When is the best time to visit Dubai?
If you’re booking flights to Dubai, one of the best times to visit is between November and April, Dubai’s winter months. Temperatures are low enough to get out and explore this city and emirate in the UAE, but still high enough to enjoy the beach – and definitely hotter than the climate back in Scotland. Flight and hotel prices tend to peak from December to February, which is high season in Dubai and coincides with the Dubai Shopping Festival. To find cheap flights from Glasgow to Dubai, you could consider visiting in the summer months, from April to October, but bear in mind temperatures regularly hit 40°C.
How many flights are there from Glasgow Airport to Dubai International Airport a week?
There are around 2,404 weekly flights on the Glasgow to Dubai route.
Which airlines fly from Glasgow Airport to Dubai International Airport?
Emirates, Etihad Airways, British Airways, KLM, Aeroflot and Virgin Atlantic fly from Glasgow to Dubai.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Dubai?
Emirates, KLM and Virgin Atlantic often have the cheapest flights on this route, but you may spot a bargain with another carrier.
Can I fly direct from Glasgow Airport to Dubai International Airport?
Yes – you can fly direct from Glasgow to Dubai with Emirates.
How long is the flight from Glasgow Airport to Dubai International Airport?
The shortest flight time is 7 hours and 15 minutes on average.
What time should I arrive at Glasgow Airport?
You should check in three hours beforehand for international flights.
How do I get to Glasgow Airport?
If you’re driving to Glasgow Airport, exit the M8 at Junction 28 if you’re travelling from the East, or Junction 29 if you’re driving from the West. The postcode is PA3 2SW and, if you’re getting a lift, there are drop-off points right opposite the main terminal where you can stop for up to ten minutes. If you’re coming by train, Paisley Gilmour Street is the closest station – just take the McGill’s 757 bus service for the one-mile journey to the airport. There’s also the Glasgow Airport Express service 500 bus, which you can hop on at various city-centre locations. It runs 24/7.
How do I get into Dubai from Dubai International Airport?
Dubai airport is only about three miles away from the city centre, and you’ve got various options to get there. To use the Metro, take the Red Line from the airport to Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa. It takes around 25 minutes and costs around 4.20 AED one-way. If your flight lands in the small hours of the morning, get a taxi instead – expect to pay something in the region of 62 AED to get to the Downtown area.
Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai?
If you hold a UK passport, you don’t need to arrange a visa in advance to visit Dubai – you’ll get a free, 30-day visit visa.
Flying from Glasgow Airport
There are two terminals at Glasgow Airport – Terminal 1 handles the majority of arrivals and departures, while the smaller Terminal 2 serves a few budget airlines. Emirates flights set off from the main terminal, with check-in counters in the middle of the ground floor concourse, and departures on the first floor. Terminal 1 is joined to Terminal 2 by a covered walkway, so it’s easy to get between them. Glasgow Airport is the only airport in Scotland with direct motorway access, so driving here is a good option – it takes about 20 minutes from the city centre. If you’re leaving your car here, there are lots of parking options including long-stay, short-stay, fast-track, and pick-up.
Landing in Dubai International Airport
Emirates flights arrive into Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport. It’s full of Duty Free shops and restaurants and even has three spas if you’re in need of some pampering after your flight. If you need to get between terminals, there’s a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and the Metro runs between Terminals 1 and 3. There are plenty of ATMs throughout the terminals, and the currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham, or AED. If you’re using public transport to get into the city, the Metro’s Red Line leaves from terminals 1 and 3 straight into Downtown Dubai, with trains every four minutes in peak time.