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Cheap Flights to United Arab Emirates
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£376||Average for round-trip flights in March 2020|
|Round-trip from||£188||From London to Dubai|
Cheapest prices for United Arab Emirates flights by month
When is the best time to fly to United Arab Emirates?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - DXB
£362 - £709
24 - 41 °C
0 - 8 mm
When is the best time to book flights to United Arab Emirates?
The best time to book flights to United Arab Emirates is 54 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
Which day is cheapest to fly to United Arab Emirates?
Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to United Arab Emirates. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to United Arab Emirates. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.
After the British withdrew from the Gulf in the 1970s, the United Arab Emirates was formed comprising seven sheikhdoms including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The landscape is similar to many other Arab countries: long stretches of desert alongside crystal clear beaches, the UAE embraces western ideals while retaining traditional values. Travellers coming off their flight to the UAE will be amazed to find a country that effortlessly blends old with new. Behind every gleaming shopping mall is an old souk and beyond its glitzy cities are ancient sites and old fishing villages waiting to be explored.
Before booking your UAE flight it’s important decide which emirate you want to stay in since hotel accommodation is usually booked months in advance. The “Vegas of the Middle East”, Dubai, offers holidaymakers the best of everything – from shopping to eating out while Abu Dhabi’s beach resorts provide a more relaxing stay away from the crowds. Year-round both cities play host to a variety of world-renowned cultural and sporting events, most notably the Abu Dhabi Gold Championship, the Dubai World Cup and the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Warm winters and hot (albeit humid) summers feature in the UAE. Even in winter, daytime temperatures hover about 26 degrees Celsius; night-time temperatures can plummet to about 5 degrees however. Summer temperatures can hit the mid-40s or higher inland. It doesn’t rain very much, usually just during the winter months.
October until May. Temperatures are about 35 degrees Celsius and the evenings are warm. November to February is also a good time to go. The days are still warm – up to 24 degrees Celsius – but the evenings are cooler (about 13 degrees Celsius).
The period between June and September is hot; temperatures climb to the high 40s and it is very humid. However this is when many businesses offer good discounts for travellers.
Inter city bus services are available.
Many leading car-hire companies such as Avis, Budget and Thrifty, are represented at the airports and around the UAE. As you’d expect from an oil-producing country, petrol is very cheap. Drive on the right.
Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive both around Dubai and for long-distance trips. And a water taxi (abra) across the Creek is a tourist must-do.