The cheapest times to fly from CMB to DXB are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • May 7th to May 27th (except the week of May 14th)
  • September 10th 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 CMB to DXB is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $410 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $291 for Tuesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Dubai

Flying from Colombo (CMB) to Dubai (DXB) will usually cost between $299 to $376 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $372. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $73 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $311 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CMB to DXB flight.

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

CMB to DXB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CMB to DXB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Colombo. 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. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $20 (6%) 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 $309. Return trip prices are from the DXB to CMB 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 CMB to DXB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 39 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Emirates, flydubai, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Kuwait Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan, THAI, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dubai International Airport to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2042 miles or 3286 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CMB to DXB flight is about 4 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Colombo and Dubai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 37 available flights from CMB to DXB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CMB
Origination airport name Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport
City Colombo
Country Sri Lanka
Latitude 7.2
Longitude 79.9

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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