Flights to Dubai
Why book a flight to Dubai
With indoor ski facilities, artificially-designed palm islands and the tallest building in the world, Dubai redefines glorious and ostentatious confidence. And with its year-round sunny weather, it's the perfect place for a beach Escape, or as a stopover in a twin-centre holiday to Australia. Whatever your plans, our Airfare Experts can book a flight to Dubai that suits you, your needs and budget. For a bespoke quote and up to the minute prices, call one of our Airfare Experts on 0800 587 0058 today.
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How long does it take to fly to Dubai?
Flights from the UK to Dubai disembark at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The flight time from London is typically around 7 hours, making Dubai an easy beach getaway, or a great stopover point en route to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and dozens of other destinations all around the world.
Major international airlines that fly to Dubai from the UK
- Air France
- British Airways
- Emirates Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Qantas Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Brunei
- Virgin Atlantic
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the main international airport of Dubai and a major port for travel to the United Arab Emirates. The three terminal airport is also the main hub for Emirates Airlines, accounting for more than half of the airport's passenger traffic.
UK departure airports that fly to Australia
- London (two main airports - Heathrow and Gatwick, but six altogether)
Dubai visa information
British passport holders do not need to make any visa arrangements in advance of visiting Dubai. A free 30-day visitor's visa is obtained when making your way through immigration at Dubai International Airport. For stays of over 30 days, please check with your Travel Expert.
Things to do in Dubai
Dubai is a welcome oasis on the Arabian Peninsula to delight eager enthusiasts determined to live it up – UAE style. And our cheap flights to Dubai make the attractions of this Middle Eastern metropolis eminently accessible. When it comes to attractions in Dubai, it’s a case of the bigger the better. Like the incredible Burj Khalifa - the tallest man-made structure in the world. Or the Burj Al Arab - touted as the world’s only 7-star hotel. Because of the consistently hot weather, Dubai has a number of places to keep travellers occupied and cool, such as the incredibly luxurious Dubai Mall, Wild Wadi Water Park and Ski Dubai, an indoor snow park.
In 2010 Dubai made headlines when it opened the tallest building on earth, the Burj Khalifa, at a cost of US$1.5 billion. The structure rises 828 metres and visitors have the opportunity of taking the lift to the observation deck on Level 124. With the construction of the tower came a redevelopment of the downtown Dubai area creating numerous entertainment options for locals and travellers alike. An ice rink, aquarium, Sega republic and Kidzania are just some of the attractions to keep families amused.
Another significant city landmark is the Dubai Fountain, a spectacular dancing fountain. Also consider exploring the marina, the palm islands and the beautiful beaches along the coast. For remnants of traditional Dubai check out the Jumeirah Mosque and the architecture throughout the Bastakiya District.
Dubai is also a shopper's paradise with many international fashion labels opening boutique outlets in the city's malls. Shopping is such a focus of Dubai that the city even holds an annual shopping festival with special events to keep visitors entertained. If you can't quite afford the luxury price tag found within the city's air-conditioned malls, practise your haggling skills in the historic souks that line both shores of Dubai Creek. In Bur Dubai and Deira you’ll find cottons and silks, local spices, tea, perfumes and a whole glittering lane of gold merchants.
For more information on Dubai holidays check out our Dubai travel guide. Looking for more than just a flight? A Dubai holiday package includes flights, accommodation, and often other extras like tours or car hire. To find out more, ask a consultant about our Dubai packages.