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Flights to Dubai

For the hottest holidays

Flight time from London

6 hrs, 50 mins

Distance from London

3,405 miles

Fly to Dubai with British Airways and enjoy your journey. You can expect great service every time you travel on our direct flights from London to Dubai. Our British Airways cabin crew are always ready to help make the trip as stress-free as it can be, so you can arrive refreshed and ready to explore the city.

The charms of the UAE will exceed your expectations on a Dubai holiday. Plus, with British Airways’ generous baggage allowance, you can take some of the glamour home. Dubai is shopping capital of the Middle East and you can shop ‘til you drop and take back all your treasures on your return flight – just as long as you don’t buy too many gold ingots in the gold souk.

Flights to Dubai

Our regular flights depart from London Heathrow (LHR) and arrive into Dubai International Airport (DXB) in under seven hours.

Travel in economy or business and take advantage of the award-winning British Airways service. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Business travellers can also enjoy lounge access and priority boarding.

All passengers enjoy complimentary on-board food and beverages and the ability to check-in online, on your mobile or at the airport. Business travellers can also enjoy lounge access and priority boarding.

Need a little help from our destination experts?

Ensure your next holiday is extra special by talking to one of our Middle East travel specialists.

A flyer's guide: Dubai flight tips

Everything you need to know about flying to Dubai with British Airways.

What’s the best time to fly to Dubai?

Dubai gets famously hot in the summer months, but has beautiful clear skies and warm temperatures right through winter. The most popular season to visit is from November to March, which is the busy tourist season. In July and August temperatures as high as 50 degrees centigrade but the city is well prepared to withstand the heat. Make note that Ramadan – a 29 – 30 day religious festival that involves fasting and falls at different times depending on the year, will affect opening times and where you can eat in the daytime. To find our cheapest flights to Dubai, use our lowest fare finder.

How long is the flight from London to Dubai?

Six hours and 50 minutes to be exact. You’ll fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dubai International Airport (DXB). British Airways provides direct flights to Dubai regularly throughout the week, so you can pick the day that’s best for you.

How do I get from Dubai airport to the city centre?

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is conveniently located just four kilometres from Dubai city. A comprehensive bus, train, taxi and waterway network connect the airport and the city 24 hours a day. Take the stress out of getting to your Dubai hotel by pre-booking an airport transfer before you travel. You’ll be given the opportunity to add a shuttle or private door-to-door transfer once you’ve booked your Dubai flight. Book car hire, in partnership with Avis, and receive great benefits – with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support.

Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai?

If you are a British Citizen then you’ll be granted a visitor’s visa upon arrival at Dubai airport. This allows you to spend up to 30 days in the country. Your passport will need to be valid for at least the next 6 months to enter the UAE.

Find out more about visa requirements

How many bags can I check in?

Our baggage allowance is generous. If you're booking standard economy you can check in one bag each, weighing up to 23kg. Premium economy includes two 23kg checked-in bags. If you’re travelling in business you can check in two bags at 32kg each. Read our baggage guide to answer your specific queries.

Which cabins can I book when I fly to Dubai?

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Which cabins can I book when I fly to Dubai?

Our long-haul economy (World Traveller) are great value if you’re looking for cheap flights to Dubai. If you are only bringing hand luggage, consider booking basic economy. For an extra fee you can select your seats in advance – the quieter seats are towards the front of the plane. Sit directly above the wings to reduce the effects of any turbulence. Alternatively, select your seats for free 24 hours in advance when online check-in opens.

Our premium economy (World Traveller Plus) seats have more legroom and a smaller cabin with greater privacy.

Our business (Club World) has fully flat beds for total comfort on your long-haul flight.

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Plan your perfect Dubai trip

Keep your cool in Dubai

Where to stay

You don't have to blow your budget to find a lovely hotel in Dubai, but standards are high throughout the city. Often four star hotels will have five star service. If you do want to spend a bit more, though, there's always the Burj al Arab, with it's famous gold bar.

Hotels in Dubai

Find full-on flavours

What to eat

Michelin-starred chefs devise hotel menus and every cuisine, from French to Japanese, is well-represented in the city. Local delicacies haven't died out, either: make sure you try some intense Arabic coffee. But the best thing to try in Dubai is brunch, and plenty of it.

The best brunch in Dubai

Explore, and never be bored

Things to do

It's not just shopping and sunloungers. Sniff spices in the souks, chase an adrenaline rush in the desert, learn to kitesurf on the beach or ascend the tallest tower in the world. There’s far more to do Dubai than you think.

Things to do in Dubai

Dubai tips

Our Dubai tips will have you navigating the city like a pro

What to wear

Dress for the heat and for the beach. But take note: in some public places you’ll need to wear loose comfortable clothing that covers the shoulders, knees and chest to respect local custom. This is essential in Mosques and government offices.

How to get around

Avoid bumpy pavements and dusty roads by taking the metro or the tram between sights. Taxis are relatively inexpensive compared to Europe, plus there are woman-only taxis, too, for female travellers. You can hire a car with British Airways, in partnership with Avis, for road trips further afield to Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah and the edge of the desert.

Which currency to use

You should convert your currency to AED (Arab Emirates Dirham) before travel. A bottle of water will cost you 1 AED, a ride on the metro 2 AED, and the famous Black Diamond ice cream, complete with edible gold flakes, costs 2,999 AED a scoop…

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