Emirates is giving free hotel stays to travelers in Dubai this summer

Condé Nast Traveler

This summer, Emirates is making it easier to take an unforgettable—and affordable—vacation to Dubai. The airline recently announced that it would be offering its passengers free hotel stays at some of the city’s best properties through August. 

Offer applies to flights booked between May 26 and August 31. Travelers can choose to visit just Dubai or to make the city a stopover and continue on another Emirates flight to a different destination—but to qualify for the deal, travelers must spend a minimum of 24 hours in Dubai.

Passengers flying in first and business class will be given a free two-night stay at the 25hours Hotel Dubai One Central, a five-star hotel that opened in December 2021 and is a highlight of the city’s blossoming One Central neighborhood. All travelers in regular or premium economy are entitled to a complimentary night’s stay at the Novotel World Trade Center Dubai.

If you’re interested in the deal, you’ll want to book fast: The hotel rooms are available on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. Emirates recommends booking 96 hours in advance (around four days before departure) to maximize your chances of getting a free room. 

Simply purchase your flights through Emirates before June 11, and you will receive a free hotel stay. If you are planning to travel between May 26 and August 31, make sure that your stay in Dubai will be at least 24 hour long. Once you’ve booked your flights, email with your booking reference code, date of arrival in Dubai, passenger names, contact phone number, and email address. The hotel confirmation will then be sent.

Once you’re on the ground, you’ll also get access to additional discounts and perks around Dubai, just by showing your boarding pass. The airline has refreshed its My Summer Pass program, which grants passengers offers on can’t-miss activities like a 30 percent discount on spa treatments at the Sofitel Dubai the Palm, 20 percent off tickets to the top of the Burj Khalifa, 15 percent off desert tours with Arabian Adventures, and hundreds more. The discounts on boarding passes will last until the end of September.

The timing is perfect for American travellers, as the hotel stays coincide with the expansion of the airline’s new premium economy class in the U.S. The new cabin—which comes with benefits like extra legroom, comfier seats, and Champagne—have debuted on routes to New York JFK and San Francisco, and are coming to Los Angeles and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport later this summer.

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