The cheapest times to fly from SHA to DXB are

  • March 19th to April 15th
  • May 7th to June 24th
  • October 15th to December 31st

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 SHA to DXB is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1600 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $366 for Monday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Dubai

Flying from Shanghai (SHA) to Dubai (DXB) will usually cost between $451 to $858 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $395. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1600. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1205 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $635 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SHA to DXB flight.

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

SHA to DXB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SHA to DXB flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shanghai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, 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. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Dubai, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Shanghai. 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 $617. Return trip prices are from the DXB to SHA 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 SHA to DXB 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.


Flight Hacking SHA to DXB

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 SHA to DXB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $610
  • Average savings: $26 (4.02%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SHA to DXB? 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 Dubai International Airport to Hongqiao International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Shanghai and Dubai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from SHA to DXB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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