The average price of a 7-day trip to Dubai Desert is $2,214 for a solo traveler, $3,976 for a couple, and $7,455 for a family of 4. Dubai Desert hotels range from $45 to $205 per night with an average of $79, while most vacation rentals will cost $140 to $480 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) are between $327 and $2,964 per person for economy flights and $1,026 to $9,301 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $33 to $62 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 Desert, AE

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

  • January 8th to February 4th (except the week of January 22nd)
  • July 16th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Dubai Desert is usually mid to late August.

 

Average Dubai Desert Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $898-$3,864($128-$552 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $33 to $62 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $325 to $2,668 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $76 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $104 to $127 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $1,458-$7,558($208-$1,080 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $66 to $124 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $650 to $5,336 for economy

Lodging: $57 to $76 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $104 to $127 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $2,908-$13,476($415-$1,925 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $132 to $248 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,300 to $10,672 for economy

Lodging: $114 to $152 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $166 to $178 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Dubai Desert

How cheap can you make a vacation to Dubai Desert? The cheapest trip to Dubai Desert is about $81 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 4% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 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 $40.

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 Desert for a week is $564-$3,206($81-$458 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $17 to $34 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $325 to $2,668 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $45 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $1,008-$6,112($144-$873 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $34 to $68 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $650 to $5,336 for economy

Lodging: $40 to $45 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $1,968-$12,164($281-$1,738 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $68 to $136 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,300 to $10,672 for economy

Lodging: $80 to $90 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $70 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Dubai Desert cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Dubai Desert 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 Desert.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $1,994-$14,407($285-$2,058 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $59 to $130 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $969 to $7,737 for first class

Lodging: $102 to $205 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $960 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $3,376-$23,054($482-$3,293 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $118 to $260 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,938 to $15,474 for first class

Lodging: $102 to $205 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $480 to $960 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Dubai Desert for a week is $6,752-$43,228($965-$6,175 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $236 to $520 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,876 to $30,948 for first class

Lodging: $204 to $410 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $720 to $1,440 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Dubai Desert Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Dubai Desert is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Dubai Desert 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 Desert 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 Desert 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 Desert.

 

Flight Costs to Dubai Desert

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $2,964 average in late April to a low of $327 in mid to late August. Median flight price is $2,485. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Dubai Desert our data includes 67 originating airports, and 49 airlines. The area has much more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Dubai Desert from an airport like Muscat International (MCT) in Muscat (Oman) for an average $5,860 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Sheremetyevo (SVO) in Moscow (Russia) at an average of just $322.

 

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 Friday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Friday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Dubai Desert, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $2,637, so you can easily save about 806% 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 Desert can easily cost $260 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $17 per person. Private tours can cost $511 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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