Whether you’re an expat looking to make a last-minute trip home to ring in the New Year, or a local hoping for a change of scenery to welcome in 2012, Arabian Business has surveyed the cheapest rates on offer to a variety of popular destinations.
For British residents eager to gaze up at Big Ben as it strikes midnight, Saudi Arabian Airlines is offering a trip home from $504, while local carrier Royal Jordanian offers the best last minute deal from Dubai and starts from $616.
Looking further afield, the Statue of Liberty and the sights of the Big Apple are on offer from $1,208 from Lufthansa, with Saudi Arabian Airlines again offering the best deal.
From Dubai, American Airlines is only slightly more expensive and includes a stopover in London.
If a safari in the wilds of South Africa is more your thing, Ethiopian Airlines offers the best deal to Johannesburg, starting from $825. Meanwhile Jet Airways is offering the urban jungle of Bangkok from $628.
For Indian expatriates looking at a potential trip home, prices to Mumbai start from $384 with Gulf Air (stopping in Bahrain), while direct flights to Kochi start from $603 on Jet Airways.
*Data taken from website dohop.com, based on outbound flights on Friday, Dec 30,2011 and return flights Monday, Jan 02, 2012business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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