As someone had said it beautifully, “It all starts with a dream”, yes, the trip that just came to its culmination after a span of 6 long and joyful days.
It all started with a causal discussion of number of events falling and lying during the same period. When all the bits fell into their places, I booked the tickets. I, Mayank Sehra (follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespirited__traveller/?hl=en), set and covered the beautiful city of Dubai along with my family.
The first and the upfront thing is to book tickets on time. Since, we knew the tickets would going to cost us a little bit expensive due to New Year 2019, so we booked them around 35 days prior to our trip. I’ll be quoting every fare during my entire journal and will also be summarizing the entire expense at the end.
So, before you set to travel, get your hand on the following pointers:
VISA: Dubai is one of those countries that offers Indian Citizens a visa on arrival. Moreover, if you have someone already staying in Dubai, the e-visa can easily be arranged at a cost of Rs 6000/- per person easily.
FLIGHT: For flight booking, it’s better to avoid late and expensive rush by booking the tickets at an early phase once you are sure of your dates. It’s better and advisable to book 2 sided or return tickets, juts to ensure your expenses are a little budgeted. A two-sided ticket from New Delhi to Dubai would cost you somewhere around Rs 22347/-. (Note: My tickets were booked during the New Year time. So a little costly than off season).
FOREX CARD: A foreign exchange card aka FOREX Card is now a necessity for all those who are travelling abroad. You can easily avail the same from your respective Bank Branches. I availed the same from HDFC at a merely cost of Rs 500, since I already had an account in the bank. Moreover, some other external agencies like CENTRUM also provides you to avail a FOREX Card.
All Set To Go