The cheapest times to fly from DXB to CPT are

  • February 26th to March 11th
  • April 16th to July 29th
  • August 20th to October 14th

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 DXB to CPT is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $996 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $560 for Wednesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $572 to $744 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $568. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $829. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $261 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $618 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to CPT flight.

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

DXB to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to CPT flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Dubai. 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 $613. Return trip prices are from the CPT to DXB 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 DXB to CPT 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 DXB to CPT

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 DXB to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $612
  • Average savings: $6 (0.97%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DXB to CPT? 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 Cape Town International Airport to Dubai International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Dubai and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 103 available flights from DXB to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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