Last-minute booking may be convenient, but UAE travellers may need to adjust their habits if they want to enjoy best value on flight purchases. We asked Skyscanner, one of the world’s most popular flight search websites, to crunch their data on bookings to the most popular destinations from the UAE for the last two years. This has revealed which countries are cheapest in which month and when to book flights. A spokesperson for the company said that overall, the cheapest month for flying long-haul was May, while February was best for short-haul flights. Please note that the booking dates represent the average optimal time for bookings based on historical data, and prices can fluctuate.