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The Indian city of Chennai, formerly named Madras, is widely considered to be the home of curry. The city has developed a great deal in recent years and while it is now a strong commercial hub, the coastal setting has helped to make this city attractive to tourists. With great beaches for relaxation, this could be the perfect location for a get away from it all break. Chennai also offers great restaurants, excellent shopping facilities and plenty of historical and cultural attractions. This bustling city has something for everyone.

Flying to Chennai

1. Which airports serve Dubai to Chennai?

Dubai International Airport is the main airport in Dubai. This is the busiest airport in the Middle East and is the primary airport for flights from Dubai to Chennai landing at Chennai International Airport.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Chennai?

Emirates Airlines operates direct flights from Dubai to Chennai. Air Arabia and Air India also offer direct flights. While Gulf Air Bahrain and Jet Airways offer flights with connections.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight from Dubai to Chennai takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes. An indirect flight between these two cities can take anywhere between 7 and 29 hours, depending upon the airline and the route. Chennai is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Chennai

Chennai is a city that is very hot and sunny but does experience monsoon rains. Temperatures here range between 27°C and 33°C throughout the year while being slightly cooler than Dubai whose temperatures range from 24°C to around 40°C in the summer. Dubai experiences very little rain.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The official language in Chennai is Tamil or English, while in Dubai it is Arabic. The lifestyles between the two cities are not very different, both offer a laid-back way of life. The two countries have different currency, in Dubai it is the Dirham and in India it is the Rupee. The Indian Rupee can easily be obtained at the airport, hotels, money exchangers or through an ATM.

Chennai Information

Within easy reach of the city there are several great beaches including the very popular Marina Beach. This runs from Fort St George to Besant Nagar. The beach is lined with markets and kiosks. Alternatively, try Breezy Beach and Elliot’s Beach, from where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the sunset.

You can see some of the indigenous wildlife if you visit the Guindy National Park. This is part of the official residence of the Governor. The Theosophical Society features a mosque, a Buddhist monument and a Hindu temple, for those interested in exploring.

When in India you should not forget about the national sport – cricket. You can watch a game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and it is a great way to relax, while if you want to pick up bargains, consider a few hours at the George Town Market to buy some souvenirs of your visit.

Dubai to Chennai Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:58 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Chennai. Air India & flydubai frequently offer the best deals to Chennai flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Air India
DXBMAA
Tue 2/25
nonstop
MAADXB
Wed 3/4
nonstop
AED750
flydubai
DXBMAA
Tue 2/25
nonstop
MAADXB
Wed 3/4
nonstop
AED805
Oman Air
DXBMAA
Tue 3/10
1 stop
MAADXB
Wed 3/25
1 stop
AED823
Srilankan
DXBMAA
Wed 3/11
1 stop
MAADXB
Sat 3/14
1 stop
AED842
Emirates
DXBMAA
Tue 3/10
1 stop
MAADXB
Tue 3/17
1 stop
AED860
Gulf Air
DXBMAA
Wed 2/26
1 stop
MAADXB
Sun 3/1
1 stop
AED864

How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Chennai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Dubai to Chennai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AED819.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Dubai to Chennai?

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 Dubai to Chennai 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 Dubai to Chennai?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days AED731 AED944
7-14 days AED684 AED944
14-21 days AED684 AED944
21-30 days AED684 AED944
30-60 days AED684 AED801
60-90 days AED684 AED886
90+ days AED731 AED886

Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Chennai

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Dubai to Chennai is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Chennai 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 Dubai to Chennai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Dubai Chennai Air India 2/15/20 3/3/20 0 AED801
March Dubai Chennai IndiGo 3/3/20 3/10/20 1 AED786
April Dubai Chennai Oman Air 4/1/20 4/3/20 1 AED886
May Dubai Chennai Oman Air 5/1/20 5/15/20 1 AED886
June Dubai Chennai Srilankan 6/4/20 6/10/20 1 AED1,029
July Dubai Chennai Emirates 7/13/20 7/26/20 0 AED1,084
August Dubai Chennai Srilankan 8/23/20 9/9/20 1 AED1,029
September Dubai Chennai Emirates 9/16/20 9/22/20 0 AED1,032

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Chennai

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

Next 30 Days

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Chennai

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 Dubai to Chennai is AED1,025.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Chennai is AED1,036.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Dubai to Chennai.

Weekly Direct Flights from Dubai to Chennai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Air India 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 18:30 18:30
Emirates 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:50 16:00
flydubai 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 17:05 17:05

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Chennai

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 Dubai to Chennai. 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 Dubai to Chennai is AED548.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Chennai is AED996.

Dubai to Chennai Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Dubai to Chennai?
Answer: The average Dubai to Chennai flight time is 4 hours and 11 minutes.
Question: How far is Chennai from Dubai?
Answer: The distance from Dubai to Chennai is 2,932 kilometers (1,822 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Dubai to Chennai?
Answer: There are 21 direct flights from Dubai to Chennai.
Question: What are the most popular Dubai airlines for direct flights from Dubai to Chennai?
Answer: Emirates provides 66% of the non-stop flights between Dubai and Chennai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Dubai to Chennai?
Answer: Delhi, IN

Airlines in Dubai flying to Chennai Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:58 -04:00Number of routes searched: 44Number of itineraries searched: 3,089,591

Wondering which airlines fly out of Dubai to Chennai? We've gathered the average price of Dubai airlines with flights to Chennai. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Dubai to Chennai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air India -
Emirates -
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Air India BOM
Air India CCU
Air India COK
Air India DEL
British Airways LHR
Cathay HKG
Ethiopian ADD
Gulf Air BAH
Kuwait KWI
Lufthansa FRA
Malaysia KUL
Singapore SIN
Saudi Arabian JED
Saudi Arabian RUH
Thai BKK
Vistara BOM
Srilankan CMB
Oman Air MCT

Dubai to Chennai Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Dubai and Chennai. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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