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Flights to Dubai in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price$1,210Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$1,305From Auckland to Dubai
One-way from$14One-way flight from Auckland to Dubai

Cheapest prices for Dubai flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Dubai found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$1,307
February
$1,296
March
$1,301
April
$1,342
May
$1,305
June
$1,333
July
$1,269
August
$1,311
September
$1,299
October
$1,252
November
$1,264
December
$1,852
October is currently the cheapest month to fly to Dubai. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Dubai?

Average Dubai Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
AKL - DXB
Price
$1,252 - $2,250
DXB
Temperature
24 - 41 °C
DXB
Rainfall
0 - 8 mm

Peak season

Sunseekers needing a vitamin D top up should book cheap flights to Dubai for a short break or stopover enroute to their final destination. In terms of beach weather, this desert city has two seasons, hot and hotter. Blue skies and sunshine abide all year round, and the temperature hovers around a balmy 25C in the peak tourist season November to March. But expect to bump elbows on Jumeirah Beach, Dubai’s desirable weather attracts visitors from all over the world during this period. The Christmas holiday period and the short time after it are when prices are at their highest. Flights to Dubai are easy to come by since this is the hub for National Carrier Emirates which has flight routes all over the world, and is a popular stopover for Kiwis travelling to Europe. Book flight tickets and accommodation well in advance and keep an eye out for Emirates flight sales.

Off Season

July and August are uncomfortably hot and humid in Dubai but if you don’t mind hanging out in air conditioned hotels you’re most likely to find the cheapest flights to Dubai during these summer months.

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

The best time to book a flight to Dubai is November/early December before the Christmas/New Year rush. The cooler weather means more people, however, and this is the busiest time for tourism. You can escape the crowds if you visit during summer, June to August, but the weather isn’t optimal for sightseeing unless you go outside very early in the morning or at dusk, and be sure to wear lots of sunscreen and drink lots of water.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Dubai?

The cheapest flights to Dubai are usually found when departing on a Wednesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Dubai?

At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Dubai trip. A flight in the morning will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Dubai?

Flights from Auckland to Dubai – 17 hrs

Flights from Wellington to Dubai – 19 hrs 55 mins

Flights from Christchurch to Dubai – 19 hrs 25 mins

Flights from Dunedin to Dubai – 20 hrs

Which airlines operate flights to Dubai?

Emirates is your best bet for cheap flights to Dubai, with a direct, non-stop flight from Auckland every day of the week. Qantas, Thai Airways, Qatar and Cathay Pacific also operate flights to Dubai with one stop-off.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is 4.6km east of Dubai city centre and the airport has good public transport connections. 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. 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.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Dubai?

Travellers will need to book flights to Dubai Intl (DXB) if they wish to fly to Dubai. The Dubai airport is 10.9 km from the city centre.

Cheap flights to Dubai in May, June 2021

The best prices found for DXB flights for May, June
21 May - 28 May
$1,735pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 May - 28 May
$1,764pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 May - 28 May
$2,769pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

Dubai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Dubai found for this year
17 Dec - 8 Jan
$1,647pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Philippine Airlines
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 May - 28 May
$1,735pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 May - 28 May
$1,764pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl

Last minute flights to Dubai

Late deals on return flights to Dubai, departing today and this week
21 May - 28 May
$1,735pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 May - 28 May
$1,764pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
AKL
Auckland Intl
21 May - 28 May
$2,769pp
AKL
Auckland Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
AKL
Auckland Intl

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