UAE Flights Update

International flights to UAE

As the travel restrictions have been lifted, most international commercial flights to and from the United Arab Emirates have been resumed.

Transit through UAE

Transit via Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and other airports in the United Arab Emirates is allowed, as long as the passenger completes all the requirements of their final destination. PCR test certificate is not necessary for most travelers unless it is mandated by their destination.

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Flight deals from USA to UAE
Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Chicago to Dubai930 USD (3,410 AED)$390 (1,430 AED)
Dallas to Dubai1,040 USD (3,820 AED)$410 (1,510 AED)
Denver to Dubai1,090 USD (4,010 AED)$440 (1,620 AED)
Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi820 USD (3,010 AED)$360 (1,320 AED)
New York to Abu Dhabi700 USD(2,570 AED)$340 (1,240 AED)
Flight deals from Europe to UAE
Route (Roundtrip)Avg Price 1Avg Club Price 2
Amsterdam to Dubai€320 (1,370 AED)€140 (610 AED)
London to Dubai€330 (1,420 AED)€170 (730 AED)
Frankfurt to Dubai€380 (1,630 AED)€190 (820 AED)
Paris to Abu Dhabi€320 (1,370 AED)€160 (690 AED)
Zürich to Abu Dhabi€340 (1,460 AED)€140 (610 AED)

(1) Average price in popular search websites over the last 6 months

(2) Average price sent to Air Traveler Club members over the last 6 months

(prices rounded up to the nearest tens of dollars)

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Travel & flight hacking

11 most effective travel & flight hacks for UAE

  1. Fly in the low season. Flying to the UAE during the low season (May to September) is one easy way to save money on flights. With significantly fewer visitors, everything (including air tickets) is cheaper. Book at least 2 months before departure in order to get a below-average price. Avoid the peak season – February and November.
  2. Check different departure airports. Consider neighboring cities when choosing the departure airport – especially look for larger cities with airports that serve as hubs for multiple airlines. For example, if you live in West Europe, check prices for flights departing from Paris, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid, Rome, and Vienna. In 9 out of 10 cases, the cheapest flight to Dubai or Abu Dhabi will depart from one of these hubs. Yes, you may have to fly a few hundred kilometers to this hub, but low-cost airlines like EasyJet, RyanAir, or WizzAir will happily take you there for €50 - €100.
  3. Check airfares for Abu Dhabi first. If you are heading to Dubai, you may consider flying to Abu Dhabi (flights are cheaper than to Dubai) and then taking a direct bus to Dubai (less than 1.5 hours ride).
  4. Buy a flexi fare. Many airlines have already realized that their customer travel plans may be fluid these days. In an attempt to encourage flight bookings, they have implemented flexible, fully refundable ticket options, that allow travelers to book flights and then cancel them at any time, free of charge. Try to take advantage of these new relaxed airline policies, but always make sure you double-check the conditions. Use this flexible flight options guide to learn more.
  5. Make use of loyalty programs. Choose an airline that suits you the best then stick to it. By becoming 'a regular' you will be able to make use of its loyalty program and earn "miles" (or points) – not only for flying but also for everyday expenses. Points earned this way often add up over time and this could give you a chance of significant price reductions on your next flights, special perks, or even free travel. If you often fly with Emirates, opt for Skywards, with Qatar Airways – for Privilege Club, with Etihad – for Etihad Guest, etc.
  6. Avoid airport currency exchanges. Airports are infamous for making an exuberant amount of money from their currency exchanges due to the extremely high margins – Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports are no exception. Plan ahead and exchange some money for dirhams at home.
  7. Watch for a good sale. Most airlines publish their web promotions frequently. To get a great bargain be sure to watch the airline sales over the course of several weeks.
  8. Join Air Traveler Club. A proven way to get great prices on flights to the United Arab Emirates is to become a member of Air Traveler Club. It is free to join, and deals that the members get every week are priced at least 40% below the average airfare for a given route. Some of these 'hacker fares' can save you up to 80% (!) on your next flight.
  9. Find the best economy seats. Contrary to the popular view, not all economy seats on a plane are created equal. Some seats have slight advantages over others. It all depends on the aircraft, so we recommend visiting the SeatGuru website, where after entering your flight number you will be presented with a detailed seat map. Hover over individual seats to compare quality, and check out other travelers’ reviews.
  10. Lost baggage prevention. Avoid lost luggage nightmares by removing old tags on your suitcases. Tags are printed with a barcode which is used for identification and tracking – so the old tags can really confuse baggage handlers and the conveyor belt scanners. They are one of the reasons so many bags miss their flight or get misrouted.
  11. DM instead of the call center. Use Twitter or Facebook Messenger to contact the airline customer service. If the problem arises, social media is usually a faster way to contact a real human that can answer your questions. Don't count too much on airline call centers, they are usually super busy.

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