Airfare to Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The transport center of U.A.E., Dubai is where more international passengers arrive in the country. As a tax free country, Dubai is a shopping haven, especially during the shopping season peak from mid-January to mid-February and at the Gold Souq. Those interested in historic sites and information should visit the Dubai Museum and Bastakiya District
Airfare to Dubai will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. WHO FLIES fly to Dubai. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Dubai, U.A.E., or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Emirates is the airline that is based here. However, Aer Lingus, Finnair, Thai Airways and other airlines also stop in Dubai.
The most expensive air tickets to Dubai are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and traveling overland to Dubai via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Dubai, check out BootsnAll’s Dubai Travel Guide.