Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town

DXB — CPT
4 Oct — 11 Oct1
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The best prices from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl are usually found in November or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Thursday and return on a Friday

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

All the information you need to plan the best DXB to CPT flight in 2022: compare Dubai to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

DXB - CPT

Price

AED 668 - AED 1,020

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Rainfall

20 - 100 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip fromAED 2,453From Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way fromAED 1,891One-way flight from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Dubai to Cape Town?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Tuesday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 19% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Dubai to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as AED 3,379, or AED 3,662 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of November. Prices to Cape Town from Dubai average AED 3,014. You can even find prices in November for less than AED 3,014, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as AED 2,321. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from Dubai. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 24%.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Dubai to Cape Town at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 12% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town in September, October 2022

The best prices found for DXB to CPT flights in September, October
24 Oct - 31 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

16h 30m
AED 2,552

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/9/22

17 Oct - 28 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

20h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

21h 40m
AED 2,971

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/9/22

17 Oct - 28 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

35h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

3 stops

24h 40m
AED 3,026

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/9/22

Dubai to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Dubai found for this year
17 Nov - 20 Nov
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 05m
AED 2,365

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/9/22

17 Nov - 20 Nov
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 05m
AED 2,394

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

6 Dec - 11 Jan
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 05m
AED 2,450

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

Cheap RwandAir flights from Dubai to Cape Town

14 Feb - 26 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 05m
AED 2,321

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/9/22

17 Nov - 20 Nov
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 05m
AED 2,365

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/9/22

17 Nov - 20 Nov
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 05m
AED 2,394

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

  • One of the most popular airlines travelling from Dubai to Cape Town is RwandAir. Flights from RwandAir travelling this route typically cost AED 866.56 RT. This price is typically 268% cheaper than other airlines that offer Dubai to Cape Town flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was AED 637. The most popular departure airport in Dubai when flying to Cape Town is Dubai Intl Airport. The most popular airport to fly into when visiting Cape Town is Cape Town Intl Airport. When flying from Dubai to Cape Town, RwandAir flights are 14% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Kenya Airways flights from Dubai to Cape Town

10 Mar - 18 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

32h 25m
AED 2,523

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 26/9/22

27 Jan - 1 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

16h 30m
AED 2,563

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

10 Mar - 18 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

32h 25m
AED 2,652

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 28/9/22

  • One of the most popular airlines travelling from Dubai to Cape Town is Kenya Airways. Flights from Kenya Airways travelling this route typically cost AED 1,165.70 RT. This price is typically 217% cheaper than other airlines that offer Dubai to Cape Town flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was AED 1,008. Dubai Intl Airport is the most common Dubai airport to take off from when flying to Cape Town. Cape Town Intl Airport is the most popular arrival airport in Cape Town. When flying from Dubai to Cape Town, Kenya Airways flights are -13% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Direct flights to Cape Town from Dubai

Save time with Dubai to Cape Town direct flight deals
9 Feb - 19 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
AED 3,180

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 26/9/22

10 Feb - 19 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
AED 3,188

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 26/9/22

8 Feb - 18 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
AED 3,309

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 26/9/22

Last-minute flights from Dubai to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Dubai, departing today and this week
8 Oct - 12 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

35h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

3 stops

24h 45m
AED 3,302

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/9/22

9 Oct - 24 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

20h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

26h 01m
AED 3,331

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

8 Oct - 12 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 50m
AED 3,628

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/9/22

One-way flights to Cape Town from Dubai

The cheapest one-way flights from Dubai to Cape Town
21 Nov
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

31h 10m
AED 1,421

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

30 Jan
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 40m
AED 1,469

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 27/9/22

1 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 40m
AED 1,473

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 29/9/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Dubai to Cape Town flights.

What airports do I use to fly from Dubai to Cape Town?

Cape Town Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Cape Town from Dubai Intl. Booking flights from Dubai Intl (DXB) to Cape Town Intl (CPT) should be relatively easy as there are 2 daily flights to Cape Town from 6 different airlines. 9h 35m is how long a flight from Dubai to Cape Town Intl will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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 Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and South African. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on RwandAir for just AED 2,321, but on average you can expect to pay AED 2,608.

Are there direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 3,200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town under AED 3,200. A good price for a direct flight from Dubai to Cape Town is less than AED 3,691.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 3,400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dubai to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than AED 3,400.

How popular is this Dubai to Cape Town flight route?

This flight path from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 1,790 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Dubai to Cape Town round-trip?

RwandAir, at AED 2,321, was found to be the cheapest airline from Dubai to Cape Town.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air. Users have found that RwandAir is 22% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Kenya Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at AED 1,704. Ethiopian Air flights start at AED 1,891 while deals on RwandAir start at AED 1,895 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Dubai to Cape Town?

The most popular airlines flying from Dubai to Cape Town are Undisclosed Carrier, Emirates and Ethiopian Air. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Dubai to Cape Town?

On average you can expect to pay AED 12,172 for a flight from Dubai to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is AED 2,246 while the most popular route, (Dubai Intl - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at AED 2,652.

Other flights to Cape Town

Alternative routes for Dubai to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Dubai to Durbanfrom AED 3,012 pp
Dubai to Port Elizabethfrom AED 3,650 pp

Top 6 airlines flying from Dubai to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Dubai to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Kenya AirwaysCheapestAED 1,933AverageAED 2,366FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestAED 1,958AverageAED 2,634FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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RwandAirCheapestAED 2,285AverageAED 2,643FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestAED 2,340AverageAED 3,182FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Ethiopian AirCheapestAED 2,424AverageAED 2,905FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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South AfricanCheapestAED 3,701AverageAED 4,281FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Dubai to Cape Town

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Weekly flight availability from Dubai to Cape Town

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Dubai to Cape Town
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