The cheapest times to fly from DXB to SDF are

  • January 8th to March 18th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • April 30th to May 13th
  • May 28th to June 24th
  • September 10th to December 2nd

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 SDF is mid November. Prices can be as high as $1966 for Friday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $947 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Louisville

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Louisville, KY (SDF) will usually cost between $1022 to $1640 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1032. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1694. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $661 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1284 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to SDF flight.

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

DXB to SDF Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to SDF flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Dubai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 Louisville, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Dubai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $147 (10%) 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 $1229. Return trip prices are from the SDF 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 SDF can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 16 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 SDF while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: James M Cox/Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Dayton, OH

  • 145 miles (233 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 7.87% less expensive than SDF
  • 2-layover flights available

See DXB to DAY flights

Destination alternative #2: Indianapolis International Airport (IND) in Indianapolis, IN

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 7.01% less expensive than SDF
  • 1-layover flights available

See DXB to IND flights

Destination alternative #3: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in Cincinnati, OH

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 6.66% less expensive than SDF
  • 1-layover flights available

See DXB to CVG flights

Destination alternative #4: Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY

  • 62 miles (100 km) away from SDF
  • Usually 1.67% less expensive than SDF
  • 2-layover flights available

See DXB to LEX flights


Flight Hacking DXB to SDF

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 SDF — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (DXB > JFK > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1012
  • Average savings: $272 (21.18%)

See DXB to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (DXB > IST > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1062
  • Average savings: $222 (17.29%)

See DXB to JFK flights

Hack #3: Munich (DXB > MUC > SDF)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $110 (8.57%)

See DXB to MUC flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport to Dubai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7381 miles or 11879 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DXB to SDF flight is about 14 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubai and Louisville, KY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 16 available flights from DXB to SDF.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDXB
Origination airport nameDubai International Airport
Countrythe United Arab Emirates

Return Airport

Destination codeSDF
Destination airport nameLouisville International-Standiford Field Airport
CityLouisville, KY
Countrythe United States


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