Flights to Dubai
Looking for decadence, style and sunshine? Dubai has it all. Our direct flights to Dubai from London Heathrow will transport you right into the centre of a glittering world where opulence is the norm, cuisine is gourmet, cars are fast and life is non-stop.
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Big, bold and decidedly glitzy, there’s no other city in the world quite like Dubai. A place where visionaries and entrepreneurs accomplish their greatest goals, Dubai has, in less than 100 years, developed from a small port town to a major capital of tourism, infrastructure and luxury. Skyscrapers grow up from the sand, manmade islands float on the ocean and the coastline shimmers with lavish luxury hotels. Catch your breath and dive beneath the city’s sparkling surface to discover another world of Arabian culture, hospitality and adventure. Follow us to see Dubai like a local.
Must do recommendations
A trip to the top of the world’s tallest building offers an aerial view of the city, the coastline and the dancing Dubai Fountain directly below.
The historical heart of the city, Old Dubai lines Dubai Creek and is full of busy souks, fascinating museums and cultural attractions.
The desertscape surrounding the city is an adventure playground with ample opportunity to test your limits or learn a new skill.
Al Quoz Art District
Follow Dubai’s creative residents to the artistic Al Quoz neighbourhood to discover modern art in industrial spaces.
Dhow boat cruise
Sail back in time and discover historical Dubai by taking to the seas in a traditional wooden ‘dhow’ boat.
Dubai from the sky
From hot air balloon rides to seaplanes, alternative sightseeing tours offer a fresh perspective of the city.
Food and drink
Arabian hospitality is the stuff of legends. Experience it for yourself with a meal at one of Dubai’s many Arabic restaurants, which bring together cuisines from across the Middle East, often served with a side of belly dancing.
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Did you know?
While Dubai isn’t the oldest city in the world, it’s one of the most innovative and multi-cultural (almost 90% of the population are expats). While the city is vocal about its record-breaking accomplishments, it still has a few surprises up its sleeve guaranteed to intrigue and bewilder even the most seasoned traveller.
1. Camels may be among Dubai’s most iconic animals, but you can still sample camel meat across the city. Burger joint Switch offers a camel alternative to the traditional beef burger, while The Farm serves a variety of camel dishes, such as camel stir-fry.
2. Dubai has appeared in the Guinness book of records so often that organisers have opened a Guinness World Records office in the city to process its record attempts, of which more than 150 have been successful so far.
3. At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world – and from top to bottom, the lifts in this building travel the longest distance in the world.
4. There are no street addresses in Dubai. People here navigate by landmarks and receive post at their offices rather than their homes, as the postman simply wouldn’t know where to find them.
5. In 1991, there was one set of skyscrapers on the Sheikh Zayed Road (the World Trade Centre Towers) surrounded by desert. Now there around 900 high-rise structures in the city, and the numbers just keep on growing.
With its opulent lifestyle, multi-cultural society and stunning urban and desert landscapes, Dubai has long been a muse for novelists, filmmakers and musicians looking for a fresh story or an inspiring location. Get a head start on your next UAE getaway with these famous books, movies, and tunes.
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Weather and local info
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Before you set off, take a look at our Dubai International Airport guide.
The flight time to Dubai from London Heathrow is approximately 7 hours.
The local currency in Dubai is the United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED).
There are plenty of ways to travel around Dubai. The bus network is reliable and reasonably priced, as is the metro. Taxis are the easiest, most popular way to get around.
The voltage in Dubai is usually 220/240 volts and 3 pronged British style plugs are used.