Book a flight to Dubai with flydubai and you’re just one step away from one of the world’s most spectacular and vibrant cities. Stretch out in airy cabins, as our friendly, well-trained crew on board go above and beyond to kick-start your journey in style.

Whether your flight to Dubai is to visit friends and family or for a week of business meetings, our bright and spacious economy class experience offers affordable travel as it should be – with plenty of legroom, touchscreen TVs in every seat and a variety of in-flight eats.

Our business class provides a relaxed and personal experience, including exceptionally comfy Italian-leather seats, globally-inspired food and a 12.1 inch personal touchscreen TV so you can enjoy hours of free movies, TV and music. And with a wide selection of cheap flights to Dubai, you can handpick a travel time that suits you best.

Touch down in Dubai and you’ll discover a jaw-dropping city of amazing contrasts. Get out there and explore unbeatable shops, golden beaches, ultra-modern skyscrapers and thrilling desert adventures. There are plenty of ways to get your culture fix – from cruising along Dubai Creek in a traditional dhow to experiencing world-class cuisine among the city’s superb eateries. At flydubai, we’re proud to call this city our home.

Things to do

Stunning sights

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This glamorous destination dazzles you the moment you arrive at Dubai International Airport. One of your first sights will be the dizzying Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – which rises from downtown Dubai to the tip of its 828m-high spire. Just a few kilometres away lies the Palm Jumeirah – one of the world’s biggest artificial islands built in the shape of a palm tree. There’s plenty of fantastic hotels to check out here, including the famous Atlantis. And with a monorail running along the ‘trunk’ of the palm, getting around couldn’t be easier.

Shop till you drop

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Dubai has become a globally-renowned shopping destination thanks to the gigantic malls and traditional souks scattered throughout the city. With so many options, you’re almost guaranteed to find what you’re looking for. The immense Dubai Mall is a brand-lover’s paradise with more than 1,200 outlets spanning 1.1 million sq/m. But it’s not just about the retail therapy: if you fancy a spot of Lebanese cuisine or even a trip to the aquarium, the gigantic centre has everything under one roof. Nearby, Souk Al Bahar offers a modern take on the traditional Arabian market. Scour quirky shops for authentic jewellery, crafts, textiles and carpets before refuelling at one of its contemporary restaurants and cafes. Elsewhere, the Mall of the Emirates boasts more than 650 shops from around the world, including top global fashion brands, a 14-screen multiplex cinema, and Ski Dubai – the Middle East’s first ski resort.

Desert adventure

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Explore Dubai’s golden sand dunes in a powerful 4x4 with an unforgettable Dubai desert safari. From dune bashing and quad-biking to camel riding, there are options to suit everyone – you can even try your hand at sand-boarding. Many desert safaris also offer an alfresco barbecue dinner, belly dancing, shisha and sunset photography. Alternatively, explore the desert at a more sedate pace by visiting a traditional Bedouin camp. Drive through the sands, discover local wildlife and sample traditional Emirati cuisine beneath the stars.


There are countless reasons to visit Dubai. This exhilarating city reaches to the sky from the desert sands, cramming in a number of the world’s most spectacular sights and experiences. Renowned for its first-class shopping, gorgeous beaches and high-end resorts, it’s savoured by business travellers and holidaymakers alike.

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The city’s energy, optimism and futuristic appeal make it a unique travel destination – so many have fallen in love with the place that 80% of the population are now ex-pats. Flights to Dubai bring in more than 15 million overnight visitors a year, making it the fourth most visited city in the world.

A desert metropolis

The city’s unique blend of restaurants, flourishing nightlife, world-class shopping, luxurious beaches and exciting entertainment offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for chilled-out relaxation or high-octane adventure. It has a blossoming cultural scene, with opera, theatre, ballet, museums and art all growing in popularity every year.

Spills, thrills and sun!

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Dubai does beaches brilliantly. Golden sands and clear, warm waters offer a wide range of activities, from family fun to morning strolls. And if you fancy a go at jet-skiing, flyboarding, kite-surfing, diving or snorkelling, head to the coast for water sports galore. You’ll also discover plenty of beach clubs to relax on the sands in style.

Every year, new and exciting attractions are opening in Dubai. The world-famous Atlantis resort is home to the Aquaventure waterpark; complete with high-speed waterslides and immersive underwater experiences.

In 2016, Dubai Parks & Resorts opened its doors, a super-sized theme park bringing together LEGOLAND® Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park), Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and MOTIONGATE™ DUBAI which features action-packed rides and five roller coasters!

IMG Worlds of Adventure is another sprawling theme park and leisure haven, with themed zones including Marvel, Cartoon Network and the Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventures.

Relax and indulge

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Foodies visiting Dubai are spoiled for choice. The city’s many hotels provide a wealth of high-quality international cuisine and many of the world’s top celebrity restaurants are represented here – including Nobu Matsuhisa, Gordon Ramsay and Bollywood’s Asha Bhosle.

But Dubai isn’t all fine dining and theme parks – the beautiful natural environment which surrounds the city is also well worth exploring. As well as tackling sand dunes in a 4x4, visitors can travel to Hatta, 134km east of Dubai in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, to enjoy its Heritage Village – a collection of restored traditional mountain homes – and take a cooling dip in the crystal clear waters of its lake and rock pool.

If you plan to fly to Dubai for sun, sea and sand, the best time to visit is in spring and autumn when temperatures aren’t too overwhelming. Soak up the rays by day and cool down on one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Whatever way you look at it, Dubai is a city that demands attention – you can be sure that the skyline you experience during your trip will be completely different in a year’s time. Things happen quickly here – so get ready for the ride.

Useful information

Passport and visas

You’ll need a passport valid for a minimum of six months to fly to Dubai. The type of visa you need to visit Dubai depends on your nationality, the purpose of your visit and its duration. Citizens of 47 countries (not including GCC countries) can get visas on arrival for no cost. For full details, check out our UAE visas page.


Dubai is a tropical, desert country – it’s almost always hot and sunny. Summers can also be humid, with average high temperatures from June to August ranging from 39 to 41 degrees centigrade. Even the winter months from December to February see average temperatures of 23 to 26 degrees, although you might catch the odd shower.


The currency in Dubai is the dirham (also known as DH, Dhs or AED). Its value is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of 3.675 AED to US$1. Notes are available in the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 50 and 1,000.

Getting around

Exploring Dubai is simple and inexpensive. Taxis are affordable, good quality and readily available. Dubai’s Metro line connects 45 stations around the city and links with an extensive bus network. The Dubai Tram operates every six minutes from Dubai Marina to Al Sufouh. Waterbuses traverse Dubai Creek from 8am to midnight.


Dubai’s electricity system uses a UK-style three-pin plug (Type G or 13 amp plug). Socket adaptors can be found in most local shops.

Airport information

flydubai operates out of Dubai International Airport (DXB), from the quick and convenient Terminal 2. Book a cheap flight to Dubai and you’ll find the huge modern airport is well connected to the city itself – just a 10-minute drive from the bustling centre. You’ll find parking is plentiful and taxis are available 24/7.

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