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Low season: September
High season: December
Average price: R11 237
Good deal: R10 076

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R10 076 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from Dubai to Cape Town was found, on average, 73 days before departure.
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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is September.

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FAQs for booking Dubai to Cape Town flights

How long does a flight from Dubai to Cape Town take?
The average direct flight takes 11h 20m, covering a distance of 7644 km.
How many flights are there between Dubai and Cape Town?
There are 14 (direct) flights between Dubai and Cape Town per week, averaging 2 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Dubai to Cape Town?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (R10.036), Multiple Airlines (R10.670) and RwandAir (R10.723).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Dubai and Cape Town?
Emirates flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), South African flies 7 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Dubai to Cape Town?
For Dubai to Cape Town, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town back to Dubai, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Dubai to Cape Town?
When flying out of Dubai you will be using Dubai Intl, often referred to as Dubai Airport. You will be landing at Cape Town Intl, also known as Cape Town Airport.
How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

Book cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town (return)

Airports
Origin
Dubai
R10 036
only
R10 036
Destination
Cape Town
R10 036
only
R10 036
Tue, Aug 11
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Sun, Nov 15
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R10 036
Trip: 97 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
ADD
NBO
Excellent 10,0

Cons: It was exce

JIB
ADD
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Nothing noteworthy was done well.

Cons: The boarding staff is incompetent resulting in a 2+ hour boarding time. No control or concern for boarding zones, multiple unnecessary and inconsistent ticket checks, and unclear process. If you took 300 toddlers, made 50 of them gate agents and said board an airplane, you would get about the same result. Food and crew in flight were mediocre. Entertainment system in the seat back doesn’t work, shuts off in the middle of films, and is for some reason controlled by the wrong arm rest. I was in the aisle seat, my arm rest control panel did not control anything, but every time my neighbor shifted her arm it changed the volume on my system. Ethiopian airlines is what failure looks like.

NBO
ADD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Nothing else. All was well

ADD
LHR
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew were very good. Comfortable flight.

Cons: Choice of movies could be much better.

LFW
EWR
Good 6,6

Cons: The toilets were filthy. The tv touch screens didn’t work

Mon, Jul 13
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Sat, Jul 18
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R10 230
Trip: 6 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
LFW
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was nice. Service was excellent.

Cons: The upholstery can be improved.

JIB
ADD
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Nothing noteworthy was done well.

Cons: The boarding staff is incompetent resulting in a 2+ hour boarding time. No control or concern for boarding zones, multiple unnecessary and inconsistent ticket checks, and unclear process. If you took 300 toddlers, made 50 of them gate agents and said board an airplane, you would get about the same result. Food and crew in flight were mediocre. Entertainment system in the seat back doesn’t work, shuts off in the middle of films, and is for some reason controlled by the wrong arm rest. I was in the aisle seat, my arm rest control panel did not control anything, but every time my neighbor shifted her arm it changed the volume on my system. Ethiopian airlines is what failure looks like.

ADD
LFW
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Crew and stewardess were fantastic

Cons: Bathrooms needed cleaning on the long trip from Addis Ababa to Houston! They were nasty because guys can’t seem to hit the hole. So there was urine on seat and on floor.

ADD
MAD
Good 6,6

Cons: Chicken was undercooked. No power outlets.

JFK
ABJ
Good 7,3

Cons: Better veg food, Ask and provide water to drink when flight is 10 hrs long. Not just provide lunch and dinner.

Wed, Oct 28
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Sat, Oct 31
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R10 424
Trip: 4 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
ADD
PHC
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good service

Cons: Serve Warm food

LFW
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Good

Cons: Good

ORD
ADD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Yes, the crew were nice and amazing

Cons: Serve warm food not cold

LHR
ADD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: This was our first time experience and we appreciated the dedication and the level of safety the crew administered, especially during this time of Covid 19. Thanks

Cons: Just keep up the good work.

