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With an average flight time of seven hours and a handful of daily departures, getting from Birmingham to Dubai is easy. Flights to Dubai from Birmingham represent terrific value, whether you choose to hop on one of the direct flights operated by Emirates or board an indirect flight to Dubai.
Be prepared to be dazzled when you touch down in Dubai. This city in the United Arab Emirates puts on a show worthy of the global stage, with ultra-modern architecture, luxury hotels, a glamorous beach scene and some of the best shopping on the planet.
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Nearly 10 million passengers choose to fly in and out of Birmingham Airport (BHX) each year. The airport’s easy single-terminal layout and its proximity to the motorway network at the heart of England make it the perfect choice for passengers from the Midlands and beyond.
Passengers can get to Birmingham Airport, which is five miles from the city centre, by car, coach, bus or train.
Plentiful parking is available; book early to secure your space at the cheapest rates. Birmingham International railway station is on the site – a free air-rail link runs regularly – so arriving by rail is also a breeze.
Flights from Birmingham to Dubai can be made extra special with time in one of the airport’s two executive lounges – the Aspire Lounge and the No. 1 Lounge – or with a glass of something bubbly at the airside champagne bar. There are plenty of other places to eat, drink and relax at Birmingham Airport. If you have kids in tow, head to the Sky Zone, near Gate 54, where toddlers will love the soft play and older children can get to grips with technology.
There is only one main departure terminal at Birmingham Airport. Check in or head to the bag drop and then go straight to departures.
The vast majority of flights to Dubai touch down at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Many hotels in Dubai offer private transfer services. If yours does not, never fear: there are plenty of ways to travel between the airport and the city.
The low-cost Dubai Metro rail service runs frequently from the airport, while local buses are also convenient and cheap – buy a Nol Card (a pass that can be used on all forms of public transport), as the drivers don’t accept cash. Official taxi ranks are located outside of each arrivals terminal.
Far less frequently used for passenger flights is Al Maktoum International Airport, also known as Dubai World Central (DWC), which is just over 20 miles from central Dubai.
Book car hire in Dubai before you travel and collect your vehicle at the airport. To find out more, visit our Dubai car hire page.
With a sandal-clad foot in the traditions of the past and a bejewelled heel in the ambitious visions of the future, Dubai is not only one of the trendiest holiday destinations on the planet, it’s also daringly different and endlessly fascinating.
Book cheap flights to Dubai from Birmingham and splash the money you save on an extravagant five-star hotel (there are plenty to choose from) or keep control of your budget with one of Dubai’s cheaper accommodation options. It’s known as a playground for the rich and famous, but you can create a budget break in Dubai if you do your research before you go.
Couples, families and groups will all find holidays to suit in dazzling Dubai, whether it’s a romantic suite-based getaway with sea views for two or a kid-friendly adventure with access to water parks and long strips of golden sands.
Must-see attractions include Dubai Mall, the Jumeirah Mosque, Al Fahidi Fort, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and the Wild Wadi Water Park. Take a boat trip on Dubai Creek, haggle at the souks or hit the slopes at Ski Dubai. This city never fails to entertain and delight.