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Flight information Christchurch to Dubai

Cheapest return price last month


Direct airlines


Average flight time, total distance 14066 kilometres

19h 30min

Most popular airline last month


Dubai, Dubai Al Maktoum International, Dubai Creek SPB and Jebel Ali SPB

4 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 4 airports in Dubai: Dubai, Dubai Al Maktoum International, Dubai Creek SPB, and Jebel Ali SPB.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Christchurch to Dubai is $1,424. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
19h 30min is the average flight time from Christchurch to Dubai.
There are no airlines that fly directly from Christchurch to Dubai.

Which airlines fly from Christchurch to Dubai?

You can't take a direct flight from Christchurch to Dubai, but you can get there with just 1 stop in-between.

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines change over to other airlines on this route, or you can fly all the way with:

Is there a time difference between Christchurch and Dubai?

Yes. Dubai is 8 hours behind Christchurch in the New Zealand winter and 9 hours behind in the summer.

What is the weather like in Dubai?

Dubai is warmer than Christchurch all year round, with even its coolest month (January) being warmer than the Christchurch summer at 20°C. Temperatures often exceed 40°C in July and August.

It hardly ever rains in Dubai, but it's possible from December to March.

How expensive is Dubai?

Dubai has a reputation for extravagance, but it caters for travellers on budgets too. The biggest difference is alcohol, which is more expensive in the UAE. The local currency is the dirham.



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Essential travel information for Dubai

You'll receive a visa on arrival in Dubai that's good for 30 days.

Dubai is considered a safe destination, but you should still check the latest travel warnings when planning your trip.

The tap water in Dubai may not be safe to drink. Make sure you drink plenty of bottled water to avoid dehydration.

Departing from Christchurch

Christchurch Airport (CHC) is 11km from the city centre and has 1 terminal for all flights. Check-in counters (and self check-in kiosks) for all airlines are on the ground floor of the terminal, after which you head upstairs for the departure gates and most of the restaurants and shops.

You should get to the airport 3 hours before an international flight. You can spend that time browsing the duty-free stores, getting something to eat and drink or checking out the amusements. The airport also offers unlimited free Wi-Fi.

Arriving in Dubai

Dubai Airport (DXB) handles more international flights than any other airport. International flights arrive at Terminals 1 and 3, which are connected by walkways. If you connected with a flight in a nearby country, it may arrive at Terminal 2.

You can get from the airport to the city by metro (6 dirham), bus (15 dirham) or taxi (120-140 dirham). You can also hire a car. Driving takes 30 minutes in normal traffic, but bus journeys can take up to 90 minutes.

Dubai's 2nd airport, Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), opened in 2010. However, few airlines currently use this facility.

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Please note: all information is correct as of December, 2017.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.