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|Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 12:17pm On Oct 21, 2018|
I promised my family of 3 an Xmas holiday in Dubai this year. Over the course of the year I have however gone into some new ventures / side hustles which has eaten deep into my reserves and I'll only be able to afford a shoe string budget holiday in the UAE. Now one of my areas of saving cost is flight expenses. The lowest rates I see available are through Egyptair followed by Ethiopian airways. Both with one stop in Cairo and Addis Ababa recepectively.
Although the Egyptian airline flight time is longer but it presents a price differential of over 300k from Ethiopian Airways. I am seeking any experience going via Cairo to Dubai in terms of flight experience and lay over time. Is the savings worth the hassle? Your advice is much appreciated. Thank you.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by NwaAmaikpe: 12:27pm On Oct 21, 2018|
I'd advice you suspend the trip and reschedule it when you'd have saved enough.
As a first-timer to Dubai, I'd also advice you fly Emirates,.
It's quite hassle-free and a good deal for kids plus in 7hours you're home and dry.
Family comfort supercedes whatever "apririko" price difference other airlines offer.
Considering your budget too.
Unless you want to stay in shabby hotels like Gold Plaza in Deira or in Bur Dubai and be using the metro lines or trekking with your family of 3 all through your stay there as the cost of cabs may make you less enthusiastic about exploring fun places.
I also haven't mentioned your tours? Dubai will not be memorable if you can't at least make tours of the Safari, visit the Burj Khalifa, or a boat cruise in the Marina.
You can't afford a quality memorable trip at this time of the year, unless you don't mind window shopping around the Dubai Mall with your family looking like a bunch of almajiris.
Try it some other time when you're ready.
Good luck with that man.
Maybe mods can help you reach out to others who successfully made the trip on a very low budget.
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by DrRasheed: 12:32pm On Oct 21, 2018|
At a festive period like this, try Emirates, apart from great service and experience, if you are lucky you will get a free return ticket for one of you.
Meanwhile, i dont understand the point u mentioned difference of 300k.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 12:43pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Thank you much for your advice.
Firstly, I am not a first timer to Dubai and in all my travels to Dubai I've never stayed in Deira or any shabby hotel. The only times I go to Deira is to shop there or sit out at Banyas Square in the evenings to just watch the drama when I don't have much to do.Furthermore I do know the sites my crew will find interesting and know my way around too quite well.
Secondly, Im just seeking ways to cut down on my budget and make savings which is not a bad idea. School fees, and huge ones too, await my arrival.
Thirdly in all my travels to other countries I've only done a lay over flight once which I didn't enjoy cos the first leg was over night and so bag slugging over multiple gate searches isn't a plus.
Finally, I asked for an experience through Cairo using Egypt Air to help me in my decision making.
Thanks once again.
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 12:57pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Of course Emirates is numero uno on this route but like I said earlier Im trying to see if I can cut some cost here and there. The two airlines that present the opportunity are Egypt and Ethiopian Airlines. Cost savings could be as much as 600k for Egypt Air and over 300k for Ethiopian Airways. Yes there's the trade off of longer lay over between the two airlines. I am seeking any experience going through Cairo... the lay over time, accommodation arrangements by airline and if one could sneak in a brief city view. Addis Ababa isn't bad but I don't mind if I can trim the flight expense a bit further through the Cairo path.
Thank you for your heads up too.
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by frostmate2: 12:58pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Egypt air is okay. I used it once on a different route that was in 2015. They offer free hotel service if the stop over time at Cairo is much, I do not know if they still offer the service.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 1:06pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Wow... I'll need to cross check that as I thought it was on the table cos of the overlay before the final leg of the trip. For one thing though I know Ethiopian Airlines will put you up at a 3 star hotel and you head to the airport early the next morning.
Thank you much.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by frostmate2: 1:14pm On Oct 21, 2018|
bespokeset:Yah. It was in 2013 thinking back again. Better to cross check. Flight was generally okay.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 1:18pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Will sure do. Thank you much.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by GOFRONT(m): 3:15pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Chaii.....Oga NwaAmaikpe, you don know all the nooks and crannies of Nigeria finish.....
