Qatar has filed a fare that provides a good option to get to Sharjah (just a couple of miles away from Dubai) and get to know the excellent service aboard Qatar Airways.
$808 will get you from Houston, TX to Sharjah via Doha. You will get some hours to explore Doha as well.
Note that the booking class Q earns only 25% of miles on most Oneworld loyalty programs.
Many dates in March, April, May.
** Only available after card approval. Minimum spend of $3,000 in the first 90 days required. Points redemption only available for purchase made with eligible travel merchants.