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Flights to United Arab Emirates in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,131Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$712From Las Vegas to United Arab Emirates
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to United Arab Emirates

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to United Arab Emirates right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to United Arab Emirates at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of United Arab Emirates citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

The United Arab Emirates has restricted the entry of most non-residents. However, there is a separate set of regulations specifically for entering Dubai, which was announced on June 21 and is now in effect for Dubai residents and visitors.

Entry requirements

Travelers must meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE. UAE nationals are exempt from doing the COVID‑19 PCR test prior to departing from the country of origin to Dubai. They will be tested on arrival in Dubai. Traveling to Dubai. Travel requirements for Dubai residents: Depending on travelers' UAE visa, they need to apply to either the GDRFA or ICA for approval to return. Travelers who are Dubai residence visa holders must have return approval from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). Travelers holding a visa from any other emirate outside of Dubai, you must obtain entry permission from the Federal Authority. All passengers arriving to Dubai from any point of origin (including GCC countries) must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Negative COVID-19 certificates must be printed in English or Arabic. No hand written, SMS or digital certificates will be accepted. Children under the age of 12 and passengers with a severe or moderate disability are exempt from the PCR test. The UAE government has specified designated laboratories. All travelers can either use the recommended laboratories in the list or any trusted and certified laboratories in your country of origin to get your COVID‑19 PCR test. However, travelers flying from India, Pakistan or Bangladesh must get their certificate from one of the labs listed in the designated laboratories document to be accepted on the flight. Upon arrival, all travelers must download and register their details on the COVID-19 DXB App (iOS)-(Android). Travelers must have a medical travel insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19 before traveling. Travelers will need to sign a declaration to bear all costs of quarantine and treatment and complete a Health Declaration Form before departure confirming they are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms. Before visitors fly to Dubai, they will also be required to complete a Health Declaration Form and a Quarantine Form. Both forms need to be printed, completed and handed over to Dubai Health Authority staff on arrival. Travelers may also be required to undertake a a further COVID-19 PCR test on arrival in Dubai and will have to isolate pending the result of the COVID-19 PCR test. Passport holders from certain countries including the US, Canada, and the UK may be able to receive a tourist visa on arrival in Dubai, typically valid for 30 days. To see more information on this and other regulations for travel to Dubai, check this page. Traveling to Abu Dhabi: Depending on flight origin, test must be carried out between 48, 72 or 96 hours ahead of flight departure time. Travelers to Abu Dhabi from the 'green' list of countries, regions and territories will be required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to their departure. Traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi: Tourists arriving to Abu Dhabi by land via other emirates, from countries included on the 'green' list will be allowed entry to Abu Dhabi after presenting a negative PCR test, valid for 48 hours. Visitors coming in from other destinations who wish to enter Abu Dhabi through neighboring emirates will need to present a negative COVID-19 test result within 48 hours of receiving the examination, in addition to undergoing a quarantine period in Abu Dhabi if they have been in the UAE for less than 10 days (quarantine period requirement depends on the number of days spent in the UAE prior to entry into Abu Dhabi). Traveling to Sharjah: Travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 96 hours prior to travel. Visitors and tourist must have an international medical insurance and a local UAE Mobile Number starting with 050, 056, 057 or 058 for PCR track and trace purposes. Without a UAE Mobile Number, passengers will not be allowed into the UAE. Telecom providers have booths in the Arrival PCR Testing Zones, so that a UAE SIM Card can be purchased, if needed. Travelers are required to download ALHOSN app.

