Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town

DXB — CPT
6 Feb — 13 Feb1
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The best prices from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl are usually found in February or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

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 2023: compare Dubai to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

DXB - CPT

Price

AED 719 - AED 1,174

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Rainfall

20 - 100 mm

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 23% potential price drop
Round-trip fromAED 2,640From Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way fromAED 1,315One-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 3,929, or AED 4,278 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 February. Prices to Cape Town from Dubai average AED 3,414. You can even find prices in February for less than AED 3,414, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as AED 2,328. 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 26%.

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 10% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Cape Town in February, March 2023

The best prices found for DXB to CPT flights in February, March
25 Mar - 7 Apr
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 50m
AED 2,516

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

13 Feb - 16 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

31h 20m
AED 2,534

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

14 Mar - 21 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

19h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

13h 15m
AED 2,541

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

Dubai to Cape Town 2023 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Dubai found for this year
31 Oct - 30 Nov
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 50m
AED 2,376

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/2

25 Mar - 7 Apr
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

15h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

14h 50m
AED 2,516

RwandAir

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

13 Feb - 16 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

31h 20m
AED 2,534

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

Cheap Kenya Airways flights from Dubai to Cape Town

13 Feb - 16 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

31h 20m
AED 2,534

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

3 Apr - 8 Apr
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

14h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

31h 20m
AED 2,549

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

10 Mar - 18 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

31h 50m
AED 2,585

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

  • 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 928.13 RT. This price is typically 273% cheaper than other airlines that offer Dubai to Cape Town flights. When booking this route, the cheapest RT price found was AED 700. 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.

Cheap Ethiopian Air flights from Dubai to Cape Town

4 Apr - 8 Apr
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
AED 2,600

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

26 Mar - 6 Apr
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
AED 2,633

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

24 Mar - 8 Apr
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

11h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

11h 05m
AED 2,637

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

  • Ethiopian Air is one of the most popular airlines used for those travelling from Dubai to Cape Town. Dubai to Cape Town flights are typically 219% more expensive than other airlines traveling the same route. Flights from Ethiopian Air typically cost AED 1,185.89 RT. The cheapest Ethiopian Air flight found for this route was AED 1,021. 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, Ethiopian Air flights are -15% 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
12 Feb - 16 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 45m
AED 3,122

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

30 Apr - 2 May
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 30m
AED 3,199

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

14 Mar - 23 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

9h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

Nonstop

9h 45m
AED 3,213

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

Last-minute flights from Dubai to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Dubai, departing today and this week
8 Feb - 1 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

2 stops

35h 10m
AED 2,626

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

8 Feb - 1 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

11h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

11h 35m
AED 2,732

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

9 Feb - 1 Mar
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

25h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

DXB

Dubai Intl

1 stop

13h 15m
AED 2,886

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 31/1

One-way flights to Cape Town from Dubai

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

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 30m
AED 1,315

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

27 Feb
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

28h 20m
AED 1,333

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/2

22 May
DXB

Dubai Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

23h 45m
AED 1,351

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 30/1

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 4 daily flights to Cape Town from 7 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 2,600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on RwandAir for just AED 2,516, but on average you can expect to pay AED 2,604.

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 3,276.

Are there last-minute flights available from Dubai to Cape Town for under AED 2,700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Dubai to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than AED 2,700.

How popular is this Dubai to Cape Town flight route?

This flight path from Dubai Intl to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 932 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 2,516, was found to be the cheapest airline from Dubai to Cape Town.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways. Users have found that RwandAir is 26% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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 14,833 for a flight from Dubai to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is AED 2,182 while the most popular route, (Dubai Intl - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at AED 2,497.

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 2,396 pp
Dubai to Port Elizabethfrom AED 6,455 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 1,999AverageAED 2,604FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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RwandAirCheapestAED 2,285AverageAED 2,505FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestAED 2,461AverageAED 2,693FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestAED 2,571AverageAED 3,408FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Ethiopian AirCheapestAED 2,604AverageAED 2,916FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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South AfricanCheapestAED 3,751AverageAED 4,355FlexibilityNo 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

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