIN SUMMER FESTIVAL
Held under the slogan “Muharraq Capital of Islamic Culture”, the 10th edition of the Bahrain Summer Festival is returning with a thrilling consecutive two-month programme.
In Bahrain, Nakhool and Nakhoola, the adventurous duo and faces of Nakhool Tent, will welcome all families and friends daily from 5 to 9 pm providing a wide array of entertainment for all ages. The annual festival, which has become one of the most anticipated events throughout the region due to its reputation of exciting lineups of live shows and multi-cultural family-friendly entertainment, will be filled with various performances along with artistic activities and creative workshops.
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