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Did you mean flights from Dubai to Nairobi?

Dubai is a symbol of development in the Middle East. The trade location, it is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world. It is home to the largest man-made harbor called the Port of Jebel Ali. A significant part of Dubai City, the port is one of the busiest ports in the Middle East. To many tourists, Dubai is known for its modern attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, a building that stretches up to 2,716.54 feet. It is also home to one of the largest man-made marinas in the world and to astounding artificial islands made in the shape of a palm tree.

Flying to Dubai

1. Which airports serve Nairobi to Dubai?

Flights to Dubai from Nairobi, Kenya depart from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with IATA code NBO and touch down at Dubai International Airport (DXB). Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is located 9 miles southeast of the Kenyan capital’s central business district.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Nairobi to Dubai?

Emirates and Kenya Airways fly from Nairobi to Dubai every single day. Other airlines such as British Airways, Air France, KLM, China Southern and Lufthansa among others also service the route with connecting flights at different locations. The most popular connecting city is Addis Ababa, the sprawling capital of Ethiopia.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight is just over five hours long owing to the distance between the two cities is 2,210 miles. Nairobi is an hour behind Dubai so be sure to adjust your watch in case you have an important meeting when you arrive in Dubai.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Nairobi

Located at 5,889 feet above sea level, nights in Nairobi can drop to temperatures as low as 48°F in June and July. It is warmest from December to March with temperatures reaching up to 75°F. Dubai, on the other hand, has extremely humid summers. Because of its location, the city is sunny throughout the year.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Nairobi uses the Kenyan Shilling (KES) while Dubai’s currency is the Arab Emirate Dirham (AED). It is advisable to carry AED 100 notes or lower values in anticipation of paying for day-to-day transactions. You can go to the souks and malls to exchange your currency. For your visa and entry requirements, it is best that you contact the nearest UAE embassy or consulate.

Dubai Information

Being one of the most developed cities in the Middle East, Dubai is known for its luxury. Consumer prices in this area are around 27% higher than in Nairobi with a local purchasing power that is over 400% higher than the Kenyan capital. Dubai is an exciting place to be in – It offers plenty of activities for couples and for those who are traveling with family. Dubai may be glitzy, but if you wander around Bastakia you will discover old Dubai.

Also referred to as the Al-Fahidi neighborhood, Bastakia was once host to the homes of wealthy merchants from Persia who dealt textiles and pearls. This place is extremely well preserved and you will still be able to see the wind towers and the limestone buildings. The malls of this city are as astounding as the city itself – some are even fitted with indoor ski slopes and huge aquariums.

Nairobi to Dubai Last modified: Sep 20, 2019 2:28 -04:00

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

Ethiopian
NBODXB
Thu 10/3
1 stop
DXBNBO
Tue 10/8
1 stop
KES37,393
Emirates
NBODXB
Tue 10/15
nonstop
DXBNBO
Tue 10/22
nonstop
KES39,158
Egyptair
NBODXB
Sun 10/13
1 stop
DXBNBO
Thu 10/17
1 stop
KES40,716
Kenya
NBODXB
Tue 10/15
nonstop
DXBNBO
Tue 10/22
nonstop
KES42,690
Turkish
NBODXB
Tue 10/15
1 stop
DXBNBO
Tue 10/22
1 stop
KES45,806
Saudi Arabian
NBODXB
Tue 10/15
1 stop
DXBNBO
Tue 10/22
1 stop
KES48,818

How Much is a Flight from Nairobi to Dubai?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Nairobi to Dubai, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be KES40,301.

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

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days KES41,132 KES41,859
7-14 days KES41,132 KES37,393
14-21 days KES41,132 KES37,393
21-30 days KES39,158 KES40,612
30-60 days KES41,132 KES41,963
60-90 days KES41,132 KES42,067
90+ days KES41,132 KES37,393

Cheapest Day To Fly from Nairobi 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 Nairobi to Dubai is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
KES41,132KES41,132KES41,132KES37,393KES37,393KES42,586KES41,132

Compare Flight Prices from Nairobi 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 Nairobi to Dubai flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Nairobi Dubai Emirates 9/26/19 10/2/19 0 KES41,132
October Nairobi Dubai Ethiopian 10/3/19 10/7/19 1 KES37,393
November Nairobi Dubai Emirates 11/25/19 12/10/19 0 KES41,132
December Nairobi Dubai Emirates 12/5/19 12/17/19 0 KES41,132
January Nairobi Dubai Emirates 1/14/20 1/23/20 0 KES40,924
February Nairobi Dubai Ethiopian 2/27/20 3/14/20 1 KES37,393
March Nairobi Dubai Emirates 3/5/20 3/10/20 0 KES41,132
April Nairobi Dubai Ethiopian 4/10/20 4/17/20 1 KES44,144

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Nairobi to Dubai

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
KES41,132
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
KES41,132 KES37,393
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
KES37,393 KES41,132
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
KES41,132 KES42,690
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
KES42,690 KES41,132
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
KES41,132

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Nairobi 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 Nairobi to Dubai is KES42,898.

The average price for direct flights from Nairobi to Dubai is KES45,702.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Nairobi to Dubai - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Emirates 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 11:35 17:45
Kenya 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 09:10 17:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Nairobi 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 Nairobi 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 Nairobi to Dubai is KES28,772.

The average price for round trip flights from Nairobi to Dubai is KES41,443.

Nairobi to Dubai Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Nairobi to Dubai?
Answer: The average Nairobi to Dubai flight time is 5 hours and 10 minutes.
Question: How far is Dubai from Nairobi?
Answer: The distance from Nairobi to Dubai is 3,556 kilometers (2,210 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Nairobi to Dubai?
Answer: There are 28 direct flights from Nairobi to Dubai.
Question: What are the most popular Nairobi airlines for direct flights from Nairobi to Dubai?
Answer: Emirates provides 50% of the non-stop flights between Nairobi and Dubai.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Nairobi to Dubai?
Answer: Jeddah, SA

Airlines in Nairobi flying to Dubai Last modified: Sep 20, 2019 2:28 -04:00Number of routes searched: 23Number of itineraries searched: 595,924

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

Nairobi to Dubai
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
KLM AMS
Lufthansa FRA
Egyptair CAI
South African JNB
Saudi Arabian JED
Turkish IST
RwandAir KGL
Oman Air MCT

Nairobi to Dubai Airports

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