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Beirut (BEY) to Dubai (DXB)

Typically, flights to Dubai from Beirut are cheaper when flying from Beirut to Dubai Intl, which has an average price of $247

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO DUBAI FROM BEIRUTMarch20% cheaperFlying from Beirut to Dubai costs on average just $198 in March
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO DUBAI FROM BEIRUTAugust62% more expensiveIt costs about $399 for flights to Dubai from Beirut in August
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO DUBAI FROM BEIRUTDecember427% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Dubai from Beirut in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Dubai?

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With a glitzy skyline, a gorgeous Persian Gulf shoreline, and a growing list of larger-than-life attractions, Dubai entices a wide range of tourists from all over the world. The city is not only a hot destination on the tourist map, it is literally hot all year round! From November – April, the average temperatures are 75 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the peak tourist season, when the day temperatures are hot, but the nights are slightly cooler. For the remaining 6 months, the average temperatures range from 100 – 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Outdoor activities are less enjoyable because of the scorching heat. Being a desert location, there are not a lot of shady places in the city. If you visit during this time, protect yourself from the heat. Use a generous amount of sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and try to not to be outdoors for too long.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Dubai?

In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Dubai for $118/person, which is 85% cheaper than the average flight to Dubai. To find the cheapest price to Dubai from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Dubai?

The cheapest month to fly to Dubai from United States is in April. Flight prices, which tend to average around $799, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of March is another great option to travel to Dubai, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $825.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Dubai?

We recommend purchasing flights from United States to Dubai 60 days ahead of your departure date because this is when momondo users tend to see the best flight rates. On average, our users have found flights to Dubai for $899. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Dubai for as low as $559.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Dubai?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Dubai is on a Thursday. Travelers who choose to depart for Dubai on a Thursday will often find tickets for as low as $874. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Friday because tickets tend to average around $967. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Dubai.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Dubai?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Dubai is in the afternoon when flights can be purchased for as low as $765. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around $1,013. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

Is there a good place to hike near Dubai?

During the warmer months, hikers around the Dubai area find that parks like Safa Park are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Dubai in January, February, or December.

Is there an alternative airport near Dubai?

Those flying to Dubai could potentially find better pricing at Sharjah Airport (17 mi from Dubai city center), Dubai Al Maktoum Intl Airport (22 mi from Dubai city center), Ras Al Khaimah Airport (50 mi from Dubai city center), Abu Dhabi Intl Airport (66 mi from Dubai city center) or Al Ain Airport (68 mi from Dubai city center) depending on the month and departure airport.

Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Dubai?

Prices vary based on where travelers are departing from, but on average, the cheapest airport to fly to in Dubai is Sharjah Airport where the average price is $488pp. Users typically find the best prices when using momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.


What are the current travel restrictions for Dubai?

Currently, United Arab Emirates travel restrictions include travel to Dubai.

Entry restrictions

The United Arab Emirates has restricted the entry of most non-residents. However, there is a separate set of regulations specifically for entering Dubai, which was announced on June 21 and is now in effect for Dubai residents and visitors.

