Dubai has been catching our eye over the last few months. In January 2023, the exclusive unveiling of Dubai’s Atlantis The Royal saw a three-day grand weekend featuring a Beyoncé performance and a party hosted by Kendall Jenner. Back in December 2022, news broke that the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa, may be set to get a futuristic addition – a 550-metre tall ring set to be used for housing and public and commercial blocks. Beyond that, the emirate is home to some of the best hotels in the world, from giant towering skyscrapers to majestic architectural feats hidden in the desert dunes. Now, travellers who want to visit Dubai have a new incentive to book a trip.
Emirates has announced they will offer travellers free stays at some of Dubai’s best hotels in summer 2023. Anyone flying with Emirates in First or Business Class can book a complimentary two-night stay at 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central, while those flying in Premium Economy Class or Economy Class can have a one-night stay at Novotel World Trade Centre.
The 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central could be the emirate’s most un-Dubai hotel – unique, exciting and edgy, with a playful dose of European cool. Diverging from standard Dubai hotels, it has hedonistic concepts – including a mixed-gender sauna (the first in the Middle East), craft coffee shops (with coffee cups blazoned with “caution, hot and wet inside”) and slogans such as “come to bed with me.”Plus, the brand is known for its LGBTQ+ advocacy. Those staying at Novotel World Trade Centre can sip on cocktails by the pool and spend evenings listening to live music at the Blue Bar. It’s also perfectly placed as one of the best family-friendly holidays in Dubai, right in the heart of the city.
To claim the offer, you need to book your flights before Monday 11 June 2023, and travel before Thursday 31 August. The offer is available for those booking return flights with Emirates to Dubai (or making the city a stopover before a second Emirates flight. Hotel rooms are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, bookings must be made at least 96 hours before arrival, and make sure your time in Dubai is at least 24 hours long. Once you’ve booked your flight, email EmiratesOffer@emirates.com with your booking reference code, date of arrival in Dubai, passenger names, contact phone number, and email address, and you will be sent your hotel confirmation. The offer also includes additional discounts and perks while you’re in Dubai – passengers get 20 per cent off tickets to the top of the Burj Khalifa, discounts at restaurants or 15 per cent off desert tours with Arabian Adventures, for example.