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dnata Travel takes you to the Rio 2016 Olympics

Middle East’s Leading Travel Provider Appointed Exclusive Ticket and Package Reseller

DUBAI, UAE – August 13, 2015: The countdown has begun, and dnata Travel is ready to take sports fans across the UAE to experience the Olympic spirit first hand. dnata Travel has been appointed the Authorised Ticket Reseller (ATR) for the Rio 2016 Olympics by the UAE National Olympic Committee.

Next year, millions of people will travel to watch the Games as top athletes from around the globe compete for their countries during the Rio 2016 Olympics. dnata Travel, one of the Middle East’s leading travel providers will take fans from the UAE to Brazil for the event.

“We’re very pleased to select dnata Travel once again for the Rio 2016 Olympics as our ATR. They have a proven track record and most importantly the respect from the entire community as a high quality service provider. Our positive experience with dnata Travel from the London 2012 Olympics played a key role in continuing our relationship and we’re confident that many residents and locals from the UAE will be cheering on our team after booking through dnata, said Mr Abdulrahman Falaknaz, Marketing Committee Chairman and Board Member UAE National Olympic Committee.

dnata Travel has a variety of options available, from single event tickets to tailor-made travel packages. With event ticket prices starting from AED 75 per ticket (includes service fees), fans of every budget can take part in the excitement. Complete packages include flights, hotel accommodation, event tickets, and transfers.

“dnata Travel has considerable experience taking sports fans to the action, wherever it may be,” said Ailsa Pollard, Senior Vice President, dnata Travel. “The appointment by the UAE National Olympic Committee for the second time is a great vote of confidence in our capability and high level of service.”

“From rugby to football, and the spectacle of the Olympic games, our customers and partners know they can trust dnata to deliver an unforgettable experience,” added Pollard. “We will work with our range of partners to ensure travellers leave Rio with more than just photos, but a lifetime of memories.”

The Rio 2016 Olympics begin 5 August 2016, with more than 300 events in 28 sports taking place across the city. Tickets and packages are now on sale exclusively through dnata Travel. For more information contact dnata’s travel experts on +971 4404 5859 or e-mail

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About dnata Travel

dnata is one of the world’s largest air services providers. Established in 1959, the company offers ground handling, cargo, travel, and flight catering services across five continents.

dnata's Travel Business is the largest provider of travel services and products in the Middle East, and operates more than 200 retail outlets worldwide. Each year our travel advisors handle more than 3.5 million bookings, 7 million bed nights, and 7 million passengers. Its suite of products and services includes business travel management; worldwide tour operations; hotel sales and marketing representation; group and incentive arrangements; sports and active holiday programmes; offshore and marine services; government and corporate travel and leisure travel.

Internationally, dnata owns and operates Gold Medal Travel Group, Travel Republic, Stella Travel Services, has investments with Hogg Robinson Group, Mindpearl Group, and brought personalised travel to the Middle East through a joint venture with Travel Counsellors.

About the NOC

The United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee, registered December 19th 1979, is a non-profit governing body for sports in the UAE, including 34 Federations and Associations of both Olympic and non-Olympic sports.

Under the Presidency of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and through an integrated series of initiatives and programs, the UAE NOC is spreading the Olympic Spirit throughout the Emirates.

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