Dubai: £2,055/€2,349 SWISS First Class from London (Save €170 with a Zurich Stopover)

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Star Alliance member Swiss is offering rare discounted first class tickets from both Heathrow and London City airport. You can get to Dubai and back for as little as £2,075 (~€2,416) with a stop in Zurich both ways. Similar to their First Class tickets from Sweden, you can save £150 (~€175) by adding a stop of more than 24 hours in Zurich.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your preselected flight dates. Availability from London City is much broader than from Heathrow.


For the flights to Zurich, you will either be sitting Swiss’ European business class, while you’ll be on board an Airbus A330 aircraft on the long-haul flight to Dubai. A longer stop in Zurich may be advisable, as you can enjoy Swiss’ dedicated first class lounge at the airport.

SWISS First Class

In SWISS’ first class, you’ll be served excellent food in a comfortable seat that can be turned into a flat bed. Usually, the 8 first class seats are in a 1-2-1 formation, meaning that every seat has direct access to the aisle. You’ll be allowed to check in 3 pieces of luggage and bring 2 carry-ons. In Zurich, you’ll enjoy the first class lounge, which was recently named the best in the world. You can read all about SWISS’s first class in this review.

Swiss 777 First Class

Search & Book

The fare rules for these tickets offer no sales or expiration date. You need to stay at least 6 days or one night from Saturday to Sunday in Dubai to get the cheapest tickets. The lowest fares show up for travel between in August and September 2023.

You can find additional flight dates on Google Flights. For tickets that expensive, we strongly recommend purchasing them on the airlines’ website.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Adding a Stopover

By adding a stopover in Zurich, you can save roughly £150 (~€175). The best way to do this is searching for a cheap First Class roundtrip, then switch to Lufthansa’s multistop search and add a flight from London to Zurich the day before your Zurich to Dubai flight. Or let our Go2 tool forward you to your destination.

With a stopover in Zurich, prices drop to £1,907 (~€2,220) (+a hotel in Zurich, which are not that cheap).



Swiss issues first class tickets in booking class A, the business class segments between London and Zurich are booking class J.

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Information & Tips for Dubai

Thanks to oil billions, Dubai has created a world of splendour and glitter that is second to none. Whether it’s an artificial island or skiing in the desert, everything is possible there. Thanks to Emirates, there are non-stop flights to many destinations worldwide, from Europe you can reach Dubai within 5-6 hours even with cheap flights.

The Best Time to Visit

Dubai reaches temperatures of up to 45° in summer, and even in winter, the weather is hot. The best time to travel is from November to March when temperatures are comparatively low.

Climate diagram for Dubai (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

From the airport to the city

A taxi from the airport to Jumeirah Beach (where many hotels are located) costs around €13 – €17. By metro, the journey to Burj Khalifa takes about 20 minutes and costs only €1.

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