Bargain Dhs169 flights from UAE to India, 27 Sep 2018 07:36:37 +0400With the weather cooling down across the region, it's the perfect time to take a spontaneous trip to one of the many amazing destinations near the UAE.

And with these flight deals from Air Arabia, it might be a lot cheaper than you think.

The airline has slashed prices on fares to Indian cities including Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.

You can get a one-way ticket there for as little as Dhs169, with flights to Bahrain, Karachi, Kuwait, Muscat and Salalah available from Dhs199.
There is one slight catch, which is that all the flights leave from Sharjah Airport.

However, it's easy to get to – coming in at just under an hour's drive from Dubai Marina.

Alternatively, you can take the Metro to Rashidiya and get an Air Arabia coach direct from there. That'll take a total of approximately two and a half hours.

All in all though, these are deals that are well worth making the journey for.

Air Arabia hasn't revealed exactly when the sale will end but its website says the fares "won't last long", so you'd best get booking soon.
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Huge discounts on flights to India with Jet Airways, 09 Sep 2018 05:57:48 +0400If you’ve been meaning to explore India but haven’t found the right price, the time to book that Eastern excursion is right now, thanks to Jet Airway’s Global Sale.

The airline is offering a 30 percent discount on flights to India and beyond for travels any time after Monday September 10.

The catch? The sale lasts until the end of the day (Sunday September 9), so head over to or use the airline’s mobile app to book your trip, pronto.

Travellers booking from Dubai can get up to 30 percent off for economy and premiere seats to India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and more.

That’s not all, as passengers looking to explore more of South East Asia can book tickets via Mumbai and Delhi to destinations like Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dhaka and Kathmandu.

The deal applies to one-way and return flights, with tickets to Mumbai for economy usually being priced below Dhs900, with Première seats being just over Dhs1,000. Taking a further 30 percent off that, and that’s what we call a bargain.

India's premier international airline’s Global Sale is its biggest deal of the month, and usually lasts six days. However, this one has been extended for an extra two days. Don’t pass up the chance.

That’s not the only airline dishing out nifty deals, as Emirates is offering return flights to Kuwait and Mumbai for under Dhs1,000, along with other special promotions. The offer lasts until Sunday September 15.

Get booking.

Emirates offering bargain return flights for under Dhs1,000, 06 Sep 2018 07:35:39 +0400Fancy a quick weekend getaway to Kuwait? Or maybe a long vacation in Mumbai? Well, you can now get a return flight to these places and more for under Dhs1,000 with Emirates’ special airfares.

The Dubai-based airline is offering a limited-time deal on a selection of short- and long-haul flights for trips any time before June 30, 2019.

Plan your trip fast though, as the deal only lasts until Sunday September 16. Before that, it’s bargain hunting time.

Round-trips to popular destinations places such as Kuwait and Mumbai are going from as little as Dhs755, while fares for flights to Muscat, Bahrain, Mashhad and Dammam in Saudi Arabia are just under Dhs1,000.

That’s not all Emirates has to offer, as returns flights over to Manila, Philippines and Larnaca, Cyprus are also getting the special deal treatment, costing Dhs1,835 and Dhs1,995, respectively.

If you’re thinking of seeing The Big Apple or heading over to the coasts of Australia, flights over to New York are going for Dhs3,535 and to Melbourne for Dhs4,285.

Check out other special rates and nab yourself a seat over at

The airline has recently launched a new flight direct to Edinburgh, too, and passengers can get reduced rate tickets to the Scottish destination if they book before Monday September 10.

Etihad Airways is also dishing out some bargain offers if you’re flying from Abu Dhabi, including trips to Bahrain for Dhs813, Kuwait for Dhs973 and Beirut for Dhs1,003, thanks to its “hand bag only” fares.

It’s time to get plan your holiday.

Escape to Shanghai with three new direct flights, 05 Sep 2018 05:13:03 +0400Fancy travelling to China but don't want with the additional stress of indirect flights?

Well, worry no more as China Eastern are rolling out three weekly non-stop flights between Shanghai and Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Scheduled to begin on Monday, September 17, the non-stop route will be a game changer for anyone fearing a weary layover with a large family in tow.

The new journey will make travelling easier and provide a greater number of flight options between the two destinations, in addition to the already existing flights between Shanghai and Dubai that have a stopover in Kunming.

Currently, only Emirates operate direct flights between Dubai and China’s biggest city.

The announcement comes with the hopes of boosting UAE-China connectivity, and build on the growing number of Chinese tourists – with more than 2.2million visiting in 2017.

However, if a quick trip to see Shanghai’s stunning waterfront skyline doesn’t take your fancy, don’t miss our list of 18 incredible destinations for a short escape here.

