When to fly
Since the weather isn’t particularly varied, there are several other factors which might affect your decision of when to look for cheap flights to Dubai. The below events are some of the most popular attractions in the city and attract visitors from around the world.
The Dubai Shopping Festival takes place between January and February and it has become a great tourist attraction, not only for the large shopping discounts, but also for the other events the whole family can enjoy, including music concerts, fashion shows and children’s’ events. Over 2000 stores participate in this month long festival and offer products ranging from haute couture to cars and electronics to perfume.
Held annually in January, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic is a world class golfing event. Since the first ball was teed off back in 1989, it has been host to many famous golfers, including, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The competition is held at the famous Emirates Golf Club and attracts many tourists who book cheap flights to Dubai just to watch the event.
The Dubai Jazz Festival plays host to a fantastic line up of artists and aims to bring Jazz to large audiences who would not normally hear it. Held at the Dubai Media City during February, the festival has a chilled friendly atmosphere and also offers free street concerts.
Often nicknamed the “Vegas of the Middle East”, Dubai is much more than a town filled with hotels and flashing lights. Admittedly, everything here is larger than life and it’s true that some of its shopping malls verge on being ostentatious. But if you look beyond its shiny exterior you’ll discover a tiny emirate that has everything you could ask for in a holiday. Miles of white sandy beaches provide great spots for a barbeque or for simply relaxing beneath a palm tree, while adrenaline-seekers can go para-sailing or jet skiing instead. And since most travellers take cheap flights to Dubai because it acts as a hub to stopover on route to Asia, why not stay a few days – or a week - and explore all that this desert city has to offer.
Dubai’s shopping malls and souks surmount any in the region and are usually the first stop for travellers. The Mall of the Emirates is the largest and has an indoor ski slope, the first of its kind in the Middle East; while Deira’s Gold Souq has an extensive selection of Indian and Arabian gold.
Considering its size, towering skyscrapers and glitzy ambiance, it's incredible to think that Dubai was little more than a sleepy fishing village just a few brief decades ago. The city has experienced some incredible boom times and tourists flock there for premium entertainment and excitement.
Head to the observation deck at the top of the Burj Khalifa. At 2 722 ft, it is currently the tallest building in the world. The building holds many other interesting records; for instance, it offers the tallest mosque in the world. From the observation deck, you'll enjoy a truly phenomenal view and can plan out the rest of your explorations. If you are looking to escape the winter for more hot weather, a cheap flight to Dubai is all you need.