Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town

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The best prices from Dubai 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 (DXB) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best DXB to CPT flight in 2021: compare Dubai 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 to Cape Town

One-way from

AED 1,697

One-way flight from Dubai 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 to Cape Town?

Sunday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 19%.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 46 days in advance, which can save you up to 13% on flights from Dubai to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 46 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at AED 3,573. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from AED 3,632.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Cape Town from Dubai with a flight ticket averaging about AED 2,963. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as AED 1,991. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Dubai to Cape Town at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 22% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town in May, June 2021

The best prices found for DXB to CPT flights in May, June
1 Jun - 8 Jun
AED 2,200pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
13 Jun - 21 Jun
AED 2,218pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
14 Jun - 21 Jun
AED 2,270pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl

Dubai to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Dubai found for this year
15 Jul - 29 Jul
AED 2,193pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
8 Jul - 16 Jul
AED 2,196pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
1 Jun - 8 Jun
AED 2,200pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl

Direct flights to Cape Town from Dubai

Save time with Dubai to Cape Town direct flight deals
27 Sep - 26 Oct
AED 2,802pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
14 Jul - 5 Aug
AED 2,879pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
13 Jun - 21 Jun
AED 2,890pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl

Last-minute flights from Dubai to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Dubai, departing today and this week
23 May - 29 May
AED 2,380pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
24 May - 29 May
AED 2,523pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
24 May - 29 May
AED 2,604pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Dubai

The cheapest one-way flights from Dubai to Cape Town
02:55 - 09:30
Kenya Airways
2 stops
32h 35m
DXB - CPT
Kenya Airways
AED 1,697
FlightHub
22:10 - 10:50
RwandAir
2 stops
14h 40m
DXB - CPT
RwandAir
AED 1,723
Priceline
13:10 - 05:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
18h 20m
DXB - CPT
Multiple Airlines
AED 1,962
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Dubai to Cape Town

Can I find flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,204 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,204. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just AED 2,193, but on average you can expect to pay AED 2,270.

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 to Cape Town for under AED 2,938 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 15 direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town under AED 2,938. A good price for a direct flight from Dubai to Cape Town is less than AED 6,104.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,571?

There are currently 10+ open flights from Dubai to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than AED 2,571.

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 0 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 to Cape Town?

Airlines like Emirates, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways fly from Dubai to Cape Town in about 9h 45m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Currently priced at AED 2,193, Kenya Airways will fly you from Dubai to Cape Town and back. In addition to Kenya Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from RwandAir and Ethiopian Air - these airlines can fly you to your destination from AED 2,197 and AED 2,487, respectively. Users have found that Kenya Airways is 26% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

AED 1,580 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kenya Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on RwandAir and Ethiopian Air, with prices starting from AED 1,638 and AED 1,690, respectively.

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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 to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
AED 1 = R3.85
Flight duration
9h 35m
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

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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.
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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