Cheap flights to Dubai

Find low fares and deals on flights from Australia to Dubai.

An Arabian metropolis in the desert, Dubai is the glitzy gateway to the United Arab Emirates. Dubai is a delight for duty-free shopping. In fact, you’ll find every type of shopping experience from busy markets to high-end boutiques. It’s also home to the tallest building in the world and the observation deck on the 124th floor offers impressive views of the city skyline.

Dubai is a well-known haven of luxury hotels, beach resorts and palm islands, but there’s also traditional architecture to discover. Whatever your reason for visiting, as a destination or as a stopover, more and more Australians are drawn to the attractions, making flight deals to Dubai easy to come by.

Cheap flights to Dubai

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Europe from $995 return with Singapore Airlines

Valid for travel from 8 October - 22 November 2018, 25 February - 4 April 2019 and 29 April - 15 June 2019. Destinations include Copenhagen, London, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Manchester, Amsterdam and Istanbul. Sample fare is Canberra-Amsterdam.

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STA Travel STA Travel

Europe flights from $799 return

Valid for travel from 3 October - 15 December 2018. Destinations include Barcelona, Athens, Amsterdam, Istanbul and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Warsaw.

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Lufthansa Lufthansa

Europe flights from $1,510 return

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include London, Rome, Paris, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid and more. Sample fare is Perth-Barcelona.

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$120 off first class seats

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include San Francisco, Chicago, London, Dubai, Venice and more. T&C's apply.

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Etihad Airways Australia Etihad Airways Australia

Europe flights from $1,878 return

Valid for travel until 31 December 2018. Destinations include Rome, Paris, Dublin, London and more. Sample fare is Perth-Amsterdam.

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Dubai flight times

  • From Sydney: 14 hrs 20 mins
  • From Melbourne: 14 hrs
  • From Perth: 11 hrs
  • From Brisbane: 14 hrs 10 mins

Airlines that fly to Dubai

  • Emirates
  • Qantas
  • Qatar
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Thai Airways

Dubai insider flight tips

  • Emirates and Qantas both fly direct to Dubai from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. If you prefer not to spend a straight 14 hours on a plane, then there are also many one-stop flight options that come with the added bonus of saving you money. Thai Airways offers a stop in Bangkok (BKK) and Singapore Airlines will take you via Singapore (SIN). Qatar flies from multiple Australian airports via Hamad (DOH) and Royal Brunei flies from Melbourne via Brunei.
  • Neighbouring Abu Dhabi is only a 90-minute drive from Dubai on the highway with handy signage in English. Virgin Australia and Etihad fly direct to Abu Dhabi from Australia, which is useful if you are a frequent flyer with these airlines.
  • You can often find cheap flights and accommodation in Dubai during Ramadan when Muslims fast between sunrise and sunset. It is illegal to eat, drink or smoke in public during these hours. The month-long Ramadan can be any time between March-June and the dates change each year.

How to get from the airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is just 14 kilometres from the city and contains three terminals which are all served by the airport’s free 24-hour shuttle service. Dubai Metro system is air-conditioned and easy to use with only two lines. It runs every 10 minutes to different areas of the city from Terminals 1 and 3 between 5:50am to midnight or to 1am on Fridays. Airport shuttles and public buses operate on multiple routes. You can catch a bus or shuttle on the street opposite each terminal. Travellers must purchase a rechargeable Nol Card for travel on all public transport as drivers do not accept cash. You can recharge this card for up to 10 journeys or to cover unlimited travel over multiple days. You can also use it to pay for certain parking areas.

Taxis are plentiful and fairly cheap in Dubai, but you should ask the driver to start the meter or prepare to be overcharged. You can arrange hotel transfers in advance and ride-sharing services like Uber are also available. Major car rental agencies operate at each terminal and if you pre-book, you may find that a representative meets you as you get off your flight and takes you to your car. Driving is generally safe in this part of the world.

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