Cheap flights to Dubai from the Australia

Best student & youth fares right now to Dubai

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Student flights from Australia to Dubai

If you’re looking for a city which blends Western comforts with Eastern charm, look no further than Dubai. This architectural oasis is a haven of diversity and uniqueness, making it a pretty popular destination to visit for those in their early twenties. Plus it’s home to the largest population in the UAE and an impressive collection of skyscrapers too.

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map of Dubai showing major airports

What are the main Dubai airports, and how do I get from them to central Dubai?

There are two airports in Dubai, Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). Both airports have a number of transport options which will take you from the terminals to the centre of Dubai.

Dubai International Airport (DXB)CDubai International Airports is the closest of the two airports to the city, being only 5 kilometres away. There are two metro stations at the airport, with trains running frequently from Terminals 1 and 3. Local buses are a great option for those looking to travel to the city on a budget. And if you want to spend a little more taxis are an option too.

Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)The second of the Dubai airports is Al Maktoum International Airport, otherwise known as Dubai World Central. It’s located 37 kilometers from the city centre, so it will take you a bit of time to get to the city centre. There are no direct transport options, but you can use a mix of bus and metro to get there.

How to fly from Australia to Dubai

The journey from Australia to Dubai may be lengthy, but it is actually a fairly easy feat. You can fly directly to Dubai from the likes of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Or if you’re in another Australian city, you can catch in-direct flights too. Airlines that we partner with that operate flights to Dubai include Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.

Cheap flights to Dubai
from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD)

Average flight duration

14 hours, 10 minutes

Number of daily flights

There are 42 (direct) flights from Sydney and Dubai International per week. This averages to around 6 per day.

Cheap flights to Dubai
from Melbourne (MEL)

Average flight duration

13 hours, 55 minutes

Number of daily flights

There are 30 (direct) flights from Melbourne and Dubai International per week. This averages to around 4 per day.

Cheap flights to Dubai
from Perth (PER)

Average flight duration

11 hours

Number of daily flights

There are 36 (direct) flights from Perth and Dubai International per week. This averages to around 5 per day.

When is the best time to fly to Dubai?

Dubai, much like certain parts of Australia, is hot. And how hot will depend on the time of year you visit. Winter in Dubai falls between November and April, so days will be a lot cooler. From April to October temperatures will rise and days will be a lot warmer. So be prepared to save your exploring until later in the evening when it’s a lot cooler.

And if you still are unsure on when to plan your trip to Dubai why not consider visiting around one of the festivals taking place. These include the Dubai Shopping Festival, the Dubai International Jazz Festival, the Dubai Marathon, the Festival of Taste, ArtDubai and the National Day Festival.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to Dubai ?

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Why do Australia students love visiting Dubai?

Dubai is home to thousands of international students, so they’ll be in good company. Plus as well as the year-round sunshine, there is the chance to experience a new culture and explore this city on a student budget. And if you like shopping, there’s a few malls in the city too.

Dubai universities and campuses

Dubai universities and campuses

If you’re thinking about studying abroad in Dubai, you should know there are some excellent student facilities courtesy of the Dubai International Academic City, as well as 65 colleges and universities. Classes that are based on Australian curriculum will be taught in English, but if you do not have Arab heritage, you must take Arabic language classes.

Dubai lifestyle and culture

Dubai lifestyle and culture

When it comes to lifestyle and culture Dubai’s is very different to Australia. The most important things to note that the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country, so you will need to respect the religion and any traditions and customs whilst in Dubai. The laws in the UAE will be different to Australia, as well as the penalties, so make sure you abide by these too. But in terms of language barrier, this shouldn’t be an issue for you. As despite the fact that the language spoken in the UAE is Arabic, English is the most widely spoken language in Dubai.

Exploring Dubai on a student budget

Exploring Dubai on a student budget

Luxury shrounds everything around Dubai; sports cars on every corner and malls stocked with designer brands. But it’s not just a city for those with $$$ to spend. Dubai is also a great place to explore on a student budget. Take a journey up to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, wander around the historic Al Fahidi District, which is full of traditional spice bazaars, cafes, art galleries and quirky souvenir shops. Or spend some time window shopping at one of the many malls in the city.

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to Dubai

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