Travel & Tourism

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the busiest airport in the world, and Dubai is a major hub for global travel. For expats living in Dubai, it is a fabulous opportunity to travel across the world – first and foremost across touch points in the Middle East and North Africa, but on to India and the subcontinent, South Africa and the African continent, the Far East, Europe, Australia & New Zealand, and really, anywhere you want to go.

Emirates airlines offers Emirates Holidays which is really a great all-in holiday package offer. Fly Dubai, the ‘budget’ airline also offers holiday packages and specials to many destinations. Numerous travel agents in the city offer great travel deals and packages as well. Etihad Airlines, which is Abu Dhabi based offers great holiday and travel offers, and there are several ways to get to Abu Dhabi airport in an hour – some on services provided by the airline itself.

Throughout the year, there are numerous travel or tour packages offered by airlines or specialist holiday package companies – essentially travel agents or tour operators. What is useful for expats here in Dubai is that it is actually becoming a central hub for travelers all across the world. Dubai has a state of the art airport, a fantastic duty-free, and most of the world’s top airlines fly through the airport. Dubai also offers some great options for transit passengers to visit the city.

For expats, if it is for themselves or for families visiting Dubai, it offers a wonderful opportunity to either enjoy all that the city has to offer, or to use it as a travel hub. Staycations in Dubai are becoming very popular particularly after the pandemic set in, and a lot of expat residents in Dubai are choosing to stay in luxury accommodations across the city or nearby. The United Arab Emirates consists of six other emirates other than Dubai – has a lot to offer as far as interesting sites and destinations go. Are you want a quick holiday up in the hills or on the beautiful sprawling beaches on the golden sands of the Arabian Sea it’s all there.