Cheap Flights to Dubai

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Dubai overview

When to fly to Dubai

Peak Season:

Winter is the peak season in Dubai, from December through March. This is when most travellers book flights to Dubai for a little retreat on one of the island's luxury beach resorts.

Off Season:

Ramadan is a Muslim month of fasting and is strictly adhered to throughout the UAE. During this time it illegal to eat, drink, or smoke in public from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan takes place between mid-October and mid-November. It's easy to find cheap flights to Dubai and discounted hotel accommodations during this time.

Overview

When your flight to Dubai arrives, you’ll be in the second-largest emirate in the seven United Arab Emirates. It has significantly grown from its modest beginnings as a seaport city to one of the world’s biggest financial centres and high-trafficked luxury beach resorts. Dubai offers visitors a little sass and sophistication in Southeast Asia, while at the same time holding firm to its Muslim roots. 

Once an unassuming port town content on pearl diving as its main form of financing, Dubai has grown into one of the glitziest tourist destinations on the planet. Today’s travellers book flights to Dubai for a little excessiveness in the lap of luxury. From world-class boat races to breathtaking air shows, Dubai continues to attract millions of visitors every year. But the true traveller booking trips to Dubai knows a thing or two about doing it right. A cheap flight to Dubai means a lot of extra money to spend in this first-rate shopping destination. Everything in Dubai is duty-free, and for many travellers this translates into guilt-free.

Dubai climate

Dubai is scorching hot and sunny, as you would expect from the desert. Summer days average 11 hours of sunshine a day with temperatures over 38 degrees (Celsius). On the hottest days the temperature can reach 49 degrees. Evening temperatures drop to the low to high 20s, but the humidity rises to an uncomfortable level. Between December and March, daytime temperatures range from the upper 20s to lower 30s, with evenings cooling down to the 10s. Rainfall is limited, but what Dubai does get falls mostly from January to March.

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How much do things cost in Dubai?

Transport
1 km taxi journey
C$ 0.72
Taxi - fixed fee
C$ 2.71
One-way ticket (local transport)
C$ 1.81
1 hour taxi waiting fee
C$ 10.83
Markets
Bottle of wine
C$ 27.09
A dozen eggs
C$ 3.73
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
C$ 102.28
Pair of Nike shoes
C$ 109.27
Restaurants
Meal at McDonald's or similar
C$ 9.03
Cheap meal
C$ 10.83
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
C$ 0.43
Cappuccino
C$ 5.81
How much does a beer cost in Dubai?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 10
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
C$ 11
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
C$ 14
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
C$ 13

More information about Dubai

  • Enjoy all the astounding modern architecture of Dubai, including some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world
  • Dubai is a superb destination for a fantastic city break in one of the world’s most up-and-coming cities
  • Have a wander around the glittering Gold Souk, one of the largest gold retail markets in the world
  • The city has a diverse range of restaurants in which to spend your evenings, offering foods from across the globe
  • Fly first class direct to Dubai and arrive in style; there are some fantastic deals on offer at the links above
  • Find out about the city’s history at the Dubai Museum and explore the old Al Fahidi Fort that is located there
  • If you’re not staying in it, visit the opulent Burj Al Arab, considered unofficially the world’s only 7-star hotel
  • You can find discounted airline tickets to Dubai from major airlines, but book early to get the best price
  • Why not check now for cheap deals on last minute flights to Dubai, the magnificent ‘City of Gold’?
  • Get a feel for the local culture and religious traditions by visiting Dubai’s splendid Grand Mosque
  • Direct flights to Dubai operate frequently with major airlines including Emirates, British Airways and Virgin
  • Play golf at one or more of Dubai’s fantastic courses including those at the top-class Emirates Golf Club

International departures to Dubai