See as you dey analyse the nook and crannies of far away Dubaii......You too much sha.....and that is why I dey take all your posts serious because I know you ve seen it all in this life......and because you ve
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by Tmmycash(m): 3:58pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Must you post every of your secret schedule on nairaland?
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by QuitNotice(m): 3:59pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Oga, you only need life's advice: "Never make promises when you're happy. Never take decisions when you're sad
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by IAMBREEZY: 4:01pm On Oct 21, 2018|
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by sekundosekundo: 4:03pm On Oct 21, 2018|
I am waiting for you here. Pls bring FUFU for me o ooo.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by Hotfreezer: 4:05pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Bros, be very careful of Nairaland girls. With this your post, they would swarm around you like flies. Some would offer to be nannies for your kids in Dubai.
Nairaland girls no dey use ear hear say person dey go abroad, na so them go spread leg like caterpault.
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by surveyProf(m): 4:06pm On Oct 21, 2018|
For the first time in history, u spoke intelligently, kudos!
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by phorget(m): 4:09pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Chai! God abeg pick my calls quick o. See as men just dey dissect flight trips like say nah okada from okokomaiko to CMS while me I still dey struggle to enter brt bus for lagos.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by chicoMX(m): 4:09pm On Oct 21, 2018|
aunty sapphire86 come and drop your 2 kobo
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by AreaFada2: 4:10pm On Oct 21, 2018|
When is the best time for elderly people (80+) to visit Dubai, considering the temperature/heat there? Especially in terms of going to the desert/doing safari.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by Hotfreezer: 4:11pm On Oct 21, 2018|
They have stolen Nwamaikpe's phone!
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by GeorgeTheCoder: 4:14pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Stay at home until your finances improve. Don't give yourself needless expenses.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by billionman: 4:15pm On Oct 21, 2018|
I use to think you're just a clown. Obviously, you've got some good stuff in your mind. Kudos bro. Love your style.
As for the OP, whatever is what doing at all is worth doing well. YOLO
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 4:17pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Wow... don't get why you're so pained. I only made a post in a section of nl to seek other persons experience and save some money. Though you gave nothing I'll still wish you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
QuitNotice:Wow.... this escalated quite quickly.
I didn't make the promises when happy or sad. They're my all and to a large extent they deserve a holiday. I've been the only one moving around a bit.
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by QuitNotice(m): 4:20pm On Oct 21, 2018|
bespokeset:You have money to spend and you need advice? On how to spend your own money? LMAO
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by bespokeset: 4:23pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Sometimes you don't wait till all is perfect. If that was the way I do things I wouldn't have ventured into the businesses I've started this year. I saw the opportunities they present and went for it. I also still wanna do this for my crew. It will happen.
Thank you much for your kind words.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by comely77(m): 4:24pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Egypt air is okay, their modus operandi as I have discovered is to bring in people from all over Africa, keep them in a free hotel for the night, then disperse them to their various destinations in Europe and Asia.It is not bad at all.
I won't advise Addis Ababa because their airport is shitty.and considering the coat differential, Egypt is a better choice
You will also be offered a guided tour of their historical sites in Egypt for a small fee at the hotel.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by Sterope(f): 4:24pm On Oct 21, 2018|
I have never flown Cairo but you should consider the ages of your kids when chosing a flight with long wait time.
|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by Omadachi(m): 4:26pm On Oct 21, 2018|
Bros I don't know anything about Egypt route but don't try Ethiopia air.I did with my family and regretted it.On reaching Ethopia the crowd there was something else.The organisation was zero.It took great effort from my side not to miss my flight from there to Dubai.A at point one of the airport staff gave me work to do.She said l should go and inform others where to board Dubai flight.This is beside the hours spent at the airport there. I had to spend some cash on my kids why waiting beside the inconveniences.That was when I realised that Emirate would have been the best option.
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|Re: Abuja - Dubai Trip Advice Needed by dreamchaser90(m): 4:26pm On Oct 21, 2018|
I've used Egypt Air a couple of times. It was an overnight layover and the airline provided accommodation with transportation to and from the hotel. The hotel was OK and there were also opportunity to go on a quick tour of Cairo at night. Generally, I was satisfied with their services.
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