Dubai: €1,094 Qatar Airways Business Class From Belgrade (w/o Lounge Access)

Qatar Airways QSuite

Oneworld member Qatar Airways is selling cheap business class (often even Qsuite!) flights to Dubai from Belgrade. Prices start at merely €1,094 (~RSD 128,359) . There’s high availability from June until November, as well as in late December.

Sadly, this is a Qatar Airways Business Class Lite Fare. It does no longer include lounge access and seat selection. The cheapest fare including this service costs roughly €155 (~RSD 18,186) more.

Info

Qatar Airways offers a full refund in the original payment form for all travel ending before September 30, 2022

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.

Our availability calendar shows all available dates at the lowest fare and can redirect you to Qatar Airways’ booking site.

Qatar Airways will first fly you to Doha, from where you’ll take the one-hour flight to Dubai. Qatar Airways operates an Airbus A320 between Belgrade and Doha, advertising lie-flat seats in a 2-2 pattern. On the short flight between Doha and Dubai, you have the chance to enjoy a First Class seat in Qatar’s Boeing 777-300ER.

Qatar Airways undoubtedly offers one of the best business class products, if not even the best. Especially the new Qsuite is almost on a first class level, but sadly not yet installed in every plane. A short while ago, however, Qatar Airways published a very negative update to their business class conditions: Lounge access is no longer included in their cheapest business class fare.

Qatar QSuite
QSuite Business Class © Qatar Airways

Search & Book

This deal expires on February 27, 2022. Your trip needs to be at least 4 days long and has to be booked at least 120 days before departure.

Google Flights will show you all available dates, as does our calendar above. Once you’ve found the dates that suit you best, simply book on Qatar Airways’ website, as it is the easiest way to get a refund if you need to cancel.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Mileage

It seems that the flights to Doha are issued in booking class P, while the short connecting flights to Dubai are issued in booking class A. Flying from Belgrade, that would get you:

  • 14,634 Avios + 140 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
  • 9,752 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
  • 9,752 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
  • 9,752 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 7,316 Miles on JetBlue TrueBlue
  • 7,316 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
  • 7,316 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
  • 7,316 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 6,804 Award Miles + 4,804 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
  • 6,692 Miles on American AAdvantage
  • 6,450 Points on Finnair Plus
  • 4,242 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
  • 4,204 Avios + 400 TP on British Airways Executive Club
  • 4,126 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
  • 4,016 Avios + 500 TP on Iberia Plus
  • 4,016 Award Miles + 80 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
  • 4,010 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
  • 3,788 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

British Airways’ Executive Club and Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club are probably among the best options to credit your flights, as you can see in our status calculator:

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.

Climate diagram for Dubai (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

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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