Entry requirements

Travelers must meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE. UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai. Traveling to Dubai. Travel requirements for Dubai residents: Depending on travelers' UAE visa, they need to apply to either the GDRFA or ICA for approval to return. Travelers who are Dubai residence visa holders must have return approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). Travelers holding a visa from any other emirate outside of Dubai, you must obtain entry permission from the Federal Authority. All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test. The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. All travelers can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 PCR test. However, travelers flying from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh must get their certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight. Upon arrival, all travelers must download and register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App (iOS)-(Android). Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers will need to sign a declaration to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete a Health Declaration Form before departure confirming they are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Travelers may also be required to undertake a a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test. Passport holders from certain countries including the US, Canada, and the UK may be able to receive a tourist visa on arrival in Dubai, typically valid for 30 days. To see more information on this and other regulations for travel to Dubai, check this page. Traveling to Abu Dhabi: Depending on flight origin, test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of flight departure time. Travelers to Abu Dhabi from the 'green' list of countries, regions and territories will be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to their departure. Traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi: Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi by land via other emirates, from countries included on the 'green' list will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi after presenting a negative PCR test, valid for 48 hours. Visitors coming in from other destinations who wish to enter Abu Dhabi through neighboring emirates will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of receiving the examination, in addition to undergoing a quarantine period in Abu Dhabi if they have been in the UAE for less than 10 days (quarantine period requirement depends on the number of days spent in the UAE prior to entry into Abu Dhabi). Traveling to Sharjah: Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to travel. Visitors and tourist must have an international medical insurance and a local UAE Mobile Number starting with 050, 056, 057 or 058 for PCR track and trace purposes. Without a UAE Mobile Number, passengers will not be allowed into the UAE. Telecom providers have booths in the Arrival PCR Testing Zones, so that a UAE SIM Card can be purchased, if needed. Travelers are required to download ALHOSN app.

Quarantine requirements

Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable, or a hotel or Government facility, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Abu Dhabi Quarantine Requirements: Travelers from one of the 'green' countries, regions and territories will be exempt from the quarantine period. Upon arrival, they will need to take a second test and self-isolate until the results of this test are received. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. For travelers entering from destinations not on the 'green' list, procedures include the following: Upon arrival to Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct another PCR test after they have are disembarked from their flight. Following the PCR test, travelers will then need to register under the quarantine system. they will be provided with an electronic wristband, which they will need to wear throughout the ten-day quarantine period. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for their quarantine. This may be their home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. Should they receive a negative result, 10 days after their arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and they can finish their quarantine period. Travelers entering Abu Dhabi who have participated in the UAE voluntary COVID19 vaccination program or have participated in the third phase of clinical vaccination research or who have obtained a mark in the ‘Al Hosn App’ are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. Sharjah Quarantine Requirements: Travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport regardless of their earlier negative report. All incoming travelers are subject to self-isolation at their residence until the results of their PCR test are notified. In case the result is negative, the self-isolation period will end. In case of a positive case of PCR test, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with travelers or their sponsors bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting in Dubai from Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK or US are not required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by the country of origin or final destination. Travelers transiting in Dubai from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as any requirements for their final destination. Travelers transiting through Abu Dhabi or Sharjah must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates.

If you are planning to travel to Dubai at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Dubai Intl flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Dubai Intl found recently by users on momondo
Air Canada
Nov 16
BWI12:15 pmBaltimore/Washington
17h 20m
1 stop
DXB5:35 amDubai Intl
Nov 24
DXB6:55 pmDubai Intl
18h 24m
1 stop
BWI1:19 pmBaltimore/Washington
Qatar Airways
Jul 12
JFK9:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
18h 10m
1 stop
DXB3:10 pmDubai Intl
Jul 20
DXB7:00 pmDubai Intl
17h 35m
1 stop
JFK12:35 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
Sep 6
DFW2:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth
17h 30m
1 stop
DXB8:10 amDubai Intl
Sep 14
DXB1:30 amDubai Intl
18h 55m
1 stop
DFW8:25 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Qatar Airways
Oct 8
DFW2:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth
17h 30m
1 stop
DXB8:10 amDubai Intl
Oct 21
DXB1:30 amDubai Intl
18h 55m
1 stop
DFW8:25 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Qatar Airways
Sep 20
DFW2:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth
17h 30m
1 stop
DXB8:10 amDubai Intl
Sep 29
DXB1:30 amDubai Intl
18h 55m
1 stop
DFW8:25 pmDallas/Fort Worth
Qatar Airways
Sep 11
DFW2:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth
17h 30m
1 stop
DXB8:10 amDubai Intl
Sep 21
DXB7:00 pmDubai Intl
19h 40m
1 stop
DFW2:40 pmDallas/Fort Worth

