Is it possible to get a cheap holiday to Dubai ?

Dubai, the gem of the Middle East, Arabian hospitality at its finest, home to the first 7-star hotel and the world's tallest building, where bigger is better, more instead of less and cost is no concern. But is it possible to get a cheap holiday in Dubai? We think so, if you take note of a few of our tips.

Let's start with finding a cheap flight to Dubai, there are plenty of alternatives other than direct flights to Dubai on Emirates, Virgin or BA, for example Royal Brunei fly direct daily to Dubai en-route to Brunei and offer great value for money. Sometimes it's not just the cheapest flight from London to Dubai that will save you the most money, for those that live close to a regional airport a European connecting flight like KLM via Amsterdam or Air France via Paris will offer a considerable saving as often it can be expensive getting to London Heathrow or Gatwick, it is also hassle free and much less hectic flying from your local airport. If you are going to take a Direct flight to Dubai then book an overnight flight especially if you are staying in an expensive hotel, this way you arrive first thing in the morning and get the full day's value of your hotel, even if an early check in cannot be arranged at least you will have the run of the hotel on arrival and let's face it if you are paying £2/300 per night you don't really want to turn up and go straight to bed now do you?

The hotels in Dubai are legendary, from the iconic Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach or Atlantis the Palm to the more boutique exclusive properties dotted around "The Palm" like Jumeirah Royal Residences or The One & Only, but the one thing they all have in common is that they want your business and they all work hard putting together packages to entice you to stay with them especially during the low season which fortunately for us Brits runs right through the school summer holidays making it an excellent choice for families if you can stand the heat !

The absolute shoestring budget way to holiday in Dubai is to stay in an apart-hotel, from as little as £20 a night they are a great base for any holiday or if you were considering a long stay, with all the latest mod cons and the facilities of a hotel they make for a home from home but with that added touch of service, and just because you are not staying in one of the plush establishments does not mean you cannot enjoy their hospitality or facilities as most establishments welcome non guests to their premises whether it be one of their renowned restaurants or just for drinks around the pool so you can still enjoy the best of both worlds.