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Here are the best times to book flights out of the UAE

Skyscanner finds the best flight-booking times and months to popular destinations from the UAE

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Kochi, Kotte, Thiruvananthapuram, Istanbul, Amman, Bali and Cairo are a few destinations that are the most popular for residents to fly to from the UAE. Some of these are home countries of expats while others are loved tourist destinations. The rates and seasons differ based on which emirate (Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah) you're flying out of as well. 

Skyscanner.ae has found the best time to book flights (in weeks before departure date) to these cities. 


Book the cheapest tickets

To book the cheapest available tickets, you need to book in advance. In some cases, that may be as less as 2 weeks, while in others it could be as high as 24 weeks (around 6 months).

This table gives the best and ideal number of weeks in advance to book your flights at the cheapest rate. This only works if you know when you expect to travel and doesn't take your airline choice into consideration.


 In number of weeks before departure date
DestinationDubaiAbu DhabiSharjah
Amman4 or 2124 
Amsterdam22  
Bali (DPS)15, 20 or 24  
Bangkok23  
Beirut247 
Cairo2 or 43, 4 or 5 
Cebu23  
Chennai55 
Goa16  
Hyderabad2  
Islamabad15 or 24  
Istanbul19  
Karachi22 or 23  
Kochi4 or 5152
Kotte4  
Kozhikode4163
Kuala Lumpur16 or 19  
Lahore20  
London22  
Manchester18  
Mangalore12  
Manila3 or 619, 20 or 22 
Mumbai15 or 1822 
New Delhi19  
Prague18  
Singapore24  
Thiruvananthapuram8182

Note: Some destinations are not featured in the Abu Dhabi and Sharjah column as those aren't frequent destinations for travellers out of those emirates booking on Skyscanner.

The data is based on historical flight data of travellers from the UAE, and costs are considered as average flight ticket rates. As this is more of a trend analysis, do your own research, use our tips on booking cheap flights, try various websites and talk to your airline before making your final decision. 

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