EMIRATES Airlines has come up with an interesting side-trips deal for passengers travelling from Hong Kong to Europe, allowing a holiday with variety. Passengers travelling with the airline from Hong Kong, to, say London, Manchester, Frankfurt, Zurich or Nice, can take side trips at special rates from Dubai, either breaking their journey en route, or on the return leg to Hong Kong. These extra destinations include Cairo, Larnaca (Cyprus) and Amman (Jordan), for $2,150 return, and Istanbul (Turkey) for $2,950. Edwin Lau, Emirates' Hong Kong manager, tells us it is also possible to stop over in Dubai, which offers excellent beach facilities, duty-free shopping, and desert trips, including camping and four-wheel dune driving courses. Emirates will organise visas for BN(O) passport holders, and customers who use its Arabian Adventure holidays arm will have visas provided free of charge. Mr Lau said it was possible for passengers who wished to see France and Britain to fly with Emirates to Nice, make their own way to London, returning to Hong Kong from London with a break in Dubai, and a special side trip, if they wish. For further details phone 2801-8777 or 2526-7171 or fax 2525-4788. COPENHAGEN, 1996 cultural capital of Europe, is selling a Copenhagen Card that allows free admission to more than 60 of the Danish capital's museums, sites and attractions and free unlimited public transport in the metropolitan area. Available at Copenhagen Tourist Information, hotels and the main train station, cards cost US$22 for 24 hours, US$36 for 48 hours, and US$46 for 72 hours for adults; half price for children 12 and under. MEMBERS of Virgin Atlantic Airways' Virgin Freeway programme can now travel round-trip from London to Paris or Brussels via Eurostar by redeeming 15,000 miles for a coach-class ticket, or 20,000 miles for a first-class journey. The programme's partners include: Air New Zealand, Austrian Airlines, Avis Rent-A-Car, British Midland, Inter-Continental Hotels and Resorts, Omni Hotels Asia Pacific, Radisson SAS Hotels, Scandinavian Airlines System and Summit International Hotels.