When is the best time to visit Dubai?
The best time to travel to Dubai is between November and April, when the temperatures are low enough to get out and explore this incredible city, but high enough to hit the beach. December to February tends to be the most popular time to visit Dubai, which means flight and hotel prices are at their peak. To find cheap flights from Manchester Airport to Dubai, you might want to consider visiting in the summer months, but bear in mind temperatures regularly hit 40°C.
How many flights are there from Manchester Airport to Dubai International Airport a week?
There are around 7,750 weekly flights from Manchester Airport to Dubai International Airport.
Which airlines fly from Manchester Airport to Dubai International Airport?
Emirates fly non-stop from Manchester Airport to Dubai International Airport. Etihad Airways, KLM, Oman Air, British Airways, Turkish Airlines and Air France also operate indirect flights with stopovers.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Dubai International Airport?
Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM and Oman Air usually offer the cheapest fares on these flights.
Can I fly direct from Manchester Airport to Dubai International Airport?
Yes – for direct flights from Manchester to Dubai, fly with Emirates.
How long is the flight from Manchester Airport to Dubai International Airport?
The shortest flight time from Manchester to Dubai is around 7 hours and 10 minutes.
What time should I arrive at Manchester Airport?
You should aim to get to Manchester Airport at least three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, and be ready to go through security at least two hours beforehand.
How do I get to Manchester Airport?
You can travel by train direct to Manchester Airport – the train station is right in the airport campus, so the terminals are easy to walk to. There’s a 24-hour Stagecoach bus service from the city centre to the airport, too. If you’re driving, the airport is next to the M56 and has good links to the M6, M60 and M62. Use the postcode M90 1QX for your Sat Nav.
How do I get into Dubai from Dubai International Airport?
You’ve got a few options when it comes to getting into Dubai city centre – the journey from the airport is only about three miles. To use the Metro, take the Red Line from the airport to Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall or Burj Khalifa. It takes around 25 minutes and costs around 4.20 AED one-way. A taxi is another option if you get here in the early hours of the morning – expect to pay something in the region of 62.50 AED to get to the Downtown area.
Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai?
No, you don’t need to arrange a visa in advance – you’ll get a free, 30-day visit visa if you hold a UK passport.
Flying from Manchester Airport
There are three passenger terminals at Manchester Airport. Emirates flights operate from Terminal 1, so if you’re flying direct to Dubai you’ll be flying from there. Etihad flights set off from the same terminal. You can walk between each terminal easily – there’s a skylink connecting Terminals 1 and 2, which are about a 15-minute walk away from each other. There’s a covered walkway between Terminals 1 and 3, which are only five minutes apart. In terms of facilities, there are plenty of shops in Terminal 1 as well as the Escape Lounge, which you can pre-book. There are Travelex UK currency exchange services in all three airport terminals.
Landing in Dubai International Airport
All international airlines arrive into Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport except Emirates, Qantas and flydubai, which 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. As for onward travel, the Metro’s Red Line leaves from terminals 1 and 3 straight into Downtown Dubai – there are trains every four minutes in peak time.