Flights to Dubai: Flights from UK to Dubai
Flights to Dubai from which airports in the UK?
The largest city in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is fast becoming a major destination for British leisure and business travellers. In line with this expansion, which has seen Dubai International emerge out of nowhere to become one of the top 20 airports in the world, flights are available from not just London Heathrow, but also from London's Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester airports, with choice and frequency set to keep on growing as the Middle Eastern economy continues to enjoy massive growth.
Airlines flying to Dubai from the UK
British Airways departs daily from London Heathrow to Dubai International, while national counterpart Emirates operates services out of Gatwick and Glasgow, with competition out of the capital helping to keep airline ticket rates favourable.
Though still relatively obscure, Asian low-cost carrier Great Wall Airlines operates direct international flights between Manchester Airport and Dubai International, a route likely to be well used now that investors from the emirate continue to build on their assets across the UK.
Where is Dubai in the United Arab Emirates?
The largest city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, allowing it to boast some of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts. Financed by a booming oil industry, Dubai has attracted billions of pounds worth of investments over the past few years, making it one of the most dynamic places on the planet, while a drive to complement the economic explosion with a cultural one is starting to bring in tourists by the plane-load.
Where would you have to fly over?
Currently, all flights between the UK and Dubai are direct services, with an average flying time of just seven hours. Though exact routes may vary according to carrier, travellers fly across most of Europe before entering into the Persian Gulf.
Places of interest in and around Dubai
For most visitors, Dubai represents a shopping paradise, with its traditional souks now selling electronic bargains as well as local handicrafts and exotic spices. Indeed, shopping is so big in Dubai that each January a month-long festival dedicated to the pastime takes place, complete with art exhibitions and music shows.
Those travellers looking for more from their holidays can check out the historic Heritage Village, as well as the Dubai Museum, housed within the Al Fahidi Fort, and a number of religious and royal sites.
One other major attraction is the stunning natural coastline and year-round high temperatures, making the beaches some of the world's most popular and star-studded.