Find the cheapest flight to Dubai

Dubai, while not the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is its main international gateway. Dubai International Airport (airport code DXB) is the hub for Emirates Airline, which is one of the fastest-growing and most successful airlines in the world. A second gigantic international airport is currently being planned for a city just south of Dubai as well. Dubai International is also undergoing an expansion which will make it capable of handling the Airbus A380, and another expansion to build two Dubai Metro stations inside the airport complex. The Metro system should be up and running by 2010.

A complete list of the airlines serving Dubai is here and you can track arrivals and departures here. You’ll find terminal maps and a virtual tour here. Your dining options are listed here, and your shopping options here. There’s more about Dubai Duty Free here, as well. For those with long layovers, the airport boasts not only a business center but a health club complete with a swimming pool and jacuzzi. There’s also a fully equipped medical center on site. Everything you need to know when you’re arriving in Dubai is listed here, including ground transportation information. The car rental agencies operating at the airport are listed here. All the information you’ll need for departing from Dubai is here. The airport website even has a mini translation guide here.

Be sure to check on these airfare deals to Dubai, and then read about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

More Information on Dubai

Dubai is probably the best-known of the seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates. Dubai has developed relatively recently as a tourist destination, famous for its ability to offer visitors who can afford it a life of luxury. From shopping and fine dining to sunbathing and partying, Dubai is making a name for itself. Keep in mind that summer temperatures can soar to over 110F (43C) and high humidity can make a visit difficult. Summertime visits usually involve staying indoors during daylight hours – but for night owls who are in Dubai for the party, that shouldn’t be any trouble at all.