Air ticket prices for travel between cities in India and the UAE have soared as Dubai Expo 2020 officially opened on October 1.
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Travellers from India are arriving in UAE in large numbers to visit families, seek better job opportunities, and visit the Dubai Expo 2020. Air ticket prices for travel between cities in India and the UAE have soared.
A huge chunk of the travellers are quarantine passengers on their way to Saudi Arabia, agents have said.
Travel agents have said that one-way airfare prices from South Indian sectors such as Kozhikode and Kochi are as high as Dh 2,000 close to departure.
Raheesh Babu, the group chief operating officer of Musafir.com, an online internet agency, said, “India to UAE flight prices and demand is very high at the moment. One-way tickets are priced at Dh 1,500 to Dh 2,000 from destinations such Kozhikode and Kochi. There are two reasons for this phenomenon – tourists are welcome back into UAE and a lot of demand is from Saudi quarantine passengers.”
The passengers wishing to travel to KSA are staying in the UAE for 14-15 days and experiencing tourism attractions here in the meanwhile. “We are accepting applications for an average of 2,000 tourist visas every day,” said Babu.