Cheap flights from Dubai to Shanghai

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Flight information Dubai to Shanghai

Cheapest roundtrip price last month

AED 1,330

Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 6431 kilometers

7h 50min

Most popular airline last month


Shanghai Pu Dong, Shanghai Hongqiao and Changhai

3 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 3 airports in Shanghai: Shanghai Pu Dong, Shanghai Hongqiao and Changhai.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Dubai to Shanghai is AED 1,330. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
7h 50min is the average flight time from Dubai to Shanghai.
There are 2 airlines who fly non-stop from Dubai to Shanghai.
There are 19 flights per week flying from Dubai to Shanghai, as of December.

If you are booking flights from Dubai to Shanghai it is possible to make the journey directly. The two airlines providing nonstop flights on this route are Emirates and China Eastern Airlines, with both flights departing out of Dubai International Airport.

* This information is correct as of July 2019

Airport Information - Arriving

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is the primary international airport in Shanghai and is set across two passenger terminals. From the airport there are plenty of ways to travel into the city. The fastest way is on the high-speed magnetic train, or you can hop on the local metro system or catch a bus. Taxis are also readily available at the airport if you need to reach your destination directly with car rental also an option. The airport provides plenty of facilities and amenities to keep passengers happy. There are plenty of stores available including duty-free shopping alongside several restaurants, cafés and fast food outlets. Other amenities available at the airport include a business center, children’s play areas, free Wi-Fi access and several airport lounges.

Airport Information - Departing

Dubai International Airport is the primary airport in Dubai made up of three passenger terminals. Passengers flying with Emirates will depart out of Terminal 3, while those traveling with China Eastern Airlines will fly from Terminal 1. Both terminals are conveniently connected to the Dubai metro system which makes it easy to access the airport. The amenities and services available are world-class so you won’t be lacking in things to do. The airport is known for its huge range of luxury and designer outlets and also provides extensive duty-free shopping. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, with everything from high-end restaurants to fast food outlets available. Other amenities at the airport include free Wi-Fi connectivity, plenty of lounges and even rest zones equipped with sleeping pods.

What to Expect in Shanghai

There are plenty of great hotels in Shanghai catering for every budget. UAE nationals traveling to China are now able to enter the country without requiring a visa for stays of up to 30 days, while nationals from most other countries across the world will need a visa. In Shanghai you can expect hot weather during the summer with average highs reaching 32 degrees in July and August, although be prepared for cold temperatures if you visit during the winter. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward by four hours to get on local time in Shanghai, while the local currency is the Chinese yuan.

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