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Airrbus A350 confort

Cons: Crew professionalism and food to be improved

Fri, Jul 10
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
16h 00m
Wed, Jul 15
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
27h 40m
R10 670
Trip: 6 days
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jul 9
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 30m
Mon, Jul 20
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
14h 55m
R10 723
Trip: 12 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 283 reviews
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
8,4
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,0
Food
7,8
LUN
JNB
Good 6,0

Pros: New plane, fresh feel. Food is ok.

Cons: Airline feels basic and no frills.

DLA
BZV
Good 6,6

Pros: They respect the timing

Cons: The luggage escalator is not working and you have to carry it from one point to another...

NBO
KGL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Fligh was on time, front desk staff were very helpfful, flight staff were friendly

KGL
LUN
Good 6,6

Pros: Food and free WiFi. Ample seating space.

Cons: Rerouted through Dar-es-Salaam at last minute rather than being a direct flight as scheduled

KGL
JNB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The Flight attendants are all awesome and undesrtanding...and the open wifi ate Kigali airport was great.

Fri, Jul 10
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
29h 10m
Thu, Jul 16
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
20h 45m
R10 758
Trip: 7 days
Based on 0 reviews
Thu, Jul 9
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
21h 00m
Thu, Jul 16
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
20h 45m
R11 269
Trip: 8 days
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jul 14
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Sun, Jul 19
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R11 374
Trip: 6 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
LFW
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was nice. Service was excellent.

Cons: The upholstery can be improved.

ADD
MAD
Good 6,6

Cons: Chicken was undercooked. No power outlets.

DAR
ADD
Good 6,3

Cons: Plane was very very old

KGL
BJM
Okay 5,0

Pros: Crew was good

Cons: Arrived one hour late.

ADD
NBO
Okay 5,6

Pros: Asked for water that I never received. Wasn’t allowed to bathroom although still 20 min until landing and other people still got up

Sun, Jul 12
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Sat, Jul 18
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R11 427
Trip: 7 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
ATH
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Crew is excellent

Cons: Delays and we had to actually run for the connected flight

ADD
AMH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Friendly crew. Excellent check-in. Priority bags came off first.

ABJ
ADD
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Water to drink during flight.

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Airrbus A350 confort

Cons: Crew professionalism and food to be improved

LFW
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was nice. Service was excellent.

Cons: The upholstery can be improved.

Sun, Jul 12
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Mon, Jul 20
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R11 621
Trip: 9 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
SEZ
ADD
Okay 4,6

Cons: It was over booked the flight 2 times on the way Seychelles........ It was tired journey definitely...

ADD
VFA
Okay 5,3

Pros: New airplane was comfortable and clean. Food was just okay.

Cons: We had to transit in Addis (connecting from Dakar) and the whole experience of going through the Addis airport, getting the voucher for the hotel, and going to the hotel was horrible: it took forever going through immigration and getting a simple stamp on the voucher (the latter an unsafe experience and time consuming, with hundreds of people piled up to get those stamps from just two people, crashing again each other, with no order, no lines). Somewhat there has to be a better way to manage this and make the experience safer and more comfortable to everybody. For instance, just enforcing to stay in line and organizing the lines would have saved everybody a lot of time and effort.

ORD
ADD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Yes, the crew were nice and amazing

Cons: Serve warm food not cold

ADD
NBO
Okay 5,6

Pros: Asked for water that I never received. Wasn’t allowed to bathroom although still 20 min until landing and other people still got up

EBB
ADD
Excellent 8,3

Cons: The cabin crew had masks to protect themselves I think against the threat of Coronavirus. We passengers did not have them. It looked awkward. How about if instead of handing out headsets they gave passengers masks?! Overall I enjoy ET.

