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    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 10:55 AM
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    Emirates Dubai stopover
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:55 AM
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    Emirates Dubai stopover 17th Jul 17 at 10:55 AM
    As a treat for a big birthday im looking to book first class Emirates tickets for myself and husband to go to Vietnam in March.

    The flight goes via Dubai both ways, and we would like to stop off there for 3 nights on the way back.

    The problem is compared to a regular return flight with no extended in stopover the price is £3400 but when I select the multi city flight option with 3 days in dubai (where we are transferring anyway) the price goes up to £6200!

    I read that Emirates offer a "free stopover in Dubai", can anyone advise how this works?

    In case it makes a difference I'm looking to book with a third party site, not Emirates directly.

    Thanks in advance!
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 17th Jul 17, 12:25 PM
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    IMHO 3 nights in Dubai is too short and 13 nights in Vietnam is too short.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • DUKE
    • By DUKE 17th Jul 17, 1:25 PM
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    Emirates hooks up coach passengers with an 8-24-hour layover or first/business class passengers with a 6-24-hour layover with “accommodation, meals, ground transportation and visa costs,” for tickets valued over $1000.

    You could always do the above if you wanted to save a bit.
    Thanks everyone!
    • 19lottie82
    • By 19lottie82 17th Jul 17, 2:11 PM
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    Richard, we've already done the North so will just be visiting the South. Dubai is just an extra really, thought we might as well stop by for a few nights as we are passing through. If I like it, we can go back.

    Would like to make the trip longer but due to jobs / family commitments this will have to do for now!
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 2:32 PM
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    £7849 (£3924 each) is the cheapest combo through mid Feb/mid March through Emirates, if you do a search you get a grid showing all dates. Then you just phone Emirates and say you want a stopover on the dates you want.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 17th Jul 17, 2:33 PM
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    Emirates hooks up coach passengers with an 8-24-hour layover or first/business class passengers with a 6-24-hour layover with “accommodation, meals, ground transportation and visa costs,” for tickets valued over $1000.

    You could always do the above if you wanted to save a bit.
    Originally posted by DUKE
    Far too short a time in Dubai though, especially in March when it's cool enough to do and see so much.

    As it is OP will only have to pay for accommodation because the stopover will not be chargeable.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
    • littlereddevil
    • By littlereddevil 17th Jul 17, 3:26 PM
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    I've no idea where you got Emirates at £6000 each from! Loads of dates from under £4000
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    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 19th Jul 17, 1:12 AM
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    Emirates hooks up coach passengers with an 8-24-hour layover or first/business class passengers with a 6-24-hour layover with “accommodation, meals, ground transportation and visa costs,” for tickets valued over $1000.

    You could always do the above if you wanted to save a bit.
    Originally posted by DUKE
    Not available on the OP's route as there is a sub 6 hour connection.


    If you decide upon Business Class, make sure that the particular fare you book entitles you to complimentary limo transfers.
    Originally posted by Blue264
    All Business Class fares include chauffeur drive, but it's not offered in Saigon anyway, so not such a big deal.


    OP. Is there a reason you want to do the Dubai stopover on the way back rather than the way out? I ask because the transit time on the outbound is not ideal (IMO) and you would avoid it if you did the stopover in that direction.
    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 19th Jul 17, 10:08 AM
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    OP. Is there a reason you want to do the Dubai stopover on the way back rather than the way out? I ask because the transit time on the outbound is not ideal (IMO) and you would avoid it if you did the stopover in that direction.
    Originally posted by fifeken
    That's a good point, and it would also avoid the three day stay in an Islamic concrete jungle possibly detracting from the high of two weeks in Vietnam.
    • Blue264
    • By Blue264 19th Jul 17, 12:01 PM
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    All Business Class fares include chauffeur drive, but it's not offered in Saigon anyway, so not such a big deal.
    Originally posted by fifeken
    Some special fare itineraries may have restrictions on the Chauffeur-drive service. Please check at the time of booking your flights.
    https://www.emirates.com/english/plan_book/to_and_from_airport/chauffeur_drive/terms_and_conditions.aspx
    • fifeken
    • By fifeken 20th Jul 17, 2:27 AM
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    Yes, it's talking about group bookings, bookings using other airlines FF points, late email offers and a couple of other "odd" cases. Nothing to worry the OP about.
    • slinga
    • By slinga 21st Jul 17, 1:38 PM
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    As a treat for a big birthday im looking to book first class Emirates tickets for myself and husband to go to Vietnam in March.

    The flight goes via Dubai both ways, and we would like to stop off there for 3 nights on the way back.

    The problem is compared to a regular return flight with no extended in stopover the price is £3400 but when I select the multi city flight option with 3 days in dubai (where we are transferring anyway) the price goes up to £6200!

    I read that Emirates offer a "free stopover in Dubai", can anyone advise how this works?

    In case it makes a difference I'm looking to book with a third party site, not Emirates directly.

    Thanks in advance!
    Originally posted by 19lottie82
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