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Named after the river flowing through it, Nairobi is Kenya’s capital and is known as the Green City in the Sun. It is one of the few cities in the world with a national park within its borders, which offers visitors an opportunity to see animals such as lions, giraffes, and black rhinos up close. The city also houses Kenya’s national museum along with many other museums and monuments. There will be no shortage of activities to keep you entertained and no shortage of memories to carry home with you after your visit.

Flying to Nairobi

1. Which airports serve Dubai to Nairobi?

You have several options to consider when planning your route to Nairobi from Dubai. Dubai International Airport is located 4.6 km from the city and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic – so give yourself extra time when traveling. Al Maktoum International Airport is another option and is located 37 km from Dubai.

Wilson Airport in Nairobi serves domestic and international traffic, but direct flights from Dubai are not available. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 15 km from Nairobi and does offer direct flights from Dubai.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Nairobi?

There are many carriers to choose from when planning your trip to Nairobi. Some of the major airlines include Kenya, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and China Southern. Most airlines offer daily departures, making it easy to plan around your schedule.

3. How long is the flight?

A non-stop flight from Dubai to Nairobi will take around five hours and five minutes. With layovers, you can expect total travel time to last upwards of seven hours.

Nairobi is one hour behind Dubai time, so keep this in mind if your travel itinerary is tight.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Nairobi

Dubai’s climate is very warm year-round, with a range of 75-87ºF between November and March and rising as high as 107ºF in the remaining months. Nairobi is relatively cool, with a range of 71-80ºF across the entire year. The temperatures can dip down, though, so bring layers just in case and keep an eye on the weather forecasts as your trip approaches.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling. Foreign currencies can be useful to have for tourist activities, but you should have local currency to pay for bar bills, souvenirs, and meals. Major credit cards such as MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted, and ATMs are available throughout major travel destinations, including Nairobi.

Tipping is generally expected when being served food, and when dining, you may want to be wary of raw ingredients and stick to bottled water, as the stomachs of locals are more resilient than those of visitors.

Nairobi Information

Compared to Dubai’s 3 million people spread over 4000 km squared, Nairobi’s 4 million people squeezed into 400 km squared may surprise you. Embrace the crowd, though, because Nairobi will not disappoint.

Nairobi’s national park offers the chance to see animals such as lions, giraffes, and black rhinos up close. Signing up for a safari is a must when visiting.

The city also houses many museums, including Kenya’s national museum, allowing a deeper dive into the area’s history. You can also shop, dine and explore the botanical gardens during your museum visit.

If you want to eat like a local, most traditional food will contain meat, and Kenyans are especially fond of nyama choma, or “the roasted meat.” A staple Kenyan dish is ugali, which is a thick porridge served with many different meals and is suitable for vegetarians. If you happen to visit at the beginning of the year, you may be able to participate in Nairobi’s annual restaurant week and experience discounted dining experiences.

Dubai to Nairobi Last modified: Sep 20, 2019 3:03 -04:00

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

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How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Nairobi?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Dubai to Nairobi, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AED1,084.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Dubai to Nairobi?

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 Nairobi 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 Nairobi?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days AED1,330 AED1,055
7-14 days AED1,330 AED1,128
14-21 days AED1,330 AED1,128
21-30 days AED1,330 AED1,128
30-60 days AED1,330 AED1,055
60-90 days AED1,275 AED1,032
90+ days AED1,543 AED1,128

Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Nairobi

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

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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Nairobi 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 Nairobi flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Dubai Nairobi Oman Air 9/19/19 9/26/19 1 AED1,128
October Dubai Nairobi Oman Air 10/15/19 10/22/19 1 AED1,055
November Dubai Nairobi Ethiopian 11/29/19 12/6/19 1 AED1,032
December Dubai Nairobi Ethiopian 12/5/19 12/8/19 1 AED1,032
January Dubai Nairobi Oman Air 1/1/20 1/5/20 1 AED1,128
February Dubai Nairobi Oman Air 2/6/20 2/15/20 1 AED1,128
March Dubai Nairobi Ethiopian 3/12/20 4/1/20 1 AED1,124
April Dubai Nairobi Ethiopian 4/1/20 4/5/20 1 AED1,132

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Nairobi

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

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 Nairobi is AED1,301.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Nairobi is AED1,532.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Dubai to Nairobi - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Emirates 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 05:15 11:00
Kenya 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 01:55 20:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Nairobi

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 Nairobi. 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 Nairobi is AED988.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Nairobi is AED1,176.

Dubai to Nairobi Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Dubai to Nairobi?
Answer: The average Dubai to Nairobi flight time is 5 hours and 6 minutes.
Question: How far is Nairobi from Dubai?
Answer: The distance from Dubai to Nairobi is 3,556 kilometers (2,210 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Dubai to Nairobi?
Answer: There are 28 direct flights from Dubai to Nairobi.
Question: What are the most popular Dubai airlines for direct flights from Dubai to Nairobi?
Answer: Emirates provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Dubai and Nairobi.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Dubai to Nairobi?
Answer: Paris, FR

Airlines in Dubai flying to Nairobi Last modified: Sep 20, 2019 3:03 -04:00Number of routes searched: 25Number of itineraries searched: 647,952

Wondering which airlines fly out of Dubai to Nairobi? We've gathered the average price of Dubai airlines with flights to Nairobi. 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 Nairobi
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Emirates -
Kenya -
Air France CDG
Air India BOM
British Airways LHR
China Southern CAN
Ethiopian ADD
Lufthansa FRA
Swiss ZRH
Egyptair CAI
South African JNB
Saudi Arabian JED
Turkish IST
RwandAir KGL
Oman Air MCT

Dubai to Nairobi Airports

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