When is the best time to visit Dubai?
June is one of the cheapest times to fly to Dubai – it’s when the temperature soars to around 40°C in this city and Emirate in the UAE, and the extreme heat can mean sightseeing is off the cards. One of the more popular times to visit Dubai is October, when the weather has become more bearable. That does mean flight prices are at their most expensive, as more visitors book flights from Heathrow (LHR) to Dubai (DXB) between October and April to escape the chilly British winter.
How many flights are there from London Heathrow to Dubai a week?
There are about 3,248 flights from London Heathrow to or via Dubai every week.
Which airlines fly from London Heathrow to Dubai International Airport?
Emirates, British Airways, Etihad Airways, KLM, Gulf Air, SWISS, Oman Air and Air France are some of the airlines that fly from London Heathrow to Dubai.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Dubai?
For the cheapest fares on this route, try SWISS, Gulf Air and Emirates.
Can I fly direct from London Heathrow to Dubai?
Yes – you can fly direct to Dubai from Heathrow with Emirates and British Airways.
How long is the flight from London Heathrow to Dubai?
The shortest flight time is around 6 hours and 50 minutes.
What time should I arrive at Heathrow Airport?
As a rough guide, you should aim to be at check-in at least three hours before your flight is due to depart.
How do I get to Heathrow Airport?
Heathrow Airport is about 15 miles west of London, with good public transport links from the city centre. You can take a London Underground train on the Piccadilly Line – a one-way fare is around £6.00. The airport has three Underground stations – one for Terminals 2 and 3 and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5. The Heathrow Express is a faster option – it takes 15 minutes from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, or 6 minutes more to Terminal 5. If you’re driving, the airport is accessible from the M4 and M25 motorways. The postcode for Terminal 2 is TW6 1EW, or for Terminal 3 it’s TW6 1QG.
How do I get into Dubai from Dubai International Airport?
Dubai International Airport is about three miles away from the city centre. The Metro is the easiest way to get there if you’re using public transport, as the bus can be very slow. Just take the Red Line and you can get to places like the Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa for about 4.20 AED one-way. A taxi is another option, particularly if you arrive in the early hours of the morning. Fares vary and it will be more expensive than the Metro – from around 62.50 AED – but you can get dropped right at the door of your hotel.
Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai?
There are no advance visa arrangements needed to visit the UAE if you hold a UK passport – you’ll get a 30-day visit visa free of charge.
Flying from Heathrow Airport
Heathrow Airport has four working terminals – 2, 3, 4 and 5 – as Terminal 1 is currently closed. At the moment, some international flights including those to Dubai depart from Heathrow’s Terminal 3. In the future, this terminal will be demolished and they’ll set off from Terminal 2 instead, which is also known as The Queen’s Terminal and is being expanded. Terminals 2 and 3 are walkable from one another via a pedestrian underpass – it takes about 10 minutes. If you’re taking a connecting flight, there are regular buses linking each of the terminals.
Landing in Dubai International Airport
Most international airlines arrive into Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport, although Emirates flights arrive into Emirates Terminal 3. If you need to get between terminals, there’s a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and the Metro runs between Terminals 1 and 3. There are duty free shops in all three terminals, in both departures and arrivals, and they’re open 24/7. There are plenty of ATMs, too, and the currency is the United Arab Emirates Dirham, or AED. If you’re heading straight into the city, the Metro’s Red Line leaves from terminals 1 and 3 straight to Downtown Dubai – there are trains every four minutes in peak time.