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pommybird Apr 11th 2019 2:57 pm

Flights to Dubai from London
 
Hi all looking to travel to Dubai for 5 or 6 nights in late October any tips on reasonably priced return flights from London airports? Looked at Emirates and BA and looking at approx £500 per person, am I likely to get something cheaper?

Millhouse Apr 11th 2019 6:08 pm

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12669039)
Hi all looking to travel to Dubai for 5 or 6 nights in late October any tips on reasonably priced return flights from London airports? Looked at Emirates and BA and looking at approx £500 per person, am I likely to get something cheaper?

cheaper will require a stop over in Istanbul, Amsterdam or Frankfurt

Scamp Apr 14th 2019 8:20 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12669039)
Hi all looking to travel to Dubai for 5 or 6 nights in late October any tips on reasonably priced return flights from London airports? Looked at Emirates and BA and looking at approx £500 per person, am I likely to get something cheaper?

You can occasionally get for 400 but 500 with Emirates is good.
Unlikely to get cheaper to be honest.

Millhouse, be wary of this one. She stalks me on the football threads.

dominoman Apr 14th 2019 1:32 pm

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
Check Abu Dhabi too. Often cheaper. Only 1.5 hrs away and free transfer to Dubai if you fly Etihad

scot47 Apr 14th 2019 1:51 pm

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
Here is a cheap aitrline - https://www.flyariana.com/

Alternatives used to be Sudanair and Aeroflot. You sure aboiut wanting cheap ?

spouse of scouse Apr 14th 2019 2:06 pm

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by pommybird (Post 12669039)
Hi all looking to travel to Dubai for 5 or 6 nights in late October any tips on reasonably priced return flights from London airports? Looked at Emirates and BA and looking at approx £500 per person, am I likely to get something cheaper?

kayak.com.uk is showing BA return economy flights Heathrow/Dubai - out 1235 hours 31 October, back 1400 hours 6 November. Both flights direct. Price £335 per person basic economy (carry on luggage only), add £20 per person per flight for one checked bag each.

IKnowNothing Apr 15th 2019 6:51 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
Also if you book a holiday (via the usual suspects), then the overall cost can be cheaper - ie. your hotels are "free".

Scamp Apr 15th 2019 7:57 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by IKnowNothing (Post 12670900)
Also if you book a holiday (via the usual suspects), then the overall cost can be cheaper - ie. your hotels are "free".

This is a good point.

Hotel + Flight deals are very good.

jam25mack Apr 15th 2019 9:59 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
And or look at multi stops. Have done that a few times to and from the UK. Tack on flights to another destination later in the year and you can essentially get a free holiday.

Booked one last week to include an Amsterdam stop after a Bucharest stag and it ended up only being 40 GBP's more on KLM than on the budget carrier (FlyDubai) flying direct to Bucharest and back.

IKnowNothing Apr 15th 2019 2:05 pm

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
Here you go, 5 nights, staying in a Jumeirah Hotel, all for £564. Dunno where it is mind you LOL

Mina Seyahi for £750?

http://tinyurl.com/y2q8nos2

jam25mack Apr 15th 2019 2:20 pm

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by IKnowNothing (Post 12671099)

Mina Seyahi for £750?

Bargain. This is only just refurbed too.

My mum has done packages a few times and had some fantastic deals. She stayed in the Sofatel on the Palm last time.

Beware though to check on here as to what the hotel is like though. The first time she was going to come and visit Old mother dearest was ready to pull the trigger on a flight oand hotel deal staying at The Yorke Hotel...... That would have been an eye opener for her.

Scamp Apr 16th 2019 6:00 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
The old man once got 5 nights in the JW Marriott and bizzo with Emirates for £2k.
BC on it's own was £3k.

Sister got 5 nights in the Dusit and Emirates flights for £400 a few years back.

There's definitely really good deals if you shop around.

Jingsamichty Apr 16th 2019 8:14 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 
Emirates also fly to Dubai from Stansted, saw GBP 460 return quoted.

Scamp Apr 16th 2019 8:26 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by Jingsamichty (Post 12671596)
Emirates also fly to Dubai from Stansted, saw GBP 460 return quoted.

But then you'd have to go to Stansted?

Jingsamichty Apr 16th 2019 11:37 am

Re: Flights to Dubai from London
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 12671604)
But then you'd have to go to Stansted?

<wonders which is actually the worst place at either end of a STN-DXB flight...>

It is technically a London airport which is what the OP asked about. To be honest I was pretty surprised myself to see Emirates crew walking through Stansted, but depending on where you live it's a genuine option.


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