Cheap flights to Dubai International Airport (DBX), United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Airport (DBX) is the city’s main airport and considered the world’s busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. It has three passenger terminals, one cargo terminal, two parallel runways, and a flower centre.
Terminal 1 is used by major airlines for long-haul flights. Terminal 2 is mainly for regional flights and low-cost carriers. Terminal 3 is the most luxurious and currently the world's largest airport terminal, exclusive only to Emirates and Qantas flights.
Taxi is the most common transport from the airport to the city centre which is about ten minutes away. Regular taxi rate is AED15 (RM17) per 15 minutes. You may also check out Skyscanner airport transfers for an airport-to-door transfer service.
Airlines that fly to Dubai International Airport (DBX)
Several airlines offer direct and cheap flights to Dubai including Malaysia Airlines and Emirates. Air tickets to Dubai may also be booked from AirAsia, SriLankan Airlines, Oman Air, Thai Airways, and Indigo.
Travelling to Dubai
Best time to visit Dubai
Dubai has a warm and sunny climate with two main seasons: summer and winter. Summer lasts from April to October and is usually very hot and humid. If you hate the heat, don’t book your Dubai flights in summer. Instead, opt for the generally pleasant winter season, from the last week of October until early April. Some of the grandest Dubai events such as Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai World Cup and Dubai International Boat Show also happen during the winter season. So if you’re looking to join in the fun, time your Dubai flights during these events.
But if you’re looking to cut costs, travelling during the summer period might be good for you. It is easier to score cheap flights to Dubai, and the hotel rates could also drop at this time. However, prepare to sweat a lot as the temperature could rise up to 30 degrees Celsius.
Things to do in Dubai
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. With its futuristic architecture, luxurious shopping establishments and grandiose attractions, it is one of the world’s most coveted travel destinations.
What’s a trip to Dubai without visiting Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world at 829.8 metres high. Go up the 148th floor and stand on the world’s highest outdoor observation deck whilst taking in the stunning bird’s eye view of Dubai. Entrance tickets may vary depending on the level. The top level costs AED135 (RM152) while the top sky level costs AED370 (RM417).
To get there, you can take the Dubai Metro Red Line to Burj Khalifa Station. The skyscraper is just next to the Dubai Mall, the world largest shopping mall with over a thousand shops. While you’re in the area, why not visit this shopping paradise as well?
Take the opportunity to see the beach side of Dubai by going to Jumeirah Beach, a public beach just in front of the world’s seven-star hotel, Burj Al-Arab. Enjoy the soft white sand and the luxurious beach vibe here for free!
Dubai travel budget
On average, a stay in a hotel in Dubai costs around AED40.5 (RM46) for one night, and meals for one day costs around AED21.45 (MYR24) per person. To save money, it’s best to purchase the NOL card to access the city’s public transportation. And, use Skyscanner to sieve through Dubai flights so you’ll find cheap flight tickets to Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian passport holders enjoy a 30-day visa on arrival in Dubai. This visa is issued for free upon arrival in any checkpoint in the United Arab Emirates. To be eligible for one, all you need is your valid Malaysian passport and your booked Dubai flights.
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Information is accurate as of 19 April 2019.
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