The cheapest times to fly from DXB to SHA are

  • May 14th to July 29th
  • October 15th to December 23rd

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 SHA is early November. Prices can be as high as $982 for Sunday flights during mid January, or as low as $402 for Monday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Shanghai

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Shanghai (SHA) will usually cost between $402 to $740 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 $402. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $801. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $399 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $582 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to SHA flight.

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

DXB to SHA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to SHA 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 $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Shanghai, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Dubai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $46 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $573. Return trip prices are from the SHA 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 SHA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 9 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 SHA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pudong Airport (PVG) in Shanghai

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from SHA
  • Usually 7.30% less expensive than SHA
  • Nonstop flights available

See DXB to PVG flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Astana, Air China, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, JAL, Korean Air, Shanghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hongqiao International Airport to Dubai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3978 miles or 6402 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DXB to SHA flight is about 8 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubai and Shanghai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 42 available flights from DXB to SHA.


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 SHA
Destination airport name Hongqiao International Airport
City Shanghai
Country China
Latitude 31.2
Longitude 121.3


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