Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
You can fly from the following French cities:
After a short flight to London, British Airways would fly you to Dubai using an Airbus A350, meaning that you’d get one of British Airways’ better business class products. Furthermore, you’ll have a generous baggage allowance of 2 x 32 kg – meaning that you can shop quite a lot in Dubai.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
By the way, we also offer many more business class deals for our French readers:
Search & Book
This deal expires on January 31, 2021 and is valid for flights departing before November 30, as long as the trip includes a Sunday. You can check the exact available dates on Google Flights. The best way to book is to simply select your preferred route and dates above, and our tool will redirect you to British Airways’ website.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The short flights between France and London are issued in booking class J, while the long-haul flights are issued in booking class I. To give you an example, a roundtrip between Nice and Dubai would get you:
- 21,610 Award Miles + 13,484 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 16,342 Points on Finnair Plus
- 13,484 Avios + 360 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 13,484 Avios + 1,230 TP on Iberia Plus
- 13,480 Avios on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 10,802 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 10,158 Qmiles + 84 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 10,158 Award Miles + 120 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 10,158 Award Miles + 17,546 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 10,156 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 10,156 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 10,156 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 10,156 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 10,156 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 10,156 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Furthermore, this trip would get you 360 tier points at the British Airways Executive Club, directly giving you the Bronze status.
Information & Tips for Dubai
Thanks to oil billions, Dubai has created a world of splendour and glitter that is second to none. Whether it’s an artificial island or skiing in the desert, everything is possible there. Thanks to Emirates, there are non-stop flights to many destinations worldwide, from Europe you can reach Dubai within 5-6 hours even with cheap flights.
The Best Time to Visit
Dubai reaches temperatures of up to 45° in summer, and even in winter, the weather is hot. The best time to travel is from November to March when temperatures are comparatively low.
From the airport to the city
A taxi from the airport to Jumeirah Beach (where many hotels are located) costs around €13 – €17. By metro, the journey to Burj Khalifa takes about 20 minutes and costs only €1.
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