Cheap tickets to Europe

Airports with direct flights to Europe from the UAE

Flights to Europe from the UAE depart from Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi.

Note that Europe has many airports so be sure to check which one you are flying to/from

The average flight time from the UAE to Europe varies greatly depending on the destination but from between four and nine hours.

What airlines fly to Europe from the UAE?

A number of airlines offer direct and indirect flights to Europe from the UAE, often daily, including Etihad, Emirates, Lufthansa, FlyDubai, Air France, Czech Airlines and British Airways.

Find out more information on airlines that fly to Europe

Europe airports

While there are many airports located in Europe, the main hubs include Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam Schiphol, and London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is located 13 miles northeast of the city. The RER train to central Paris has two stations at Charles de Gaulle, one at each terminal. Paris CDG train-station is served by TGV high-speed trains linking directly with most French cities including Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Besançon, Dijon and Tours. There is an express bus from the airport. Roissybus travels from CDG directly to Place de l'Opéra.

Amsterdam Airport is 9 miles from the centre of Amsterdam. There is a railway station in the terminal's central hall from which direct trains run to Amsterdam Centraal Station in 15 minutes. Public buses run regularly to Amsterdam and other cities including the 197 and 370 to the city center.

London Heathrow Airport is 15 miles from the center of London, has five terminals and excellent transport links into London. It is linked to the Underground's Piccadilly Line into central London with trains running every 4 to 9 minutes. The average journey time is 45 to 65 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest train service running from Heathrow Airport into central London operating 7 days a week and taking just 15 minutes.

London Gatwick Airport is 28 miles from London and can be reached by car in just over an hour. The Gatwick Express is the fastest train service running from Gatwick Airport into central London. It operates 7 days a week into London Victoria train and Tube station taking around 30 minutes.

When to go to Europe

Europe is a year round destination with cities to explore from summer through to winter. The busiest time for tourists is usually the summer months to make the most of exploring cities on foot or enjoying European beaches; apart from ski locations which will obviously see peak visitor times in winter. Other busy times include school holidays, seeing an increasing in family holidays across Europe.

Cheap flights to Europe are usually best found from late September to early April. Many countries in Europe still have warm balmy weather at this time of year, particularly in the south, ideal for escaping the winter cold. There are of course thousands of festivals, carnivals, concerts and events all over Europe and you may decide to visit specifically for some of these. 

What’s the weather like in Europe?

The climate of Europe ranges from subtropical to polar. The Mediterranean south is dry and warm with often wet winters, while western and north-western regions have a mild, generally humid climate. Central and eastern Europe has a humid continental-climate with warm summers and cold winters. In northern Europe summers are cooler and winters are longer and colder, often with heavy snowfall. In Central Europe summers are often hot while winters can be quite cold with significant snowfall.

Further information on visiting Europe

What to see and do in Europe

From the UK’s gritty Glasgow and historic London to the dazzling pristine white shores of sunny Greece, Europe is a treasure trove of architecture, culture, history and food and from Poland to Portugal; every country has its own wonderfully unique character, climate and cuisine. Feast on the culinary delights of romantic Paris, Italian pizza or waffles in Belgium; tour fairytale castles in the German countryside or see cutting edge art in Berlin; admire Roman sculptures, structures and masters of art in ancient Italy or tour the windswept steaming snowy landscapes of Iceland. Eat tapas along a pilgrimage in Spain, hike in the mountains of Slovenia, ski the Alps in France or enjoy cafe culture in stylish Sweden, Gothenburg and Copenhagen. Visit the breath-taking architecture of Turkey’s capital, the elegant cafes of Prague, cycle Amsterdam or marvel at the historic grandeur and might of Russia. Sweep through lush green pastures past vampire’s lairs in Romania, hike the majestic fjords of Norway or get lost in the forests and folklore of beautiful Finland. From the cities to the countryside, the cultural diversity across Europe is staggering, meaning that wherever you decide to go, you are in for an unforgettable and unique experience.

Attractions: London, Scottish islands, beaches in Greece and Croatia, fjords of Norway, Prague Castle, Paris cuisine and cafe culture, Ireland’s windswept landscapes, Bavarian castles, Jewish Quarter in Krakow, Porto, Lake Bled Slovenia, skiing in France, Gaudi in Barcelona, Stockholm, Hagia Sofia Istanbul, Italian vineyards, the Hermitage in St Petersburg and much much more...

Further reading

Paris: Things to do in Paris

Prague:Things to do in Prague

London: Things to do in London

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