Favourite airline: Emirates
The majority of passengers on the route London Gatwick – Dubai prefer to fly with Emirates.
Emirates
36 %
Ukraine International
30 %
Turkish Airlines
23 %
Tip: book 5 months before departure
Tip: book flights on this route 5 months before departure and save up to 43 %.
150 days before departure
Cheapest weekday: Sunday
Flight tickets are cheapest on Sunday when flights cost up to 12 % less.
Direct flights are more expensive
Compared to direct flights, flights with a stopover on this route are on average 30 % cheaper.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
07h 00min
10h 15min
34h 20min
£335
£258
£414
The favourite connection is non-stop
38 % of all bookings on the route London Gatwick to Dubai are for non-stop flights.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
07h 00min, from £335
38 %
1 stopover Kiev
10h 15min, from £258
31 %
1 stopover Istanbul
28h 20min, from £320
14 %
Return from £258.00
Currently, flights on this route are cheapest departing on 03/12/19 and returning on 18/12/19.

£258
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Expensive
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Fascinating Dubai

The fascinating city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is an exciting place to visit. It has spectacular architecture, boutique shopping malls, delicious cuisine and friendly people. Fashion and style sums up what Dubai is all about whatever time of year you decide to travel.

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Dubai annual events

The cosmopolitan city of Dubai has an all year round sub tropical climate. The best time to travel is from the beginning of October to the end of April when temperatures hover between 25-35 degrees Centigrade. Temperature wise the summer months can be too hot often hitting 45 degrees C. To get a feel for the city why not travel in December so you can enjoy National Day on the 2nd? Islamic holiday days vary, ELD is the most important Islamic Festival marking the end of Ramadan (ninth month of the Islamic calendar). 

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Preparing to travel to Dubai

British citizens can apply for a 30 day visa when arriving in Dubai. Note that there are fines for overstays. Make sure you visit your doctor to check if vaccines are up to date before leaving. During Ramadan, eating, drinking and smoking are forbidden in public places during the daytime. There are very strict regulations in place on drinking alcohol in the UAE. The cost of living in Dubai is certainly cheaper than in London with restaurant prices being on average around 45% less. While European imported goods are more expensive, locally manufactured electronics cost less than in the UK. When visiting souks, the local markets, remember to haggle. Dubai is three hours ahead of London, GST Gulf Standard Time, which is UTC/GMT+4.

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Dubai info

At Dubai International Airport terminals 1 and 3, the red line metro stops every ten minutes while the green line stops at the airport Free zone, near to terminal 2. Both metros run Saturday - Thursday between 6am and 11pm, Fridays from 1pm until midnight. Approximate prices are 1 zone = 4 AED, 2 zones = 6AED and 3 zones = 8.50 AED. Travellers would do well to purchase a red ticket, which is cheap and valid for a maximum of ten journeys within 90 days. Buses stop at all terminals from 6am until 10pm, bus numbers are 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44. Regarding accommodation, budget accommodation in hotels is available from approximately 100 AED in hostels. You can find single hotel rooms costing about 800 AED. It's probably a good idea to book early especially during the peak season from September till May. There's no problem seeing Dubai's many attractions when travelling by public transport. A single ticket on the metro or bus will cost you 4 AED. Take the opportunity to use public transport so you can visit the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai Creek, Jumeirah Mosque and the awesome Dubai Mall. Taxi prices are certainly more expansive than public transport but still cost less than in the UK due to cheaper petrol prices.

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