When is the best time to visit Dubai?
In terms of finding the cheapest tickets, the best time to fly to Dubai is July. Flight prices usually drop at this time due to the weather – this city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates is hot all year round, but temperatures soar to around 40°C between June and September. The best time to go if you want to get out and about to explore in slightly cooler conditions is from February to April, when temperatures are lower and more bearable. October is the start of the peak season, so it’s one of the most expensive times to get flights from Birmingham (BHX) to Dubai (DXB).
How many flights are there from Birmingham Airport to Dubai International Airport a week?
There are around 497 weekly flights from Birmingham to or via Dubai.
Which airlines fly from Birmingham Airport to Dubai International Airport?
Airlines including Emirates, Air France, Turkish Airlines, KLM and Etihad Airways all fly from Birmingham to Dubai.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Dubai International Airport?
Emirates often have the cheapest flights from Birmingham to Dubai, and they’re direct.
Can I fly direct from Birmingham Airport to Dubai International Airport?
Yes – you can fly direct from Birmingham to Dubai with Emirates.
How long is the flight from Birmingham Airport to Dubai International Airport?
The shortest flight time on this route is around 7 hours and 5 minutes.
What time should I arrive at Birmingham Airport?
Make sure you leave plenty of time for your flight – check-in services at Birmingham airport usually open about four hours before departure for long-haul flights, but check with your airline for specific timings.
How do I get to Birmingham Airport?
You can take the train from the city – just get to Birmingham International Station, which is a 15-minute journey from Birmingham New Street station, then take the free Air-Rail Link monorail service to the airport. The link takes less than two minutes and runs between 3:30am and 12:30am daily, with an out-of-hours bus service. You can also take a megabus or National Express coach, hail a taxi, or take a local bus from the city centre – the X1 and 966 both stop here. If you’re driving, Birmingham Airport is just off the M42 at Junction 6 via the A45. From the airport, the city centre is about half an hour away.
How do I get into Dubai from Dubai International Airport?
Dubai International Airport is about three miles away from the city centre. The Metro is probably the easiest way to get there if you’re using public transport, as the bus takes a lot longer. Take the Red Line and you can get to places like the Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa for 4.20 AED one-way. A taxi is a good option if you arrive in the early hours of the morning. Fares vary and it will be more expensive than the Metro – from around 62.50 AED – but you can go direct to your accommodation.
Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai?
There are no advance visa arrangements needed to visit the UAE if you have a UK passport. You’ll get a 30-day visit visa free of charge.
Flying from Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport has one terminal, and around 50 airlines operate flights from here. Look out for signposts outside the terminal building that direct you to check-in via Doors A, B or C depending on your airline. Inside the airport there are five currency exchange kiosks – three before security, and two in the departures lounge. Bear in mind that Birmingham Airport is a silent airport, so no gate or boarding announcements are made and you’ll need to keep a close eye on the departure boards.
Landing in Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport is the biggest airport in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world by international passenger traffic, which gives you some idea of the epic scale of the place. It’s also home to one of the largest duty-free retailers in the world. The airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 is for all international carriers, Terminal 2 is for Fly Dubai flights, while Terminal 3 is where you’ll arrive into if you fly Emirates. If you’ve got time to kill here, you’re spoilt for choice – from shops and restaurants to Snooze Cubes for stopovers and deluxe airport lounges, there’s plenty to keep you busy.