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Did you mean flights from Colombo to Dubai?

Colombo is the capital city of Sri Lanka and is a curious mix of modernity and tradition. Its heritage as a colonial port, ruled at times by the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, is obvious in its mix of historic colonial architecture. However, there are also plenty of modern touches, from high rise apartment blocks to western-style shopping malls. Whether you want to visit a Buddhist temple, chill out in the Zoological gardens, or enjoy the thrill rides at the Leisure World amusement park, there is something here for everyone.

Flying to Colombo

1. Which airports serve Dubai to Colombo?

There are regular flights from Dubai Airport to Bandaranaike International Airport, which serves the city of Colombo. Bandaranaike is located about 35 km north of Colombo. The airport is served by a commercial bus service to take you into the city center, or you can grab a taxi.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Colombo?

There are three carriers offering flights from Dubai to Colombo, with daily departures and no connections required. You can choose from Emirates, Sri Lankan and Fly Dubai. Emirates and Oman Air also have options for those who are happy to include a layover.

3. How long is the flight?

If you have booked a direct flight from Dubai to Colombo, you can expect the flight to take approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. A layover will typically add 2 hours to this. There is a small time difference to take into consideration. Columbo is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Colombo

Colombo’s warm temperature tends to be consistent throughout the year, whereas Dubai generally enjoys warm winters, but scorching hot summers. In winter, average temperatures in Colombo will be somewhat warmer than in Dubai, but in summer it can be significantly cooler!

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Sri Lanka’s currency is the Rupee and it can be acquired at banks and international airports. Well-known credit cards such as Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted as well.

To enter Sri Lanka, you will need a visa. Tourists entering the country for a stay of less than 30 days can apply for a visa online. If you are going to Sri Lanka to work (including volunteer work) you will need to apply for a relevant visa, via a Sri Landan consulate, in advance.

Colombo Information

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka, and is quite densely populated, in contrast to Dubai, which has a smaller population spread over a larger area. Both cities have a distinctly modern feel, but Colombo’s colonial history gives it a mix of tradition and architecture many tourists find fascinating. Attractions include Colombo Fort, The Colombo National Museum, and The Gangarama Vihara Temple. Don’t forget to sample some Kothu Rotti. This traditional Sri Lankan dish can be blended to your taste with a choice of meat, onions, tomatoes, and chilies.

Dubai to Colombo 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 Colombo. Oman Air & flydubai frequently offer the best deals to Colombo flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Oman Air
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Fri 3/6
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Fri 2/14
Wed 2/19
Mon 3/2
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Fri 3/6
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Gulf Air
Sun 2/16
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Tue 2/25
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Sun 3/1
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How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Colombo?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Dubai to Colombo, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AED937.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Dubai to Colombo?

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 Colombo 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 Colombo?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days AED1,128 AED1,198
7-14 days AED1,128 AED1,198
14-21 days AED1,128 AED1,198
21-30 days AED1,128 AED1,198
30-60 days AED1,099 AED1,198
60-90 days AED1,128 AED1,194
90+ days AED1,128 AED1,157

Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Colombo

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 Colombo is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Colombo 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 Colombo flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Dubai Colombo Srilankan 2/26/20 3/7/20 0 AED867
March Dubai Colombo flydubai 3/3/20 3/6/20 0 AED753
April Dubai Colombo flydubai 4/6/20 4/14/20 0 AED1,036
May Dubai Colombo flydubai 5/1/20 5/10/20 0 AED1,036
June Dubai Colombo flydubai 6/2/20 6/8/20 0 AED1,187
July Dubai Colombo flydubai 7/21/20 7/26/20 0 AED1,187
August Dubai Colombo flydubai 8/8/20 8/25/20 0 AED1,187
September Dubai Colombo flydubai 9/1/20 9/5/20 0 AED1,187

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Colombo

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Dubai to Colombo. 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 Dubai to Colombo

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 Colombo is AED1,396.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Colombo is AED1,242.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Dubai to Colombo - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
flydubai 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 13:55 18:20
Srilankan 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 12:10 17:50

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Colombo

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 Colombo. 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 Colombo is AED592.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Colombo is AED1,198.

Dubai to Colombo Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: The average Dubai to Colombo flight time is 4 hours and 32 minutes.
Question: How far is Colombo from Dubai?
Answer: The distance from Dubai to Colombo is 3,286 kilometers (2,042 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: There are 22 direct flights from Dubai to Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular Dubai airlines for direct flights from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: Srilankan Airlines provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Dubai and Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: Singapore, SG

Airlines in Dubai flying to Colombo Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:58 -04:00Number of routes searched: 32Number of itineraries searched: 83,455

Wondering which airlines fly out of Dubai to Colombo? We've gathered the average price of Dubai airlines with flights to Colombo. 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 Colombo
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Emirates -
flydubai -
Srilankan -
Air India BOM
Air India CCU
Air India COK
Air India DEL
Air India HYD
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Gulf Air BAH
Korean ICN
Kuwait KWI
Swiss ZRH
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern KMG
China Eastern PVG
Singapore SIN
Aeroflot SVO
Saudi Arabian JED
Thai BKK
Vistara BOM
Oman Air MCT

Dubai to Colombo Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Dubai and Colombo. 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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