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 South Korea: An Eid Hot spot for Middle East Travelers


Cathay Pacific and Korea Tourism Organisation partner to provide travellers with even more reason to explore Seoul, Jeju and Busan

Listed as one of Cathay Pacific’s top Eid and summer hot spots, South Korea’s green mountains, bustling cities and picturesque hideaways provide the ideal destination for travellers from the Middle East.

To incentivise UAE travellers to explore the wealth of history, culture and cuisines that South Korea has to offer, Cathay Pacific has partnered with the Korea Tourism Organisation to create a series of promotional summer fares for customers to book immediately until August 15th – the ideal offer for residents looking to take advantage of attractive airfares this Eid.

Starting from as little as AED2,535, travellers can explore the booming tech capital Seoul and its numerous historical sites, head to the coastal port city of Busan with its surrounding mountains and beaches, or simply relax on the scenic island of Jeju.

“Seoul has long been a popular entry destination for travellers looking to explore South Korea. With the growing popularity of Korean cuisine, cinema and music in recent years, demand for flights to different cities in South Korea continues to increase. Travellers that decide to delve a little deeper in their explorations are rewarded by a wealth of sights and experiences across the country, making it a destination that truly deserves ‘must visit’ status this summer,” said Anand Yedery, Cathay Pacific’s Regional Head of Marketing & Sales


Discover the South Korean capital’s intriguing blend of modern skyscrapers and shopping malls alongside historic temples and night markets – home to delicious street food and endless shopping options. A short trip outside of the city lies the country’s largest theme-park, Everland, which is offering Cathay Pacific passengers 20 per cent discount on entry tickets with the presentation of their boarding pass. The first 50 passengers to book through Cathay Pacific’s website will gain a free one-day pass.200 Everland souvenirs available at the theme-park.

Flights: Return flights in Economy Class start from AED 2,545


One of the most scenic destinations in Korea, Jeju is home to white sand beaches and lush green countryside. Travellers can dine on delicious Jeju cuisine and enjoy a relaxing holiday by navigating rural island villages where age-old traditions are worth discovering.

Flights: Return flights in Economy Class start from AED 2,535


The large, bustling port city of Busan is one of South Korea’s major hubs. The city is close to beaches, mountains and temples that attract visitors from all over the world. A little over 30 minutes north of Busan lies the former capital of Gyenongju, Korea’s ancient kingdom, where visitors can get lost in ancient sites and artefacts.

Flights: Return flights in Economy Class start from AED 2,535

The promotional fares are available until 15th August for travel until 30th November. Cathay Pacific operates two daily flights from Dubai and one daily service between Dubai and Bahrain, with onward connections to more than 200 destinations through its own dedicated terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. Passengers should check www.cathaypacific.ae for full available fares and destinations, or book through their local travel agent.