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Cape Town to Dubai flight information

Flights arrive in Dubai
Flights depart from Cape Town
Flight price R7 467
Distance 7 644 km
Airlines Ethiopian Air, Turkish Airlines

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Low season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
June
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
R10 356
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R9 682
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Cape Town to Dubai

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Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R9 681 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cape Town to Dubai was found, on average, 83 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is November.
Morning departure is around 38% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Cape Town to Dubai Flights

How long does a flight from Cape Town to Dubai take?
The average direct flight takes 11h 55m, covering a distance of 7644 km.
How many flights are there between Cape Town and Dubai?
There are 88 (direct) flights between Cape Town and Dubai per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Dubai?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (R7 467) and Turkish Airlines (R8 929)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cape Town and Dubai?
Emirates (6 times daily), SAA (6 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Dubai?
For Cape Town to Dubai, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Dubai back to Cape Town, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to Dubai?
When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl, often referred to as Cape Town Airport. You will be landing at Dubai Intl & other airports, also known as Dubai Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Cape Town to Dubai (return)

Airports
Origin
Cape Town
R7 467
only
R7 467
Destination
Dubai
R7 467
only
R7 467
Thu, Apr 30
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Tue, May 5
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11h 20m
R7 467
Trip: 6 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ACC
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: the flight wasn't good at all, was expecting a better and comfortable seat, but the it was a smaller flight and the seats weren't adjustable

Cons: at this segment you mus put a 350, which will be more cost effective and should be cheaper in nature,

MQX
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Flight was delayed and caused me to miss my connecting flight on another airline that had no other flights that day. As a result of the lack of communication and general lack of professionalism, staff refused to rectify the situation and take responsibility, and I was forced to stay overnight. Worst

WDH
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew was helpful, everythinf fine

Cons: The food was not so good. Bit cold..

LUN
ADD
Okay 4,0

Cons: Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!

SIN
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: Seat was very comfortable and the air stewards were good

Cons: The entertainment system not working correctly and the food was poor

Tue, Oct 29
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
31h 50m
Wed, Nov 27
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30h 05m
R8 929
Trip: 30 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 417 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
LGW
SAW
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Great

IST
IAD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything perfect although 757 planes seemed tired. Istanbul TA airport lounge is second only to Emerites.

IST
SFO
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The service was excellent. They are very helpful and friendly.

Cons: Maybe refresh the plan in the near future. Other then that it was very enjoyable trip.

ORD
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

AMS
IST
Excellent 8,0

Pros: food is amazing

Cons: seat is outdated, but new seat for biz is coming very soon

Wed, Feb 12
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Tue, Feb 25
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 25m
R8 427
Trip: 14 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
DEL
ADD
Okay 4,0

Pros: The arm rest was dismantled and had a sharp edge of metal which sliced my arm and thumb when I sat down. I was promised a new seat and never delivered. Horrendous.

Cons: See above

ADD
LHR
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Excellent crew, approachable and helpful. Seat was comfortable with legroom and headrest at the right height

Cons: Better selection of videos

ORD
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: crew good. seat base was not soft nor comfortable.

Cons: have crew offer drinks more often throughout the flight. every passenger gets dehydrated and needs more drinks. I had to go to the back and get drinks myself.

GRU
EZE
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Crew members paying more attention to the passengers, more option of food, being on time and cleaning after another flight.

ADD
VIE
Okay 5,3

Cons: Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order.

Mon, Nov 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Fri, Nov 8
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22h 35m
R8 486
Trip: 5 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
ABV
Good 6,3

Pros: Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet.

Cons: We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle.

NBO
ADD
Okay 5,3

Pros: everything was pretty adequate

Cons: they skipped me when they passed out food and never came back.

ARN
OSL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Super confortable

ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: The flight was four hours delayed in Djibouti and there was absolutely zero, NO communication, whatsoever, provided by the Djibouti Ethiopian Airlines staff what was going on, how long the flight was going to be delayed, or if it was actually complete canceled for that evening.

Cons: Flight ET365 was scheduled to leave Djibouti at 19:00 but did not leave until 23:30, without any screen information or by the Ethiopian Airlines staff at JIB airport how long the delay would be or if the flight was completely cancelled. Extremely unprofessional and ignorant handling of the situation

Fri, Nov 1
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Fri, Nov 8
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22h 35m
R9 327
Trip: 8 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ORD
ADD
Okay 4,3

Cons: Customer service need more improvement they should know how to handle things . Just be courteous is. More than enough

KGL
BJM
Okay 5,6

Cons: Old aircraft, rickety seats

NBO
ADD
Okay 5,3

Pros: everything was pretty adequate

Cons: they skipped me when they passed out food and never came back.

DEL
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination.

GRU
EZE
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Crew members paying more attention to the passengers, more option of food, being on time and cleaning after another flight.

Sun, Oct 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Thu, Oct 31
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11h 20m
R9 504
Trip: 5 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
CAI
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Stop using old planes with no personal entertainment systems on the back of the seats.