Quarantine requirements

Stringent entry restrictions remain in place upon arrival at all airports in the UAE which may include, but are not limited to, a Health Authority COVID-19 PCR test on arrival, mandatory quarantine period, usually via self-isolation at a private address if suitable, or a hotel or Government facility, for at least 14 days, and follow up testing before you are able to complete quarantine. Once any quarantine period is complete you must continue to comply with all measures put in place by the UAE authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Abu Dhabi Quarantine Requirements: Travelers from one of the 'green' countries, regions and territories will be exempt from the quarantine period. Upon arrival, they will need to take a second test and self-isolate until the results of this test are received. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. For travelers entering from destinations not on the 'green' list, procedures include the following: Upon arrival to Abu Dhabi, medical authorities will conduct another PCR test after they have are disembarked from their flight. Following the PCR test, travelers will then need to register under the quarantine system. they will be provided with an electronic wristband, which they will need to wear throughout the ten-day quarantine period. The health authorities will evaluate the most appropriate location for their quarantine. This may be their home, a hotel, or accommodation provided by medical authorities. All travelers will need to take a PCR test on day 6 for those staying for 6 days or more, and on day 12 for those staying for 12 days or more. Should they receive a negative result, 10 days after their arrival into Abu Dhabi, the electronic wristband will be removed by medical authorities, and they can finish their quarantine period. Travelers entering Abu Dhabi who have participated in the UAE voluntary COVID19 vaccination program or have participated in the third phase of clinical vaccination research or who have obtained a mark in the ‘Al Hosn App’ are exempt from quarantine on arrival in Abu Dhabi. Sharjah Quarantine Requirements: Travelers will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at Sharjah Airport regardless of their earlier negative report. All incoming travelers are subject to self-isolation at their residence until the results of their PCR test are notified. In case the result is negative, the self-isolation period will end. In case of a positive case of PCR test, the period of medical isolation is 14 days, with travelers or their sponsors bearing the expenses of treatment and isolation.

Transiting rules

Travelers transiting in Dubai from Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK or US are not required to present a COVID‑19 PCR test certificate unless it is mandated by the country of origin or final destination. Travelers transiting in Dubai from Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia or Zimbabwe must have a negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate that is valid for 96 hours from the date of test, as well as any requirements for their final destination. Travelers transiting through Abu Dhabi or Sharjah must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 96 hours before departure of the last direct flight to United Arab Emirates.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for United Arab Emirates flights by month

The cheapest ticket to United Arab Emirates found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$853
February
$888
March
$936
April
$966
May
$1,034
June
$1,179
July
$1,197
August
$1,015
September
$912
October
$859
November
$884
December
$905
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to United Arab Emirates. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to United Arab Emirates?

Average Dubai Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LAS - DXB
Price
$853 - $1,513
DXB
Temperature
75.2 - 105.8 °F
DXB
Rainfall
0 - 0.31 inches
The best time to fly to United Arab Emirates is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. July sees the temperatures in United Arab Emirates peak to their warmest. January tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to United Arab Emirates?

Booking 61 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to United Arab Emirates. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to United Arab Emirates?

The cheapest day to fly to United Arab Emirates is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to United Arab Emirates?

United Arab Emirates flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

When your flight to the United Arab Emirates arrives, you’ll see a place made up of seven emirates (sheikdoms), near Saudi Arabia and Iran, separated by the Persian Gulf. It is the fourth-largest oil producer in the world and one of the Middle East’s most oil-rich countries, making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. But tourists don’t book flights to the United Arab Emirates for oil consumption.

Most people board flights to the United Arab Emirates to bask in its beautiful landscape. Surrounded by mountains and beaches, the United Arab Emirates is a diamond in the rough of Southeast Asia. A cheap flight to the United Arab Emirates means extra money to spend in the flashy city of Dubai. The second-largest emirate in the kingdom, Dubai lures tourists with duty-free shopping and glitzy nightlife.

Flights to the United Arab Emirates are easy to come by and thanks to the renewed tourism interest in the area, the emirates are quickly becoming a destination hot-spot.

How long is the flight to the United Arab Emirates from the US?

Direct flights from the US to the UAE have a flight duration of about 12h 30m for service from New York and about 15h 30 minutes for routes departing from LAX. Indirect flights are available with added travel time, depending on the number of stopovers and their duration. Substantial travel time may be added to some flights, with routes available that can require as much as 28h 5m flight time.

Which cities offer direct flights to the United Arab Emirates from the US?

There are a number of direct flights to the United Arab Emirates from the US, available from almost every major US city and airport. LAX offers nonstop service to Abu Dhabi and Dubai via Emirates and Etihad Air. New York has direct routes to the same cities, with an additional round-trip service on JetBlue to Dubai. Travelers can also fly direct to the UAE from Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, with various United Arab Emirates flight deals offering indirect service for slightly lower fares.

What is the best way to travel around the United Arab Emirates?

The roads in the UAE are well-developed between major cities and towns, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dhaid, and others. Because of traffic and dangerous habits driving can be dangerous for tourists and international visitors. However, taxis and car rental services are plentiful throughout the United Arab Emirates, with car rentals available at most hotels, airports, and malls. There are luxury coach services offering express service between main cities, as well as local buses in various towns and cities that provide hop on, hop off service. Ferries and charter boats are available to the various islands, as well, including the Dubai Ferry and Abra Boats.

