The average price of a 7-day trip to Dubai is $1,498 for a solo traveler, $2,690 for a couple, and $5,044 for a family of 4. Dubai hotels range from $35 to $107 per night with an average of $46, while most vacation rentals will cost $210 to $530 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Dubai International Airport (DXB) are between $722 and $1,105 per person for economy flights and $2,266 to $3,467 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $26 to $53 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Dubai, AE

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to DXB and stay in a Dubai hotel:

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • August 27th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Dubai is usually early November.

 

Average Dubai Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Dubai for a week is $861-$2,286($123-$327 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $53 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $961 for economy

Lodging: $39 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $130 to $159 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Dubai for a week is $2,042-$3,906($292-$558 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $106 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,922 for economy

Lodging: $39 to $47 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $130 to $159 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Dubai for a week is $2,976-$6,666($425-$952 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $212 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,844 for economy

Lodging: $78 to $94 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $208 to $223 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Dubai

How cheap can you make a vacation to Dubai? The cheapest trip to Dubai is about $101 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $64 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $29.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Dubai for a week is $710-$1,714($101-$245 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $13 to $27 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $445 to $961 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $35 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $94 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Dubai for a week is $1,246-$2,864($178-$409 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $26 to $54 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $890 to $1,922 for economy

Lodging: $29 to $35 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $64 to $94 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Dubai for a week is $2,492-$5,392($356-$770 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $108 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,780 to $3,844 for economy

Lodging: $58 to $70 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $96 to $132 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Dubai cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Dubai Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Dubai.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Dubai for a week is $1,947-$9,409($278-$1,344 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $49 to $95 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,322 to $2,066 for first class

Lodging: $47 to $107 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $530 to $1,113 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Dubai for a week is $3,612-$12,140($516-$1,734 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $98 to $190 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,644 to $4,132 for first class

Lodging: $47 to $107 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $530 to $1,113 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Dubai for a week is $7,224-$20,272($1,032-$2,896 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $196 to $380 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,288 to $8,264 for first class

Lodging: $94 to $214 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $848 to $1,558 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Dubai Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Dubai is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Dubai due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Dubai Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Dubai hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Dubai.

 

Flight Costs to Dubai

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,105 average in late December to a low of $722 in early November. Median flight price is $676. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Dubai our data includes 410 originating airports, and 194 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Dubai from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $9,251 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Bahrain International (BAH) in Manama (Bahrain) at an average of just $168.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Dubai, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $383, so you can easily save about 53% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Dubai can easily cost $200 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $13 per person. Private tours can cost $403 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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