Tue, Aug 11
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
32h 35m
Sun, Nov 15
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
21h 35m
R11 674
Trip: 97 days
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Aug 10
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
13h 35m
Sun, Nov 15
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
21h 35m
R11 709
Trip: 98 days
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jul 12
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 25m
Sat, Jul 18
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R12 290
Trip: 7 days
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Aug 8
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 30m
Wed, Nov 18
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
14h 55m
R12 396
Trip: 103 days
8,3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 283 reviews
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
8,4
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,0
Food
7,8
KGL
JNB
Excellent 8,3

Pros: Information during flight

Cons: No TV or programmes to entertain slong

JNB
KGL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I think that I appreciated all the details during the trip. As I get my kayak app in my IPhone, i firstly received a notice that the check in started.... At each step, I could see the time discounted through my phone

Cons: As I said, I liked everything. From the departure to the landing

JNB
KGL
Mediocre 3,3

Cons: My luggage was broken into and stolen. They sawed off the zip on my suitcase and broke the handle. Stole a number of personal items including a belt, perfume, t-shirts and cash.

NBO
EBB
Good 7,0

Cons: The airline moved my original non-stop flight forward by 3 hours. The new flight conflicted with another flight I had earlier in the day. The airline would not allow me to cancel the flight, and could only offer me a 1-stop flight that arrived at my destination hours after my initial flight would have arrived.

MBA
KGL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The flight attendants are very welcoming and helpful. You feel safe and you get to see the pilot who is going to take you to your destination.

Wed, Oct 28
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
30h 25m
Sat, Oct 31
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
28h 05m
R12 448
Trip: 4 days
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Jul 13
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Fri, Jul 17
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R12 466
Trip: 5 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
BLR
ADD
Okay 4,0

Cons: Good crew

EBB
ADD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything was great!!

NIM
OUA
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Better seat

ADD
DUB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew. Comfort.

Cons: reduce baggage charges.

ADD
VFA
Okay 5,3

Pros: New airplane was comfortable and clean. Food was just okay.

Cons: We had to transit in Addis (connecting from Dakar) and the whole experience of going through the Addis airport, getting the voucher for the hotel, and going to the hotel was horrible: it took forever going through immigration and getting a simple stamp on the voucher (the latter an unsafe experience and time consuming, with hundreds of people piled up to get those stamps from just two people, crashing again each other, with no order, no lines). Somewhat there has to be a better way to manage this and make the experience safer and more comfortable to everybody. For instance, just enforcing to stay in line and organizing the lines would have saved everybody a lot of time and effort.

Fri, Jul 10
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
11h 20m
Sat, Jul 18
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R12 730
Trip: 9 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
ADD
LFW
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Crew and stewardess were fantastic

Cons: Bathrooms needed cleaning on the long trip from Addis Ababa to Houston! They were nasty because guys can’t seem to hit the hole. So there was urine on seat and on floor.

ADD
GRU
Good 6,0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Nothing comes to mind

ADD
LHR
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew were very good. Comfortable flight.

Cons: Choice of movies could be much better.

KGL
ADD
Excellent 9,0

Pros: NA

Cons: NA

CAI
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew were fantastic! The one meal from Athens to Cairo was excellent, the other two meals weren’t too bad but not as good as the first one.

Cons: The security in Cairo was really a joke.

Sat, Jul 11
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
22h 35m
Sun, Jul 19
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R12 783
Trip: 9 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 317 reviews
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,7
LFW
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Good

Cons: Good

ADD
VIE
Good 7,3

Cons: 1 hr delay in departure from Lusaka. Plastic cutlery was difficult to eat with. More frequent water/drinks (or waterbottles instead of little cups) would have been appreciated. Movie options were not as good as other airlines.

SEZ
ADD
Okay 4,6

Cons: It was over booked the flight 2 times on the way Seychelles........ It was tired journey definitely...

ADD
GRU
Good 6,0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Nothing comes to mind

NBO
ADD
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Nothing else. All was well

Mon, Aug 10
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
16h 15m
Sun, Nov 15
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R12 889
Trip: 98 days
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, Jul 12
DXB
Dubai Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
27h 10m
Wed, Jul 15
CPT
Cape Town Airport
DXB
Dubai Airport
11h 55m
R12 924
Trip: 4 days
Based on 0 reviews
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