The cheapest times to fly from CPT to DXB are

  • January 22nd to July 22nd (except the weeks of January 29th and March 26th)
  • November 5th to November 18th

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 CPT to DXB is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $821 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $511 for Wednesday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Dubai

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Dubai (DXB) will usually cost between $511 to $711 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $511. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $723. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $212 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $581 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to DXB flight.

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

CPT to DXB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to DXB flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Cape Town. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday 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 $42 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $575. Return trip prices are from the DXB to CPT 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 CPT to DXB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 32 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CPT 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 CPT to DXB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (CPT > JNB > DXB)

  • Price for both tickets: $516
  • Average savings: $66 (11.27%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air India, Air Mauritius, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Gulf Air, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, RwandAir, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Dubai International Airport to Cape Town International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4749 miles or 7643 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to DXB flight is about 9 hour 32 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Dubai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from CPT to DXB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CPT
Origination airport name Cape Town International Airport
City Cape Town
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 18.6

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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