Thanks to reader Jelle for notifiying us about this deal via our “report a deal” form.
KLM/Air France flights
Depending on the carrier you choose, you will have a layover in either Paris or Amsterdam. These flights are European short-haul segments. Consequently, there will be no lie-flat seats on board. Although the aircraft types can vary widely. The airlines will operate an Embraer RJ-190, a Boeing 737 or an Airbus A320 on the short flights.
Your long-haul flights from the European hubs to Dubai (and vice-versa) will take place on board of a Boeing 777 or 787 where you can expect a proper international business class configuration during the 7 hours journey.
The fare rules don’t give any indications as to how long this deal will be available. Neither do the rules state a specific travel period. But we’ve been able to find connections at the promoted prices starting May until October.
The minimum stay requirements are 7 days, and you could – in theory -spend up to 12 months in Dubai.
Search & Book
Use Google Flights (instructions)! The tool will help you to find the best connections. As soon as you’ve settled for a date, you can either use our Travel-Dealz search and compare prices that OTAs offer (that’s where we found the fares that we promote). Or you book directly on the website of KLM or Air France. Never a bad idea when purchasing business class tickets because:
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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.
Feeder flights within Europe will be booked in boking class J, and the flights from Europe to Dubai and back again in class O. While the short-haul segments will get you an earning rate of up to 150% with some SkyTeam frequent flyer programs, unfortunately the long-haul segments will only get you revenue based miles with Flying Blue.
- 10,390 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 10,200 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 10,200 on Delta SkyMiles
- 3,950 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 3,800 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 3,800 on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 3,310 on Saudia Alfursan
- 3,310 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 2,830 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 2,830 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 2,830 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 2,830 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 2,830 on Air Europa Club
- 2,450 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 2,450 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 2,400 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 2,360 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,360 on Korean Air Skypass
- 2,360 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
It can never hurt to compare hotel prices. Use our favorite hotel comparison site to find the best bang for your buck.
If you are lucky, you can also use one of these coupons and discount vouchers:
Information & Tips for Dubai
Thanks to oil billions, Dubai has created a world of splendor 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.
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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