Flights from Johannesburg to Dubai

Flight information Johannesburg to Dubai

Cheapest roundtrip price last month

AED 1,170

Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 6401 kilometers

7h 55min

Most popular airline last month


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

4 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 4 airports in Dubai: Dubai, Dubai Al Maktoum International, Dubai Creek SPB, and Jebel Ali SPB.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Johannesburg to Dubai is AED 1,170. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
7h 55min is the average flight time from Johannesburg to Dubai.
There are 2 airlines who fly non-stop from Johannesburg to Dubai.
There are 30 flights per week flying from Johannesburg to Dubai, as of July.

Dubai's main airport is Dubai International Airport. Emirates offers direct flights from Johannesburg to Dubai via Dubai International Airport, but not Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai's second airport.

* This information is correct as of May 2017

Airport Information - Arriving

Dubai International Airport is Dubai’s primary airport and also the world’s busiest in terms of international passenger traffic serving over 80 million travelers each year. The airport consists of three passenger terminals which each offer a wide variety of shops, restaurants and other amenities. While Terminals 1 and 3 are linked to the Dubai Metro, you will need to use a free shuttle bus to get to and from Terminal 2. There are many shops at the airport ranging from high-end designer goods to travel essentials, while the airport also offers extensive duty free shopping. You can also dine at one of many restaurants or enjoy a snack and a drink at a café. Once you have landed in Dubai you can easily reach the center of the city on the Dubai Metro or find a taxi outside each terminal.

Airport Information - Departing

O. R. Tambo International Airport is the main airport serving Johannesburg and also South Africa’s busiest handling over 20 million passengers annually. The airport consists of 6 different passenger terminals, although all of the terminals are closely connected so you only have a brief journey to embark on if you are transferring between flights. O. R. Tambo International Airport offers a wide array of shops including duty free shopping, while you can also sit down for a meal or grab a hot drink at one of many restaurants and cafes available. The quickest way to and from the airport is on the Gautrain rail network, although taxis are easily found at the airport.

What to Expect in Dubai

Although some nationals are able to enter Dubai without a visa or obtain one upon arrival, South African nationals will need to arrange a visa in advance in order to enter the country. The weather in Dubai remains hot all year round with temperatures peaking between May and August. Getting around Dubai is easy as the city benefits from an extensive Metro network and taxis are also easily found.Check out Dubai's top hotels to ensure that you have the best stay possible.

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