The cheapest times to fly from MSY to DXB are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 27th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from MSY to DXB is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1662 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $898 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Dubai

Flying from New Orleans, LA (MSY) to Dubai (DXB) will usually cost between $913 to $1386 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $954. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1457. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $504 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1131 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MSY to DXB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the MSY to DXB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

MSY to DXB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MSY to DXB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New Orleans. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Dubai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to New Orleans. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $159 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1055. Return trip prices are from the DXB to MSY flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from MSY to DXB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 22 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MSY to DXB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from MSY to DXB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Houston, TX (MSY > IAH > DXB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1024
  • Average savings: $107 (9.42%)

See MSY to IAH flights

Hack #2: Baltimore, MD (MSY > BWI > DXB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1044
  • Average savings: $87 (7.7%)

See MSY to BWI flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (MSY > JFK > DXB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1049
  • Average savings: $82 (7.25%)

See MSY to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MSY to DXB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Gulf Air, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dubai International Airport to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7991 miles or 12860 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MSY to DXB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MSY to DXB flight is about 15 hour 22 minutes.

How many flights go between New Orleans, LA and Dubai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from MSY to DXB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MSY
Origination airport name Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
City New Orleans, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 30
Longitude -90.3

Return Airport

Destination code DXB
Destination airport name Dubai International Airport
City Dubai
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 25.3
Longitude 55.4


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