Get cheap flights to Edinburgh with EmiratesEmma Pearson, 28 Aug 2018 12:32:46 +0400If you love castles, haggis and Loch Ness monsters (maybe) then we have some great news for you.

Emirates has launched a new flight direct to Edinburgh and we are saying “aye” to the special fares on offer from the airline.

In honour of the new flight path – passengers can get reduced rate tickets to the Scottish destination, with prices starting at Dhs2,495.

Flights start on Monday October 1 and passengers in the UAE can book cheap fares on all economy and business class travel up until Monday September 10 for flights between Monday October 1 and Friday May 31 2019.

Economy class tickets start from Dhs2,495 and business class tickets start from Dhs13,165, and the new daily service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration.

You can also book with Emirates Holidays and enjoy a five-star holiday experience for an additional spend starting at Dhs1,173 per person, exclusive of the airfare.

Flight EK023 will depart Dubai daily at 9.55am and arrive in Edinburgh at 2.50pm, while the return flight, EK024 will depart Edinburgh at 8.15pm and arrive in Dubai at 6.40am the next morning.

The flight will hold 304 economy seats, 43 lie flat seats in business class and right private suites in first class if you’re pushing the boat out.
Edinburgh is the airline’s second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its eighth in the UK.

The Scottish capital is the second most visited city in the UK, with special mention going to the city’s Old Town and New Town, which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO city of Literature.

All this and we haven’t even touched upon the neeps and tatties. We’ll be the ones at Terminal 3 in kilts.
From Dhs2,495 (economy), Dhs13,165 (business class). Offer available until Mon Sep 10 for travel between Mon Oct 1 and Fri May 1, 2019. Dubai International Airport, Garhoud,

Fly from Dubai to Beirut, Mumbai, Los Angeles and Bangkok for less with Emirates’ huge saleEmma Pearson’-huge-saleSun, 12 Aug 2018 09:08:06 +0400Fancy a summer getaway? It’s still not too late to jet off  to somewhere far-flung and tropical, and with Emirates' new sale it’s just got a load cheaper.

With flights to more than 70 global destinations there’s bound to be somewhere to tickle your fancy, whether you’re after sprawling out by the pool in Mauritius or flexing on Muscle Beach in LA.

The offer applies to bookings made until Monday August 20 for travel between Saturday September 1 and Sunday March 31, 2019.

Economy class passengers can fly to Beirut form Dhs945, Mumbai from Dhs995, Bangkok from Dhs2,345, Lisbon from Dhs2,945, Mauritius from Dhs2,995, Los Angeles from Dhs4,835 and Santiago from Dhs5,105.

Business Class passengers can fly to Mumbai from Dhs2,795, Beirut from Dhs5,245, Bangkok from Dhs9,795, Mauritius from Dhs9,975, Lisbon from Dhs15,415, Santiago from Dhs20,925, and Los Angeles from Dhs21,275.

You can also book with Emirates Holidays and enjoy a five-star holiday experience for an additional spend starting at Dhs300 per person for economy and Dhs500 per person for business class, exclusive of the airfare.

In other Emirates’ news, family members can now pool up to 100 percent of Skywards Miles earned on Emirates flights with Emirates Skywards rewarding programme, 'My Family.’ The programme allows travellers to redeem rewards faster than before in more than100 programme partners including airlines, hotels and retail outlets.

We can’t wait to scratch our itchy feet.
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Flights from Dubai from Dhs10 to top holiday destinationsEmma Pearson, 09 Aug 2018 10:02:45 +0400If you’ve been desperate to get away this toasty season but the budget seems a bit tight, it’s time to reconsider your summer itinerary.

As long as you’ve got a tenner in your pocket you can be on your way to some top holiday destinations including Catania and Zanzibar with a huge sale from FlyDubai.

This summer you can buy plane tickets for as little as Dhs10 (plus taxes) on flights for children when you’re buying one adult return ticket.

The offer is applicable for flights from Dubai to Tbilisi, Baku, Batumi, Catania, Qabala, Thessaloniki, Yerevan and Zanzibar.

The travel dates have to be between now and Saturday September 1, but you have to book before Saturday (August 11) to avail this offer.

We can’t think of a better way to spend the final weeks before it’s back to school.

If you’re planning to stay closer to home during the holidays, the summer is rife with hotels in Dubai offering incredible staycation deals, but Palazzo Versace Dubai has an offer no golfer should refuse.

The five-star hotel has partnered up with Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club to launch its ‘Stay, Cruise and Golf’ package, featuring an 18-hole round of golf, reduced prices on rooms and much more.