HAH
ADD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: I liked the fligth attendant

ADD
EBB
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: Crew were helpful

Cons: Food was very poor with very limited choices and no entertainment system on this flight

TLV
ADD
Good 7,3

Pros: Large space

Cons: Bording

ADD
BJM
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: nothing really

Cons: entertainment system only played audio out of one ear, small selection of movies, flight departed late and gate changed

Mon, Dec 16
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Mon, Dec 23
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 25m
R11 127
Trip: 8 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
ABV
Good 6,3

Pros: Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet.

Cons: We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle.

ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

ADD
JIB
Good 7,6

Cons: Flight departure change 10 min earlier was not emailed. Total confusion and communication problems for boarding. In addition the shuttle bus was sent to the wrong airplane and had to return 3 times.

NIM
ADD
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: New aircraft with comfortable business seats

Cons: More than 4 hours delay! Not all selection from food menu available

ORD
ADD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent seat

Thu, Dec 12
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Fri, Jan 3
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
34h 05m
R12 603
Trip: 23 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
MQX
ADD
Okay 4,3

Pros: The crew was Excellent

Cons: There is to many delays in the night flights, this should be improved.

ADD
JIB
Good 7,6

Cons: Flight departure change 10 min earlier was not emailed. Total confusion and communication problems for boarding. In addition the shuttle bus was sent to the wrong airplane and had to return 3 times.

ADD
VIE
Okay 5,3

Cons: Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order.

VIE
ADD
Good 6,3

Cons: Airport Addis Ababa is chaos.

ORD
ADD
Okay 4,3

Cons: Customer service need more improvement they should know how to handle things . Just be courteous is. More than enough

Thu, Dec 26
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Fri, Jan 3
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22h 35m
R12 869
Trip: 9 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
DAR
Good 6,0

Pros: Amazing crew

Cons: They need to improve on thier inflight menu and the check-in and boarding experience

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: The flight was four hours delayed in Djibouti and there was absolutely zero, NO communication, whatsoever, provided by the Djibouti Ethiopian Airlines staff what was going on, how long the flight was going to be delayed, or if it was actually complete canceled for that evening.

Cons: Flight ET365 was scheduled to leave Djibouti at 19:00 but did not leave until 23:30, without any screen information or by the Ethiopian Airlines staff at JIB airport how long the delay would be or if the flight was completely cancelled. Extremely unprofessional and ignorant handling of the situation

NSI
LBV
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Food must be better

EZE
GRU
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything starting from the check in to on board restrooms

ADD
HKG
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Amazing crew!

Thu, Dec 26
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Thu, Jan 2
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22h 35m
R12 957
Trip: 8 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ORD
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: crew good. seat base was not soft nor comfortable.

Cons: have crew offer drinks more often throughout the flight. every passenger gets dehydrated and needs more drinks. I had to go to the back and get drinks myself.

ARN
OSL
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Punctuality in Punctuality

Cons: Everything's is ok

ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

BJM
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Old aircraft rickety seats

ADD
VIE
Okay 5,3

Cons: Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order.

Fri, Dec 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Fri, Jan 3
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
34h 05m
R13 917
Trip: 15 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ARN
OSL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Super confortable

TLV
ADD
Good 7,3

Pros: Large space

Cons: Bording

ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

ADD
ABJ
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Nothing

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: The flight was four hours delayed in Djibouti and there was absolutely zero, NO communication, whatsoever, provided by the Djibouti Ethiopian Airlines staff what was going on, how long the flight was going to be delayed, or if it was actually complete canceled for that evening.

Cons: Flight ET365 was scheduled to leave Djibouti at 19:00 but did not leave until 23:30, without any screen information or by the Ethiopian Airlines staff at JIB airport how long the delay would be or if the flight was completely cancelled. Extremely unprofessional and ignorant handling of the situation

Fri, Dec 20
CPT
Cape Town Intl
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
11h 55m
Sat, Jan 4
DXB
Dubai Intl & other airports
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22h 35m
R14 861
Trip: 16 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
DEL
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination.

IAD
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: Great crew!

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: The flight was four hours delayed in Djibouti and there was absolutely zero, NO communication, whatsoever, provided by the Djibouti Ethiopian Airlines staff what was going on, how long the flight was going to be delayed, or if it was actually complete canceled for that evening.

Cons: Flight ET365 was scheduled to leave Djibouti at 19:00 but did not leave until 23:30, without any screen information or by the Ethiopian Airlines staff at JIB airport how long the delay would be or if the flight was completely cancelled. Extremely unprofessional and ignorant handling of the situation

ADD
LHR
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Excellent crew, approachable and helpful. Seat was comfortable with legroom and headrest at the right height

Cons: Better selection of videos

BKK
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: Cabin crew was great at customer service. Very helpful.

Cons: The food was the same on consecutive flights, which made eating painful. And the Addis Ababa airport is very poor right now.

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