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With more than seven airlines flying to the United Arab Emirates daily, finding cheap airfares from Auckland to Dubai with Webjet can be quick and easy. No matter if you are travelling for business or for a bit of rest and relaxation on the beaches, Dubai has something for everyone. Even if you’re travelling to dip into the vast and vibrant cultures of Dubai, Webjet can help you find great deals. Finding and booking cheap airfare will put more money in your pocket when you visit this Persian paradise.
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The best time to visit Dubai
Dubai has two seasons: the hot summer months of April through October, and the cooler winter months of November through March. The scorching summer temperatures push crowds away - even locals escape for the summer. If you can handle the heat, look for cheap airfares from Auckland to Dubai in the summertime. Just be careful not to stay outdoors too long and keep in mind many businesses close early during Ramadan. Tourists and locals head for the beach when temperatures cool down a bit in the winter. You can expect higher flight and hotel rates if you’re travelling between November and March.
Departing From Auckland
Emirates have direct flights to Dubai International Airport (DXB) from Auckland International (AKL), with travel times lasting slightly more than 17 hours. Flights booked on Qantas, Air China, Korea Air, or Singapore Airlines may include at least one stopover in Sydney, Beijing, Seoul or Singapore.
Getting to Auckland International Airport
The journey from the Auckland CBD to the airport is approximately 40 minutes, however this may change depending on traffic conditions. Travellers can look to the SkyBus service for their airport transfer; it operates seven days a week and the City Express route runs 24 hours a day. It covers two connections - Mt Eden and Dominion Roads - and terminates at Queen Street. Those needing to travel to or from the North Harbour area are also connected with a SkyBus service. One-way fares for the SkyBus start from $18NZD. If you’re travelling with a group, a taxi or Uber may be cheaper.
Parking at Auckland International Airport
If you plan on driving yourself to the airport and leaving your car there while on your Dubai holiday, it is highly recommended that you pre-book your parking prior to your arrival. Pre-booking can be arranged online up to nine months prior to your departure date. You will receive a confirmation email with detailed parking instructions when your booking is completed.
Where to Park at Auckland International Airport
Car parks at Auckland Airport are labelled according to their coordinating terminal gate and range from covered and uncovered, economy, park and ride, and even valet services.
- Self-parking for international flights is available across the airport, located in lots A, D, or E. The walk time to the terminal from these parks is up to 3 minutes.
- Valet parking will put you within a 1- to 2-minute walk from the terminal and options include covered or uncovered spaces.
A new Park and Ride is available and this space is located further away from the airport, however a shuttle ferries passengers to the terminals every 30 minutes.
Arriving in Dubai
New Zealanders with a valid passport do not need to make advanced visa arrangements to visit any of the emirates of the UAE. When you arrive at either Dubai International Airport (DXE) or Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), simply disembark your flight at Dubai International Airport and proceed to Immigration where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa, free of charge.
How to Get from Dubai International Airport to Your Dubai Hotel or Accommodation
Most flights from Auckland will land at Dubai International Airport. From there, you can to the city centre by underground train, bus, or taxi. Transit time on the bus can be approximately 1 hour 20 minutes depending on the distance to your hotel, with the ticket price starting from $3NZD. Taking the 50-minute trip via the underground to the city centre will be faster; fare prices start at $2.50NZD. Prices for metered taxis start from $55NZD, but the benefit of the taxi is that is can take you to even to the farthest hotel in about 45 minutes.
How to Get from Al Maktoum International Airport to Your Dubai Hotel or Accommodation
While this airport isn’t as busy as Dubai International, your airline may arrive at Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). This airport is a bit out of the way from the city centre, so a taxi ride into the heart of Dubai may cost up to $62NZD. Many Dubai taxis are not equipped with card readers, so make sure you exchange money beforehand to allow you to pay in cash. Uber and other rideshare options do not operate out of DWC, but there is a free bus transfer from DWC to DXE that you can hop on and catch the underground or bus from there.
Things to do in Dubai
When you’re in Dubai, make a point to visit Burj Khalifa. At more than 160 storeys tall, Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. Book a guided tour with a Guest Ambassador to be taken up the 555 metres to the world’s highest observation deck on the 143rd floor. From there, you can see the beauty of Dubai. Those with a penchant for retail therapy will want to make a beeline to Dubai Mall. With more than 1,200 shops spanning nearly six million square foot, the mall also includes an indoor skating rink, an aquarium, and more. The Souk is also a must-see sight in Dubai. Once you lay eyes on the walls of golden jewellery and gems, you’ll understand why the Souk is dubbed ‘The Dubai City of Gold’. To add an incredible cultural element to your visit, take a stroll through the Al Fahidi Historical neighbourhood. This is a walking time capsule emulating traditional life in Dubai up until the 1970s. Within this neighbourhood, you can take a class or learn more about Arabic history at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Don’t forget to check out the Palm Islands! Each of these three artificial archipelagos has been created in the shape of a palm tree topped by a crescent. The islands have plenty of land-based activities, such as water parks, aquariums and beaches, but the best vantage point is from a helicopter tour.