Dubai is one of the best cities to visit in the world. With its amazing, breath-taking landscapes and beautiful architecture, it has become a home away from home for many people who often visit Dubai. But how much does it cost to go to Dubai? There are so many different factors that can affect your trip or vacation there. This article covers all the Dubai costs that you can expect to come across.


You have several airlines to visit Dubai. Airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Air Arabia offer competitive prices, so it depends on when you book your tickets to manage your travel budget. But as a rule of thumb, the earlier you book your tickets, the cheaper they will be.

Average flight costs to Dubai International Airport (DXB) range from $722 to $1,105 per person for economy flights if you are looking for the cheapest trip. The first-class fare ranges between $2,266 to $3,467.

If you are coming from North America, the average travel cost is $900. The average flight cost comes down to $600 to $700 from Asia, Europe, or Africa. The flights from the Middle East are not that expensive.


Several hotels in Dubai offer different packages. If you're looking for Best Hotels in Dubai, W Hotel is the place to be. It offers a 5-star experience at a 4-star price. For a cheaper rate and a more basic stay, Days Hotel near Bur Juman can be an option. So, depending on your budget and your choice, you have a variety of hotels to choose from.

The average hotel price in Dubai varies from $35 to $105 per night. And if we talk about the nightlife of Dubai, the clubbing in Dubai costs you around minimum $800 with as high as $2200. Check out our exclusive list of Best Nightclubs in Dubai.

Spots like Marina/Jumeirah beach residence and Downtown Dubai have many popular hotels. To ease you with the choice of hotels according to your budgets, we have listed three categories of hotels for you:

Luxury Hotels

  W Dubai

  Four Season Jumeriah Beach

  Park Hyatt Beach Resort


  Coral Dubai Deira

  Crystal Plaza Hotel

  Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport


  Four Points by Sheraton

  Rove Downtown

  Steigenberger Hotel


With various restaurants to choose from in Dubai, food can be one of the most expensive costs on your trip there. If you want to save money and opt for a cheaper meal at local restaurants, places like Mubasher Cafeteria offer decent food prices. If you're looking for a gourmet meal, several other options are available.

Generally speaking, your daily food costs in Dubai will be around $50-70 per person. Alcohol is also expensive, so if you want to save on this cost, try to have only 1 or 2 drinks a day instead of going all out. Of course, depending on your appetite, your daily food costs can range from $30 to $200.

Public Transportation:

For the most part, public transportation is quite cheap in Dubai. There are several modes of transport that you can choose from depending on what suits you best. You can take taxis, bus or even train but if you want comfort and ease\

Dubai has a strong network of local transportation.

The two lines: Red Line and Green Line metros, are the most significant transportation in Dubai. The red line runs above the Sheikh Zayed and reaches the airport. Take the Greenline to reach Al Karama, Al Rigga, and Al Raffa.

You have to buy the NoI card as Dubai metro doesn't accept cash. You have to pay the fare based on how many zones you want to visit. For one zone, the pay is for 4 Dirhams. For two zones, it is 6 Dhirams, and for 3+ zones, you need to pay 8.50 Dirhams.

To reach the Dubai marina, you must board a tram costing you 4 Dirhams. Going to Palm Jumeirah may cost you 20 Dirhams as a one-way ticket and 30 Dhirams as a 2-way ticket.

Local Uber - Careem, Taxi, and Uber are other popular choices for tourists to explore Dubai. The roughly estimated average travel price via taxi in Dubai is 75 cents, and most of the places in Dubai are accessible within a 30 minutes ride across the city.

Taking a taxi for your day tour may cost you around $50 per day.

Attractions in Dubai

Some of the beaches like Jumeirah Beach and Dubai fountain are counted among the free attractions in Dubai. Yet, you are required to pay for the Best things to do in Dubai. Starting with Burj Khalifa, you need to pay around $40 to reach the 124 & 125th levels of Burj Khalifa. Reaching the world's highest lounge at the level of 152, 153, and 154, you have to pay around $168.

A desert safari tour and an Abu Dhabi city tour cost you around $70. Other considerable attractions as the Dubai Marina board tour, tour at Ski Dubai, Lego World Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa Observation Deck, Aqua venture water park, etc., costs you high.

Average cost trip to Dubai

An estimated week costs in Dubai around US$2,850. If you are looking for a destination worthy of every penny you spend, Dubai is surely on the top list of your dream destinations.

Can You Visit Dubai on a Budget?

Yes, you can! There are plenty of Dubai hotels in Sharjah and Deira which offer affordable stays. Cutting down on hotel costs largely helps in cutting down your own travel budget. You can find cheap food and use public transportation to cut down your traveling costs in Dubai.

What is the Cheapest Time to visit Dubai?

November to January is the busiest season to visit Dubai. The heat in June and July is intense. The summer is over by September, and this is the best time to visit Dubai in your budget.


If you want a week-long holiday in a world-class destination, Dubai offers visitors a wide range of activities irrespective of their budget. Travelers can visit the city without much hassle as there are many free activities to keep themselves occupied. You can stay at any local hotel and still enjoy your vacation in the city.