The cheapest times to fly from DWC to CMB are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • October 29th to December 16th (except the week of November 12th)

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 DWC to CMB is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $2981 for Tuesday flights during mid April, or as low as $1404 for Saturday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Colombo

Flying from Jebel Ali (DWC) to Colombo (CMB) will usually cost between $1688 to $2794 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $1876. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $2788. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $912 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1908 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DWC to CMB flight.

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

DWC to CMB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DWC to CMB flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Dubai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.58, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Colombo, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Dubai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $560 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1881. Return trip prices are from the CMB to DWC 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 DWC to CMB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 39 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DWC to CMB

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 DWC to CMB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (DWC > SVO > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $904
  • Average savings: $1005 (52.65%)

See DWC to DEL flights

Hack #2: Delhi (DWC > DEL > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $959 (50.24%)

See DWC to SVO flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (DWC > JFK > CMB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1624
  • Average savings: $284 (14.88%)

See DWC to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air India, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Lufthansa, SriLankan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2040 miles or 3283 kilometers.

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

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

How many flights go between Jebel Ali and Colombo?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 35 available flights from DWC to CMB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DWC
Origination airport name Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport
City Jebel Ali
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 24.9
Longitude 55.2

Return Airport

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


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