Shop Till you Drop with Gulf Air

23rd Jan 2003

There is an adaptation of the a well known expression that says, å“When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.å”  If that description applies to you, then Gulf Air has the perfect offer to help satisfy your acquisition desires.

The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is the region’s premier shopping event and from now until the closing ceremony on 15th February 2003, Gulf Air is offering some very attractive fares for inbound journeys to Dubai from throughout its extensive network.

Mahfood Al Harthy, General Manager, Gulf Air-UAE, said the offers, which are available only from Dubai and Northern Emirates for travel validity until 15th February 2003, are particularly attractive for visitors from the Indian Sub Continent, Middle East and Europe.

“Through these fares, Gulf Air is giving a chance to those residents living in Dubai and North Emirates to bring their friends and families to the UAE to experience what has become one of the leading family events in the world. Not only are there great shopping offers to be had, but also a wide variety of entertainment to be enjoyed. It is an occasion not to be missed!”

Al Harthy added that the fare offer was one of a wide range of on-going of initiatives designed to help promote tourism into the Emirates.


“Gulf Air in its capacity as national airline of the UAE, Bahrain and Oman, is proud to provide its full support further develop trade and tourism in the UAE.”

Dubai Shopping Festival activities, which include snake forest, international folklore, hot air ballooning, garage sales, street performers, musical bands, stamps workshops, giant games and cable cars, are taking place at several venues including Mushrif Park, Dubai International Airport, Dubai Creek Park, Al Safa Park, Mamzar Park, Jumeirah Beach Park and Al Diayafa Street.

One of the unique ingredients, which helps distinguish Dubai Shopping Festival from other festivals, is its daily raffle which has gained a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the richest raffle draws.

Gulf Air was founded in 1950. Today, it is owned by the Kingdom of Bahrain, Oman and the UAE, and is the only truly pan Gulf airline in the region. The airline’s network stretches from Europe to Asia and covers 43 cities in 32 countries. The fleet is one of the most modern in the Middle East and comprises 30 aircraft.

The airline is in the first year of a three-year strategic recovery programme, headed by President & Chief Executive, James Hogan. The airline’s aim is to further evolve by taking its renowned cultural strengths, which have been gained over more than half a century, into a global environment.

Gulf Air is also intent on ‘going the extra mile’ for its customers. It has subsequently made a concerted effort to focus on efficiency, to eliminate bureaucracy and implement processes that are required, above all, to improve customer satisfaction.   



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