Don’t delay though – the offer only lasts until Friday August 31.
Book before Sat Aug 11 for trips until Sat Sep 1,

Cheap Emirates flights from Dubai to Europe and the Middle East, 17 Jul 2018 08:17:48 +0400With the summer holidays here, you should start preparing for the endless roll of friends’ Instagram selfies abroad – and your own endless eye-rolling if you’re still stuck at home.

And if you can’t beat them, join them: with these sensational flight deals from Emirates.

But be quick, you have until Monday July 23 to book your seat to more than 30 global destinations.

Enjoy a quick escape to Beirut from Dhs1,080, Cairo from Dhs1,415, Casablanca from Dhs2,365, Seychelles from Dhs3,045, Kuala Lumpur from Dhs2,425, Zagreb from Dhs2,675 or Munich from Dhs2,885 in economy.

While business class seats to Beirut start from Dhs5,245, Cairo from Dhs7,599, Casablanca from Dhs11,739, Seychelles from Dhs8,368, Kuala Lumpur from Dhs8,865, Zagreb from Dhs12,619 and Munich from Dhs14,839.

And the attractive prices don’t stop there, as with Emirates Holidays you can snap up a five-star experience from an additional Dhs275 per person.

Think romantic beach retreats, spa holidays and luxury city break packages.

And while you’re at, don’t risk turning up to Dubai International Airport dripping with sweat having lugged your own luggage around, take advantage of the Emirates Home Check-in service.

Couriers will pick up bags from your home, hotel or office across Dubai, transport it to the airport, take it through security and onto your flight.

It is bookable 12 hours before your flight depature time.

It means you, your family and friends will have more time to explore and enjoy the world’s busiest airport without the hassle.

Just be sure to check out our excellent guide on what to do in the hub before boarding (spoiler alert: top-notch food and drink, trampoline parks, pay-as-you-sleep pods, world-class spas and more).
Until Jul 23.

flydubai is moving flights to DXB Terminal 3 for 10 destinationsEmma Pearson, 12 Jul 2018 05:01:25 +0400Budget airline flydubai has announced that ten flights will move from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 in Dubai International Airport.

It is usually used exclusively for Emirates flights, but a codeshare partnership between the two airlines has opened up the space.

The operations are due to start on Sunday December 2, following earlier announcements from flydubai regarding its partnership with Emirates.

It goes beyond codesharing to a number of initiatives spanning commercial, network planning, airport operations, the alignment of the frequent flyer programmes and an enhanced customer journey.

The flights that will leave from Terminal 3 are to Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Catania, Dushanbe, Helsinki, Krakow, Prague, Rostov-on-Don and Salalah, although they will continue to depart from Terminal 2 until the changeover at the beginning of December.

These destinations were chosen to help improve the connection between Emirates and flydubai and further flights will be added in the summer schedule in 2019.

Passengers who have booked to travel to these destinations from this period will receive information from flydubai in advance of their date of travel informing them of the change in flight number and terminal.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of flydubai, said: “Last July, we announced the extensive codeshare partnership which has seen Emirates and flydubai work closely together to offer customers unmatched opportunities to travel.

“As part of this next phase flights to ten flydubai destinations will operate from Terminal 3 optimising connectivity for their passengers from the world’s busiest airport.”
Dubai International Airport, Garhoud,

See your Emirates seat in virtual reality before you take off, 04 Jul 2018 20:00:00 +0400Should we take the window for views the aisle for swift bathroom access?

That might not be such a difficult choice anymore, because Emirates has revealed a new feature that is set to end the age-old conundrum of which seat to pick.

The Dubai airline now has virtual reality (VR) on its website, giving travellers a glimpse of the cabin and answering important questions like how far away the bathroom is.
And luckily, it’s all in 3D, so you won’t need one of those clunky headsets.

Travellers will also be able to navigate through economy, business and the oh-so luxurious first class cabins, including the onboard lounge and shower spa.

Emirates is the first airline to introduce the technology, which showcases the interior of the A380 and the Boeing 777.

So log on to the website and have a gander around – it may just give you that nudge to upgrade your seats.

The technology will soon include renderings of the airline's entire fleet, with all configurations of the A380 and Boeing 777 aircrafts.

Emirates’ Senior Vice President Alex Knigge said: “We are pleased to be the world’s first airline to introduce this cutting edge web VR technology.

“In our usability tests with customers, we found that they particularly appreciated the 3D seat and cabin models when selecting their seats.”

Flying with Emirates over the summer? What perfect timing, as passengers can use their boarding pass as a membership card offering exclusive discounts within the UAE, until Friday August 31.

Dubai has become somewhat of a hub for VR experiences recently, with VR Park bringing a host of fun-filled activities. We would know, we tried it all out.

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