Cheap flights from Colombo to Dubai

Flight information Colombo to Dubai

Cheapest roundtrip price last month

AED 1,136

Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 3303 kilometers

4h 15min

Most popular airline last month


Dubai, Dubai Al Maktoum International, Dubai Creek SPB and Jebel Ali SPB

4 airports

Travelers looking to book flights from Colombo to Dubai will be able to make the journey directly with a few airlines. Emirates, flydubai and SriLankan Airlines provide flights to and from Dubai International Airport, while flydubai also operates a service to and from Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai’s secondary airport.

* This information is correct as of May 2019

Airport Information - Arriving

Dubai International Airport is Dubai’s primary airport made up of three passenger terminals. When you have landed at the airport there are multiple transportation options available to you including the local Dubai metro system and bus services. Alternatively, metered taxis are located outside of each passenger terminal and there are also car rental services on site if you need to own vehicle. The airport itself is noted for its world-class range of facilities and amenities, so you won’t be short on things to do. Explore the many luxury and duty-free stores or select from several restaurants and eateries. Other amenities available for passengers include rest zones, airport lounges and free Wi-Fi access.

Al Maktoum International Airport is Dubai’s secondary airport located less than 40 km from the city. The airport is linked to central to Dubai via a bus service if you don’t want to take a taxi. The airport doesn’t offer as many options as the busier Dubai International Airport but still provides everything you would need for a pleasant stay. There are plenty of cafés, fast food chains and other eateries to choose from, while you will also find a decent range of duty-free and retail shopping. The airport provides travelers with complimentary Wi-Fi.

Airport Information - Departing

Bandaranaike International Airport is the main airport serving Colombo and Sri Lanka’s busiest airport situated around 35 km from the city center. The airport is made up of two passenger terminals, with international flights handled at Terminal 1. Most travelers will make their own way to the airport by taxi or car, but there are public buses available if you need to travel on the cheap. The airport itself offers a good selection of facilities and services for travelers including a few places to eat and drink as well as many souvenir and gift stores. Duty-free shopping is also available so you can pick up some cheap goods before flying out.

What to Expect in Dubai

There are plenty of hotels in Dubai catering for every budget. Sri Lankan nationals traveling to the UAE will need a valid visa arranged before flying. The weather in Dubai gets extremely hot in the summer when average highs exceed 41 degrees, while you can expect warm and sunny weather for the rest of the year. Remember that the time zone in the UAE is 1 hour 30 minutes behind Sri Lanka and the currency used is the United Arab Emirates dirham. Prices in Dubai will be more expensive than those in Colombo for pretty much everything, but you can still find budget places to eat and shop if you know where to look.

Find out the best things to do in Dubai as well as great tips for what you can do at night and for free.

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