Cheap flights from Dubai International to Cape Town

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The best prices from Dubai International to Cape Town are usually found in May or March, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Thursday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Dubai International (DXB) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best DXB to CPT flight in 2021: compare Dubai International to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
DXB - CPT
Price
AED 2,145 - AED 3,849
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop

Round-trip from

AED 2,145

From Dubai International to Cape Town

One-way from

AED 1,766

One-way flight from Dubai International to Cape Town

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Dubai International to Cape Town?

Leaving on a Sunday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 19% on the overall cost on flights from Dubai International to Cape Town.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Dubai International to Cape Town?

To save on the cost of your flight from Dubai International to Cape Town, book at least 46 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 13% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from AED 3,573 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as AED 3,632.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Dubai International to Cape Town?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cape Town from Dubai International average AED 2,963. You can even find prices in May for less than AED 2,963, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as AED 1,990. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from Dubai International. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 29%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Dubai International to Cape Town (DXB - CPT)?

When flying from Dubai International to Cape Town, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 22% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Dubai International to Cape Town in April, May 2021

The best prices found for DXB to CPT flights in April, May
11 May - 17 May
AED 2,013pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
11 May - 17 May
AED 2,218pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
8 May - 15 May
AED 2,229pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl

Dubai International to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Dubai International found for this year
11 May - 17 May
AED 2,013pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
17 Jun - 25 Jun
AED 2,068pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
4 Nov - 12 Nov
AED 2,163pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl

Direct flights to Cape Town from Dubai International

Save time with Dubai International to Cape Town direct flight deals
17 Jun - 25 Jun
AED 3,448pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
8 May - 15 May
AED 3,474pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
25 May - 2 Jun
AED 3,478pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl

Last-minute flights from Dubai International to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Dubai International, departing today and this week
30 Apr - 1 May
AED 3,709pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
30 Apr - 1 May
AED 3,981pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
30 Apr - 1 May
AED 4,095pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Dubai International to Cape Town
00:25 - 09:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
11h 20m
DXB - CPT
Ethiopian Air
AED 1,767
23:50 - 07:35
Emirates
Direct
9h 45m
DXB - CPT
Emirates
AED 2,472
Priceline
20:40 - 17:25
KLM
2 stops
46h 45m
DXB - CPT
KLM
AED 2,476

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Flight FAQs

From Dubai International to Cape Town

Can I find flights from Dubai International to Cape Town for under AED 2,203 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dubai International to Cape Town for under AED 2,203. The cheapest flight booked recently is on RwandAir for just AED 2,013, but on average you can expect to pay AED 2,262.

Which airlines flying from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways, and Emirates. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Are there direct flights from Dubai International to Cape Town for under AED 3,672 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Dubai International to Cape Town under AED 3,672. A good price for a direct flight from Dubai International to Cape Town is less than AED 5,193.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dubai International to Cape Town for under AED 4,040?

There are currently 3+ open flights from Dubai International to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than AED 4,040.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 1,550 users have taken a look at flights from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl.

Does it rain more in Dubai or Cape Town?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Dubai is typically less than Cape Town. We can gather that this will continue over the next 2 days.

Is Dubai weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

Temperatures around the 41 °Cs can be experienced in July. The weather in Cape Town is colder than in Dubai. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Dubai International to Cape Town?

A quick flight from Dubai International to Cape Town can take about 11h 20m. Ethiopian Air provides one of the quickest options available for as low as AED 2,439. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Dubai International to Cape Town return?

Flying on RwandAir is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at AED 2,013. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air, with the lowest prices starting at AED 2,120 and AED 2,439, respectively. You may be able to fly from Dubai International to Cape Town for 32% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Dubai International to Cape Town one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is RwandAir, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as AED 1,660. However, be on the lookout for offers from Ethiopian Air and Turkish Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Dubai International to Cape Town for a low price.

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Dubai International to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
AED 1 = R3.88
Average temperature for April in Cape Town
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Cape Town
63.0 mm

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Top 5 airlines flying from Dubai International to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Dubai International to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
RwandAir
AED 402 AED 624 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Kenya Airways
AED 51 AED 662 No cancel fee 82%
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Ethiopian Air
AED 565 AED 687 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
AED 63 AED 927 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
AED 67 AED 1,000 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from Dubai International to Cape Town

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