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Flights to Dubai

A cosmopolitan oasis in the heart of the desert

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6 hrs and 50 mins

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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.

Dubai flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Dubai?

A flight from London Heathrow to Dubai International Airport takes just under seven hours.

Which airports does British Airways fly to Dubai from?

We fly to Dubai from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

Does British Airways fly direct to Dubai?

We fly direct to Dubai around 20 times a week.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Dubai?

The best months for travelling to Dubai are between October and March, as milder temperatures offer a respite from the scorching heat of the summer. This is an ideal time to visit outdoor attractions and enjoy the beaches. However, Dubai is a year-round destination and is well prepared to withstand the heat if you want to visit in the summer. Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Dubai.

Is Dubai cheap to visit?

You can make a trip to Dubai fit any budget. Tick off free attractions like Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Fountain and Dubai Marina Walk. You can also sample delicious street food at local markets or discover the city’s affordable dining options. Use public transportation and explore the city's cultural heritage in the Al Fahidi Historic District and the bustling Gold and Spice Souks.

When's the best time to visit Dubai? 

Dubai is warm all year round. October to March are great months to visit with temperatures at a comfortable 24°C to 28°C during the day and low humidity. 

From April it starts to warm up with June, July and August seeing temperatures reach 40°C, but Dubai is built for the heat. With climate-controlled malls, hotels, transport and attractions this is still a great time to visit. You’ll also find accommodation prices are lower and there are fewer tourists during the summer months.

Is it easy to get around Dubai?

Once you land in Dubai International Airport, the city is just four kilometres away. You can catch a taxi, bus, train or even use the waterway network to reach your destination with ease. All services run 24 hours a day, so there’s no need to worry about landing later in the day.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Dubai has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

How much is a business class flight to Dubai?

When you fly in our Club World cabin you can enjoy fully flat beds for total comfort, a delicious menu of food and drinks and priority boarding. Our Club World passengers also have lounge access at the airport, so you can relax in our Galleries club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 or at the British Airways Lounge in Concourse D at Dubai International Airport. Explore our business class fares to Dubai now.

Why visit Dubai?

Dubai is a city of endless wonders. Visit a line-up of architectural marvels, from the Palm Jumeirah to the Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. Don't miss the Dubai Frame, an observatory in Zabeel Park offering panoramic city views, especially at sunrise or sunset. Then you can experience a taste of the United Arab Emirates’ cultural heritage by taking a trip to Dubai Museum and Jumeirah Mosque.

Why fly British Airways to Dubai?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before departure, free hand baggage and a generous checked bag allowance. Onboard you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Dubai travel essentials

Flight time

6 hrs 50 mins

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