Airfares from the UAE to India, Pakistan, GCC, and other Middle Eastern countries are expected to increase by as much as 150% due to the high demand for travel during the Eid Al Fitr long weekend holiday.
Therefore, travel agents in the UAE recommend that the earlier people book the seats, the better it is, especially for the larger families who can end up paying a handsome amount.
Current fares to Mumbai, Delhi, Karachi, Islamabad
- Dh400-500 one-way
- Dh1,000-1,200 Return
Eid Al Fitr fares to Mumbai, Delhi, Karachi, Islamabad
- Dh1,000-1,200 one-way
- Dh2,500-3,000 Return
According to astronomical calculations revealed by Ibrahim Al Jarwan, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Astronomical Society, the holy month of Ramadan is likely to start on Thursday, March 23. As the holy month will last for 29 days, the first day of Eid Al Fitr is likely to fall on Friday, April 21.
The official Eid Al Fitr holiday in the UAE is from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3 (Hijri Islamic calendar months). If the astronomical calculations are correct, the break is from Thursday, April 20, to Sunday, April 23.