Cheap Flights to France

Where can you fly to in France from the UAE?

If you are looking for flights to France from the UAE you can find direct flights available to Paris, Lyon and Nice. Charles de Gaulle Airport is the main airport serving Paris and the busiest in France handling a huge range of domestic and international flights. If you want to fly to Nice you can land at Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, the third busiest in the country, while travelers going to Lyon will arrive at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport.

* This information is correct as of August 2017

Airlines flying to France from the UAE

There are three airlines providing flights from the UAE to France directly – Air France, Etihad Airways and Emirates. With Air France you can fly directly to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris out of Dubai International Airport, while Emirates also offers flights to Charles de Gaulle Airport in addition to Nice Cote d’Azur Airport and Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport. Alternatively, those who are leaving from Abu Dhabi International Airport can catch flights with Etihad Airways to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Air France is the national airline of France with its main hub located at Charles de Gaulle Airport. The airline currently serves over 200 destinations across the globe and is part of the SkyTeam alliance. Passengers traveling with Air France can become a part of the Flying Blue frequent flyer club which is also linked with Dutch airline KLM after the two merged in 2004.

Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi and the second largest airline in the UAE after Emirates with its operating hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airline is known for its luxurious service and enjoys the prestige of being ranked as a 5-star airline by Skytrax. Currently flying to 90 destinations around the world, Etihad Airways has a fleet of over 130 aircraft and is a part of its own alliance, Etihad Airways Partners. Find out all you need to know about the Etihad Airways loyalty program.

Emirates is the national airline of Dubai and the largest in the UAE initially established in 1985. The airline has a fleet of close to 240 aircraft and currently travels to 140 destinations all over the world. The operating hub of the airport is at Dubai International Airport where Terminal 3 was built exclusively for Emirates. Find everything you need to know about the Emirates Airlines loyalty scheme.


Airport information in France

Charles de Gaulle International Airport is the busiest airport in France located around 25 km from the center of Paris comprised of three passenger terminals. When you have touched down in Paris you can use public transport to reach the city by bus or train, although taxis are readily available and there are numerous car rental companies. The airport itself offers a wide range of amenities alongside its many shops and restaurants including free Wi-Fi so there’s plenty to do.

Nice Airport, known in full as Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, is only 6 km from the city center of Nice and is home to two passenger terminals, with Terminal 2 the base of most international flights. The airport is only a short taxi journey from Nice but there are also local buses available if you are on a budget and you can rent a car if you want to explore the Cote d’Azur in your own time. You will find everything you could possibly need at the airport in terms of restaurants and shops in addition to free Wi-Fi to surf the web.

Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport has three passenger terminals and offers a good range of amenities and services to keep travelers happy. The quickest way to travel into Lyon once you have landed is on the new Rhonexpress train service which takes just 30 minutes, although alternatives are available if you are on a budget.

Where to stay in France

France Travel Information

France is a part of the Schengen Area which means UAE nationals don’t need to worry about obtaining a visa in order to visit. In the country the currency utilized is the Euro just like most countries in the EU, so make sure you change up the right money before traveling. In Paris summers are hot but temperatures can get very cold over the winter and snowfall isn’t uncommon. Nice is located along the southern coast of France and enjoys the highest temperatures, while in Lyon you can still look forward to summer highs of around 27C.

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