Fabulous wealth, fables and fun on flights to Dubai
Love the glitz, love the City of Gold
An eye-popping skyline promises pleasure and treasure for those flying to Dubai International Airport (DXB). Billions have been spent on this super-city, rising up out of the desert, to make sure you’ll enjoy the biggest, flashiest break possible when you book flights to Dubai. Its mega-hotels are jaw-dropping to see and a dream to stay in. Its mega-malls are full of billionaire flair and flashy sparkle. And its beach resorts promise plenty of pool-side splashes and laidback glass-tinkling. Love the glitz and you’ll love Dubai – the Middle East’s twinkling City of Gold.
When should I book flights to Dubai
The City of Superlatives is not the most budget-friendly location, but you’ll get more for your money if you can book cheap tickets to Dubai. To get the best deals and those elusive cheap flights to Dubai, get your browser ready to compare return flights to Dubai some 8 weeks before you go. There’s always plenty of sunshine in Dubai, but sometimes it’s all too much. The rainy season which runs from November to March is the coolest time to visit, and the drop or two of rain Dubai sees then can be a welcome relief. April to October is ‘hot-hot-hot’ season. But at least the shimmering beaches will be crowd free.
Where can I fly to Dubai from
Dubai is popular with Brits and only 5 hours away, with flights to Dubai available from all over the UK. You can take flights direct to DXB from Gatwick and Heathrow on high-end carriers, like Emirates or British Airways. Emirates and Qantas also fly direct from Glasgow International. But it’s not just the big airlines whisking you to Dubai’s delights. As long as you don’t mind stops, it’s easy to book flights to Dubai from local airports, including Newcastle, Manchester or Belfast.
Getting from Dubai International Airport to Dubai
Just like Dubai itself, DXB is big, modern and bustling. It’s also slap-bang in the middle of the city. So you can zoom from terminal queues to hotel pools in next to no time. Getting into the city centre from either Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 can be as simple as hopping onto the metro. Less hassle is a taxi, which can cost as little as 25 DH. Some budget airlines come in to Terminal 2, which is much more crowded and less well connected. You’re best hailing a cab from here.
Mixing luxury and lounging with Middle Eastern spice
It’s easy to just lie back and say “Ahh” in Dubai. Luxury pool sides, sparkling beaches and bath-warm seas make long, lazy, sunny days a cinch. But you don’t want to miss out on such spine-tinglers as the view from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, or the “woo-hoos!” of dune-bashing in the surrounding desert. Old Dubai’s souks promise glittering gold and hidden gems, while the dancing waters of Dubai Fountain – shooting 500 feet skywards – offer a cooling spray on the hottest of days.
Dubai When to Go
Expect hot and humid days year-round in Dubai. Although rain is rare, it is more plentiful in winter. Temps range from 73 degrees in January to a broiling 103 in July. Low season is in summer, from July to August. This being the desert, nighttime temperatures cool considerably, but most times of year light clothing is all you need. Many businesses close for the holy month of Ramadan, which falls on a different date each year depending on the Muslim calendar.
The most popular time to travel is November to April, and expect big crowds during high season’s major events, such as the Dubai Rugby Seven in December, when over 120,000 passionate sports fans arrive. A bastion of consumerism, Dubai naturally has its own shopping festival at the end of January, with over two million shoppers flocking for deals. February’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament puts $2.5 million at stake and is considered the crown jewel of the European Tour’s three-stop desert swing. The Taste of Dubai is March’s family-friendly event featuring a Kid’s Zone, live music, foodie workshops, and celebrity chefs whipping up delectable dishes. The marquee event, however, is reserved for the ponies, as 50,000 horse enthusiasts arrive in March for the Dubai World Cup, the richest horse race in the world.
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