Flights to Dubai whisk holidaymakers to a destination where they can enjoy luxurious sun-filled breaks, lying on white-sand beaches and eating in some of the best restaurants in the world.
If you enjoy sun, sand and shopping with a touch of luxury, you will love Dubai. The city's enormous malls - such as the Al Ghurair Centre in Deira and the high-end BurJaman Centre - sell everything from the latest gadgets to cutting-edge fashion, and you can pick up herbs, spices, gold and textiles from the souks next to Dubai Creek.
And you'll have plenty to tell your friends about when you get home as the biggest and best attractions are on offer - from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building to Ferrari World, the world's biggest indoor theme park. Plus, families will have great fun in Dubai's waterparks - Wild Wadi Waterpark and Aquaventure.
Like the attractions, the accommodation on offer is world class as five-star hotels compete to give their guests the best of everything. Those wanting a beach break should consider hotels on Jumeirah Beach and Palm Jumeirah (a palm-shaped manmade island), while those with a tighter budget may want to consider staying in Deira, closer to the airport and Dubai Creek. For the ultimate in luxury, you could even treat yourself to a stay at the seven-star all-suite Burj Al Arab.
Direct Dubai flights take around seven hours from the UK and will arrive in Dubai International Airport (DXB). Dubai has a second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC), but it is not expected to start receiving passenger flights until 2013.
Dubai International Airport, in Garhoud, is well served by transport options to different parts of the city. Many hotels offer shuttle services from the airport, but if this isn't an option, taxis are a popular choice. Cream-coloured metered taxis run by the Dubai Taxi Corporation wait outside the airport and you shouldn't need to wait much more than a few minutes to get one.
Alternative transport options include the Dubai Metro, which runs from terminals 1 and 3, and the air-conditioned Dubai Airport Bus. If you plan to explore the desert just outside of Dubai, or to look around the rest of the country, you could hire a car and pick it up from the airport when you arrive.
Dubai flight prices tend to rise between November and April when the weather is slightly cooler, and during school holidays. Find cheap flights to Dubai by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.