|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1187||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 881||From Toronto to Dubai|
C$ 1082 - C$ 2057
24 - 41 °C
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When to fly to Dubai
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.
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.
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.
Flight times to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) are remarkably plentiful throughout Canada, including major cities like Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Regina, as well as Halifax, St. John’s, Saskatoon, Victoria, Sault Ste. Marie, Deer Lake, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Kamloops, and Cambridge Bay.
In general, the more remote the destination city, the longer the flight times to Dubai will be. Flight times out of Toronto average around 12h 55m, Montreal flights take around 14h 15m, Alberta flights take approximately 14 hours, flights out of Ottawa take around 15h 45 minutes, Calgary flights take around 16h 10m and flights out of Vancouver take approximately 17h 10m.
Direct flights to Dubai are available from Toronto via Air Canada. Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton offer flights with just one connecting flight.
Airlines offering service from Canadian cities to Dubai include Emirates Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Swissair and Delta Airlines.
Dubai International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports, as well as home to Emirates Airlines, so there are many options for travelers to get to the heart of the city. It’s easy to get to downtown via Dubai’s Red Metro Line, which stops at Terminals 1 and 2 at Dubai International. Dubai Metro is another popular train option; visitors can purchase day passes at the airport, as well as Nol Cards, which can also be used on buses and water taxis. Bus services do not go directly to the Downtown Dubai complex, so travelers opting for buses will have to take taxis, which are also plentiful at Dubai International Airport. Select hotels also offer shuttle service to and from the airport; the city’s best hotels generally offer free shuttle services for their guests. Please check with hotels prior to travel to ensure shuttle services are available.
Dubai is one of the world’s most scenic destinations, featuring everything from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building to the stunning Jumeriah Beach along the Persian Gulf coast. The Wild Wadi Waterpark is located at the base of Burj Khalifa, with over 30 different rides ideal for all ages.
Downtown Dubai is home to the Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping plazas, Ski Dubai, a completely indoor skier’s paradise featuring fresh powder, five ski runs, a freestyle snowboard zone, and a penguin colony. The downtown area is also where the city’s historic district, Bastakiya Quarter, can be found, as well as dozens of traditional bazaars, mosques and the Dubai Museum.
Canadian visitors only need passports to travel to Dubai. Passports are stamped for 30 days upon arrival; applications for extensions beyond 30 days can be made three days to the expiry date at the nearest General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs.
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.