Flights to United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is fast becoming one of the world’s most famous destinations, thanks to its world-class range of attractions and hotels.

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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

The federation of seven emirates was established in 1971 and holds massive oil and natural gas reserves, and the leadership spent much of the revenue from these ventures on improving infrastructure and offerings for visitors. As a result, the United Arab Emirates is one of the easiest and most pleasant places to travel around.

The climate of the UAE is hot and dry, and the national language is Arabic, although many people speak English or other languages. The population is a mix of Emirati citizens and expats from all over the world. As a result, the Emirates – especially Dubai and Abu Dhabi – have a diverse array of influences, with Arabian culture ever-present but strongly affected by other parts of the globe.

Visiting the UAE is easy. Some visitors will require visas, although most coming from Gulf States do not. The list of the best hotels is long and impressive, on par with any country in the world. In Dubai alone, options include five-star gems like Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab (sometimes referred to as the only seven-star hotel in the world), Marine Beach Resort & Spa, and many, many others. Every major international chain has a presence as well.

The attractions don't disappoint, either. The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, is impossible to miss and even more impressive up close. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Al-Bidyah Mosque, the Sharjah Arts Museum, and the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation are must-visits too, while travellers with a bit more time should take a day trip to the Hajar Mountains or Jebel Hafeet.

When it comes to restaurants, you'll be seriously spoilt for choice. Try Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire or Pierchic or for more traditional dishes try Al Harees or Al Machboos.

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Essential Information

Before you travel
The baggage allowance for your flight will depend on your class of travel: 30kg in Economy Class, 40kg in Business Class and 50kg in First Class. For tickets issued after 15 November 2014, there’s also a maximum size for checked baggage.

Complimentary Chauffeur-drive is available in over 70 cities for our First Class and Business Class customers. We’ll take you from your home, office or hotel to the airport and on to your next destination when you arrive.
Visa requirements
You may need to arrange a UAE visa before you travel, which you can apply for online. Some nationalities can get a free 30-day visit visa when they arrive.
Airport information
Every worldwide airport is different, so check the useful information about your destination before you fly. You can also search for Emirates offices at worldwide airports.

There are enhanced security measures for hand baggage on flights to the US, the UK and Canada. You’ll need to switch on any electronic devices, like mobile phones, tablets and laptops before you can take them on board.
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