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Dubai Intl

If you're looking for one-way flights to Dubai, view some of our deals below provided by Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
Nov 24
JFK4:00 pmNew York John F Kennedy Intl
15h 10m
1 stop
DXB7:10 amDubai Intl
Qatar Airways
Jun 24
ORD9:25 pmChicago O'Hare Intl
16h 45m
1 stop
DXB2:10 pmDubai Intl
Qatar Airways
Aug 10
MIA4:05 pmMiami
17h 05m
1 stop
DXB9:10 amDubai Intl

Which airlines fly to Dubai?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Dubai

Direct international flights from the U.S. to Dubai are available exclusively from Emirates. All other airlines that fly this sector offer flights with 1 or more stops. You can choose from jetBlue, Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Japan Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Qantas, Saudia, EgyptAir, Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways, Turkish Airlines, South African Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Swissair, Air France, TAP Air Portugal, KLM, Finnair, and Aeroflot.


How to get from the airport to Dubai city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Dubai along with the distance from the city center

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

DXB is the primary international airport serving Dubai, and has been consistently named amongst the top 5 busiest airports in the world. The airport is located in the Al Garhoud district, about 8 miles from Downtown Dubai. Here are the options to get around from the airport to the downtown area.

Metro

Dubai Metro offers a fast, convenient, and affordable way to travel from the airport to central Dubai. Take the Red Line from the Terminals 1 or 3 and ride the train to Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro station in Downtown Dubai in 24 minutes. Trains run roughly every 10 minutes from approximately 6.00 a.m. – midnight. On Fridays, the service starts only at 1.00 p.m. The one-way adult fare is 5.00 AED. Cash payment is not accepted on any public transport in Dubai. You can purchase a Red Ticket for 2.00 AED from any ticket vending machine and load it with up to 10 single trips. This ticket can be used only for 1 mode of transport at a time. Alternately, you can purchase a NOL Silver Card for 25.00 AED and load it up to enjoy access to all modes of transport.

Buses

To travel between Terminals 1 and 3, you can use the free 24-hour shuttle bus service. The RTA-operated Dubai city buses have several routes that go past the airport terminals and travel to various parts of Dubai. Buses are mainly suitable for residents or people familiar with the city, as 1 or more changes are required to complete the journey to Downtown Dubai. Bus #55 travels from the airport to the Ibn Battuta Metro station every hour when the Metro services are in operation.

Taxis

Taxis are available at the taxi ranks outside the airport terminals. There is a flag charge of 25.00 AED from the airport, followed by 1.96 AED for each subsequent kilometer. Typically, a ride to Downtown Dubai will cost 52.00 AED – 55.00 AED and the trip will take about 15 minutes.

Car rentals

Most of the major car rental agencies have a presence at DXB. You could also consider booking ahead and get some great deals on car rentals with momondo.


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How to get around in Dubai?

Dubai is a large metropolis and you will need to rely on a set of wheels to get around from one place to another. The city offers a well-developed and efficient public transport network that includes metro, buses, trams, and boats.

Metro

Dubai Metro is a world-class, fully-automated, driverless railway system that operates mostly above ground. The Metro connects you to many of the popular tourist attractions such as Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina, the Gold Souks and Dubai’s Financial District (DIFC). Fares are based on number of zones travelled. A standard adult ticket price could range from 4.00 AED – 8.50 AED.

Buses

RTA operates 1500 buses in Dubai and the fares are usually combined with the Dubai Metro ticket prices. You can explore Dubai with the Big Bus, Dubai’s hop-on hop-off bus service that makes stops at all major landmarks throughout the city. A 1-day ticket costs approximately 225.00 AED.

Trams and monorail

Dubai Tram runs from Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach Residences in about 42 minutes, and connects directly to the Palm Monorail. The tram makes stops at attractions such as the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, and more. The Palm Monorail runs from the trunk of the Palm to the Atlantis, The Palm. Monorail tickets are not integrated with the rest of the public transport. Single trip fares range from 10.00 AED – 20.00 AED based on distance traveled.

