The cheapest times to fly from DXB to SWA are

  • January 1st to January 14th
  • February 12th to March 11th
  • May 21st to July 1st
  • July 30th to September 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 SWA is mid August. Prices can be as high as $1282 for Sunday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $653 for Tuesday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $685 to $1069 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $670. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1211. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $542 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $737 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to SWA flight.

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

DXB to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to SWA 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 $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into DXB. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Dubai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $24 (3%) 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 $763. Return trip prices are from the SWA 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 SWA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking DXB to SWA

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 SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Manila (DXB > MNL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $562
  • Average savings: $176 (23.81%)

See DXB to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (DXB > KUL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $621
  • Average savings: $116 (15.74%)

See DXB to MNL flights

Hack #3: Bangkok (DXB > BKK > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $706
  • Average savings: $31 (4.24%)

See DXB to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qantas, Sichuan Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3831 miles or 6165 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DXB to SWA flight is about 7 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubai and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 22 available flights from DXB to SWA.


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 SWA
Destination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8


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