Deal alert: Dubai and Abu Dhabi from $592 round trip with dates through August 2021

Oct 12, 2020

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Ready to visit Dubai? This flight deal allows you to plan a trip to one of the most popular destinations in the United Arab Emirates. Sale rates extend as far out as August 2021, with prices beginning at less than $600 round trip.

This flight sale presents a great opportunity to double down on travel deals, with Marriott’s Week of Wonders discount on award night redemptions running through Thursday. More than 7,000 hotels worldwide are participating in the discount, and offering rooms at up to 50 percent off of peak rates, including Abu Dhabi’s famed Al Maha.  TPG senior writer Ethan Steinberg called Al Maha “the best value Marriott award redemption” in the entire portfolio — no small praise for the world’s largest brand.

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Many airlines are flexible with bookings right now, but you’ll still want to keep track of airline cancellation policies and any coronavirus-related updates.

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To search, head to Google Flights 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 through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: SWISS, United, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Emirates, Etihad, Turkish
Routes: MIA/JFK/EWR/FLL/IAD and more to DXB/AUH
Cost: from $596 round trip in economy
Travel Dates: October 2020 to August 2021
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Here’s an example of what you can book:

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) to Dubai (DXB) for $592 round trip on Air Canada via Google:

Miami (MIA) to Dubai (DXB) in August 2021 from $609 round trip on SWISS:

Washington, D.C. (IAD) to Dubai (DXB) for $709 round trip on Turkish:

Newark (EWR) to Dubai (DXB) for $723 round trip on Star Alliance carriers:

Routes to Abu Dhabi are also available. But note that this emirate has stricter entry laws due to COVID concerns, so if you are traveling with a non-U.S. passport, you may run into visa issues entering the UAE directly from Abu Dhabi. These fares are also close to normal price ranges during pre-COVID times.

New York (JFK) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) for $852 round trip nonstop on Etihad:

 

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel) (starting Jan. 1, 2021 earn 5x points on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

 

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