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Did you mean flights from Dubai to Johannesburg?

As perhaps the most famous of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai’s reputation is now strong and it’s a place where business, culture, and tourism come together perfectly. Many areas in downtown Dubai are home to business services like office blocks, and the area’s primary industry, oil extraction, is well-represented here. It’s not devoid of culture, though, and top museums and galleries are also available as are shopping malls and theme parks for tourists to enjoy.

Flying to Dubai

1. Which Airports serve Johannesburg to Dubai?

Getting from Johannesburg city center to O. R. Tambo International Airport is easy and you can choose from either a bus or a taxi. When arriving at Dubai International Airport, meanwhile, you can connect to your next destination by using the Dubai Metro system.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Dubai?

The main provider of flights on this route is Emirates. This is the major national airline of Dubai.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight between Dubai and Johannesburg usually takes about eight hours and ten minutes to complete. Flights on this route run all year around.

4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and Dubai

These are certainly two warm cities, although the exact climates are actually very different. Dubai has a desert climate and, in the summer, can enjoy temperatures of up to 107°F. Johannesburg, meanwhile, is located high up and has a much less intense climate, and often experiences average temperature highs of 78°F during its summer.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

You will be required to swap your South African rand before you travel, and it will need to be converted into dirham, the currency of the United Arab Emirates. In terms of visas, South African citizens need to apply for one before they arrive in the UAE so make sure you leave enough time to do this.

Dubai Information

Johannesburg and Dubai are both leading cities in their regions but Dubai is subtly different in many ways. Much of Dubai is very new and this is obvious in the design and architecture choices of much of the city.

Traveling around Dubai will reveal a lot of hidden gems. Those who are here for business will find the facilities they need everywhere but especially clustered around areas like Sheikh Zayed Road. For families and tourists, meanwhile, many luxury hotels are located around Jumeirah while the Dubai Parks and Resorts complex is also a great destination. While much of Dubai is modern, there are still some places to discover the area’s rich history, including the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. And for those who want to experience some of the natural beauty on offer in the Dubai area, drives through the local desert are possible to arrange and these are experiences that many who have them never forget.

Johannesburg to Dubai Last modified: Jun 20, 2019 3:08 -04:00

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

Tue 07/16
1 stop
Tue 07/23
1 stop
R4 350
Tue 07/16
1 stop
Tue 07/23
1 stop
R5 180
Wed 10/09
1 stop
Thu 10/17
1 stop
R5 566
Tue 07/16
1 stop
Tue 07/23
1 stop
R5 838
Saudi Arabian
Thu 08/22
2 stops
Wed 09/04
2 stops
R6 811
Tue 07/16
Tue 07/23
R8 456

How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to Dubai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Johannesburg to Dubai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R5 423.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Dubai?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R11 661 R5 666
7-14 days R9 243 R5 637
14-21 days R9 243 R4 765
21-30 days R8 456 R4 350
30-60 days R9 128 R5 223
60-90 days R8 513 R5 223
90+ days R9 143 R4 736

Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Dubai

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 Johannesburg to Dubai is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R5 666R4 378R5 308R5 637R5 666R5 666R5 623

Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Dubai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Johannesburg Dubai Kenya 2019/06/22 2019/07/04 1 R5 666
July Johannesburg Dubai RwandAir 2019/07/09 2019/07/16 1 R4 378
August Johannesburg Dubai Kenya 2019/08/18 2019/08/27 1 R5 623
September Johannesburg Dubai Kenya 2019/09/04 2019/09/08 1 R5 308
October Johannesburg Dubai RwandAir 2019/10/25 2019/10/31 1 R4 736
November Johannesburg Dubai RwandAir 2019/11/01 2019/11/11 2 R4 736
December Johannesburg Dubai Kenya 2019/12/01 2019/12/05 1 R5 308
January Johannesburg Dubai RwandAir 2020/01/27 2020/02/04 1 R4 765

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Dubai

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

Next 30 Days

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R7 254
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R7 254 R5 666
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
R5 666 R5 666
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
R5 666 R5 666
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
R5 666 R5 666
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
R5 666

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Dubai is R5 022.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Dubai is R10 488.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Dubai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Emirates 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 05:30 17:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Dubai is R7 812.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Dubai is R5 022.

Johannesburg to Dubai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Dubai?
Answer: The average Johannesburg to Dubai flight time is 8 hours and 11 minutes.
Question: How far is Dubai from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to Dubai is 6 408 kilometers (3 982 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to Dubai?
Answer: There are 28 direct flights from Johannesburg to Dubai.
Question: What are the most popular Johannesburg airlines for direct flights from Johannesburg to Dubai?
Answer: Emirates provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Dubai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Johannesburg to Dubai?
Answer: Nairobi, KE

Airlines in Johannesburg flying to Dubai Last modified: Jun 20, 2019 3:08 -04:00Number of routes searched: 28Number of itineraries searched: 354 702

Wondering which airlines fly out of Johannesburg to Dubai? We've gathered the average price of Johannesburg airlines with flights to Dubai. 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.

Johannesburg to Dubai
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Emirates -
South African -
Air France CDG
British Airways LHR
Cathay HKG
Ethiopian ADD
Kenya NBO
Lufthansa FRA
Swiss ZRH
Air Mauritius MRU
Egyptair CAI
Qantas SYD
South African CPT
South African DUR
Singapore SIN
Saudi Arabian JED
Turkish IST
RwandAir KGL

Johannesburg to Dubai Airports

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