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Insider tips: how to get a free upgrade on a flight

Desperate for that free Etihad upgrade? Or want to know how to get cheap business class flights? We’ve got Skyscanner’s insider tips and tricks to secure yourself a cheap – or even better – free upgrade on your next flight.

Top travel tips and tricks: how to survive long-haul flights

When you live in the UAE, long-haul flights come with the territory. But if you plan well, pack long-haul flight essentials, wear the right clothes and know how to pass the time, it doesn’t have to be a total nightmare. Follow our long-haul flight survival tips to stay relaxed, refreshed and rearing to go when you land…

Hijri New Year 2019 holiday in UAE

The Hijri New Year holiday will be observed on Saturday August 31 as a holiday for both the public and the private sector.

Skyscanner guide: how to find cheap flights and deals

Here we reveal some of our savviest secrets — tried and tested by travel experts — to help you find the best cheap flights. We know there are the obvious ways to find cheaper flight deals by using flight comparison sites such as Skyscanner, but to go beyond this and find the best cheap flights anywhere, you need to know the tricks of the trade.

The best cheap flights to Europe this Summer

Thinking of flying to Europe this summer? Then you’re in luck! Airlines, including Qatar and Emirates, have started to launch their spring/summer flight deals. And we’ve selected some of the best deals for you. Offers are ending soon though, so make sure you don’t miss out! Start planning your perfect trip now.

Dubai Duty Free – what you should buy and how it all works

There’s more to tax-free shopping at the Dubai Duty Free shops than souvenir t-shirts and travel pillows. You could spend your money in the Dubai Duty Free raffle to win a car or US$1 million, or stock up on duty-free cigarettes, perfumes or high-end designer goods. We give you the lowdown on some of the most common Dubai Duty Free questions.

What to do if your flight is delayed or canceled

Whether your flight is canceled due to bad weather or you miss a connection because of a delayed flight, you should know your rights. Here’s some information to help you out and some tips for coping with flight delays or cancellations and getting home quickly:

Top destinations to discover just 4 hours from the UAE

In the time it takes to eat a meal and watch a movie, you could be in the travel hotspots of Asia, Africa or Europe. Like the sound of that? Skyscanner sent The Travel Camel to find the top destinations under 4 hours away from the UAE for you to ponder as your next short-haul holiday, or even add some fun to your visa-run.

Baby on Board: guides and rules for flying with a baby

Flying for the first time with your baby can be a daunting task. Different airlines have different rules so it’s important you do your research and find the best one to suit your needs.