Kenya Airways has unbelievable business class fares from Dubai to Rome (or Geneva). For about $1,100+ you get lie-flat seats.
This is solely for those who love cheap business class fares. Emirates offers non-stop service from Dubai to Rome at just over 6 hours. With Kenya Airways, you will be changing planes at Nairobi and there is one more stop at Geneva. The total journey would last well over 20 hours each way.
The fares are available on several dates in August. So, you can have a great summer escape. I could see availability till November.
Kenya Airways flies both Boeing 737 with recliner seats and Boeing 787 with lie-flat seats on the Dubai to Nairobi leg. Therefore, choose your flight wisely.
In this itinerary, you even get a full day at Nairobi should you wish to explore. The return leg looks like this
As you can see, the fares are very competitive at AED 4,000 ($1,100). Fares to Geneva for the same flights are about $200 higher. The fares are available over most OTAs, Kenya Airways website and Google Flights.
It is worth noting that the usual economy fares (1-stop flights) are about $700. So this is an absolute steal! The only issue is the over 20 hour long duration.
Finally, Kenya Airways is a Skyteam alliance member. So you can get miles credited in any other member airline e.g. KLM and Air France.