Flights from Colombo to Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Destination Overview

Dubai is the largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates. With some of the most expensive hotels in the world, it is one of the most expensive cities in the Middle East. Having been called the “shopping capital of the Middle East”, Dubai has over 70 shopping centers including the Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping center. Dubai has a large range of activities and attractions to offer tourists, including Dubai Creek Park which features attractions such as the Dolphinarium, Cable Car, Camel Ride, Horse Carriage and Exotic Birds Shows. With their beautiful beaches, Dubai truly has something to offer everyone.

Flying to Dubai

1. Which airports serve Colombo to Dubai?

Bandaranaike International Airport is the most popular airport serving flights from Colombo to Dubai and it is the main international airport for Sri Lanka. It is located about 32.5 km north of Colombo. Flights from Colombo to Dubai primarily land at Dubai International Airport.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Colombo to Dubai?

Emirates is the major provider for these flights, with daily departures and no connections required. Flydubai and Srilankan also offer daily departures with no connections. Other airlines, including Air India, Cathay, China Eastern, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman Air, Singapore, SpiceJet, Saudi Arabian, Thai and Turkish also offer daily departures but require a connection. China Southern, Gulf Air, JAL, Korean, KLM, and UIA offer some additional departures throughout the week as well.

3. How long is the flight?

If you booked a direct flight from Colombo to Dubai, you can expect the flight to take approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes. However, there are many other options that may take upwards of 7 hours with layovers included. Colombo is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai.

4. Climate changes between Colombo to Dubai

While Colombo’s warm temperature is consistent throughout the year, Dubai experiences more varied weather with extreme heat from May through September. Dubai has very little rain, while Colombo has two monsoon seasons, with most rain falling between May and August and again between October and January.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Dubai’s currency is the UAE Dirham and it can be acquired at most Dubai banks, international airports, hotels and currency exchange providers located in large malls. Credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa can be used at ATMs to obtain currency as well.

A visitor visa is required to enter the UAE if you are visiting as a tourist for 30 days or less. It can be obtained upon arrival in Dubai.

City Information

As one of the most expensive cities in the Middle East, visiting Dubai may be a bit of a shock to the pocketbook. Dubai’s economy largely relies on revenues from tourism, and with tourism being so popular in Dubai, there is much to see and do.

The Burj Al Arab hotel should not be missed. Sitting on its own artificial island, this hotel is Dubai's signature building. Some other places and activities of interest include its beautiful beaches, Dubai Creek Park, Dubai Mall, guided tours of the desert, and Dubai Museum.

With a truly international restaurant scene, Dubai has something to appeal to every taste profile. Alcohol is available in hotels, restaurants, and pubs.

Colombo to Dubai Last modified: Oct 25, 2023 14:40 -04:00

We've scanned 107,069,592 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Dubai. Oman Air & flydubai frequently offer the best deals to Dubai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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Mon 10/30
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How Much is a Flight from Colombo to Dubai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Colombo to Dubai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be LKR127,741.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Colombo to Dubai?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Colombo to Dubai based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Colombo to Dubai?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Colombo to Dubai.

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< 7 days LKR124,610 LKR120,227
7-14 days LKR124,610 LKR120,227
14-21 days LKR124,610 LKR120,227
21-30 days LKR124,610 LKR120,227
30-60 days LKR124,610 LKR120,227
60-90 days LKR133,377 LKR120,227
90+ days LKR132,751 LKR120,227

Cheapest Day To Fly from Colombo to Dubai

We've examined 214,139,184 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Colombo to Dubai is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Colombo to Dubai by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Colombo to Dubai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Colombo Dubai Oman Air 10/24/23 10/26/23 1 LKR120,227
November Colombo Dubai Oman Air 11/1/23 11/5/23 1 LKR120,227
December Colombo Dubai Oman Air 12/2/23 12/5/23 1 LKR120,227
January Colombo Dubai Oman Air 1/13/24 1/16/24 1 LKR120,227
February Colombo Dubai Oman Air 2/3/24 2/10/24 1 LKR120,227
March Colombo Dubai Qatar 3/4/24 3/10/24 1 LKR145,274
April Colombo Dubai flydubai 4/17/24 4/17/24 0 LKR155,606
May Colombo Dubai Qatar 5/15/24 5/21/24 1 LKR130,872

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Colombo to Dubai

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Colombo to Dubai. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Colombo to Dubai

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Colombo to Dubai is LKR134,942.

The average price for direct flights from Colombo to Dubai is LKR139,012.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Colombo to Dubai

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Colombo to Dubai. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Colombo to Dubai is LKR84,848.

The average price for round trip flights from Colombo to Dubai is LKR134,003.

Colombo to Dubai Flight Questions

Colombo to Dubai Airports

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