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Holidays in Dubai

Our new daily Virgin Atlantic service to Dubai takes off from London Heathrow from 26th October 2024.

Looking to travel before then? Our partner airline Emirates offers multiple daily flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle.


  The founders of finesse

Set upon miles of glorious golden sand, our hotels in Dubai allow you to luxuriate in five-star glamour, while still reaching the bright lights of the city. The nearby desert is a treasure trove of falconry, sand boarding and dune bashing, perfect for magical adventures on your Dubai holiday.

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As well as holidays in Dubai, we offer unforgettable trips to other spectacular destinations across the UAE. So, whether you're seeking spellbounding skyscrapers, laid-back lavishness, or dreamy desert experiences, we have the perfect holiday for you.

We fly direct to Dubai daily

7 hour flight
London Heathrow - Dubai
26th October 2024 - 30th March 2025
Dubai - London Heathrow
27th October 2024 - 30th March 2025

Book our new daily service that takes off on the 26th October 2024, from London Heathrow.

Need to get away?

Free No 1 Lounge Access

Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in a comfy seat before take off, on your Virgin Atlantic flight from London Heathrow. It's all on the house and will automatically be added to your booking (you don't need to do anything), making your airport experience extra relaxing. 

Book by 31 May '24, for travel before 31 Jan '25.

Lounge promotion will automatically be added to your booking and will appear on your itinerary and confirmation invoice. T&C's apply.

Winter sun

Jump on a plane and escape to somewhere warm this winter. Leave the grey skies behind and take a desert safari to experience golden dunes or indulge in a beachside brunch for an unforgettable winter getaway.

Holidays from £784pp
Atlantis The Palm

Luxury getaways

With its extravagant hotels, high-end shopping options, and diverse culinary scene, Dubai invites you to immerse yourselves in a world of opulence, making it a true haven for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

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Ladies in the desert

Last minute breaks

If you're anything like us, then you'll be a firm believer that sun should be enjoyed year-round and not just in the summer... And, where better to escape for some sunshine than a last minute trip to Dubai!

Breaks from £777pp

Where to stay

Dubai Jumeirah beach

Jumeirah Beach

Dubai City holidays

Dubai City

InterContinental Ras Al-Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah

Our favourite Dubai offers

Hilton Dubai the Walk

May Half Term

The warm weather in May means plenty of sunshine, so treat the kids to thrilling outdoor adventures such as desert safaris, water sports, and visits to iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa.

Holidays from £707pp
Dubai kids 2024

Summer holidays

Home to some of the world's best attractions such as Legoland and the iconic Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, it offers fun-filled adventures for everyone. 

Holidays from £862pp
Family in Dubai

October half term

Dubai is only a 7 hour flight from the UK, and with our new direct service (taking off from 26th October 2024) it's never been easier to take a short break to the City of Gold. 

Holidays from £982pp

Hotels in Dubai

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Essential information for Dubai

Local time
+ 3hrs
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Flight information
7h 05m
Direct flight
When to go?
Dubai enjoys a year round warm climate with very little rainfall. Virgin Atlantic operate a winter service during which the weather is a more manageable temperature.
Dubai, Beaches and Beyond

Do I need a visa?

If you’re travelling on a British Citizen passport, you can get a visitor’s visa on arrival in the UAE. This visa allows visitors to stay in the UAE for up to 30 days. The visa terminates automatically on departure and a new visa is issued on arrival each time the visitor returns to the UAE.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

When is Ramadan?

Ramadan is estimated to begin on 28th February or 1st March 2025. Visiting during this period offers a fascinating insight into Emirati culture and religious traditions.

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Free Lounge offer applicable on bookings made between 01 May – 31 May 24 for departure between 01 May 24 – 31 Jan 25.

Only valid on holidays to New York, Las Vegas, Jamaica, Dubai, Maldives and St Lucia departing from Heathrow only. Free Lounge will be No1 Lounge at Heathrow T3 but No1 lounge reserve the right to provide an alternative lounge if necessary. Lounge includes beer, wine, spirits and prosecco. Champagne and cocktails are at an additional cost.  Standard terms and conditions apply. Offers are valid for the relevant division of the Virgin Atlantic Holidays Group only, for definition visit Offer is combinable with other promotions including the Frequent Virgin Club and Virgin Atlantic Flying Club unless otherwise stated. When booking by telephone or in-store a non-refundable booking fee applies. Calls cost no more than calls to geographical numbers (01 or 02). This offer is for sales from the UK only, ATOL protected (2358) and ABTA (V2043) for Virgin Atlantic Holidays. This offer is promoted by Virgin Holidays Limited (trading as Virgin Atlantic Holidays) The VHQ, Fleming Way, Crawley RH10 9DF.

Prices are per person based on two adults travelling in November 2024, staying for 2 nights. Price includes return Economy Classic flights from London Heathrow to Dubai and include all applicable taxes and fuel surcharges which are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change. Bookings are subject to availability and standard terms and conditions apply. Virgin Atlantic Holidays reserves the right to (i) withdraw the promoted price (ii) cancel or change the advertised price, (iii) amend these terms and conditions at any time if circumstances make this necessary and without further notice. For full Virgin Atlantic Standard Terms and Conditions please visit