Book Cheap International Flights to Dubai
Discover the sprawling, ultra-modern metropolis that is Dubai with cheap international flights. With our easy-to-use search and book feature, you can find some of the cheapest direct flights to Dubai and uncover the wonders of this glamourous playground.
Dubai has a tangible energy, openness and optimism to it, where anything seems possible. It is a city defined by its deep-seeded traditions and cultural heritage, juxtaposed beside unparalleled ambition for the future.
Whether you spend your time exploring outdoor festivals, world-class shopping, magnificent sight-seeing, wild water parks or wining and dining, Dubai is just a direct flight away with Cheap International Flights!
The Best Time to Book Cheap International Flights to Dubai
With its tropical desert climate, located in the northern desert belt of the UAE, summers (June – September) are extremely hot, with daily temperatures averaging 41 degrees.
Cooler temperatures make an appearance in the autumn and winter months between November and March, averaging 23 degrees during the day. This is the best period to visit Dubai as the high temperatures and humidity of the warmer months can be unbearable.
Book Cheap Flights To And From Dubai
Dubai International Airport is the main travel hub within the UAE, and a significant stopover for much of the world’s international travel network. The airport is a hub of international air carriers and is serviced by most of the world’s best airlines, including:
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Air France
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Egypt Air
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Kenya Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic
International Airports in Dubai
Known as the busiest airport on the globe, Dubai International Airport is also the home base of the national airlines, Emirates and FlyDubai. Emirates is the largest airline in the Middle East, accounting for 42% of all aircraft movements in and out of Dubai International.
Getting To and From the Airport and Exploring Dubai
Passengers have access to three key modes of transportation when getting to and from Dubai International, the Dubai Metro Rail, the RTA bus service and the government operated Dubai Taxi Agency. All of these services are highly reliable and easy to access directly from the airport’s arrivals terminal.
When navigating the city itself, there are numerous reliable options. The Dubai Metro is fast, easy-to-use and delivers travellers to all major sights and neighbourhoods. The RTA bus lines are just as reliable, if not a little slower, and go places some of the metro rail does not.
Passengers can also make use of the tramways that run a service between Dubai Media City and Dubai Marina, while the Dubai Ferry and waterbuses are amazing for sightseeing!
Tip: Before catching local transport, make sure to purchase a rechargeable pass, known as a Nol Card – available at ticket offices and vending machines
Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest and Events in the City
Dubai truly is a sight to behold, and at almost every turn a skyscraper, intricate monument, beachscape or dazzling marina is there to make you gasp. Some of the must-see attractions of this city include:
- The Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building
- Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah
- Jumeirah Mosque – beautifully intricate and open to non-Muslims
- The Gold Souq – Dubai’s most popular gold and jewellery market
- IMG Worlds of Adventure – the world’s largest indoor theme park
- Dubai Aquarium and underwater zoo
- Dubai Fountain – famous for its dancing water and music displays
Food in Dubai
Travellers can expect to find some of the finest dining and multicultural eating experiences in Dubai. Not only catering to extravagant tastes, with many a Michelin-Star restaurant, you can also experience hidden gems that offer rustic, traditional meals.
Some of the city’s top eateries include:
- Ravi Restaurant – for traditional Pakistani mutton archar handi
- Traiteur at the Park Hyatt Dubai – for the scallops
- Homey – for the authentic Szechwan Chinese dishes
- BiCE – for the pink diamond oysters
- Klayya – for a traditional Emirati breakfast
- Omnia Gourmet – for its raw and vegan desserts
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights to Dubai
South African passport holders must apply for a visa before entry into the UAE and Dubai. You can choose to apply for a 96-hour, 14 day, 30 day or 90 day visa. If you have booked your flight with Emirates Airlines, you can apply for your visa at the Dubai Visa Application Centre located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Keep in mind the visa process may take some time, so set aside at least a month for the paperwork and processing of the application.
Fun and Interesting Facts about Dubai
- UAE nationals make up only 10-15% of the Dubai population. The other 85% are expatriates!
- Dubai is literally found in the middle of a desert, the Arabian Desert to be precise
- Kissing in public in Dubai is strictly illegal and can result in deportation
- More than 3,000 taxis operate within Dubai making an average of 192,000 trips, daily
- 7 of the 10 world’s tallest hotels are located in Dubai
- Home to 1,200 shops, Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping centre
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