We value your privacy

We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalised content, and analyse our traffic. By clicking "Accept All" you accept this and consent that we share this information with third parties and that your data may be processed in the USA. For more information, please read our .

You can adjust your preferences at any time. If you deny, we will use only the essential cookies and unfortunately, you will not receive any personalised content. To deny, .

airport, Flights, Planes
We confirmed all prices were correct when we reviewed this deal, but that was a few days ago so they may have changed. Feel free to check if it's still available, and join us on our WhatsApp channel below so you never miss a new review.

How to fly long-haul for less with this budget airline ✈️

Get to destinations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai or the Maldives for a fraction of the normal cost 😮

Published by
Caitlin Moore·20/02/2024

Flying long-haul with Wizz Air won't be everybody's cup of tea, we get that, but it can save you some serious cash if you're clever with it.

We have seen some routes with this budget airline to destinations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai or the Maldives for great prices. The only catch is that these destinations aren’t direct from London so they often include long stopovers.

However, this doesn’t need to be a negative, you can turn this into a multi-stop trip by knowing the right airports to travel to. Think: Greece city break on the way to Abu Dhabi... nice 😍

Our example below includes flights from the UK to Athens from £17* and Athens to Abu Dhabi a couple of days later from £46*, so you can fly all the way to Abu Dhabi from £63* one-way.


How do I make it work?

  1. First you'll need flights from the UK to one of the airports we mention below. As an example we found flights from London to Athens from £17*.

  2. You can be as flexible as you want with your dates and stay in the first destination for a few nights.

  3. Next, find your flights onward to your chosen long-haul destination (Abu Dhabi, Dubai or the Maldives)

  4. You can either choose the same route home or opt for a different destination. For example UK to Athens to Abu Dhabi to Rome then back to the UK.

Example booking from UK to Athens

As mentioned above, you'll first need flights from the UK to your first stop. One example would be flying to Athens before flying to Abu Dhabi.

Fly to Abu Dhabi

There are loads of airports departing to Abu Dhabi with Wizz, but we have picked the airports that are cheapest and easiest to get to from London.

📍 Departure airports: Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Krakow, Milan, Naples, Rome, Vienna

Example booking:

Athens to Abu Dhabi from £46* one-way

Fly to Dubai

📍 Departure airports: Bucharest, Vienna, Budapest

Example booking:

Bucharest to Dubai from £60* one-way

Fly to the Maldives

To fly to the Maldives with Wizz Air, you will need to make 2 stops as the only departure airport is Abu Dhabi, so use our Abu Dhabi options above first.

📍 Departure airports: Abu Dhabi (daily)

Example booking:

Abu Dhabi to the Maldives from £68* one-way

Additional Information

*We might be Pirates, but we’re an honest bunch. We check all our deals when we review them to make sure everything is available. Here’s the catch: with deals this hot, things change quickly: flight prices fluctuate, hotel rooms sell out, currencies yo-yo. Mainly, demand for the best deals means the lowest prices don’t last long. But, if you’ve missed out this time, don’t worry: we’re working on more great offers.

Report a legal concern