Flights from Birmingham to Dubai

Birmingham to Dubai

  • £240 was the cheapest return price from Birmingham to Dubai last month
  • The average flight time from Birmingham to Dubai is 7h 55min
  • Birmingham to Dubai is 3,485 miles
  • There are 22 flights a week from Birmingham to Dubai
  • The most popular airline flying from Birmingham to Dubai last month was Emirates
  • 1 airline flies direct from Birmingham to Dubai

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Flights from Birmingham to Dubai

This information is correct as of December 2015

Airlines that fly from Birmingham to Dubai

Emirates are the only airline providing direct flights from Birmingham to Dubai. A number of other airlines provide flights from Birmingham to Dubai with one stopover. These include KLM, which stops in Amsterdam, Air France, which stops at Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Lufthansa, which stops in Frankfurt.

Terminal Information

Birmingham Airport

Passengers are advised to arrive at least 3 hours before their scheduled flight departure time and it’s a good idea to leave extra time if you’re planning to park at the airport. Birmingham Airport has just one terminal.

You can buy a priority pass to speed your journey through security. They are available online in advance or from self-service kiosks outside the security area. Once you’re through to the departures lounge, there’s a great selection of bars, cafés and shops. Holiday essentials can be purchased at WHSmith, Boots or Dixons Travel and, for food, there’s Burger King, Frankie and Bennie’s and a Wetherspoon pub, to name but a few. Passengers will also find a duty free store and a currency exchange.

There are also two premium lounges to choose from. At both Aspire Lounge and No. 1 Lounge you’ll find free Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drink and a quiet space in which to spend the time before your flight.

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport is located 4.6km east of Dubai city. It has three main terminals with Emirates and Qantas flights arriving to Terminal 3 and all other international airlines arriving to Terminal 1. If you need to travel between terminals, there’s a free 24 hour shuttle bus service. Passengers travelling between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 can also use the metro.  

All terminals have an official taxi rank where you’ll find taxis waiting 24 hours a day, every day of the week. There’s a surcharge of AED20.00 on journeys from the airport. You can also get from the airport to the city centre on the metro, which offers very affordable ticket options. There are metro stations in both Terminal 1 and 3 and just two lines to choose from, making navigation on the network easy. Please note when boarding the metro, the front carriage is reserved as first class and there is also a carriage reserved for women and children only.

Other transport options from the airport include local buses and a selection of car hire companies. Avis, Budget, Hertz, Payless, National, Sixt and Thrifty as well as some local providers all have desks inside the terminal buildings.

Practical Information

Visitors to the UAE require a visa. However, if you’re a British citizen, you can get a 30 day visa when you arrive in Dubai. If you’re planning a longer trip, you can extend your visa for another 30 days once inside the country.

What to Expect in Dubai

Dubai enjoys a sub-tropical climate, split into two seasons. Summer lasts from April until October and brings high temperatures and humidity to the city. From June to October, temperatures can reach highs of up to 40°c. Winter months are cooler and rainier with January and February the wettest months. Average temperatures throughout winter are still relatively warm at around 25°c.

Prices in Dubai are considerably cheaper than in Birmingham, although tourist resorts are likely to charge more than standard local prices. You can find a mid-range meal for two for around AED150.00 (£27.00). Alcohol is more expensive in Dubai than in Birmingham but taxi or public transport travel is much cheaper.

Dubai is four hours ahead of the UK.

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