Dubai: Swiss First Class Starting at €2,165 from Six European Cities

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Star Alliance member Swiss is selling cheap tickets for first class flights from several cities in Europe to Dubai starting at €2,165. Although the price is not as low as partner sale fares, this deal can also be booked for a single traveler. Roundtrips for less than €2,500 can be found from Stockholm, Madrid, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Belgrade, and Prague.

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Entry restrictions in Dubai have mostly been lifted for vaccinated travellers.

If you do not want to fly the booked flights as planned, you can rebook without having to pay a rebooking fee, but you always have to pay the difference between the old and new prices – which could be substantial. Getting a refund is not possible.

You can find first class flights for less than €2,500 from the following airports:

To book the flights, you can simply use our search form. All flight dates at the lowest fare are highlighted in green. By selecting dates and clicking on the button below it, you will be forwarded directly to Swiss’ website.

The calendar only shows dates with a moderate layover in Zurich (4 hours or less). If you are willing to stay longer, availability increases.

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For the flights to Zurich, you will either be sitting Swiss’ European business class, while you’ll be on board an Airbus A330 aircraft on the long-haul flight to Dubai.

Search & Book

The fare rules do not state how long the fare will remain available. The minimum stay requirement is 6 days (or a Sunday), and you can stay a maximum of 12 months. You also have to book at least 30 days before departure.

You can find available dates very easily with the help of Google Flights (instructions). We recommend booking the flights directly on Swiss’ 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:

  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

In first class, flights are issued in booking class A. The business class flights within Europe are issued in booking class J. You will receive the following number of miles (example from Madrid):

  • 22,782 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 20,850 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 20,850 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
  • 20,850 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 20,850 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
  • 14,936 Award Miles + 2,986 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 14,926 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 14,926 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 14,926 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
  • 14,618 Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 14,246 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 14,156 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 14,156 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 11,204 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 10,886 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 10,808 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 10,808 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 10,808 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 10,808 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 10,424 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 8,604 Award Miles + 21,778 Tier Miles on Miles&More
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

If you’re looking to earn a frequent flyer status with these flights, feel free to use our status calculator to see which program suits you best:

SWISS’ First Class

Travel-Dealz author Dennis was able to test SWISS’ first class product. You can read his review here:

Hotels

Hotel prices in Dubai usually start at €100, depending on the hotel category. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is searching on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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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