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Dubai to London flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Dubai and London take, on average, 8 h and 56 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Dubai with London found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Dubai International Airport is the departure airport operating flights between Dubai and London
Arriving AirportFlights departing Dubai with London as destination arrives at Heathrow

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Departure Fri, 05 Nov Return Sun, 14 Nov
DXB Dubai
LON London
return from £151
Departure Mon, 15 Nov Return Wed, 17 Nov
DXB Dubai
LON London
return from £165
Flight route information
Find out further information on Dubai and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Local, one-way ticket

Trains are 180% more expensive in London than in Dubai.

Mid-priced restaurant

The average meal is 120% more expensive in London than in Dubai.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 30% more expensive in London than in Dubai.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in London is 19% cheaper than in Dubai.

Dubai airports
  • ( Dubai International Airport (DXB)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
  • ( Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
    How far from city centre: 20 miles
  • ( Jebel Ali Free Zone (ZJF)
    How far from city centre: 10 miles
  • ( Minhad Ab (NHD)
    How far from city centre: 31 miles
  • ( Dubai Creek Spb (DCG)
    How far from city centre: 12 miles
  • ( Al Maktoum International (DWC)
    How far from city centre: 13 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 3405 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Dubai to London

How long is the flight from Dubai to London?

A direct flight departing from Dubai to London takes approximately 7 hours to cover the 3405 miles distance. The fastest connecting flight from Dubai to London usually takes 10 hours. However, some flight duration could take up to 33 hours depending on the layover destination and flight path. The most environmentally sustainable way to fly is with a direct flight.

What are the most common stopovers?

The most common stopovers for flight departures from Dubai to London include Hamad International Airport (DOH), Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW).

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Dubai?

You need a visa and valid passport for travelling to London from Dubai. This visa allows you to stay in the UK for up to six months.

Is there a time change from Dubai to London?

The time zone in Dubai is Gulf Standard Time (GST). Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Dubai. Gulf Standard Time is 4 hours ahead of London's Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Which airlines fly from Dubai to London

Several leading airlines provide passenger services from Dubai to London. These include:

  • Emirates Airline, the largest airline in the Middle East.
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost airline in Norway.
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey's national air operator.
  • Ukraine Intl Airlines, a leading carrier airline in Ukraine.
  • British Airways, one of UK's largest air operators.
  • Virgin Atlantic, a leading airline in the UK.

How to find cheap flights from Dubai to London

Whether you are on a quick trip or relaxing holidays with your loved ones, you will find the best deals on flight tickets from Dubai to London with Opodo. Just enter your travel details in Opodo's speedy search engine, and it will provide you with a large number of search results featuring discounted airfares on international and domestic flights to London from the top airlines. The search results will give you lots of options including schedules, prices, airports, and airlines to help you choose the perfect flight for your trips. Alternatively, you can discover the cheapest day to travel if you are flexible on journey dates.

When are the best times to fly from Dubai to London

  • March is the beginning of spring in the UK, and a great time to enjoy city breaks in London. During spring, you will find fabulous weather and longer daylight hours, perfect for spending time in the city's beautiful parks and gardens or shopping districts.
  • August is the prime travel season in London, and one of the most popular times to fly to the city. During this month, you will experience hot weather that's excellent for outdoor activities. You can also enjoy various music festivals during this time of the year.
  • January and February are considered the cheapest time to go to London, with clear blue skies, lesser crowds and shorter queues for various attractions. A West End show or a Museum tour are perfect winter activites in London. During these months, you will get off-season deals on accommodation, flights, and attractions.

Airports in Dubai

Dubai has one major airport offering flight services to London: Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Useful information about Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports and located about 3 miles from the city centre.

How to get to the airport:

  • By metro – frequent services, travel time is around 24 minutes.
  • By bus – runs at regular intervals, journey time is approximately 1.15 hours.
  • By taxi – takes about 15 minutes to reach the airport.

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, open-air garden areas, duty-free shops, gym, spa, cash points, and a wide range of eating outlets.

Airports in London

London has two major airports offering flight services to Dubai: London Heathrow Airport (LHR), and London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

Useful information about London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is located about 14 miles south-west of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train – Heathrow Express takes you to the city centre in 15 minutes.
  • By coach – frequent services; journey time varies between 35 to 70 minutes.
  • By taxi – the drive is about an hour.
  • By tube – Piccadilly Line

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, medical assistance, child care, business lounges, duty-free shops, banks, cafés, and restaurants.

Useful information about London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is situated 25 miles south of the city centre.

How to get from the airport to the city:

  • By train – 30 minutes to London Victoria station.
  • By coach – frequent services; journey time is around 60 minutes.
  • By taxi – travel time varies between 60 to 90 minutes.

