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Cheap Flights to Dubai
|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 2% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£487||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||£180||From London to Dubai|
Cheapest prices for Dubai flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Dubai?
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When is the best time to book flights to Dubai?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Dubai, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Dubai?
At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Dubai. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.
What time of day is cheapest to fly?
Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Dubai. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.
Which airlines operate flights to Dubai?
How long is the flight to Dubai?
Flights from London to Dubai: 6 hours 40 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Dubai: 6 hours 53 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Dubai: 6 hours 49 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Dubai: 7 hours 6 minutes
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the main airport in the United Arab Emirates city and is the busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic.
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
Acting as a hub for Emirates, FlyDubai and Qantas, DXB serves over 70 million passengers per year.
Getting between terminals
Passengers who are connecting flights through the same airline will automatically be guided to the necessary transport between terminals. Passengers who have separate flights can make use of the free 24-hour shuttle bus that operates between all three terminals.
Passengers in terminals 1 and 3 also have the option of the Metro that runs between them.
Distance to the city centre
3 miles (4.6km) east of Dubai city centre
Transport from Dubai airport
DXB is very close to the city centre, so the public transport service from the airport is unsurprisingly very good. Outside terminal 1, there is a bus stop across the road to the right as you exit customs (approximately 50m away); at terminal 3, there is a bus stop on the second level of the terminal. You will need to leave the terminal, head towards the car park, take the lift up and turn back on yourself to get back to the terminal building; the bus stop is on your right.
Taxis and limos are a popular alternative, albeit more expensive, whilst many hotels offer free shuttle transport from the airport, but, in many cases, you will need to arrange this in advance.
Hints and tips
- You cannot pay in cash on the bus from the airport (or in the city, for that matter), so you will need to buy a NOL card, which is an electronic payment card that works by touch-and-go technology.
- NOL cards come in four different colours, each with different access to modes and frequency of transport: silver, blue, gold and red. The silver card is the best option for those who want to travel regularly between different points in the city.