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Cape Town (CPT) to Dubai (DXB)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to DXB flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Dubai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Dubai.
CPT - DXB
Price
R561 - R838
DXB
Temperature
18 - 35 °C
DXB
Precipitation
10 - 40 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R8 668

From Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl

One-way from

R5 532

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Dubai?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 14% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Dubai (CPT - DXB)?

It’s optimal to fly from Cape Town to Dubai in the evening. By choosing this option you can save up to 31% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Dubai?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 43 days in advance to save up to 9% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 43 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cape Town to Dubai 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R11 836, or R11 898 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Dubai?

May can be a great time to fly to Dubai from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R10 143. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as R7 695. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Dubai in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CPT to DXB flights in January, February
22 Feb - 21 Jun
R1 020pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Feb - 19 Jun
R1 051pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Feb - 24 Jun
R1 066pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Dubai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Dubai from Cape Town found for this year
22 Feb - 21 Jun
R1 020pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Feb - 19 Jun
R1 051pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Feb - 24 Jun
R1 066pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Dubai from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Dubai direct flight deals
22 Feb - 23 Jun
R1 128pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Mar - 14 Mar
R8 545pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
16 Feb - 22 Feb
R8 576pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Dubai Intl from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Dubai
9:35 - 23:10
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
11h 35m
CPT - DXB
Ethiopian Air
R5 532
13:50 - 20:25
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
28h 35m
CPT - DXB
Turkish Airlines
R5 995
Travelgenio
13:25 - 0:55
Emirates
Direct
9h 30m
CPT - DXB
Emirates
R8 282
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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Dubai

What airports do I use to fly from Cape Town to Dubai?

Booking a flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Dubai Intl (DXB) is your only option if you wish to fly from Cape Town to Dubai. On a typical day, there are 2 flights from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl, all of which are around 9h 25m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 7 airlines when you book a flight from Cape Town Intl to Dubai.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and South African. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Dubai for under R1 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Dubai for under R1 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R1 020, but on average you can expect to pay R4 620.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Dubai for under R1 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Dubai under R1 200. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Dubai is less than R9 642.

How popular is this Cape Town to Dubai flight route?

This flight path from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl was viewed by 5 642 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Dubai round-trip?

Emirates, at R1 128, was found to be the cheapest airline from Cape Town to Dubai.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways. You may be able to fly from Cape Town to Dubai for 88% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Dubai one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R5 207 on Ethiopian Air. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Emirates from R5 779 and Turkish Airlines from R5 995 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Dubai?

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Dubai are Emirates, Ethiopian Air and Etihad Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Dubai?

On average you can expect to pay R10 003 for a flight from Cape Town to Dubai. The cheapest flight overall is R9 190 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Dubai Intl) is currently priced at R1 051.

What airports serve Cape Town to Dubai flights?

When making a flight to Dubai from Cape Town, all travellers will start the trip at Cape Town International Airport. This is a public airport which is a hub for FlySafair, Mango, and South African Express. This airport has both international and domestic terminals and serves many cities in South Africa, as well as in other countries. Most flights will end at Dubai International Airport, which is the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic. The airport is a hub for Emirates and FlyDubai and has a capacity for 83 million passengers on an annual basis.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to Dubai?

There are two major airlines that offer direct, nonstop flights from Cape Town to Dubai, including Emirates and South African Airways. These flights are limited and occur mainly in the afternoon hours of the day. The average direct flight into Dubai takes 9h 25m-9h 30m. Most direct flights are substantially more expensive than a flight with a single or multiple stopover locations. While there are only a few options for a direct flight from Cape Town, there are several with stops along the way. These flights are offered by Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir, and Emirates.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town to Dubai?

Dozens of stopover flights are offered on a daily basis from Cape Town International Airport. The average flight duration for a single stopover flight is around 11h 45m and may stop in locations like Addis Ababa Airport, O. R. Tambo International Airport, or King Shaka International Airport. These flights are available throughout the day, but some do require that passengers transfer on their own. Flights with at least two stops can reach Dubai in 12h 40m at the quickest and touch down in locations such as Bloemfontein Airport, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, and Jeddah Airport.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Cape Town to Dubai?

Passengers flying from Cape Town into Dubai will require a passport valid for at least six months after the end of the stay, as well as a visa. Travellers also need to have a return ticket available.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Dubai from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Dubai Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Dubai Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Dubai Intl.

Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Dubai?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Dubai Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Dubai Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Dubai Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Alternative routes for Cape Town to Dubai

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Destination information for Dubai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Dubai.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = AED 0,24
Flight duration from CPT to DXB
9h 35m
Average temperature for January in Dubai
24.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Dubai
8.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Dubai

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Dubai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
R7 243 R9 170 No cancel fee 82%
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Ethiopian Air
R7 542 R9 415 No cancel fee 72%
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RwandAir
R7 665 R8 922 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Emirates
R8 037 R11 661 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R9 106 R11 983 No cancel fee 77%
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South African
R12 509 R14 391 No cancel fee 78%
Search South African flights

Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Dubai

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards Dubai.
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Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to Dubai
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to Dubai.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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