Cheap Flights to Dubai

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When is the best time to fly to Dubai?

Peak season

The desert city of Dubai is one of the seven emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. Easily one of the glitziest tourist destinations you can visit, it has more luxury hotels and beach resorts per square km than anywhere else on the planet. When flights to Dubai arrive, visitors know they’ll be living in the lap of luxury for a while. Plus cheap flights to Dubai means a lot of extra money to spend in this first-rate shopping destination - everything you buy in Dubai is duty-free. Dubai has a tropical desert climate so summers are extremely hot and humid with temperatures reaching 40C during the day and overnight lows of 30C. Peak season for travel to Dubai is winter which runs from December through to March, and when temperatures are in the comfortable mid-20Cs.

Off season

June to September is scorching hot, as you would expect from the desert, and not the best time to take flights to Dubai. Although buildings are air conditioned and there is an indoor ski centre, outdoor activities such as riding camels are not enjoyable.

When is the best time to book a flight to Dubai?

The best time to book a flight to Dubai is from October to April to avoid the hottest months of the year, however, this is also peak season when flight ticket prices rise. For the cheapest flights to Dubai look at booking six months in advance with low-cost airlines that fly indirect routes. It pays to note the dates of the holy fasting month of Ramadan which change each year. Muslims fast during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset during Ramadan, and this is strictly adhered to, so it is illegal for anyone to eat or drink in public. For this reason it may be easier to find cheap flight tickets to Dubai and discounted hotel accommodation during this time.

How long is the flight to Dubai?

Flights from Sydney to Dubai - 14 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Melbourne to Dubai - 13 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Brisbane to Dubai - 14 hours 05 minutes.

Flights from Perth to Dubai - 10 hours 50 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Dubai?

Due to this being a popular tourist destination, there are a number of airlines operating direct flights to Dubai from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Search and compare airlines such as Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, China Southern and Etihad Airways.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is situated in the Al Garhoud district 4.6 km east of Dubai. Once your flight to Dubai Airport has landed, travel into the city centre via the Dubai Metro, bus or taxi. Shuttle transfers can be pre-booked and will take you straight to your hotel. All major brands of car rentals are available at the airport with pickup and drop off locations in Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Dubai insider information

  • If you love shopping, then you’ll love Dubai Mall, the largest complex in the world with all the major fashion brands you know and love. Find out more about this extreme shopping spot.
  • The perfect place for music, food and delicious cocktails whatever time of day or night, is lively Barasti a popular Dubai beach bars.

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How much do things cost in Dubai?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
$ 110.48
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 120.00
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 3.79
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 12.31
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 10.81
Bottle of wine
$ 28.45
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 0.46
3 course meal for 2
$ 56.90
$ 6.23
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 15.17
How much does transport cost in Dubai?
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 4
1 km taxi journey
$ 1
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 2
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1

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More information about Dubai

  • Enjoy all the astounding modern architecture of Dubai, including some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world
  • Dubai is a superb destination for a fantastic city break in one of the world’s most up-and-coming cities
  • Have a wander around the glittering Gold Souk, one of the largest gold retail markets in the world
  • The city has a diverse range of restaurants in which to spend your evenings, offering foods from across the globe
  • Fly first class direct to Dubai and arrive in style; there are some fantastic deals on offer at the links above
  • Find out about the city’s history at the Dubai Museum and explore the old Al Fahidi Fort that is located there
  • If you’re not staying in it, visit the opulent Burj Al Arab, considered unofficially the world’s only 7-star hotel
  • You can find discounted airline tickets to Dubai from major airlines, but book early to get the best price
  • Why not check now for cheap deals on last minute flights to Dubai, the magnificent ‘City of Gold’?
  • Get a feel for the local culture and religious traditions by visiting Dubai’s splendid Grand Mosque
  • Direct flights to Dubai operate frequently with major airlines including Emirates, British Airways and Virgin
  • Play golf at one or more of Dubai’s fantastic courses including those at the top-class Emirates Golf Club

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