Stopover passengers can now experience vibrant Dubai with added ease
TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - Emirates airline announced today the
launch of a complimentary UAE visa service for Canadians traveling to
Dubai with the Dubai Stopover Program. Canadian passengers now receive
free entry to the country for up to 36 hours when they book one of the
exciting hotel and sightseeing packages offered through Emirates.
"Customer service is always a priority for Emirates and we are thrilled
to introduce the complimentary visa service for our Canadian stopover
customers," said Don McWilliam, Emirates Manager Canada. McWilliam
noted that the service makes exploring one of the world's great cities
easier than ever before. "The free 36-hour visa, in conjunction with
our increased Canadian connections through a recently announced
interline agreement with WestJet, means more choice and added
convenience for Canadian travelers," he added.
The Dubai Stopover Program introduces Emirates customers to Dubai, with
packages starting from as little as $39 CAD per person per night.
Passenger can choose from a full range of hotels and apartments, and
the deal now includes free UAE entry. Stopover customers also enjoy
personalized meet-and-assist in Dubai, including VIP escort through
Dubai International Airport upon arrival, hotel transfers, buffet
breakfast, taxes and service charges, as well as a free welcome pack -
which includes a Dubai Mall privilege discount booklet, offering
savings at retail and entertainment outlets in one of the world's
largest malls, 24-hour contact numbers, postcards and much more.
Toronto's Kompas Express serves as the fulfilment partner for the
Emirates Dubai Stopover Packages, allowing passengers and travel agents
to book with a local contact. To secure the 36-hour complimentary UAE
visa, Emirates customers must purchase the stopover package and simply
provide the application form, a colour copy of their passport and a
colour passport sized photo to Kompas Express, who will handle the
The Dubai Stopover offer is available to all Emirates passengers and
combinable with all fares. It is not restricted to any specific class
of travel. Passengers on Emirates may take advantage of a stopover
package on both the inbound or outbound leg of their journey, offering
two opportunities to experience the hospitality and vibrancy of Dubai,
the proud home of Emirates airline.
McWilliam noted that Canadians traveling to Dubai with Emirates do so
aboard the world's most technologically advanced aircraft. "The
Emirates A380 offers passengers unparalleled in-flight experience and
luxury," he said.
For booking and information contact Kompas Express at 416-534-8891,
toll-free at 1-800-387-6731 or via email at admin@UAEstop.com. Website: UAEstop.com.
Since its launch in 1985, Emirates airline has received more than 300
international awards in recognition of its efforts to provide
unsurpassed levels of customer service. Emirates operates out of Dubai
with no government protection or subsidies and in an environment that
does not restrict competition.
Emirates serves 116 cities around the globe with a young and
technologically advanced fleet of aircraft to support the expansion of
its international route. Operations on Emirates from New York, Houston,
Los Angeles, San Francisco and Toronto connect North America to the
world through the airline's route network with extensive connections to
the Far East, Australia, Africa and India Subcontinent. The airline
announced on September 28 that they will also add Dallas and Seattle to
their roster of North American gateways in the coming months. Emirates'
central office for Canada is located in Toronto at 90 Sheppard Avenue
East and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, please visit www.emirates.com/ca.
SOURCE Emirates airline
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