Suddenly we’re tempted to cancel our plans.

Think you’re going to scream if you see another Santa hat? Family tensions running high? Or maybe you’ve got some unexpected time off work.

Whatever it is, you’ve got itchy feet and your credit card in your hand. Well, we have good news. There are some seriously good deals on Emirates right now for travel next week.

This is how early you should arrive at the airport this weekend
Dubai Airport is about to get even more futuristic…

Keep scrolling, and don’t blame us if you need to find your passport by the end of this post. Move quickly, though – they expire at midnight on Monday. All the fares mentioned here are valid December 22 through to January 5.


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Right, so this isn’t one for haters of Christmas, but how often do you see return flights to the UK for under Dhs3,000? Sneak home and surprise your loved ones, or head over to see the sights. We’d be checking out the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, wandering around the city’s parks, and going on this tour of haunted pubs. Economy fares start at Dhs2,765 if you don’t mind travelling on some key dates.

New York

Fancy a festive stroll in Central Park? Maybe a Broadway show or a turn around some of the world’s best museums? Doesn’t sound bad to us. Return fares to the Big Apple start from Dhs3,735 in this sale.


Here’s one for the history enthusiasts. If you were front and centre in classics at high school, here’s your chance to see the Acropolis without the queues. We’d be in it for the architecture alone. Prices start at Dhs2,095.


Be warned: it’s absolutely the rainy season in Bali right now. But if that doesn’t put you off – tropical rainfall can be pretty spectacular, after all – you could get there and back for Dhs2,200.


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Everyone we’ve spoken to who’s visited the Portuguese capital says it was one of their lifetime travel highlights. It’s a city rich in history and gorgeous buildings that’s been top of our must-visit list forever. In this sale, return flights start at Dhs2,750.

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