Flights to Dubai From London Airports
Dubai has become one of THE travel destinations of the world in the last decade mainly because of its incredibly surreal and luxury tourism sector. The property boom firmly put Dubai on the map and consequently the Emirate marketed itself as one of the hottest places to be on the planet...literally! With the world’s tallest buildings, tax free shopping, world-class restaurants all year sunshine and some of the best hotels it's no wonder that so many people decide to visit...and sometimes stay.
With a large expat community living in the UAE there are many flights to Dubai from London.
Dubai is one of seven Emirates that form the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East. The most popular airport for travellers visiting the city is Dubai International Airport (DXB). Direct flights are approximately 7 hours from London Heathrow (LHR). Once you land you will have to adjust your watches either 4 hours ahead of the UK (winter); or 3 hours in the summer.
London Airports that Fly to Dubai
For long haul flights there are primarily three airports in London, these are London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), and London Stansted (STN). These airports will fly direct to the Emirate whereas other airports such as London City Airport (LCY), and Luton will tend to be indirect with connecting flights from other European locations such as Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and Frankfurt.
Before flying out, should you require Dubai's currency (Dirham), there are plenty of bureaux de change facilities available at all the London airports. What we would recommend though is only to use the service unless you absolutely must as it can be quite expensive. It is always better to use a local service in the UAE to obtain the best foreign exchange rate.
Business or Pleasure, the Airlines Cater For All
Whether you are going for personal or commercial reasons to the Emirate, there are many business facilities in the terminals of airports at both ends as well as the aeroplane itself. To make use of these services, it is better to book business or first class since there will be limited options with economy.
Indirect and Direct Flights to Dubai from London - A list of Airlines
Below are some of the airlines that go to Dubai from the London airports. Please check with the tour operator or via the airport's website to get further advice and help 24 hours a day. Please note that indirect flight durations are subject to change all the time as they can stop in other destinations than those mentioned and connecting times can either be longer or shorter so please check this information before reservations or bookings. Also, the duration time will also be slightly different from different London airports.
What to Look Forward to in Dubai
If you like nothing more than to be spending lots of money, then Dubai has not shortage of shopping malls. For example City Centre is one that has its own children's play area. The Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates are also huge malls where you certainly will not get bored.
Tired of paying too much tax? (Who isn't?). Duty free shopping at departures at DXB airport is a great way of getting hold of some bargains.
Just like any world cosmopolitan city, Dubai has an array of restaurants to suit all tastes and palates, cafés and bars for it's burgeoning expat population.
Entertainment and nightlife are amongst the best in the Middle East. Dubai has a huge club scene with resident DJs coming to play from all over the world.
How about snow in the dessert? With Ski Dubai you can! Enjoy ski-ing down the slope or just watching from the Mall of Emirates shopping centre.
One of the biggest attractions of Dubai is it's beautiful weather and sandy beaches. With all year sunshine and its warm blue seas, its hardly surprising why people come to visit this gem.
The Burj Al Arab is the worlds only 7 star hotel, national icon of the city and also the worlds tallest hotel. It is the sheer epitome of luxury, indulgence and wealth. Fortunately you do not need to be a millionaire to eat at its restaurants.
With luxury accommodation comes corporate hospitality like no other. Dubai is now seen as a destination for short breaks and not a long haul trip. With such opulence and tranquil resorts, spa breaks and treatments are just what the doctor ordered.