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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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