Cheap holidays to Dubai including deals from British Airways and Emirates

Cheap holidays to Dubai including British Airways, Emirates and TUI for 2021 and 2022, from budget-friendly hotels to all-inclusive packages – we’ve got a guide to help you find deals

An aerial view of Dubai's skyline at sunset
Dubai’s skyline at sunset

Dubai holidays offer up everything you could want from a dreamy city break; heaps of awe-inspiring attractions, brilliant bars and restaurants, and some epic shopping.

Oh, and then there are the ridiculously pretty beaches and hotel pools which are ideal spots for basking in the sunshine.

The city is packed with luxury hotels and fine dining restaurants – but the good news is that there are ways to enjoy all of the glamour without breaking the bank.

In fact, there are plenty of Dubai holiday deals to be found, whether you’re after a short break or want a week-long getaway, ranging from room-only deals to luxurious all-inclusive resorts.

There are plenty of firms offering cheap Dubai holiday packages including:

  • British Airways has packages from £379pp for holidays in 2022 – book here.

  • Mirror Holidays has deals from £463pp including holidays in 2021 and 2022 – book here.

  • Loveholidays has seven-night deals from £480pp for holidays in 2021 – book here.

  • Emirates has holidays from £650pp for 2021 getaways – book here.

  • TUI offers holidays from £739pp including departures in 2021 and 2022 – book here.

  • Virgin Holidays has packages from £793pp for 2022 holidays – book here.

If it’s all inclusive Dubai holidays you’re after, then you may want to check out the deals on First Choice and Loveholidays which often include some luxurious hotel offerings.

For those who can be flexible with dates, it’s worth comparing package prices on TravelSupermarket – sometimes leaving just a day or two earlier/later could actually help you save a fair bit of cash.

There are ways to enjoy cheap holidays in Dubai


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During the pandemic, package holidays tend to be the easier option if something goes wrong and you want to get your money back/want to rebook your trip.

However, if you are looking to book your hotel and flights separately, there are plenty of handy sources for finding cheap hotels. Tripadvisor and can be useful as they cater to a wide array of budgets, while chains such as Hilton offer a wide array of properties from budget stays to all-inclusive resorts.

As for flights, British Airways and Emirates tend to be the best airlines for direct routes from the UK. Skyscanner can be a good source for budget-friendly fares, but it’s worth noting these can include a stopover, which could affect quarantine rules during the pandemic.

Currently tourists and visitors arriving from or via the UK to Dubai need a negative Covid test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure. You may be required to undertake a further Covid PCR test on arrival, in which case you’ll need to isolate pending the result.

You can get the latest travel updates and entry requirements for Dubai in the Foreign Office’s UAE travel advice.

At the time of writing the UAE is on the UK’s amber lists. This means that anyone returning to the UK will need to take a pre-departure test, as well as PCR tests on days two and eight of their return. Adults who are not fully vaccinated against Covid will also need to self-isolate for 10 days at home.

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