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MayBest time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

R14 834(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

R8 791or less

Good deal one-way

R6 952or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Dubai

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Durban to Dubai for the following prices or less: to Dubai R6 952 one-way - R8 791 round-trip
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Dubai is March.
  • Morning departure is around 1% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airlines flying Durban King Shaka Intl to Dubai

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8,3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10 993 reviews
8,3
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
8,6
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,0
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Seat comfortable"

Cons: "Delayed by 1 hout"

Pros: "Staff was nice and polite and helpful to me. The plane is pretty much on time or little delay. The boarding is early but I guess it helps with getting everyone on board and be on time."
Cons: "There are 2-3 choices per meal for us to choose on the menu but some of the choice already gone by the time they serve us. I feel like menu is useless if we were forced to eat what have left."

Pros: "crew was amazing.. seat are comfortable"
Cons: "if the food includes children meal ."

Pros: "Friendly Crew, good entertainment possibilites."
Cons: "Everything has a plastic holding purse."

Cons: "WC size (too small) and location ( way too close to flight staff and food section)"

Pros: "Not-so-full flight meant we could move about and choose more comfortable seats."
Cons: "TV unit didn’t work, lucky me. They tried two times to restart and reboot but to no avail. The attendant said my choices were to not watch or move to an empty seat. I chose to sit next to my wife."

Pros: "Phenomenal sericve Left my earbuds on the plane ther were returned before my next connection"
Cons: "Service service The q suite the airport and more service"

Pros: "The Service is always great, entertainment system is great and the food is even good."
Cons: "I liked everything!"

Pros: "good crew"
Cons: "plane hadn't been cleaned (trash/food garbage in the seat pockets), plane was very hot"

Pros: "First time flying on Qatar and must say that the crew was excellent. One of the best crews I have ever flown in the last 22 years of New York - India sector. Special mention for HAIFA my hostess for flight QR702 on April 12th. She was the best hostess I have ever had!"
Cons: "The food wasn’t bad but since I flew Etihad in July 2017 from New York to Abu Dhabi to Mumbai and back my memories were fresh and Egihad’s food was definitely a notch higher."

Pros: "Food was very good and plentiful"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "It was normal flight"
Cons: "I have a layover for 12 hrs and Qatar Airways didn't offer me a hotel."

Pros: "Friendly service, and comfortable ride, will gladly fly again"

Pros: "Great Cabin Crew, the pilot was extremely talented and landed very well at a low speed so as to not wake everyone in Nagpur up."
Cons: "seats are a bit tight"

Pros: "Fantastic. Crew was the best part! Very accommodating and nice. Looking forward to my next flight with them."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Over all great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Cramped"

Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Love it. Newer airplane; state of the art high-tech."

Pros: "The food on foreign airlines is so much better than on american airlines (they even offer something in economy class on short local flights)."
Cons: "The seat spacing on the 70-minute flisght was a little cramped - it would be even worse for a taller person than I (at 5'10")."

Pros: "Overall it was a nice flight however some areas need some attention. Boarding gates were very crowded and there was no crowd management in the small area. Secondly, the food was not at all upto the mark. If you are serving sandwich atleast make it flavorful or just serve drinks on this short flight with nuts/biscuits/chocolate."
Cons: "Read on the left."

Pros: "Quick boarding, semi- spacious seats, decent snack food"
Cons: "Not much to dislike, but I still will NEVER fly Qatar again."

Pros: "The crew members are amazing."

Cons: "Food choices could be better."

Pros: "Left on time. Great pilot and crew - very concerned about our welfare. Quick flight. Nice aircraft."

Pros: "The crew was great, trully world class service"

Cons: "Steep decline in food quality"

Cons: "I had to go through 4 passport inspections by Qatar, was that really necessary? 3 of them within 10 min. 1 before the security check at the gate, 1 after and one more just before boarding."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice and friendly. Qatar airlines also provided tons of food. Lastly the tv/games was a good source of entertainment."

Pros: "The flight was short but the plane was well maintained and the crew was accommodating."
Cons: "The boarding process started too early and some of the passengers were annoying as they jump over you because they were not directed to the correct aisle."

Cons: "Realised that for short flights they do not supply headsets. This is rather strange, since the media content they have is useless unless there are headsets / paid or free whichever"

Pros: "Great Crew, seat space was great too"
Cons: "The cabin sound proofing can be improved. Especially the clicity clack from passengers eating. The pre boarding space was very limited."

Pros: "The crew were excellent"
Cons: "The plane was too small and lots of turbulence"

Pros: "the comfort of the flight was very good."
Cons: "there could have been a little bit bigger portion of food."

Pros: "Excellent aiways"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I like it."
Cons: "No problem"

Pros: "Good boarding. Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Economy seats were too close to others. Entertainment displays on 777 planes didn't react well to touch. Too many large roller bags allowed on plane. Arm rests on A330 and 777 wouldn't go all the way up."

Pros: "Excellent!"

Pros: "The attendants were very courteous"
Cons: "The seats were too cramped."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Rudeness of check in staff Disorganized, slow and chaotic screening process for transfer passengers (only two machines for thousands hundred passenger) Near- or semi-illiterate ground staff"

Pros: "Leaving Doha was excellent"
Cons: "Took forever to get out of emigrations, we landed at different terminal and had to get train over. coming back the flight was delayed and it was just nutts trying with everyone trying to get on board."

Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "I think in plain should serve international food not only Indian spicy one. may some do not like spicy"

Pros: "Food options and timing options , Ambience , seats configuration, type of seats, extensive entertainment options"
Cons: "I was wholly satisfied , service was courteous , requests were carried timely and seamlessly ."

