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Dubai was originally an important port city known for its trade and especially for its pearl exports, until 1930, when, following the Great Depression, cultured pearls began to gain ground over natural ones. Following the collapse of this industry, Dubai fell into a major economic crisis, accompanied by famine and migration.

In 1958, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum used the remaining trade resources to stabilize infrastructure, building electricity and telephone companies. Thus, Dubai managed to stay afloat until 1966, when, after years of exploration, oil deposits were discovered in territorial waters. It was the impetus that Dubai needed to become the city we know today.

An entire epic followed, culminating in the Gulf War in 1990, as a result of which the price of oil continued to rise, attracting more and more investors and tourists to the area. Today Dubai has become one of the destinations not to be missed by any passionate tourist.

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Extra Luggage Options

You can travel with more luggage.

Buy extra luggage on the additional services page, during booking or after it through "Manage Booking"!

You can check up to four pieces of luggage per flight, per passenger; the fee will be applied separately for each.

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Travel insurance

To support you in planning your trip, we have decided to include Covid-19 coverage in the General Insurance Conditions, both for travel medical insurance and for cancellation insurance.

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Meals and beverages on board

It does not matter whether you prefer a full meal with your morning paper and a cup of good coffee or whether you are satisfied with a quick cookie. Aboard our planes you will always get what makes you start your day in your favourite way.

Check the on board catering menu here.

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When to visit Dubai

If you want to avoid very high temperatures, it is recommended to visit Dubai between November and March. Also, if you stop here during Ramadan, you must follow a number of socially imposed rules, such as not eating in public until sunset. It may sound strange, but this culture has its own imposed standards.

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AFTER LANDING

Airport: Dubai International Airport (DXB)

It is the main gateway to the Emirates, being the largest airport in the United Arab Emirates. This airport ranks fourth in the world with over 88 million passengers.

Land transport to and from the airport

There is a metro line that runs every 10 minutes and connects Terminals 1 and 3 to the city center. The Red Highway is the one that ensures this connection, the stations being located in front of each terminal.

Buses: Bus stations are located in front of Terminals 1 and 2. Bus lines 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 connect the city to Terminal 1, while line 2 connects to the city for Terminal 2.

Shuttle bus between terminals: Offered free of charge between terminals 1, 2 and 3, for people who need to change the terminal. Outside the airport, the connection is made between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 by metro.

Taxi: Taxis are available 24 hours a day, reservations can be made in the Arrivals area of ​​Terminal 1.

Car rentals: Most international companies can be accessed from the official website of the airport. Car rental centers are located in the Arrivals area of ​​Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Main Attractions in Dubai

You've probably heard of Burj Khalifa and Burj al-Arab with their impressive architecture, or you're thinking of visiting the biggest and most luxurious malls here, but Dubai is more than that. We recommend you to visit Palm Island and the Islands of the World, and of course the beaches of unreal beauty, with fine sand and turquoise waters.

The gold market

Visit the largest gold market in the world, where you will find everything from jewelry to door handles and other common objects, all made of precious material, but also of platinum, silver and precious stones. The quality and authenticity of the exhibits is strictly verified by the government, and the prices are negotiable. And if you don't want to buy these pieces, know that a visit to this bazaar is equivalent to a visit to a museum with ornaments that you are free to admire.

Dubai Miracle Garden

Continue to admire the beauty of Dubai Miracle Garden, the largest flower garden in the world, with an opulence characteristic of Dubai, which hosts over 45 million flowers, arranged according to precise color schemes, to form images. Aren't you curious to know how such a garden manages to survive in a desert climate?

Ski in Dubai

Don't miss Ski Dubai, the largest ski slope built in a mall, with an atmosphere that will make you forget that you are in one of the hottest cities.

Not to be missed are the clubs, beach parties or concerts that take place on the roofs of buildings, the nightlife being intense in an opulent city that does not sleep.

Water Elephant Clock

You must see the Water Elephant Clock, a masterpiece whose design belongs to the ingenious inventor Al-Jazari, who worked as chief engineer of the Artuklu Palace in the Middle Ages. This watch was built according to the inventor's sketches for an exhibition in 2005. In his manuscript, published in 1206, he elaborated and illustrated several ingenious mechanisms, from automatic opening doors to animals or even robotic humanoids. The measurement of time is very important in the Muslim religion, and the technology of these water clocks dates back to the Babylonian Empire.

Flavors of Dubai

In Dubai, the dishes are very diverse, but they have in common a special preference of the inhabitants for fresh seafood. We recommend you to try Fattoush, Kellaj, Baba Ganoush or Kousa Mahshi, which are among the favorites, both among tourists and locals. In terms of dessert, Arabic cuisine, as well as Turkish cuisine, is characterized by extremely sweet and syrupy dishes. Some of the favorites are: Mahalabiya, Luqaimat - a kind of mini donuts, especially favorite during Ramadan, Knafeh - a dessert with sweet cheese, and Khanfaroosh.