Flights to Dubai
Return economy airfares for flights to Dubai from London Heathrow start at £410*
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Return economy flights to Dubai from London Heathrow start at £410 for departures between 6 May and 30 June, and 11 August and 12 December 2013, Sunday to Thursday.* Offer ends 16 May 2013 unless sold out before, and book at least 5 days before departure. Availability may be limited.
Fly in style and comfort on the award-winning Qantas A380, and choose from two daily non-stop flights from London Heathrow.
Dubai rises like a mirage from the desert, the sky line of this ancient landmark on the spice-trading route dominated by iconic skyscraping towers and hotels. There aren't many places on earth where you can snorkel, ski, sunbathe and shop at the world's biggest mall during the day then dine in 7-star luxury at night but this is Dubai... With breathtaking architecture, historic villages, adventure sports and glorious weather on offer, Dubai really is the hottest destination in 2013!
Dubai offers a fascinating and unforgettable holiday, whether it's your main holiday destination, or just a stopover en route to Australia.
Start your Arabian adventure with Qantas today.
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- Fare is valid on Qantas operated and marketed flights only; travel is not permitted on Emirates operated or marketed flights.
- Depart from London Heathrow between Sunday and Thursday only. A surcharge of £20 applies for Friday and Saturday departures. Fares may not be available on all flights.
- Book at least five days before departure to take advantage of these fares.
Flights from UK regional cities
In addition to our double daily flights from London Heathrow, you can fly on Qantas codeshare flights operated by Emirates from Birmingham, Glasgow, London (Heathrow and Gatwick), Manchester or Newcastle to Dubai.
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Dubai is perfect for a short getaway, or a stopover on your way to Australia. Discover the Mall of the Emirates, a shopping mecca with a ski field; splash around Wild Wadi; wonder through the gold souks; ride a camel in the desert; or float along the Dubai Creek in a dhow - the options are endless in this middle eastern oasis.
Here are a few of the things you can do during your stay. Whether you're here with your family, on a budget adventure or splashing out like a Sheikh, Dubai has something for all.
- Get a bird's eye view of Dubai on the world's highest observation deck at the Burj Khalifa.
- Take the family on an 'Aquaventure' at Atlantis the Palm Dubai.
- Visit Neos Bar on the 63rd floor of the Address Downtown Dubai. Once in, it's the views that will grab you. Sip on a cocktail whilst you enjoy the lavish 270m high water fountain display.
- Take a stroll along the paved promenade lining the Creek. If you have time, visit the Dubai Museum to witness the history of Dubai unfold.
- Hit the Dunes for an Arabian Adventure! Enjoy sand boarding, dune driving or a gentle camel ride.
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Dubai City Guide
There are 5 main areas in which to explore. From the modern metropolis of New Dubai to the traditional Souks of Deira, we have it covered!
Going for gold or going for spice. Deira is Souk heaven. Once you have bartered in the souks, re-energise yourself by ducking into one of the tucked-away cafes and having a shot of Arabic coffee. Spend the afternoon crossing the Creek in a traditional Abra, an atmospheric journey unchanged for decades.
- Bur Dubai
Start your Dubai experience by visiting Dubai Museum for a factual and entertaining introduction to the city. This is the Dubai of bygone years. Enjoy a drink overlooking the creek or spend your time buying some traditional souvenirs at the lively Bar Dubai Souk.
- Sheikh Zayed Road
Look upwards to know you're here. Yes this is the home to Dubai's most famous landmark, the Burj Khalifa. Soaring upwards for a staggering 828m, it's the world's tallest man-made structure. Take the speeding elevator to the top for incredible panoramic views. As you're breaking records, why not finish your time here with dinner and shopping at the World's Largest Shopping Mall - Dubai Mall with a record breaking 1200 shops!
The place with the Burj al-Arab backdrop! For the greatest pictures of amazing architecture and a gorgeous network of Venetian-style canels, visit Madinat Jumeirah, the city within the city. There is plenty to do at this hotel, shopping and entertainment complex, especially admiring the views.
- New Dubai
The metropolis where skycrapers meet the sand has lots on offer for a more relaxing visit. The Middle East's version of the Mediterranean! Enjoy cosmopolitan restaurants, cafes and boutiques for a waterfront lunch and gorgeous views at the Dubai Marina, or simply relax on the pristine golden sandy beach.
Dubai with Kids
Dubai offers plenty of entertainment for youngsters and teenagers alike. Waterparks and other adrenalin fuelled activities are an obvious choice, while hotel pools and beaches are great options, however maybe more for the parents!
Adrenalin rushes are guaranteed at this waterpark at the Atlantis the Palm Dubai. The centrepiece is the 27.5m-high Zigguarat, the launch pad for seven slides, including the 'Leap of Faith', a near vertical plunge into a shark infested lagoon, albeit protected by a transparent tunnel.
- Wild Wadi Waterpark
With more than 12 Arabian themed water rides, the kids will be happy to leave the beach or hotel pool. Thrill your senses with the 33m-high Jumeirah Sceirah slide that drops at a speed of 80km/h or snooze along the white water river. The choice is yours. A great way to spend your time.
- Chilling with the Kids
Would you ever have expected to be splashing around on the beach one day and then skiing another? No... then why not take your kids to tackle the snow slopes at Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates. A great experience when you've completed your shopping.
In Dubai, shopping represents an integral part of the culture and lifestyle. The shopping malls are not just for shopping but for extravagant entertainment, world class dining and extraordinary architecture. During the summer, Dubai's malls are where everyone retreats to escape the heat and socialise.
Whether you're looking for designer brands or local treats, Dubai has it all!
Check out 5 popular shopping hotspots:
- The Dubai Mall
The biggest mall in the world with over 1,200 retail stores. The mall is also home to an Aquarium, an underwater zoo, indoor ice rink and The Dubai Fountain.
- Mall of the Emirates
Famous for 'Ski Dubai' (the first indoor ski slope in the Middle East), the Mall of the Emirates has 520 stores of leading world-wide brands.
- Wafi Mall
Aesthetically pleasing in every way, this impressive Egyptian themed complex offers a great way to shop.
- Souk Madinat Jumeirah
This traditionally inspired Souk is part of the extraordinary resort of Madinat Jumeirah. The lantern-lit walkways and friendly courtyards offer the visitor a mesmerising glimpse into historic Arabia.
- Deira City Centre
This centre is ideal for families, providing a great mix of entertainment and shopping to keep you busy for as long as you want.
Maximum stay: Return travel from the last international stopover must commence no later than 12 months after initial departure.
Children and Infants: Discounts apply on international routes.
Rebooking: Date changes on international flights permitted at £75 per change within the ticket validity and are subject to a local service fee.
Rerouting: £75 per reroute and subject to a local service fee.
Cancellations: No refund once tickets are issued.
Local service fees: Local service fees apply for any changes to both e-tickets and paper tickets.