Once you’ve decided Dubai is the destination for you, it’s time to explore the many ways of getting there, and most importantly, the best accommodation for your budget, location and duration.
Flying to Dubai is simple. Airports all over the UK have regular scheduled flights, and a range of airlines flying to the Emirate ensures that prices are competitive. Regardless of whether you want to fly first thing in the morning or last thing at night, you’ll find an airport and airline to meet your needs.
Dubai was once an expensive, once-in-a-blue-moon holiday, but since its popularity has sky-rocketed, flights are cheaper and run regularly – to the point where a weekend break in the Middle East is easily done!
Carriers that fly direct to Dubai from the UK include: Emirates, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Royal Brunei Airlines and Qantas. Indirect services are operated by Qatar Airways, KLM and a range of other airlines. It’s possible to fly to Dubai from airports all over the UK and Ireland, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin.
With Dubai’s time zone standing at only four hours ahead of GMT, jet-lag is almost non-existent, meaning every holiday can begin as soon as the place touches down on the tarmac.
On arrival in Dubai, the choice of hotels and accommodation is staggering. Levels of service, hygiene, comfort and style vastly outweigh many top destinations around the world, and choosing one place to stay for an entire holiday can be difficult!
From budget to boutique, Dubai has a vast array of hotels, suiting different budgets and holiday plans. Booking in advance is recommended, especially during peak season, which tends to be between November and April.