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Dubai Marina

Dubai

Dubai is so much more than a stopover. It’s a thriving oasis in the middle of the Arabian desert. Whether you want to chill poolside or take in all the big sites, Dubai can be as indulgent or traditional as you wish. Discover another side to this city of skyscrapers and shopping with the help of our travel guide. 

Reasons to fly Qantas

Food and drinks

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.  

Baggage included

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including TV and films.

Frequent Flyer program

Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn and use Qantas Points in Australia and around the world and can earn Status Credits on eligible flights.

Places to stay

Famously home to the world’s first “seven-star” hotel, Dubai is well-known for its luxury accommodation. The glamorous resorts and beach clubs of Jumeirah Beach make it one of the most popular places to stay in Dubai. Downtown Dubai is home to some of the most famous landmarks in the city, including the tallest building in the world. It’s also where you’ll find Dubai Mall, making it an ideal spot to stay for shopaholics looking to tackle the mammoth shopping centre.

The bazaars and narrow alleys in the central neighbourhood of Bur Dubai showcase the soul of the city while also being a budget-friendly area to stay. For those that love nothing more than lounging by the pool, The Palm is home to dozens of luxurious 5-star resorts that come with everything from private beaches and lavish spas to wellness centres and fine dining. If you want to lap up the luxury, set yourself by the One&Only The Palm resort’s pool which overlooks the Persian Gulf.

Things to do

With everything from indoor ski slopes to camel rides in the desert, Dubai is the place to be if you want to check-off all your bucket list activities at once. Wake up and take in all the smells and sights of the Spice Souq in Deira. Dubai is the place to treat yourself so steal away to the Bulgari Hotel’s spa for an indulgent hammam treatment.

Even if you’re not one for shopping, Dubai Mall is worth checking out. With everything from an aquarium to a Virtual Reality Park, you’ll never run out of things to do here. Spend your day sunning yourself at one of the city’s many beach clubs like the Instagram-able, La Mer. One of the best ways to get a taste for traditional Dubai is sampling the local cuisine on one of Frying Pan Adventures’ food tours.

The delightful afternoon tea served on the top floor of the “7-star” hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, is the height of sophistication. Venture to the mini-city of Madinat Jumeirah and spend the afternoon perched on a private beach, overlooking the Arabian Gulf with a drink or shisha in hand. As the sun sets, find a position in front of The Dubai Fountain and watch as its mesmerising water show lights up the night. Can’t decide where to go for dinner? Take a stroll around the gorgeous Dubai Marina area, which is packed with delicious dining options like The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill.

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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

Disclaimer: ~ Qantas activities are provided by Viator. Conditions apply.

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: ± Inflight entertainment varies by route and aircraft.

Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions