Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town

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28 May — 4 Jun1
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The best prices from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl are usually found in May or March, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Sunday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Dubai to Cape Town

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 584 - AED 1,048

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Rainfall

20 - 100 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 28% potential price drop
Round-trip fromAED 2,145From Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way fromAED 1,785One-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 Wednesday, 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 46 days in advance to save up to 13% 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 46 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 3,574, or AED 3,632 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 May. Prices to Cape Town from Dubai 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 1,991. The month of December 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 29%.

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 3% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for DXB to CPT flights in May, June
24 May - 5 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

16h 20m
AED 2,336

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

29 May - 7 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

17h 55m
AED 2,354

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

24 May - 31 May
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

22h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

3 stops

34h 30m
AED 2,413

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/5/22

Dubai to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Dubai found for this year
24 May - 5 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

16h 20m
AED 2,336

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

29 May - 7 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

17h 55m
AED 2,354

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

14 Sep - 21 Sep
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

16h 30m
AED 2,369

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

Cheap RwandAir flights from Dubai to Cape Town

21 Jun - 13 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 50m
AED 2,457

RwandAir

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Deal found 22/5/22

21 Jun - 13 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 50m
AED 2,464

RwandAir

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Deal found 20/5/22

21 Jun - 13 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

15h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

14h 50m
AED 2,615

RwandAir

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Deal found 20/5/22

  • One of the most popular airlines travelling from Dubai to Cape Town is RwandAir. Flights from RwandAir travelling this route typically cost AED 811.97 RT. This price is typically 303% cheaper than other airlines that offer Dubai to Cape Town flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was AED 634. 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 13% more popular than any other airline flying that same route.

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Dubai to Cape Town

1 Aug - 6 Aug
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

32h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

23h 50m
AED 2,483

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 21/5/22

29 Jun - 27 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

32h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
AED 2,512

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

25 Jun - 3 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
AED 2,527

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 22/5/22

  • If you’re travelling from Dubai to Cape Town, one of the more common airlines travelling that route is Qatar Airways. Dubai to Cape Town flights are typically 213% more expensive than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Qatar Airways typically cost AED 1,168.19 RT. The cheapest Qatar Airways flight found for this route was AED 1,023. 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, Qatar Airways flights are -14% 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
16 Oct - 17 Oct
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 25m
AED 2,990

Emirates

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Deal found 21/5/22

21 Jun - 13 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 25m
AED 3,151

Emirates

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Deal found 22/5/22

21 Jun - 13 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 25m
AED 3,159

Emirates

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Deal found 20/5/22

Last-minute flights from Dubai to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Dubai, departing today and this week
29 May - 7 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

17h 55m
AED 2,354

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

31 May - 7 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

16h 20m
AED 2,435

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

30 May - 6 Jun
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

13h 30m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

24h 05m
AED 2,560

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 21/5/22

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Dubai

The cheapest one-way flights from Dubai to Cape Town
18 Jul
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

16h 15m
AED 1,381

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

14 Sep
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

19h 35m
AED 1,425

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

1 Sep
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

16h 35m
AED 1,454

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 22/5/22

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 50m 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 Qatar Airways. 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 2,500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on RwandAir for just AED 2,457, but on average you can expect to pay AED 2,604.

Are there direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 3,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town under AED 3,000. A good price for a direct flight from Dubai to Cape Town is less than AED 3,783.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dubai to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than AED 2,400.

How popular is this Dubai to Cape Town flight route?

This flight path from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 1,176 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 2,457, was found to be the cheapest airline from Dubai to Cape Town.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways. Users have found that RwandAir is 17% 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 1,634. RwandAir flights start at AED 1,693 while deals on Qatar Airways start at AED 1,936 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 Major Airline, 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 8,432 for a flight from Dubai to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is AED 1,940 while the most popular route, (Dubai Intl - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at AED 2,336.

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Alternative routes for Dubai to Cape Town

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Dubai to Durbanfrom AED 3,426 pp

Top 5 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 1,597AverageAED 2,208FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestAED 1,954AverageAED 2,476FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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RwandAirCheapestAED 2,280AverageAED 2,431FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestAED 2,328AverageAED 2,982FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Ethiopian AirCheapestAED 2,332AverageAED 2,690FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%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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Tuesday2daily flights
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