Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manchester to Dubai
Emirates and Qantas Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Manchester to Dubai. Confirm policies on booking site.
Emirates is the only airline that offers direct departures from Manchester to Dubai, with several services available every day. If you are willing to include a stopover, you will find several other carriers servicing the route, including British Airways, Etihad, KLM and Lufthansa, the majority of which will stop in a European city like Amsterdam, Frankfurt or Paris.
Manchester Airport is very child-friendly, especially Terminal 1 (where most flights from Manchester to Dubai depart from). Breastfeeding mothers can make use of the new nursing room and benefit from fast-track security if they have a child in a stroller, while Boots chemist offers a baby milk ordering service in all terminals. For slightly older children who need to let off some steam, a play area is available airside in Terminal 2.
Dubai Airport is large and well equipped to entertain transiting passengers. The G-Force Health Club in Terminal 3 can be accessed for a day fee and offers a gym, pool, jacuzzi and steam room. Numerous shopping and dining opportunities are available or you can pamper yourself at one of numerous branches of Be Relax and Timeless Spa. Finally, for those travelling on Emirates with a very long stopover, the "Dubai Connect" service can arrange accommodation, meals and transportation into the city.
Dubai Airport is connected to the city centre by metro, with trains departing roughly every 10min. Depending on your final destination, you may need to take a connecting bus or taxi, so it might actually be quickest to just take a taxi from the airport. Official metered cabs are cream-coloured (those with a pink trim have a female driver) and available outside each terminal exit.
Car hire is very straightforward at Dubai Airport, with numerous international and local firms represented. As not all of them are to be found in each terminal, it is worth checking where your flight will be landing before making an advance reservation.
The average direct flight takes 11h 00m, covering a distance of 3514 miles.
There are usually 9 direct flights each day leaving Manchester in the direction of Dubai, for a total of 64 flights weekly.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Manchester to Dubai, look for departures on Tuesdays and avoid leaving on a Wednesday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Dubai, Friday is the cheapest day to fly and Thursday is the most expensive.
Manchester airport is called Manchester and the only airport in Dubai is Dubai Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"Due to the death of my uncle I was unable to take this flight. I called AA repeatedly for 4 hours to tell them I was unable to take flight. I was placed on hold and told I would be called by an agent. By the time the agent from American Airlines called it was 3 min before the flight was due to take off. The agent told me they could not help me and that I needed to contact Kayak regarding booking. I did this straight away but the Kayak agent could not get ahold of AA prior to the flight departing and my entire reservation was cancelled which cancelled my return journey ticket home from London to Los Angeles. The ticket cost $2400 and I tried for 17 days to remedy this issue with kayak."
Pros: "Crew was courteous and friendly."
Cons: "Flight left late from London."
Cons: "No ability to secure seats online despite Aer Lingus stating on line that you can choose seats up to 72 hours prior to the fight. Terrible customer service cramped planes food not great! 72"
Pros: "Good legroom, comfortable seat and great entertainment to keep me occupied for the 10 plus hours."
Cons: "Security at Heathrow -slow!!!"
Pros: "they got me to LA"
Cons: "food and drink not served for 2 h ours / flight delayed 1hr 45 mins, no choice of meal it was a take it or leave it offer, ice lolly served 2 hours after food and horrid snack before landing - on a 10.5 hour flight not good enough, I will consider another airline next time I go. 3 trips a yr"
Cons: "Crews service"
Pros: "The Dubai Red-Eye. Crew always ready with more fluids through the flight.... only proviso... being able to walk disembarking....."
Cons: "Once again BA lost my luggage from my connecting flight. Twice in a week and a half."
Pros: "Good crew; no more or less better seating than other airlines we have used to the UK."
Cons: "I didnt like the fact that we had to pay for a cup of tea. Surely that should be complimentary."
Pros: "On time depature"
Cons: "Little amount of snacks available Small quantity of food for the meal"
Cons: "My mother needed assistance with the disable wheelchair and was given one but the staff that was meant to wheel her into the flight abandoned her and she almost missed her flight."
Pros: "Crew was great. Accommodating and welcoming."
Cons: "Food quality could have been better. Snack was very poor before landing."
Cons: "Inept staff throughout at Heathrow. Sat on the plane for half an hour while they located someone ‘qualified to open the door’."
Pros: "Champagne and hot face clothes to greet us. Perks of Economy premium were lovely"
Cons: "Quality of movies was not A.+"
Cons: "Flight delayed an hour from NICE and connection at Manchester was badly handled by BA and missed connection. With no refund or hotel or alternate flight offered. Total failure. Am now stuck. And very upset"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Arrived pm from manchester stayed in hotel at heathrow to fly out following day to Basel at 8am. BA would not check bag all way through. Seems they only do this at Gatwick. Poor service from Heathrow/BA"
Pros: "Comfortable and clean flight, only 35 minutes."
Pros: "New plane. Good leg room. Good service overall."
Pros: "The flight was able to board early and arrive early. Very friendly service, enjoyable flight."
Pros: "As a British citizen living in the US, I have always rated the quality of the service BA has given"
Cons: "Flight was delayed from Manchester to Heathrow by 30mins. OK understandable. On arrival to Heathrow we sat on the tarmac for an hour and a half as apparently there was not enough staff to connect the plane to the gate.The computers to tell us where our connecting flights were down so they could not tell us which gate to go to. When we finally disembarked, I was not allowed to my gate despite it being in the same terminal and having 40 mins to go.I was directed to a BA desk to get another flight. After 15mins waiting here the staff were rude and announced they would be closing. I finally was directed to departures to be told the only option was the same time tomorrow."
