Friday, June 14, 2013

Emirates offers special fare for Kataklysmos weekend in Malta

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, is offering a special Economy Class return fare of €120 to Malta for the long Kataklysmos weekend from Friday 21st to Monday, 24th June. And for the young at heart wishing to extend their stay in Malta to attend the annual, free outdoor music extravaganza Isle of MTV taking place in Floriana’s spectacular Il-Fosos Square on Wednesday, 26th June, Emirates will be extending this unique offer till Thursday, 27th June. 
“If one is looking for a weekend break deal right now, one needs to look no further,” said Emirates Manager for Cyprus, Jaber Mohamed. “Emirates’ attractive fare makes it even more exciting to explore Malta, where within 30 minutes from landing, one can be relaxing by the hotel pool, or already driving a hired car for some interesting sightseeing.” 

On a daily schedule, Emirates’ Boeing 777-200 departs Larnaka at 1130hrs and lands at Malta International Airport just two hours later. Fuel surcharges and taxes are not included in the above mentioned price. 

This magical island in the sun offers visitors the chance to experience a similar yet, in many aspects, also a different culture from Cyprus, without sacrificing too much time for travelling. Places to visit include Mellieħa, Dingli, Fawwara and Wardija, all in the North, and the fishing village of Marsaxlokk in the south. 

Due to their mild temperatures, the Maltese islands lend themselves well to outdoor activities in June. From swimming in the limpid waters to diving around shipwrecks, golfing, rock climbing on the majestic Dingli Cliffs or sky diving, there are innumerable activities for those seeking an adrenaline rush. 

Evenings in Malta are big fun too. There is a wide choice of restaurants and cuisines, cafes, wine bars, pubs, nightclubs and discotheques as well as live music and buzzing beach parties in different localities. And for those seeking an evening's flutter once in a while, they can visit the excellent casinos that also offer a superb choice of cuisines from international fare to Mediterranean specialities. 
For music lovers, the Isle of MTV is considered to be one of the most eclectic free European music events. Now in its seventh edition, it will be showcasing some of the biggest names from the international music scene on 26th June. 
Passengers flying with Emirates benefit from a range of services, including ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system and gourmet chef-prepared dining. Luggage allowances are amongst the most generous in the industry, with 30kg of check-in baggage permitted in Economy Class. For more information on Emirates, contact your travel agent or Emirates’ Sales Office in Nicosia on tel 2281 7816 or visit the website: www.emirates.com/cy 

Malta is much more than sunshine and socialising. It offers visitors the opportunity to discover and enjoy another very friendly people, who share with them the same aspirations and appreciation of the joys of life that make life on both Mediterranean islands such a meaningful and magical experience.

Top 10 things to do and see

1. Visit Valletta and marvel at St John’s Co-Catheral; the President’s Palace, and museums 
2. At the Upper Barrakka take photographs of the Grand Harbour and the stunning views of The Three Cities. 
3. While in Valletta, go and watch the “Malta Experience” – a multimedia attraction that offers an overview of Malta’s history in under an hour. 
4. Visit some of the Neolithic temples such as Ħaġar Qim, the Hypogeum, Tarxien Temples or Ġgantija Temples in Gozo. The island’s temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and among the oldest in the world. 
5. Malta is surrounded by sea, and a drive along the main coastal resorts in the northern part of Malta, such as Mellieħa Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa Bay and Golden Bay, is a must. 
6. Do not miss a boat trip to Comino’s Blue Lagoon. 
7. Not to be missed for kids is the Sweethaven Village – the film set of the 1980 musical production “Popeye”. 
8. The Azure Window, the Inland Sea and Fungus Rock - a trio of natural wonders located within a few metres of each other in Dwejra in Gozo - are absolute must-sees. 
9. There are over 360 churches and chapels scattered around the islands. Many of these buildings are works of art and they are the heart of Maltese social and cultural life. Enjoy a visit to one of the festas (during the summer months) with traditional food and merriment, plus the aerial fireworks displays. 
10. One can also extend the visit by three days and enjoy one of the major music events in Europe: the Isle of MTV (26 June). Free entrance. 

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