Comprising of seven sheikdoms (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain) the United Arab Emirates is what most of us picture typical Arab countries to look like: crystal clear beaches lined by never-ending stretches of desert, but the difference with the United Arab Emirates is that it embraces western ideals while staying faithful to its traditions. By taking a cheap flight to the United Arab Emirates, you’ll be welcomed by a brilliant blend of the old and the new as you gaze upon glitzy shopping complexes that defend old souks and ancient cities, all waiting for travelers to come and explore the ‘Vegas of the East’!
The United Arab Emirates has its peak tourism season between October and May, although a lot of travelers also visit the country from November through February. Prices on flights will probably be at their most expensive during the peak season, so keep in mind that you’ll have to do your admin well in advance if you want to see the country during the busiest and most tepid time of the year.
The off tourism season of the United Arab Emirates falls between the months of June and September, which is also when temperatures tend to soar. This can be a perfect time to seize the opportunity of booking your cheap flights to the United Arab Emirates since a lot of hotels and airlines offer discounted rates.
Hotels are usually fully booked months in advance in the United Arab Emirates, which means that before trying to find the ideal time to book your flights, you’ll have to determine which one of the seven emirates you want to visit. The cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai both host year-round, world-renowned cultural and sporting events, which can considerably impact the prices of flights and accommodation. Generally speaking, when you make your flight bookings to the United Arab Emirates, the best way of ensuring you’re landing a great deal is by doing your admin three or four months in advance of your traveling dates.
Depending on where exactly you want to go in the United Arab Emirates, you’ll have to make a choice between a variety of different airways that all operate cheap flights to and from the UAE. Once you’ve narrowed down your options, you’ll likely see names such as JetBlue Airways, British Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Aegean Airlines, and Jet Airlines coming up as the most popular carriers. Go ahead and compare the offerings from each of these airlines, not forgetting to compare them based on different dates, and then decide whether or not comfort or a more affordable price ranks higher on your traveling needs scale.
The United Arab Emirates has a very efficient public transport system, and getting from any one of the emirate airports to the centers of the city will be easy to do. All of the major airports have car hire companies based on site from which you’ll be able to rent a car. Alternatively, you can also choose to use any of the taxis (which are found in plentiful supply at all the airports). Taxi services are cheap and easy to use in the United Arab Emirates and can be very affordable if you’re looking at long-distance traveling.
(prices quotes are from London)