Deal alert: Flights to the Middle East have dropped to $444 round-trip

Nov 20, 2019

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It’s been a great week for flight deals. Today we have some great prices for flights to Dubai (DXB) and Beirut (BEY) from cities such as New York (JFK), Miami (MIA) and Los Angeles (LAX) starting at $444 round-trip. The deals are available on Kenya Airways, Qatar and LOT Polish Airlines, and some include long stopovers on the return.

I haven’t seen flights to the Middle East this low in a while, so if you’re planning a Middle East trip next year you may want to jump on the deals before they’re gone. We first spotted the deals to Dubai at Scott’s Cheap Flights.

Once in the Middle East, you have several points hotels to choose from, such as the 20,000 Hyatt points a night Andaz Dubai The Palm or the Luxury Collection’s Category 5 property, the Grand Hills, in Beirut for 90,000 Marriott points a night.

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To search, head to Skyscanner and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA.

Airline: Kenya Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Qatar
Routes: JFK/LAX/MIA – DXB/BEY
Cost: $444+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February 2020 – April 2020
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to Dubai (DXB) for $444 round-trip on Kenya Airways via GoToGate:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Beirut (BEY) for $499 round-trip on LOT Polish Airlines via SmartFares:

Miami (MIA) to Beirut (BEY) for $530 round-trip on Qatar via Vayama:

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