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India-UAE airfares double; one-way trip now costs Rs 37,000

Abu Dhabi: Airfares from India to United Arab Emirates (UAE) have almost doubled due to a large number of people travelling; as well strong inflow of passengers for mega-events such as the Expo 2020 and Dubai Shopping Festival.

Travel agents said one-way fares from Indian cities such as Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Kochi, Delhi are as high as Rs 35,000 (1,725 Dirham).

Ticket prices have doubled from India ever since the UAE announced the reopening of its borders to fully vaccinated travelers since August 30. Borders have been opened for people to visit families, seek better job opportunities, and visit the Dubai Expo 2020, agents said.

Speaking to siasat.com, Mohammed Omer Ali, operation manager of Musafir services, said that airfares to the ever-busy UAE routes will remain high in the month of December as people from India will be travelling to UAE to celebrate Christmas and New Year holidays. Plus, winter is the peak season for tourism in the country.

Normally, tickets from India’s…

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