Flights to the United Arab Emirates

Flights to the United Arab Emirates fill up fast. The UAE is morphing into a tourists’ playground, thanks to its world-class attractions and hotels.

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Flights to United Arab Emirates


The federation of seven emirates, established in 1971, holds massive oil and natural gas reserves; the leadership has 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, and there are flights to UAE from all over the world.

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, and travelers 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 spoiled for choice. Try Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire or Pierchic, or for more traditional dishes, try Al Harees or Al Machboos.

Essential Information for flights to United Arab Emirates

Before you travel to United Arab Emirates

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

Complimentary Chauffeur-drive is available in more than 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 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 carry-on luggage 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.

Car rental

Add a car rental to your booking and keep all your travel plans in one place. You’ll find special rates from our worldwide partners even if you’re not booking a flight.