What are some things to do in the United Arab Emirates?

Dubai is one of the most popular tourist cities in the country, offering plenty of souks for bargaining and modern stores and malls for those looking to enjoy some international shopping on their trip. There are also stretches of remote beaches all over the country, and visitors can explore the natural islands just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. This country is also home to many mosques and forts of years past, and a number of them are open for visiting during select hours. Check out the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah, which is home to Atlantis the Palm and Aquaventure Waterpark. First-class golfing can be found at Emirates Golf Club and others around Dubai and the rest of the UAE. Travelers can also take a traditional dhow boat cruise from Dubai Creek or Abu Dhabi marina.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the United Arab Emirates?

US citizens that are flying to the United Arab Emirates will need a passport to gain entry to the country upon arrival. Your passport needs to be valid for a minimum of six months past your arrival date and you will need at least one blank page for the entry stamp. The UAE currently does not require US nationals to obtain a visa for stays of less than 30 days, by instead issuing a complimentary visitor visa upon arrival. Those wishing to stay over 30 days will need to apply for an extension. Business and student visas are required.

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What is the climate like in United Arab Emirates?

Winters are warm and summers are hot and humid in the United Arab Emirates. The winter averages a warm 80 F while summer temperatures can reach up to 113 F. Winter nights can drop to 40 F.

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When is the best time to fly to United Arab Emirates?

To maximize time for outdoor activities, book flights to the United Arab Emirates when the weather is pleasant and mild between the months of October and May.

Peak Season: Hot days and sultry evenings reaching 95 degrees F make the fall months the best time to plan flights to the United Arab Emirates. If you prefer to go later, the weather is still warm between November and February, when temperatures toggle back and forth between the 50F and 70F.

Off-peak Season: You won’t see many crowds June through September because of the sweltering summer days, but it’s the best time to find deals on accommodations and cheap flights to the United Arab Emirates.

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What is the best way to travel around United Arab Emirates?

Once your flight to the United Arab Emirates lands, you’ll be itching to see the rest of the country. A few options will get you where you need to go. If you prefer to drive, car-rental companies like Avis, Budget, and Thrifty provide good options for independent United Arab Emirates travel. Since this is an oil-producing country, it’s not surprising that oil is very cheap and accessible. Drive on the right, and watch carefully for other vehicular traffic.

The intercity bus is also a great way to go longer distances. Taxis are plentiful and very inexpensive, and water taxis will get you across the water easily.

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What is good to know if travelling to United Arab Emirates?

  • Al-Ain: While it’s easy to get lost in this town, Al-Ain is worth the fury. The main town of the Buaimi Oasis, it’s heavily influenced by Oman, and has much to offer. The Al-Ain Museum, for example, exhibits life before the oil rush. It also displayed Bedouin jewelry, weaponry, and instruments. Walk a little further and you’ll run into the Buraimi Souk, where fresh fruits and vegetables are for sale in open market stalls. Around the corner is the livestock souk that attracts folks from all over looking for the best sheep and goats available. Think twice about purchasing one of these furry friends: The pilot on your return United Arab Emirates flight may not be pleased with your live carry-on.
  • Diera Gold Souq: Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they also make for a great tourist attraction. If you’re booking flights to the United Arab Emirates with jewelry shopping in mind, the Diera Gold Souk is the ideal spot for gem-gazing. With jewels every color and size imaginable, you can find single stones, Arabian and Indian wedding necklaces, bangles, and head dresses. It’s located near Sikkat al-Khali in Dubai, just look for the wooden lattice work outside.
  • Dubai Museum: For an alternative to shops and beaches, head to the oldest building in the city, located in the Al-Fahidi Fort. Full of social and cultural history, it offers anyone booking flights to the United Arab Emirates a great chance to learn about weaponry, music, dance, commerce, and everyday life for locals. Outside, the Bedouin lifestyle is represented by the vast array of flora and fauna surrounding the grounds.
  • Liwa Oasis: Sand dunes and starry night skies are the norm for the Liwa Oasis. Now a popular weekend getaway for locals, the area also attracts vacationers booking flights to the United Arab Emirates. Beautiful horizons and grazing camels add to the scenery of village and farm lands that stretch for more than 90 miles.

 

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How popular are flights to United Arab Emirates this year?

Flights to United Arab Emirates have seen a 41% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

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