Cheap Flights from Manchester to Dubai

Flight information Manchester to Dubai

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Average flight time, total distance 3517 miles

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Dubai and Dubai Creek SPB

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Dubai Hotels

Atlantis The Palm


Jumeirah Beach Hotel


Palace Downtown


Airlines that fly from Manchester to Dubai

Emirates is the only airline offering direct flights from Manchester to Dubai. Other airlines providing flights with just one stop include KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss Air, Air France and Turkish Airlines.

Terminal Information

Manchester Airport

There are three terminals at Manchester Airport. Emirates flights leave from Terminal 3. Air France and KLM flights also leave from Terminal 3. Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa all leave from Terminal 1. It is advised that you arrive at Manchester Airport at least three hours before your flight to Dubai is scheduled to depart.

Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 offer a Fast Track option for passing through security. Passengers can buy a pass at kiosks located outside the security area. They are then able to use the shorter Fast Track queue.

Terminal 1 is the bigger of the terminals. Passengers will find a range of shops including Biza duty free, Fat Face, WHSmith, Monsoon and a Travelex currency exchange. There is also a variety of food outlets on offer including Giraffe, Starbucks, Café Balzar and The Grain Loft bar and restaurant. Although it’s smaller, Terminal 3 still has plenty of facilities for passengers. There’s Costa Coffee, Pork & Pickle restaurant and Trattoria Milano for food, and Accessorize, Boots, Dixons and WHSmith for holiday essentials.

Both terminals also offer the option of premium lounges, available for a fee. Passengers are treated to complimentary food and refreshments and a quiet space in which to spend the time before their flight.

Dubai International Airport

Dubai Airport is located 4.6 kilometres east of Dubai. The majority of international flights to Dubai arrive to Terminal 1. Emirates, however, is one of the few international airlines which arrives to Terminal 3.

After passing through security and baggage reclaim, passengers in Terminal 1 will find a currency exchange, ATM and ground transportation options including car hire. In Terminal 3, there’s an information desk as well as the same transportation and car hire options.

If you’re planning to hire a car from Dubai Airport, you’ll find Avis, Budget, Diamond Lease, Hertz, National, Dollar, Europcar, Thrifty, Payless and Sixt car hire companies based in both terminals.

Other transport from the airport includes taxis, which can be found 24 hours a day in the rank outside each terminal, local buses or the metro service. Metro trains run from both Terminals 1 and 3 and leave for the city centre every 10 minutes. Be aware when boarding the metro that the front carriage is “gold class” and requires a premium ticket and there will also be a carriage reserved exclusively for women and children.

Practical Information

British nationals can get a 30 day visa upon arrival in Dubai. This is free of charge. If you wish to extend your stay by another 30 days, you’ll need to visit an immigration office within the UAE.

What to Expect in Dubai

Dubai is a hot destination at any time of year. Temperatures reach their peak from June to October when highs of 40°c or more are common. Winter in Dubai falls between January and March. These are the wettest months of the year although temperatures still tend to remain in the mid-twenties and rainfall is minimal compared to that of Manchester.

Prices in Dubai are generally much cheaper than they are in Manchester. The cost of taxis, public transport and eating out is likely to come as a pleasant surprise. However, whilst a mid-range meal for two is relatively cheap, alcohol is very expensive, sometimes twice the price you’d pay in Manchester.

Dubai is three hours ahead of the UK.

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