Oneworld member Qatar Airways is selling cheap business class (often even Qsuite!) flights to Dubai from Oslo and Belgrade. Prices start at merely €1,145. There’s high availability from January until August 2022.
Sadly, this is a Qatar Airways Business Class Lite Fare. It does no longer include lounge access and seat selection. Even worse, including those services would almost double the price of the tickets from Belgrade.
Qatar Airways offers a full refund in the original payment form for all travel ending before May 31, 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 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. While the flights from Oslo are usually operated with a Boeing 787-9 (featuring the famous Qsuite), flights from Belgrade are usually Airbus A320 services, with a normal business class.
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.
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Your trip needs to be at least 4 days long and take place between January and August, as the tickets have to be booked at least 120 days before departure.
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.
It seems that the flights to Doha are issued in booking class R, while the short connecting flights to Dubai are issued in booking class A. Flying from Belgrade, that would get you:
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- 9,998 Points on Finnair Plus
- 6,928 Qmiles + 100 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 6,446 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 6,446 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 6,406 Avios + 400 TP on British Airways Executive Club
- 6,218 Avios + 650 TP on Iberia Plus
- 6,218 Award Miles + 80 Tier Miles on Asia Miles
- 6,214 Miles on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 6,214 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 6,214 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 5,344 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 5,344 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 5,116 Award Miles + 8,106 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 5,112 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 5,112 Miles on LATAM Pass
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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