Cheap flights from Cape Town to Dubai

CPT — DXB
Aug 16 — Aug 231
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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl are usually found in February or May, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from 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

R424 - R678

DXB

Temperature

18 - 35 °C

DXB

Rainfall

10 - 40 mm

Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop
Round-trip fromR6 948From Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl
One-way fromR6 408One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Dubai?

Users have found that leaving on a Thursday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 20% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 14% 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 37 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 R9 489, or R11 078 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Dubai from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R9 366. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as R5 769. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

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 43% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Dubai in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CPT to DXB flights in August, September
Sep 23 - Sep 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

29h 40m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 15m
R8 046

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 8 - Sep 15
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

20h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

16h 45m
R8 653

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 8 - Sep 12
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

20h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 45m
R8 669

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Cape Town to Dubai 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Dubai from Cape Town found for this year
Oct 29 - Nov 5
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 45m
R7 981

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

Sep 23 - Sep 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

29h 40m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 15m
R8 046

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Oct 28 - Oct 31
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

23h 50m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

32h 00m
R8 587

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Cheap Kenya Airways flights from Cape Town to Dubai

Sep 8 - Sep 15
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

20h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

16h 45m
R8 653

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 8 - Sep 12
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

20h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 45m
R8 669

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Sep 8 - Sep 15
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

20h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

16h 45m
R8 686

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

  • Kenya Airways is one of the most popular airlines used for those travelling from Cape Town to Dubai. Cape Town to Dubai flights are typically 1288% more expensive than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Kenya Airways typically cost R672,86 RT. The cheapest Kenya Airways flight found for this route was R552. Cape Town Intl Airport is the most common Cape Town airport to take off from when flying to Dubai. Dubai Intl Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Dubai. When flying from Cape Town to Dubai, Kenya Airways flights are 13% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Cape Town to Dubai

Feb 4 - Feb 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

24h 05m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

14h 15m
R7 801

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Feb 4 - Feb 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

24h 05m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

14h 15m
R7 817

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Oct 29 - Nov 5
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 45m
R7 981

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

  • Qatar Airways is one of the most popular airlines used for those travelling from Cape Town to Dubai. Flights on this route from Qatar Airways typically cost R900,49 RT, a price that is 867% cheaper than the average Cape Town to Dubai flight. The cheapest flight found was R820 RT. The most popular departure airport in Cape Town when flying to Dubai is Cape Town Intl Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Dubai is Dubai Intl Airport. When flying from Cape Town to Dubai, Qatar Airways flights are -14% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Direct flights to Dubai from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Dubai direct flight deals
Feb 4 - Feb 26
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
R11 914

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Feb 4 - Feb 26
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
R11 947

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Nov 26 - Dec 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
R13 323

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 8.8.22

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Dubai

Late deals on return flights to Dubai from Cape Town, departing today and this week
Aug 18 - Aug 25
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

37h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

16h 45m
R9 718

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Aug 18 - Aug 24
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

37h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

21h 55m
R9 882

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Aug 18 - Aug 24
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

37h 25m
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

19h 05m
R10 341

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

One-way flights to Dubai from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Dubai
Jan 21
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

18h 55m
R6 391

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Aug 22
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

31h 31m
R6 408

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 9
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

23h 50m
R6 440

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cape Town to Dubai flights.

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.

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 30m for a nonstop flight. You can also purchase a plane ticket from 9 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 Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Ethiopian Air. 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 R7 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Dubai for under R7 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R7 801, but on average you can expect to pay R8 604.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Dubai for under R12 000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Dubai under R12 000. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Dubai is less than R14 044.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Dubai for under R9 800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Dubai within the next 7 days for less than R9 800.

How popular is this Cape Town to Dubai flight route?

This flight path from Cape Town Intl to Dubai Intl was viewed by 11 864 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?

Qatar Airways, at R7 801, was found to be the cheapest airline from Cape Town to Dubai. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Kenya Airways. You may be able to fly from Cape Town to Dubai for 16% 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 R6 408 on Kenya Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qatar Airways from R6 440 and Turkish Airlines from R7 063 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 R53 289 for a flight from Cape Town to Dubai. The cheapest flight overall is R7 243 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Dubai Intl) is currently priced at R7 817.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Dubai

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Durban to Dubaifrom R7 678 pp
Port Elizabeth to Dubaifrom R12 234 pp

Top 9 airlines flying from Cape Town to Dubai

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Etihad AirwaysCheapestR4 202AverageR5 276FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestR5 663AverageR6 818FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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Kenya AirwaysCheapestR7 686AverageR8 773FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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RwandAirCheapestR8 023AverageR10 174FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapestR8 271AverageR9 904FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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Ethiopian AirCheapestR8 639AverageR10 739FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestR9 048AverageR11 027FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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South AfricanCheapestR13 443AverageR14 757FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapestR14 022AverageR17 294FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Dubai

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Weekly flight availability from Cape Town to Dubai

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