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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: Oct 16, 2018 2:34 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

Gulf Air
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Thu 10/18
1 stop
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Thu 10/25
1 stop
AED1,099
Oman Air
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Sat 10/27
1 stop
CMBDXB
Mon 10/29
1 stop
AED1,113
Srilankan
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Thu 10/25
nonstop
CMBDXB
Sat 11/10
nonstop
AED1,227
Jet Airways
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Sat 10/20
1 stop
CMBDXB
Sat 10/27
1 stop
AED1,297
flydubai
DXBCMB
Thu 11/1
nonstop
CMBDXB
Sun 11/4
nonstop
AED1,308
Emirates
DXBCMB
Tue 1/15
nonstop
CMBDXB
Tue 1/29
nonstop
AED1,488

How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Colombo? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 AED1,132.

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? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 AED1,234 AED1,099
7-14 days AED1,227 AED1,113
14-21 days AED1,249 AED1,124
21-30 days AED1,227 AED1,124
30-60 days AED1,301 AED1,113
60-90 days AED1,308 AED1,154
90+ days AED1,271 AED1,150

Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AED1,154AED1,124AED1,113AED1,099AED1,154AED1,113AED1,150

Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Colombo by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
October Dubai Colombo Gulf Air 10/18/18 10/25/18 1 AED1,099
November Dubai Colombo Oman Air 11/28/18 12/12/18 1 AED1,113
December Dubai Colombo Gulf Air 12/1/18 12/8/18 1 AED1,157
January Dubai Colombo Gulf Air 1/15/19 2/2/19 1 AED1,150
February Dubai Colombo Gulf Air 2/3/19 2/15/19 1 AED1,150
March Dubai Colombo Gulf Air 3/19/19 4/2/19 1 AED1,150
April Dubai Colombo Gulf Air 4/1/19 4/7/19 1 AED1,304
May Dubai Colombo flydubai 5/5/19 5/12/19 0 AED1,271

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
AED1,157
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
AED1,157 AED1,113
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
AED1,113 AED1,157
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
AED1,157 AED1,157
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
AED1,157 AED1,157
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
AED1,157

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 AED1,234.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Colombo is AED1,359.

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
Emirates 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 02:35 16:10
flydubai 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 18:50 23:25
Srilankan 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 17:10 23:00

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Colombo Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 AED595.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Colombo is AED1,256.

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 22 minutes.
Question: How far is Colombo from Dubai?
Answer: The distance from Dubai to Colombo is 3,287 kilometers (2,043 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: There are 40 direct flights from Dubai to Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular Dubai airlines for direct flights from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: Emirates provides 52% of the non-stop flights between Dubai and Colombo.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Dubai to Colombo?
Answer: Chennai, IN

Airlines in Dubai flying to Colombo Last modified: Oct 16, 2018 2:34 -04:00Number of routes searched: 80Number of itineraries searched: 1,545,982

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 -
IndiGo BLR
IndiGo MAA
Jet Airways BOM
Air India BLR
Air India BOM
Air India COK
Air India DEL
Air India HYD
Cathay HKG
China Southern CAN
Gulf Air BAH
JAL NRT
Korean ICN
KLM AMS
Kuwait KWI
Swiss ZRH
Malaysia KUL
China Eastern KMG
China Eastern PVG
UIA KBP
SpiceJet IXM
Singapore SIN
Aeroflot SVO
Saudi Arabian JED
Saudi Arabian RUH
Thai BKK
Turkish IST
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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