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UAE: Traveling to UAE becomes expensive for Indians, flight and hotel fares more than doubled

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After the start of air services between India and United Arab Emirates, everyone was aware of the congestion on this route. It was believed that the ticket prices would return to normal after a few weeks of becoming expensive, but this does not seem to be happening. The average fare from UAE to India in August was around Dh450 which has more than doubled in recent weeks.

Due to the fear of the third wave of corona virus, India has not yet fully resumed international commercial flights, due to which the prices are touching the sky. The fare from UAE to India on Diwali was around Dh5,000. John Gowler of Uranus Travels says the recent IPL matches and the ongoing T20 Cricket World Cup have also pushed up ticket prices. He said that due to peak season travel, there will be a further increase in airfares.
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Budget airlines also become expensive
Those traveling from UAE to India this month may have to suffer a lot. The reason for this is also less number of flights as compared to 2019. The increase in ticket prices has also made budget airlines expensive. An economy ticket from UAE to India on flydubai Airlines costs Dh750 to Dh1,500. Emirates currently remains the most sought-after airline among travelers, followed by Flydubai, Indigo and Air India Express.

Hotel prices also tripled
Gawler said that not just air travel, hotel rates have also increased by up to three times. Three and four star hotels are seeing huge demand irrespective of the location. The price has gone up due to high demand. A hotel room that used to cost Dh110 now costs Dh300. Due to T20 World Cup and Expo Dubai 2020, a large number of Indian tourists are reaching UAE.

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