The cheapest times to fly from DXB to SAN are

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the week of February 19th)
  • June 4th to June 24th
  • 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 DXB to SAN is early November. Prices can be as high as $2066 for Friday flights during early July, or as low as $1078 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to San Diego

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to San Diego, CA (SAN) will usually cost between $1140 to $1732 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $1775. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $634 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1379 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to SAN flight.

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

DXB to SAN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to SAN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Dubai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to San Diego, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Dubai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $172 (11%) 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 $1306. Return trip prices are from the SAN 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 SAN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 6 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from DXB to SAN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 27.89% less expensive than SAN
  • Nonstop flights available

See DXB to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 76 miles (122 km) away from SAN
  • Usually 1.02% less expensive than SAN
  • 1-layover flights available

See DXB to SNA flights


Flight Hacking DXB to SAN

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 SAN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Amsterdam (DXB > AMS > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $986
  • Average savings: $393 (28.47%)

See DXB to ARN flights

Hack #2: Stockholm (DXB > ARN > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1010
  • Average savings: $369 (26.73%)

See DXB to AMS flights

Hack #3: Moscow (DXB > DME > SAN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1019
  • Average savings: $360 (26.12%)

See DXB to DME flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hawaiian, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from San Diego International Airport to Dubai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8399 miles or 13517 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DXB to SAN flight is about 16 hour 6 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubai and San Diego, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 65 available flights from DXB to SAN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDXB
Origination airport nameDubai International Airport
Countrythe United Arab Emirates

Return Airport

Destination codeSAN
Destination airport nameSan Diego International Airport
CitySan Diego, CA
Countrythe United States


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