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How You Can Get A Free Hotel Stay In Dubai With Emirates This Summer

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Are you thinking of flying to, or transiting via Dubai this summer? If your travel dates are approaching and you haven't booked your tickets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yet, you will want to hear this out: you may be eligible for a free hotel stay in the country's exciting tourism hub, as long as you're flying with Emirates.

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The UAE's national carrier will cover your accommodation costs, and make sure you have the highest level of comfort during your Dubai stopover, as long as you observe some simple criteria:

How To Apply For A Free Dubai Stay With Emirates

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As you probably know by now, a Dubai trip, no matter how short, could set you back by a few thousand dollars due to the city's high cost of living – it is one of the most expensive city breaks in the world – and in order to truly live out the UAE experience, setting some money aside is advised.

While there are budget-friendly accommodation options out there, with up to 866 three or four-star stays listed on within the US$50 – US$100 price range, hotels in Dubai are generally more on the pricey side, and the mounting costs of travel can be an impediment to some visitors.

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Easily Earn Points For Free Travel

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Luckily, the Emirates' leading carrier is expanding their Stopover program through an irresistible offer, and allowing both returning and potential customers an opportunity to either visit, or transit the world's top tourist destination without bearing the additional burden of accommodation.

Sounds appealing to you? This is how it works:

Eligibility Criteria

As long as you book a flight within the validity of the offer, and you intend to fulfill your stay within the specified travel period, you are automatically eligible for a free hotel stay in Dubai with Emirates.


The relevant dates are the following:

  • Book your flight between May 22, 2023 and June 11, 2023
  • Travel and fulfill your stay between May 26, 2023 and August 31, 2023

In other words, you have 10 more days to book your flights before the offer expires, though your dates of travel can be anytime between late May and late August, spanning the duration of the Northern Hemisphere summer.

There is more: if you're flying First Class or Business, you have yet another reason to rejoice.

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First-Class And Business Passengers Get Chauffeur Service

First Class and Business passengers will be awarded a two-night sejour at 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central, a luxurious Accor listing located on the lively Trade Centre Street, with Bedouin-style medium rooms equipped with king-sized beds and boasting incredible city views.

Other than the room, you will also have access to a Chauffeur traveling to and from the airport, complimentary lounge access, and of course, Emirates' signature luxurious in-flight service.

Meanwhile, passengers flying Economy will benefit from a single night's stay at the Novotel Trade Centre Dubai, a four-star hotel in the heart of Dubai's International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Woman in Dubai

Despite being more modest, it's received rave reviews on Google, with guests praising the comfort of the rooms, the excellent location, and the breakfast spread.

I order to access all of these benefits with Emirates, there is one final condition to be met: your stopover must be at least 24-hours long.

Those booking tickets within the validity period who will only be transiting Dubai for between 12-16 hours, or less, cannot apply for a hotel stay.

You can still enjoy numerous other perks connecting flights in Dubai through Emirates, such as free attractions, or complimentary city tours. Learn more about different stopover programs here.

Don't Forget To Send Your Booking Confirmation To Emirates

Emirates Plane

Once booking their flights, eligible travelers contact the airline's call center or their travel agent, or send an email to informing their booking reference, date of arrival in the city, the passenger's name, contact number, and email address.

Emirates staff will handle reservation for you, so all you have to do is relax and wait for the trip of your dreams. Eligible travelers are also advised to retain a copy of their Emirates boarding pass as they may be eligible for other offers and discounts across the UAE.

Book your flights here before this incredible offer is no longer valid.

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