Boats and ferries

Explore Dubai in its traditional mode of transportation, the ‘abra’. Boats ride across Dubai Creek or through Souk Madinat Jumeirah and the fare is 1.00 AED per ride. Check out the larger dhow boats that offer dinner cruises in the Dubai Marina or the Dubai Water Canal. Tour packages start at approximately 150.00 AED. The RTA-operated Dubai Ferry offers 4 different hour-long round trips that start at the ferry station and tour around local areas of interest. Ticket prices range from 50.00 AED – 75.00 AED based on the class you choose to travel in.

Taxis

Taxis are easily available and you can hail one directly from the streets at any time. If you prefer to pre-arrange your ride, you can call for a Dubai taxi pick-up at +971 4 208 0808. While taxis in Dubai are reasonably priced, you may experience surge in fares due to factors such as traffic, time of day, and road tolls.

Biking

Cycling around Dubai is becoming increasingly popular and a large number of cycle paths have also come up in the city. Nextbike is the official bike share program in Dubai. You can rent a bike at any BYKY station in the city and you are charged 15.00 AED for the first 30 minutes, 20.00 AED for an hour, and 25 AED for 2 hours. Staggered pricing continues upwards up to 80.00 AED for 24 hours.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Dubai?

U.S. nationals do not need to make any advance visa arrangements to enter Dubai. Once you disembark from your flight, you can proceed to immigration where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visitor visa, free of charge. For foreign nationals, please check the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs – Dubai website.


Additional info and tips about visiting Dubai

Things to do and places of interest in Dubai

One of the most unique cities in the world, Dubai is a traveler’s dream. The city offers several historic sights, contemporary, edgy architecture, trendy nightlife, and a bunch of over-the-top attractions. Dubai also boasts a thriving arts and culture ecosystem, and an ever-evolving culinary scene. There is so much to see and do, that it may be overwhelming to choose what to include in your itinerary, when you travel to Dubai. Here are a few suggestions.

  • Visit Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach, Media City, Internet City, and the Gold Souks and Spice Souks in Old Dubai.
  • Learn about Dubai’s history at the Dubai Museum and get a whole new perspective on Islamic tradition and cuisine at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding.
  • Stroll in beautiful parks such as Safa Park or Mushrif Park.
  • Ride across Dubai Creek in one of the beautiful, old, roofed boats from Bur Dubai Abra station for just 1.00 AED.
  • Go on a desert safari and get a glimpse into the Bedouin lifestyle. Try a hubbly bubbly (shisha tobacco), sample freshly barbequed shawarma, and enjoy thrill rides around the desert dunes. In the evening, listen to traditional music and watch authentic belly-dancing performances.
  • Catch one of the free fountain shows at the Dubai Fountains situated outside the Dubai Mall.
  • Stroll along Al Bastakiya Quarter’s narrow alleyways to admire palm-wood houses and ‘wind towers’ (early Arabian ventilation system). Sample a few brews at the Arabian Tea House that boasts over 100 different blends of tea.

Tips and tricks for visiting Dubai

Buy a Go Dubai Card

Invest in a Go Dubai Card for discounted entry to several top museums, tours, activities, and attractions. The all-inclusive card starts at 759.00 AED for an adult and 519.00 AED for a child (ages 3 – 12). Depending on your itinerary, you can buy a 3, 4, 5, or 7 calendar days’ card.

Go on a food journey

Dubai’s food landscape is a melting pot of over 200 nationalities and cultures. Indulge your taste buds in a wide range of cuisines to make the most of Dubai’s culinary offerings. You can sample several ethnic cuisines including Arabic, Persian, Moroccan and Lebanese. The Emirati food is known to be all about spice and flavor. Try Emirati specialties like al machboos (a flavorsome dish of meat cooked with spice blends and rice), chebabs (Emirati pancakes infused with saffron and date syrup), khameer (bread stuffed with sweet or savory fillings), kunafa (Middle Eastern version of a cheese Danish), and luqaimat (deep-fried dumplings served with local date syrup). Coffee lovers should taste the ‘Gahuwa Arabia’, a coffee that features lightly roasted beans mixed with saffron and cardamom.



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