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Depending on what airport you are traveling from in the UK, the distance is around 5600km to the Dubai International Airport, with a flight time of about 6h 45min to 7h 15min. So as a long haul flight it can really pay to shop around to get the best deals. Another consideration is to try and get a direct flight, as you don't want to spend your whole holiday in airports! Below are some links to companies that offer cheap flights to Dubai, but also try companies like Expedia and (links to these can be found on the Dubai Holiday Packages page) as they often have the cheapest options.

Airlines that Fly to Dubai

Dubai has become a very popular shopping and winter sun beach holiday destination and as such there has been huge increase in the number of airlines that fly to Dubai. This is great news for you and me because not only do we get spoilt for choice, but this increased competition keeps the prices very competitive. Some of the best known airlines that fly direct to the Dubai International Airport from the UK include:

  • Emirates
  • British Airways
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Qatar Airways (Via Doha)

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Tips on finding the Cheapest flights to Dubai

Be Flexible: If you can change when you fly by a few days, it can pay off. There are times when there is increased competition for seats when most people want to fly and this often raises the prices. Emirates and (see links below) have excellent booking systems where you can quickly scan the prices of flights a few days either side of your preferred date.

Fly out of Season: This is important, not only for flights to Dubai, but pretty much any holiday location around the globe. Dubai makes an excellent winter sun holiday destination, so try if possible not to fly during the school summer breaks.

Do your Research: Compare the prices across multiple websites, I have included some links to help you making this chore easier, It can pay off especially on long haul flights.

Below are a few options for you to book and compare flights to Dubai, It can sometimes work out cheaper using a flight comparison website or package tour operator than going through the airline directly this is because a) the package tour operators sometimes offer discounts on seats that they are struggling to sell and b) the flight comparison sites and websites like will sometimes find you the cheapest flights to Dubai by suggesting a different airline for the return journey from the one that you fly to Dubai on, which is something that the airlines would not obviously do.

Fly Emirates

Emirates fly direct to Dubai from all the major UK airports, including Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester.

Emirates also offer many connecting flights within the region, including Jeddah, Riyadh, Muscat, Bahrain, Kuwait City, Beirut, Tehran, damascus and Cairo in Egypt

Flight time is around 7hours 50 minutes for the 5600 km trip depending on the airport.

As well as the Middle East, Emirates currently operate services to 100 destinations in 62 countries around the world and the network is expanding constantly. Current peak destinations include North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asian Sub-continent and Australasia.

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Voted no.1 website based on user experience, offer a wide range of flights, hotels and holidays around the globe including Dubai and the rest of the UAE.

Check out their flights to Dubai for deals, or you can book your whole holiday including hotels through them.

They also offer transfers, car hire and airport car parking.

Cheapest Flights to Dubai: More Options

Other than the specialist flight booking companies listed on this page, you can also try the large package tour operators like, Opodo and expedia. They all have a flight only booking facility on their websites and they often have the cheapest flights to Dubai.

Check out the page on Package Holidays to Dubai for links to operators that offer holidays as well as flights to Dubai.

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More about the Airlines that Fly to Dubai:

Emirates has 5 daily non-stop flights from London-Heathrow (LHR) with flight time varying from 6h 45min to 6h 55min.

British Airways fly direct to Dubai from London Heathrow and compared to the very young Qatar Airways, British Airways is ancient, it was formed in 1974 following the merger of operations for British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and British European Airways (BEA). British Airways offers 2 daily non-stop flights from LHR to Dubai with flight time of 6h 50min to 6h 55min. They have additional flight that operates 3 times a week with a flight time of 7h 15min.

Virgin Atlantic flies direct to Dubai from Heathrow Airport daily with a flight time of 6h 50min Their whole fleet operates from London Gatwick, London Heathrow (main hub) and Manchester. Current destinations include Nairobi, Mauritius, Lagos, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Delhi, Mumbai, Dubai, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Orlando, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Newark, New York JFK, Washington, Antigua, Bridgetown, Havana, Grenada, Kingston, Montego Bay, San Juan, Vieux-Fort, Tobago and Sydney.

Qatar Airways does not fly direct to Dubai, but via Doah. I have included it as an option their flights to Dubai are often very well priced and it may be worth having a stop over in Qatar as well as enjoying the luxury on this airline. Qatar Airways is a modern airline, in fact it was only was launched in January 1994, but don't let you put you off, it has quickly developed a reputation as being on of the best airlines in the world. Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar and is continuing to undergo rapid expansion. Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.

Two other airlines that operate from Londo Heathrow to Dubai (LHR-DXB): Royal Brunei with a daily flight that takes 7h 10min and Biman Bangladesh with 5 times a week service taking 6h 45 min.

Further Reading:
Guide to holidays in Dubai
Dubai Holiday Packages
Dubai Golf Guide & the Dubai Classic
Oasis Beach Hotel Dubai
Ski Dubai: Skiing in Dubai


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