Services: open 24/7, Wi-Fi access, baby care, business facilities, duty-free shops, forex services, cash points, several restaurants, and cafés.

What to do and visit in London

  • Take a tour of the architectural masterpieces like the imposing Buckingham Palace and the Kensington Palace.
  • Don't miss the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery or the Tate Museum of Modern Art.
  • Take a boat cruise on the River Thames to admire the panoramic views of London.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Dubai to London

😷 Is it safe to travel from Dubai to London during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Dubai. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Dubai to London at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Dubai to London is 151£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to Dubai?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 27% more expensive than Dubai, with a fare of 2.37 GBP, while train tickets costs 183% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 0.99 GBP in Dubai. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 116% more than the 6.93 GBP in Dubai. The price of the coffee is around 19% cheaper in London, with an average of 2.99 GBP, while in Dubai the coffee costs 3.67 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Dubai to London?
The most popular months to book a trip from Dubai to London are April, November and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Dubai to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Dubai depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, April is the top 1º month to fly to London from Dubai in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and May. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, February, October and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Dubai -  London.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Dubai to London?
The total flight time between Dubai and London is of around 08:56 hours on average, considering an average distance of 5,947 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🛄 Which airports have flights between Dubai and London?
The main airport route flying between Dubai and London is: Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Gatwick (LGW). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Emirates.
  • Qantas Airways.
  • Alternatively, you can find Dubai - London flights between Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Stansted (STN) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Emirates.
Airlines with indirect flights from Dubai to London are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Dubai to London are:
  • Gulf Air, stoping in Bahrain for 85 minutes minimun.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with 70 minutes scale in Istanbul.
  • Pegasus Airlines, with 70 minutes scale in Istanbul.

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Date 2020-02-26 Age 51-70 City Uganda


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Date 2019-03-09 Age 31-50 City Uk


5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-28 Age 51-70 City Scotland

Not much choice on moves because I traveled 3 months and everything was same

4.0 /5
the organiser
Date 2020-02-14 Age Over 70 City London

Everything was fine

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5.0 /5
Date 2019-02-15 Age 31-50 City United kingdom

Nice airport

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Date 2019-11-24 Age 51-70 City London


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Date 2019-02-20 Age 51-70 City Scotland

No drinking water stand pipe.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-08-05 Age 51-70 City Salisbury

No issues

4.0 /5
Date 2019-03-25 Age 31-50 City London

T3 is not as nice and modern as the other LHR Terminals

4.0 /5
Date 2018-03-24 Age 31-50 City Uk

Very busy

4.0 /5
Date 2019-02-28 Age 51-70 City Uk

So far between arrivals gates and passport control - difficult for older passengers not requiring assistance

3.0 /5
Date 2018-05-02 Age 51-70 City UK

Not enough seating

3.0 /5
Date 2019-03-01 Age 51-70 City UK

Never used Heathrow...wont again

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I do not have one
Date 2018-04-23 Age Over 70 City England

Very poor comparison with Terminal 3 Dubai plus the dreary worn out look to the link with trains/underground

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Reviews: 14
5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-09 Age 31-50 City UK

Swift quick overall all formalities done in 30 minutes

5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-28 Age 51-70 City Uk

Very easy transfer well sign posted

5.0 /5
Date 2019-07-20 Age 31-50 City Uk

Good but dissatisfaction on luggage issue

5.0 /5
Date 2019-03-23 Age 31-50 City

forcing people to walk in circles through the shops on your way to the plane is not right. you have to fight through people standing around shopping when you're in a hurry to catch your flight.

5.0 /5
Date 2019-06-20 Age 51-70 City South wales

Too far

5.0 /5
Date 2019-04-17 Age 51-70 City Somerset

Easy to get around

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Wilson (pickett)
Date 2019-01-30 Age Over 70 City London

The Dubai airports clean and Morden but such a rush and distant between flight access

4.0 /5
Date 2019-05-11 Age 51-70 City Maidstone

Good but needs more restaurant choice and space.

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Mrs Lime
Date 2019-02-27 Age 51-70 City Kent

Airport was fine

4.0 /5
Date 2019-12-17 Age Over 70 City Kent,UK

Duty free white wine selection is appealing, no Sauvignon Blanc which is a very popular. Mainly Red wines on sale. Used to be much better.

3.0 /5
Date 2018-05-14 Age 51-70 City UK

Lots of passengers but manageable

3.0 /5
Date 2019-02-07 Age 51-70 City Leicester

Tired and lacking seating for waiting passenger pre check-in

3.0 /5
Date 2018-04-30 Age 31-50 City UK

Signage not clear. Not enough seats.

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Date 2018-12-11 Age 31-50 City Worthing

You now have to pay to be picked up and the pick up point is badly sign posted. You now get picked up from the short stay car park.

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