An Air Traveller's Guide to Dubai

Flights to Dubai

Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates and has carved out an identity based on its cutting-edge architecture, buzzing nightlife scene and luxury shopping industry. The city has the feel of a glamorous adult playground, with its glittering skyline of tall skyscrapers stood close-by to the desert area where you can take a camel ride or go on a sand safari. The country has leapt forward in recent years and Dubai is now a truly global city that acts as the main business hub for the Middle East.

Which airlines fly from the UK to Dubai?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qantas, Emirates and Royal Brunei Airways are some of the airlines that fly from the UK to Dubai. It takes approximately 7 hours to fly from the UK to Dubai.

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Things to do in Dubai

There is a multitude of attractions to impress you while you are in Dubai. Whether you are here for a week, or just staying overnight, you will find something for your schedule and interests.
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Events in Dubai

The city likes to wow its guests with memorable events, in addition to its fabulous array of permanent attractions. We've put together a list of some of our favourites from the calendar year:
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Practical info

  • Geography: Dubai is part of the seven United Arab Emirates. It has an area of 4.114 square kilometers and has a population of 2.268.986. Approximately 85% of the population are expats.
  • Climate: Dubai has sub-tropical climate and it barely rains. Temperature is on average 26˚C during the winter. Are you planning to go during the summer? The temperature could rise up to 40˚C.
  • Time difference: Dubai is 3 hours ahead of London during the summer months and 4 hours ahead during the winter months.

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Departure Airports

From the United Kingdom you have the options to fly from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester to Dubai.

Flights to Dubai

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Which airlines fly from the UK to Dubai?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Qantas, Emirates and Royal Brunei Airways are some of the airlines that fly from the UK to Dubai. It takes approximately 7 hours to fly from the UK to Dubai.

Which airports are there in Dubai?

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the main airport in the United Arab Emirates, but in Dubai you also have Etihad Travel Mall (XNB), Marina Mall Etihad (XMB) Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). Dubai International is one of the largest airports in the world in terms of passengers and cargo.

When to book flights to Dubai?

Flights to Dubai can be cheaper last minute, but this isn’t always the case. We recommend that you try to book to Dubai 4-5 months in advance for the best deals. The price of flights can vary due to the season and availability. We also have deals and discounts from time to time, so it’s worth checking for specials.

When is the best time to fly to Dubai?

The best time to go on holiday in Dubai is between November and March. The temperatures are in the late 20/early 30 °Cs whereas from June to September temperatures can be 40 °Cs+.

How can you get the cheapest flights to Dubai?

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