The cheapest times to fly from SWA to DXB are

  • May 14th to July 22nd
  • August 13th to September 23rd
  • October 8th to December 31st (except the weeks of November 19th and December 10th)

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 SWA to DXB is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $1423 for Friday flights during early May, or as low as $667 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Dubai

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Dubai (DXB) will usually cost between $689 to $1109 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $676. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $1145. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $468 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $786 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to DXB flight.

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

SWA to DXB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to DXB flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DXB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Dubai, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. 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 Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $793. Return trip prices are from the DXB to SWA 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 SWA 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 7 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA 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 SWA to DXB — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $583
  • Average savings: $203 (25.78%)

See SWA to KUL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $680
  • Average savings: $106 (13.43%)

See SWA to MNL flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $709
  • Average savings: $77 (9.74%)

See SWA to BKK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SWA to DXB? 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 Dubai International Airport to Waisha Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Shantou and Dubai?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

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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