Pros: "The website would not allow me to enter my passport details as I have PR status. As a result I could not select a seat of choice. it would be much better if PR details could be added when passport info is not accepted. The flight was fine"
Cons: "- bad airplane - cramped - bad food and not even available on all legs"
Pros: "I was traveling by British airways flight BA271 on 13 December 2017. The plane is old but comfortable. I was looking for USB pots I can't find it. Helpful crew and flight comfortable and landing was perfect. British always need to improve. Thanks"
Cons: "Flight was too long to reach Las Vegas"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful"
Cons: "Since it was British Air, we would have had to pay $800 total to get seat assignments in advance. Because I refused to pay this exorbitant amount, my wife and I got whatever seats were leftover as assigned by BA's computer. As it was, there computer was all screwed up and we couldn't see our seat assignments or check in online and had to do that at the airport. Others reported getting tangled up with BA's computer system."
Pros: "This flight did not get me to my Austin flight"
Pros: "My flight from Manchester was delayed so I missed my direct flight to bahrain and change of flight to deferent distantion other than my original and arrived to Bahrain next day"
Cons: "It was very cold! Too much air conditioning."
Pros: "Flight on time, good crew."
Cons: "Legroom in Club Europe is poor, seating in the front rows should not have been densified so much."
Pros: "This short flight had no food. I guess that is acceptable"
Cons: "I was hungry but there was nothing to eat"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The wheelchair I had ordered was also on time and handled well. There was a wheelchair waiting for me when I got off the plane and someone helped with our luggage."
Cons: "I paid two pounds for a cup of tea that was not very hot. I couldn't use money and as my credit and debit cards were visa, the machine would not accept them. I think that giving your customers a.free drink would not break the company!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Punctual on time"
Cons: "A measly bar for breakfast, even Michael O Leary would laugh at that."
Pros: "OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS MADE DIFFICULT AT BEST"
Cons: "INITIAL FLIGHT TO LONDON CANCELLED ONLY HOURS BEFORE FLIGHT...MANCHESTER FLIGHT WAS LATE TO HEATHROW WAS LATE,THEREFORE MISSED FLIGHT TO L.A. AND HAD TO STAY IN LONDON...LASTLY,I HAD UPGRADED MY SEATS TO MAKE MAKES WIFE'S FIRST OVERSEAS TRIP COMFORTABLE....WE WERE SEATED IN BACK OF PLANE...WILL REQUEST MY SEAT MONEY FOR ROUND TRIP BACK..."
Cons: "No seats in gate area. Had to line up in the hall. Manchester terminal 3 is a dump."
Pros: "Pleasant efficient staff. Flight on time"
Pros: "I liked the demeanor of the crew that I interacted with and I appreciated the updates from the pilot since we were delayed into London and I had a quick connection."
Cons: "The breakfast option ran out by the time the crew got to me in the middle of the plane. The delay was nerve-wracking with the very close connection to my international flight."
Pros: "nothing the plane got delayed four times with no warning and then got cancelled when we all got lined up at the gate for the plane (we stood in line for 15 MINUTES BEFORE ANYONE TOLD US SHIT)"
Cons: "I didn't like that the plane got cancelled after hours of sitting in the airport, I didn't like the lack of communication between British airways staff and (would be) passengers, I didn't like that it would've taken me literally three hours to speak to a representative, and I am going to get a refund. I ended up taking an 80 pound train to London that took two and a half hours, and I expect the airway to pay for that too. This was bullshit and I hate this shirt air line."
Pros: "The pilot communjcated very well and was able to keep passengers calm during the heavy turbulence."
Cons: "I was only allowed ONE free bag for an international flight??? Totally unheard of. This was my first time flying BA and it will certainly be my last. For a 12hr flight, we were only fed ONCE! And only had very old movies to watch"
Cons: "We reserved for passenger in Business class From Dubai to London to Dubai . But From London to Dubai BA offered passenger Economy class the passenger reserved business class but they put him in Economy and the reason they said the flight is over booked. The passenger has heart problem and knee problem we reserved for him in business class to assure he will get the maximum care but in despite of his health conditions and in despite that he reserved in business class they put him in economy class"
Cons: "The plane was all ready to go, but it had no fuel. We were delayed by 30+ minutes while they found someone to fuel it up, and then it took forever to take off. I almost missed my connection in Heathrow and my bad didn't make it!"
Pros: "No delays, good quality seating and service"
Cons: "The change to a packet of crisps or nuts instead of a snack."
Pros: "Boarding at Heathrow is crazy lacks discipline"
Cons: "Boarding and grumpy staff"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Entertainment system did not work. We asked the stewardess to reset it three times, which was done each time, but was still not working. Seats could have been bigger."
Pros: "Much more comfortable and leg space than the 747-400 long distance flight!"
Cons: "Manchester Airport waiting area."
Pros: "Bumped from business class at boarding on one leg Really ticked off. Received a lousy $250.pp credt (fare was over $12,000.00 total. Thanks British Air! But have to say, the business air on the rest of the trip was super. Do not trust BA when they want to assign seats @ terminal! Attempts for help were useless."
Pros: "love the new screens on that 747. Bigger and easier to use. And still going while the plane lands. I watched the end of my movie just as we touched down. Premium economy seats are very comfortable Take off was on time, landing was 10 mins late. The queue for passport control was not so nice though. It took 95 minutes!"
Cons: "The crew serving my section was a bit dipsy. Promised to find a cheese sandwhich as her trolley ran out and just never brought me any. As for the classic beef or chicken, she ran out of that too and just said here is your beef."
Airlines flying from Manchester to Dubai have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Manchester to Dubai
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Manchester to Dubai
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Manchester to Dubai
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Manchester to Dubai
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Manchester to Dubai
Cheapest flights to Dubai from Manchester found in 2021