The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is offering visa-free travel for Thai nationals visiting the country this summer and fall. Visa free travel represents a substantial saving for Thai travelers to the country as UAE visas usually cost 3,000 Thai baht, or US$90.
Thai nationals now have one more reason to spend their vacation in the United Arab Emirates this summer. The UAE is offering free visas for airline Thai travelers purchasing tickets to Dubai by 14 August 2017.
The offer is good for Thais traveling to the Middle Eastern country from either Bangkok's Suvarnabhumiof International Airport or Phuket International Travel.
The flight time from Bangkok to Dubai is 6 hours and 25 minutes. The flight time from Phuket is shorter: 6 hours.
Emirates Airline offers 49 weekly flights between Bangkok and Dubai; twice daily flights between Phuket and Dubai. The offer is good for travel until the 30 November 2017.
Your Quick Guide to Dubai
Dubai has countless attractions, making it a good holiday choice for Thai travelers, especially Thai families.
The desert metropolis has fabulous shopping malls, beautiful beaches, colourful bazaars, and excellent restaurants – not to mention safaris into the desert!
Dubai is world-famous for its stunning architecture. The Burji Al Arab (pictured above, top) is surely the most iconic building in the United Arab Emirates. Burj Khalifa (dominating the skyline middle and lower), is currently the world's tallest building.
From taking a cruise on traditional craft on Dubai Creek to embarking on a safari into the dessert to bargaining with vendors in a bazaar, Dubai offer countless options for intrepid travelers.
Sports enthusiasts won't get bored in Dubai, where you can engage in participation sports such as cycling or golf or watch spectacular sports such football or horse-racing. Why not go dune-bashing in the dessert?
Dubai has white sand beaches where you can work on your tan, go swimming, surfing, kite-surfing, sailing, scuba diving – the list of water sports goes on and on and on.
Shop til you drop at one of Dubai's shopping malls or traditional bazaars, a.k.a. souqs. Dubai Mall is one of the largest shopping malls in the world. The Malls of the Emirates features top international brands. Or bargain to your hearts content at the spice and fabric souqs.
Food + Beverage
Dubai has an exciting eating out scene. From fine-dining restaurants to informal sidewalk cafes, you will be spoiled for choice with mouth-watering local dishes as well as popular international fare.
The city also has excellent hotels at all price points. Multinational brands such as Accor, Fairmont, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Hyatt, Raffles, Ramada, and Shangri-La are represented.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort - pictured above, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort has 260 lagoon view rooms, 12 pool villas, 18 villas built in stilts over the water, and three two bedroom villas. They are the only villas situated over the water in the UAE.
The hotel has six food and beverage outlets. Included is a all-day dining restaurant with an international menu, an Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine.
Other food and beverage outlets include a restaurant and bar serving Australian dishes, an outlet serving Mediterranean dishes, a lobby lounge, and a poolside bar.
The resort has an infinity swimming pool, three lagoon pools, and a Jacuzzi. Other facilities include a full service spa and venues for meetings and weddings.
Click here for special offers on the hotel's website: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Dusit Thani Dubai -With 321 rooms and suites, the Dusit Thani Dubai a temperature controlled rooftop swimming pool, a spa, fitness centre, and facilities for meetings, weddings, and other kinds of events.
The hotel has seven food and beverage outlets, including a Thai restaurant, an international buffet restaurant with a different theme each night, an Italian restaurant and lounge, a Japanese outlet featuring whiskey and beer, and a café open 24/7 serving dishes made from natural ingredients from around the world.
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Movenpick Hotels and Resorts in Dubai – the Swiss-based hotel gropu has five hotels in Abu Dhabi, including two five star properties: Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach and Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai.
Located on The Walk, Movenpick Jumeirah Beach is one of the ritziest hotels in town. The hotel has 294 rooms, five food and beverage outelts, a swimming pool, a spa, and facilities for meetings and events.
Click here for special offers on the hotel's website: Movenpick Hotels and Resorts in Dubai>>
Dubai is an excellent travel destination in its own right. Because it is a hub for Emirates Airline, however, it also makes a excellent transfer point for travelers heading to or from Africa, the Americas, Europe, or other travel destinations in the Middle East.
Emirates Airline flies to 150 travel destinations on six continents in 84 countries and territories. From Dubai, travelers can transfer to many of these destinations.
The Emirates departure lounge for business and first class passengers at Bangkok International Airport was recently renovated.
Services include comfortable leather armchairs, LED TVs, a dedicated dining area with a choice of bar seating, and an extensive buffet serving local and international dishes as well as an extensive selection of beverage.