Pros: "The plane, the flight crew and food was excellent."
Cons: "I choose to fly Qatar Airway on the recommendation of a a friend who told us that lay over of more than 8 hours in Doha would be provided a hotel room to relax and reenergize. My lay over was 12.5 hours and no such accommodations were provided. Trying to take nap in noisy sleeping room was unbearable. I am not sure if this was due to the ticketing agent at Philadelphia gave us the yellow short transfer ticket holder instead of the green long transfer ticket holder. Our luggage had the green long transfer holder on them. Next time I may be flying a different airway to get to my destination sooner even-though the flight crew and the food was excellent on Qatar Airway. I would not recommend my friends to fly Qatar airway if they had the same experience I had at Doha airport because they would kill me when when they see me next time"

Cons: "Asked for water 15 mins before landing and never received it"

Pros: "Flight was nice and on time"
Cons: "No toothbrush toothpaste and eyes shades provided"

Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "Nothing, absolutely loved it"

Pros: "Cabin Air Pressure is amazing"

Pros: "Attendants and aircraft comfort was excellent"

Cons: "Luggage claim in chennai airport is horrible"

Pros: "Pilot does not waste time chatting. Still too much chatter (interrupting movies) but less than on other airlines."
Cons: "Entertainment system is Windows based and designed by a moron, especially CC behavior. Shows ads (LOTS) before each movie. Pops up window chrome every time you dismiss PA announcements. Very few movies/TVs (even those from the US) have CC."

Cons: "There is nothing to improve. I wish other airlines can learn from them."

Pros: "Exceptional flight super comfortable"
Cons: "That i didn't receive my bucket list dream of an upgraded flight but that literally was thing that could have improved a really great flight..."

Pros: "Everything about it"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "everything"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing. The video quality and sound were not great"

Cons: "Broken seat levers, out of order headphones"

Pros: "Plenty of space"

Pros: "I must admit....this is one of the best experiences I have had flying and I fly this route a lot. I was traveling with an Elder who required a wheelchair and every step of the way it was smooth and the crew was attentive."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Pros: "Movie choice"
Cons: "Noise, attitude, boardinv"

Pros: "Horrible experience!!!!"
Cons: "1. Emirates has only one piece option. With Laptop bag weighing about almost 5kgs, you are left with just 2kgs which the carry bag itself would weigh. Not sure, how Emirates is getting away with this discriminatory attitude, while rest of airlines do allow -Carry on + a personal item. 2. There is no check on the carry-on weight at SFO airport. While in DXB, they entice customer to buy all duty free and then when it comes to boarding, you will be 'shocked'. No more than 10kg allowed. 3. You will be directed to read instructions before boarding. Then the corruption deal starts...read point 4 4. The man will say, remove anything in excess of 10kg or pay extra luggage, knowing very well, that people buy duty free at DXB. 5. Once you start negotiating, then the deal-making starts... 6. I managed it. More on Facebook review..."

Pros: "Perfect"

Pros: "The staff was excellent"
Cons: "The wet bun for a snack was terrible."

Cons: "Being late and have 24 layover at Dubai . Am still at dubai"

Cons: "Emirates chairs couldn't decline recline"

Pros: "Nice travel from Dallas to Dubai and I am happy."

Cons: "Caused my bags to miss my connection to Mumbai. Very inconvenient."

Cons: "Hard sandwhich"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Overall very good"

Cons: "This seemed far different from emirate flights that I'm used to. Over the years their service has decreased but the 1 meal and sub-par snack I got for an 8.5hr flight was poor, likened to a budget airline. This is the second flight recently I've been on that the drinks come so long after the meal you don't even get to enjoy your cola with the meal. The first food cart should have colas if there won't be another cart to come along until 30+ minutes later. I also expected Emirates to provide an eye patch, an 8 hr+ flight in the night time hours in worthy of an eyepatch. Budget airlines do not provide this, but I expected Emirates to. Lastly, I don't think it's necessary to hand out a menu indicating there is something to look forward to when the food is of quite poor standards for Emirates, standard for all other airlines. Maybe the Durban to Dubai route stocks he flights with less experienced crew, this is the impression I got; a much less refined group of people on the plane."

Pros: "The crew was great in everything that they did."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "When you fly from Dubai boarding is a disaster and staff is rude"

Pros: "Check-in counter associate was very rude and the wait was too long"
Cons: "The wait and the treatment without any greetings or respect"

Pros: "Great service, comfortable seats, and great entertainment ..the food isnt too bad depending if ur not a picky eater, but overall its the best"
Cons: "N/a"

Cons: "Check in an hour early!"

Pros: "Great experience"

Pros: "The movies on board"
Cons: "On the way from Dubai to Beirut we stayed in the plane 45 m after the boarding time and on the way back around 20 m"

Pros: "The 380 is a great plane, the quiet and comfort."

Cons: "Was required to check my small roll aboard because I had a backpack, while other passengers were allowed to carry on multiple large items."

Pros: "Big screen"
Cons: "I and my friend booked together but we had to sit separate. All round trip. What the hell?"

Pros: "Satisfactory in all respect"

Cons: "When we landed we had to take the bus"

Cons: "The fact that I can only carry 30 kg and also that it is very expensive to add extra luggage."

Cons: "they are delay 2 hours"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "So many anoucements that you can't get through any movie!"

Pros: "Good space"
Cons: "It's unfortunate that when you order a special meal you dont get your drinks until after you have eaten your meal. and if you end up waiting then you end up having a cold meal. It would be great if this could be changed"

Cons: "The temperature was set too high"

Pros: "Lovely aircraft loads of space"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Late boarding 20 mins"

Pros: "staff were organized and prompt"

Pros: "Everything emirates"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "When I went to the airport, the attendant at the check-in counter informed me that my reservation was cancelled and I had to purchase a new ticket."

Cons: "The design on the airplane"

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