The forward-thinking city of Dubai rises out of the UAE desert in a wave of silvery skyscrapers and golden minarets. Some of the most spectacular buildings on the planet sprout up here – the mammoth Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab, for starters. But it also serves up mosques, souks and museums abounds.
And while Dubai might have a reputation as a millionaire’s playground, it doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to travel to the city. The 7-hour flight from London to Dubai looks even sweeter when you know you can get it for less than £300.
Direct London to Dubai flights are between 7 and 8 hours long. Flights with stopovers are sometimes cheaper, but they’ll add roughly 3 hours to your travel time.
Major carriers like Qantas, Emirates, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Royal Brunei Airlines fly between London and Dubai. Other airlines such as KLM and Air France offer flights with short stopovers in Europe.
You can fly from London to Dubai almost every day of the week.
Four London airports currently offer Dubai flights – Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London City Airport. Most flights wind up in Dubai Airport, but a few land in Dubai World Central, AKA Al Maktoum International Airport.
Most of the cheap London to Dubai flights depart from Heathrow.
You’ll land in one of the glitziest cities on earth when you book flights from London to Dubai. Must-sees include the world’s tallest skyscraper, wallet-busting shopping malls, and an aquarium with a neck-craning shark tank. And below the shadows of the ultramodern towers sit the Jumeirah Mosque and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.
Weather-wise, Dubai is on average 17°C hotter than London. So when your friends are huddled under a pub garden heater, you can be kicking back in the sun and working on your tan lines.
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