Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town

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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 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 584 - AED 1,048
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Precipitation
20 - 100 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 Intl to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

AED 1,693

One-way flight from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 22% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, 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 3,573, 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 1,990. 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%.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town in October, November 2021

The best prices found for DXB to CPT flights in October, November
1 Nov - 25 Nov
AED 1,932pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
22 Nov - 3 Dec
AED 1,943pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
27 Nov - 4 Dec
AED 2,001pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

Dubai Intl to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Dubai found for this year
1 Nov - 25 Nov
AED 1,932pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
22 Nov - 3 Dec
AED 1,943pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
DXB
Dubai Intl
27 Nov - 4 Dec
AED 2,001pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

Direct flights to Cape Town from Dubai

Save time with Dubai to Cape Town direct flight deals
13 Nov - 21 Nov
AED 2,255pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
29 Nov - 11 Dec
AED 2,284pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Emirates
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
Direct
DXB
Dubai Intl
29 Dec - 16 Jan
AED 2,288pp
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
1 Nov - 25 Nov
AED 1,932pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
1 Nov - 25 Nov
AED 2,042pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl
4 Nov - 20 Nov
AED 2,064pp
DXB
Dubai Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
DXB
Dubai Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Dubai

The cheapest one-way flights from Dubai to Cape Town
21:10 - 09:50
RwandAir
2 stops
14h 40m
DXB - CPT
RwandAir
AED 1,693
01:55 - 08:35
Kenya Airways
2 stops
32h 40m
DXB - CPT
Kenya Airways
AED 1,792
FlightHub
02:55 - 16:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
15h 25m
DXB - CPT
Multiple Airlines
AED 1,851
AirfareAssist

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Flight FAQs

From Dubai to Cape Town

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 5 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 Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways, and Emirates. 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 2,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just AED 1,943, but on average you can expect to pay AED 2,185.

Are there direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Dubai to Cape Town under AED 2,300. A good price for a direct flight from Dubai to Cape Town is less than AED 2,420.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dubai to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than AED 2,000.

How popular is this Dubai to Cape Town flight route?

This flight path from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 1,550 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 return?

Kenya Airways, at AED 1,943, was found to be the cheapest airline from Dubai to Cape Town.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Emirates and Qatar Airways. Users have found that Kenya Airways is 34% 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 Ethiopian Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at AED 1,436. Kenya Airways flights start at AED 1,594 while deals on RwandAir start at AED 1,693 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 5,627 for a flight from Dubai to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is AED 135 while the most popular route, (Dubai Intl - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at AED 2,387.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Dubai?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from Dubai Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Dubai Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Dubai Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Dubai from Cape Town?

Returning to Dubai Intl from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Dubai Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Dubai Intl.

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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 = R4.04
Flight duration from DXB to CPT
9h 40m
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
37.0 mm

Airports servicing Dubai

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 5 airlines flying from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl

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
Kenya Airways
AED 189 AED 2,430 No cancel fee 82%
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Emirates
AED 230 AED 3,406 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
AED 248 AED 3,674 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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RwandAir
AED 1,478 AED 2,293 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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Ethiopian Air
AED 2,076 AED 2,522 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights

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Hourly flight availability from Dubai to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Dubai towards Cape Town.
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
2 daily flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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