Cheap Flights to Dubai

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Dubai overview

It is said to be one of the most sophisticated, glamorous, and spectacular urban destinations in the world and Dubai definitely aims to keep its reputation up! The city has morphed from being a small Gulf trading center to being one of the most futuristic locations tourists can visit these days. From the towering Burj Khalifa to the captivating Palm Jumeirah Island, the excellent restaurants to the extravagant themed shopping malls, Dubai is arguably the world’s most iconic 21st-century tourist destination!

When is the best time to fly toDubai?


Peak season:

Dubai’s winter, which spans from December through March, is its peak tourism season since temperatures are cooler than those prominent in the hot summers. You may find that flight prices are at their most expensive during this time of the year, but it may be well worth flying to Dubai during the peak season if you’re planning on doing a lot of outdoor sightseeing.

Off season:

Flight prices may be lower from June through September, which is when Dubai experiences its summer. Don’t be put off by scorching temperatures if you want to take advantage of the great flight rates during the off season though: almost all buildings in Dubai are air conditioned, and they even have an indoor ski center to accommodate adrenaline junkies in the heat of summer!

When is the best time to book a flight toDubai?

Depending on what exactly you’re looking to see and experience during your time in Dubai, there may be various times ideal for flying here. If you’re a shopaholic of sorts, the best time to fly to Dubai would be early January so that you’ll get to experience the Dubai Shopping Festival. Golf fans might want to consider flying to Dubai during the month of February so that they’ll have the opportunity of attending the Dubai Desert Classic world class golfing event. If you’re just a tourists looking to land the cheapest flight deals to Dubai however, your best shot would be by booking a flight to Dubai for the months of June or July.

How long is the flight toDubai?

Johannesburg to Dubai                        8 hours, 10 minutes
Durban to Dubai                                 8 hours, 20 minutes
Cape Town to Dubai                           9 hours, 25 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to

When it comes to selecting an airline to use for your trip to Dubai, there are quite a few options available to you. Aegean Airlines, Jet Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Air India, and Air Algerie are but five of the various major airlines all operating cheap flights to and from Dubai. You can compare flight prices from each of these airlines and then consider whether more onboard comfort or an economy price tag ranks higher for your flight needs, which will then help you determine the ideal carrier for your travels.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

The Dubai International Airport is located 4.6 kilometers outside of the city center. You can easily get to the heart of the city by using the Dubai Metro bus services. Alternatively, you may also make use of one of the other buses or the various taxis parked outside of the arrival terminals at the airport. Keep in mind that you should also enquire with the hotel you are staying with to find out whether they offer a complimentary shuttle service from the airport to their premises.

Dubai insider information

  • Shopping fanatics should make their way to the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping complex, boasting a complete collection of boutique stores and fashion brand shops!
  • Dubai might be one of the most intriguing cities in the world. If you’re short on time however, find out how to explore Dubai in a mere 8 hours.
  • History buffs should head over to Bastakia Quarter, also known as the Al-Fahidi neighborhood. Built in the 19th century, this old part of the city is renowned for its Arabian architecture, evocative of a bygone and slower-paced age of Dubai’s rich history.

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How much do things cost in Dubai?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 122.45
Loaf of white bread
R 15.26
Bottle of wine
R 221.20
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 63.20
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 778.45
Pair of Nike shoes
R 986.93
R 53.13
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 4.24
Cheap meal
R 94.80
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 79.00
How much does transport cost in Dubai?
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 16
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 95
Taxi - fixed fee
R 38
Petrol (1 litre)
R 6

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