Dubai, to a lot of us, is kind of a myth. A place where they seemingly build the world’s largest skyscraper and cars made of pure gold every year. It’s the sort of futuristic wonderland that seems so far from reality that it’s not even a thought for Americans’ vacations. The 14 hour flights don’t help. Neither does the perception that Dubai is only a place for the insanely-wealthy, where hotel rooms cost thousands of dollars and come with your own personal towel folder.
Emirates is trying to change that. The city’s official airline already has the Dubai Connect program, where the airline gives you a free hotel room in the city when you have an overnight layover. But this summer, it’s going a step further.
In addition to offering some insanely cheap rates on Dubai hotels, Emirates is also throwing in tickets to some of the city’s coolest attractions. Fly on Emirates and you won’t just get an affordable place to stay, you’ll speed down waterslides, play in a virtual reality park, or go to the VIP deck atop the Burj Khalifa absolutely free.