United Airlines has launched a new nonstop daily service between its New York/Newark hub and Dubai International (D.X.B.). The new service marks United's return to Dubai, which the airline previously served until 2016. United is the only U.S. airline to offer nonstop flights between Dubai and the United States, flying to more destinations in the Middle East than any other U.S. airline.
The launch of the new service is part of United's historic commercial agreement with Emirates, announced in 2022, enhancing each airline's network and giving customers easier access to hundreds of destinations within the United States and around the world. Customers from the U.S. flying to Dubai can travel onwards with Emirates or its sister airline flydubai to more than 100 different cities, providing more options to connect across the Middle East than ever before, whilst customers flying from Dubai to New York can take advantage of onward connections with United to over 80 destinations across the Americas.
The agreement between United and Emirates also provides loyalty programme members of both airlines additional opportunities for more rewards: United MileagePlusSM members flying on United's Newark/New York to Dubai flight can earn and redeem miles when connecting beyond to select Emirates destinations in Africa the Middle East, and South Asia, whilst Emirates Skywards members will be able to earn miles when they travel on United-operated flights. Customers booked to fly in United PolarisSM can also take advantage of access to Emirates lounges when travelling on or connecting to and from United's new Dubai service.
The new route from Dubai to New York/Newark demonstrates United's transatlantic leadership among U.S. airlines. As well as Dubai, the airline's 2023 summer schedule includes adding flights to Malaga, Spain and Stockholm, Sweden, and eight more flights to some of the most popular destinations in Europe: Rome, Naples, Paris, Barcelona, London, Edinburgh, Berlin and Shannon. Along with adding new flights, United will fly nine routes it added in summer 2022, including direct flights between New York/Newark and Nice; Denver and Munich; Boston and London Heathrow; Chicago/O'Hare and Zurich; and Chicago/O'Hare and Milan, as well as flights to four destinations not served by any other North American airline - Amman, Jordan; Azores, Portugal; Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Tenerife, Spain.
In total, United will fly to 37 cities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East this summer, more destinations than all other U.S. airlines combined.
United is seeing unprecedented demand for international travel this summer compared to last year. The airline's international schedule is more than 25 per cent larger than in 2022 to serve the continued demand strength.
Dubai (DXB) to New York/Newark (EWR)
|UA 163||DXB||EWR||01:55||08:45||Daily||Boeing 777-200ER||28 March 2023|
|UA 164||EWR||DXB||21:40||19:05 +1||Daily||Boeing 777-200ER||25 March 2023|
All times are local and are subject to change.
United's new service from Dubai to New York/Newark is operated with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, featuring 50 all-aisle-access United Polaris business suites, 24 United Premium PlusSM premium economy, 46 Economy PlusSM and 156 economy seats.
United Polaris business class is a premium travel experience that prioritises relaxation and comfort, featuring restaurant-quality inflight dining, premium amenity kits and full flat-bed seats.
United Premium Plus features a spacious seat with more legroom, elbow room and recline than a standard Economy Plus or economy seat, an amenity kit and a Saks Fifth Avenue blanket and plush pillow.
United Economy Plus offers added legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of a swifter exit from the plane on arrival. Economy Plus seating is available on all transatlantic flights.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee, and inflight entertainment. Seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.
United in the United Arab Emirates
United initially served the United Arab Emirates between 2008 and 2016, with service returning in 2023. The flight between Dubai and New York/Newark is conveniently timed to connect at United's hub with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas. United customers in the U.A.E. can book flights by visiting the website or contacting United Reservations locally at 08000-441-5492 Toll-free (Saturday - Thursday 09:00 - 11:30, Friday 18:30 - 23:30) or their travel agent.