Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Discover the coastal city of Porto with Emirates

Ahead of the inaugural flight to Porto on 2nd July 2019, Emirates is offering passengers a chance to take advantage and explore the second largest city in Portugal. Known for its historical city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Porto is a must-see destination for families and solo travellers this summer.  

Economy Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from AED 2,795 and Business Class passengers can enjoy fares starting from AED 14,995. The offer is valid for bookings made today until 20th May for travel until 28 February 2020.


Porto is the airline’s second destination in Portugal after the capital city of Lisbon. Located along the Douro River, the coastal city is famous for its rich cultural heritage, its historic centre - which is one of the oldest European centres - and delicious cuisine. Visitors will enjoy walking through the city’s narrow cobbled streets, discovering iconic bridges, local cafes and many more tourist attractions.  

Emirates’ new service to Porto will be four times weekly and operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. The three-class cabin configuration offers 8 private suites in First Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy Class. The Dubai to Porto route will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Emirates flight EK 197 will depart Dubai at 9:15 am and arrive in Porto at 14:30 pm local time. The return flight, EK 198, will depart Porto 17:35 pm and arrive in Dubai at 4:15 am the next morning.

Emirates passengers across all cabins will enjoy 4,000 channels of movies, TV shows and programmes on ice – the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, regionally inspired meals, and up to 20 MB of complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected with friends and family during the flight. Customers on-board will also enjoy complimentary beverages and the warm hospitality of Emirates’ multinational cabin crew, who come from more than 135 nationalities and speak more than 60 languages.    




There are some great places to stay in Porto to suit all tastes and all budgets,


NOVOTEL PORTO GAIA NOVOTEL PORTO GAIA

The 4-star Novotel Porto Gaia hotel is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, just 3.7 miles (6 km) from the centre of Porto. The hotel is just a stone's throw away from points of interest such as Fundação Serralves, the Vinho do Porto caves, the exhibition centre and beaches. Relax in one of its 93 rooms, by the pool or on the terrace. Children will love the amusement facilities on offer. Choose one of the seven fully equipped meeting rooms to host your event at Novotel.









MERCURE PORTO CENTRO

MERCURE PORTO CENTRO
The Mercure Porto Centro is a 4-star hotel ideally located in the heart of Porto, allowing guests to explore the city on foot and discover the places that made the "Unvanquished City" a UNESCO World Heritage site: the Ribeira district, the Torre dos Cléri gos bell tower and the famous Majestic Café. With 147 rooms, guests can enjoy optimum comfort and first-rate services, including free WIFI access, a restaurant and paid parking, as well as 4 fully equipped meeting rooms.













MERCURE PORTO GAIA

MERCURE PORTO GAIA
Mercure Porto Gaia hotel is in Vila Nova de Gaia, close to the centre of Porto and alongside Arrabida bridge. The hotel enjoys a privileged location, only 5 min from port wine cellars and 12 km from Porto international airport and the Exponor exhibition centre. The hotel is decorated with a port wine theme and offers a restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, WiFi Internet and parking. Next to Arrabida shopping centre and the Holmes Place health club, the hotel is perfect for your business or leisure trip.








IBIS PORTO CENTRO

IBIS PORTO CENTRO
The ibis Porto Centro hotel is located in Porto's old town, close to the city's most iconic monuments and to the Bolhão metro station (follow signs for Rua Fernandes Tomás and take the first right). This completely non-smoking hotel is just a few miles away from the Exponor and Europarque exhibition centres, making it the perfect destination for business or leisure. Relax in one of our 77 modern rooms or in our bar and enjoy the great services on offer, including free WIFI and a snack bar. Buffet breakfast served from 6:30am to midday and a 24-hour bar and snack service!









IBIS BUDGET PORTO GAIA

IBIS BUDGET PORTO GAIA
The best economy hotel in Porto, with excellent access to the historical, shopping and business districts, and comfortable, welcoming rooms. Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast, in addition to free WIFI and free private parking. With ibis, economy accommodation in Porto is synonymous with quality.

The all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast is a nice touch, but rather basic. 










IBIS PORTO SAO JOAO

IBIS PORTO SAO JOAO
The ibis Porto São João hotel is located in Porto's University district, close to São João hospital and on the top floor of the Campus São João shopping centre. The hotel is strictly non-smoking and features 4 fully equipped meeting rooms plus fast and direct access to the city's old town via the metro station next to the hotel and to the Exponor and Europarque business centres. Relax in one of our 100 comfortable rooms and enjoy the 24-hour bar and snack service, free outdoor parking and free WIFI.


Come visit us! World Heritage Site, Oporto wine cellars, Douro river cruises and beaches.







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