Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Dubai to Manila
|September||Best time to beat the crowds (10% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (34% more expensive on average)|
Average price (return flight)
|AED 1,636||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal (return flight)
|AED 323||or less|
Good deal one-way
|AED 174||or less|
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Emirates have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Dubai to Manila. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Dubai to Manila.
The average direct flight takes 9h 20m, covering a distance of 6904 km.
There are 48 (direct) flights between Dubai and Manila per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Cebu Pacific (AED 169) and Singapore Airlines (AED 881), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Cebu Pacific (AED 239).
Emirates (3 times daily), Philippine Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Dubai to Manila, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Manila back to Dubai , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Dubai you will be using Dubai Intl, often referred to as Dubai Airport. You will be landing at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl, also known as Manila Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Friendly staff. Both two meals were awesome."
Cons: "Already done."
Pros: "crew was pushing , no time in an rush all the time"
Cons: "service level"
Pros: "Great inflight entertainment"
Cons: "Have WiFi that is working"
Cons: "Raise the cabin temperature"
Pros: "I always like Singapore Airlines. They should continue to be the best."
Cons: "Some flexibility to select food choices even if we book the flight in short notice."
Pros: "Cabin crew was amazing!"
Cons: "Food was mediocre and we've had better on Singapore Airlines before."
Cons: "crew isnt very careful in serving the food but its not really that bad. but im just comparing it from my previous flights so i think that group of FA's can do better. And the food was served a bit a late so they dont have time to serve hot beverage anymore."
Cons: "No complain . It’s singapore airlines and not dirty air India or jet Airways"
Cons: "Flight way too cold"
Cons: "Great Airline. Great staff and service. Good food and drink."
Pros: "Perfect timing"
Pros: "Amazing crew."
Cons: "Food focused on Japan on both legs, LAX to NRT and NRT to SIN. Variety would have been nice."
Pros: "The crews on board were amazing!"
Cons: "The service from the ground staffs are not as good a the crews onboard."
Pros: "Everything food was better selection and allowed me to taste bali food before arriving. The seats were comfortable on the last plane Thank god"
Cons: "Short and sweet. Flight left on time and landed about 15 mins early. Crew was wonderful"
Pros: "lot of turbulence, uncomfortable ride"
Cons: "entertainment system was good"
Pros: "As a frequent flyer, I have found out that the few dollars i spend more on SQ is well worth it"
Pros: "Great service and very very comfy"
Pros: "We loved the service, quality of food, entertainment, and cleanliness of Singapore Airlines flight!"
Cons: "Economy is still tightly packed with limited leg room considering the distance traveled."
Pros: "The economy section of the upper deck of the A380 is great!"
Cons: "The desserts. The bun."
Pros: "Comfortable, full service through the night.."
Pros: "great crew service. my first time flying with singapore airlines and they delivered"
Pros: "The crew on this flight we amazing had a great flight Thank You"
Cons: "Stewardesses were a bit rude"
Cons: "My first flight (DXB - SIN) was delayed and so my bag didn't make it onto the second flight (SIN - CNS)"
Pros: "Service was nice."
Cons: "Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight."
Cons: "one of the oldest planes i ever used"
Pros: "Crew was overall friendly"
Cons: "Old plane, entertainment system very old and doesn't work properly, wake you up in the middle of the night for breakfast, service not efficient as half of the plane orders Indian food and get served first"
Pros: "New movies! Yes!"
Cons: "I asked for one of the crew to help me bring up my carry-on luggage, as i'm just recovering from a flu at that time. Instead the FA looked at my bag and asked me in an irritated tone if my bag was really that heavy? I said I was recovering and I just need an extra push once I lift it up into the cabin. In the end she did help but i did not appreciate her attitude and felt disappointed my whole flight."
Pros: "The trend to offer more comfort in Economy Plus and similar leads, of course to less comfort in normal Economy class. The ticket price was certainly attractive but it is doubtful that it was good value. Economy Plus might not be good value either."
Cons: "Barely enough legspace. Some seats recline more than others, if you're sitting behind one of those you're out of luck."
Pros: "Neat & clean flight.good cabin crew members.good service."
Cons: "Food served was not so good. Toilets are very small compared to other flights..speacially SFA - Singapore flight."
Pros: "Attendants are always nice, flight is always smooth."
Cons: "Singapore Airlines always boast themselves as first class service. That is just bs. At night when I was hungry, I asked the flight attendant for some snack, both a male and a female served at my cabin said, "we don't have that." I expected SQ staff to serve one step further, instead of stopping at a no. Can't you recommend something? Throughout the entire trip, whenever I asked something, the way they answered always made me feel that I was a trouble to them. Is it because I was in an economy class and that's how you treat me? SQ, you may want to change what you are proud of. It's no longer a first class service, at least not to us poor economy class passengers."
Pros: "everything, excellent job"
Pros: "The sevice was on point. Flight attendants were beautiful and worked harder than any other airline I have been on. The uniforms were on point too. The television had every new movie you could watch. Food, for an airline, was great. All drink service was included. Best airline I have ever flown!"
Cons: "Wifi cost 12 bucks and hour."
Pros: "Singapore Airlines is my new airline, forget about any other airlines. They have very beautiful service and entertainment. Their staff and one of the best crews ever. I really love it."
Pros: "got us there, efficient and effective crew."
Pros: "In-flight Entertainment. Orderly & on-time boarding."
Cons: "Food selection was limited given we were traveling Economy class."
Pros: "Professional, courteous, high-quality all around from food, to service, to entertainment options. Singapore Airlines is first class all the way."
Pros: "Great Food"
Cons: "The entertainment choices were terrible."
Pros: "Staff friendly and efficient"
Cons: "Same price as Singapore airlines but it's a budget flight - silk air"
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Veruy efficient"
Cons: "Video screens were quite small and there were no USB charging."
Pros: "all was good"
Pros: "Arrived on time and left on time for a change."
Cons: "Pillows for everyone and warmer temperature"
Pros: "Once we were in the air (see below), everything was very good."
Cons: "Poor organisation at the airport (maybe notGulfAir's fault). Flight slightly delayed. Gate changed at last minute, board said "Boarding now", but we then waited something like 30 minutes at the new gate to actually start boarding."
Cons: "The food needs to improve and the movies are old. The actual flight was nice."
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Everything worked well, the boarding, on time flight, flight was smooth and landed 15 mins before time."
Cons: "Economy sets are too tight and cramped. Cup holder was good for nothing, i tried to put my soft drink bottle in it and it slipped right out the bottom and when I tried to put a cup of water in it supplied by the crew it wouldn't fit! When I reclined my seat to sleep the passenger behind me pushed my seat hard back to upright position. When I turned around to ask why the rude response I realized that he was a tall fellow and his knees were already touching the back of my seat so when I reclined it, it hurt him and he had no where to move his legs. I couldn't do or say much as I understood his misery and therefore kept my seat up the whole way for 5 hours! The flight was full and neither of us could relocate to another seat."
Pros: "Wheel chair service was excellent"
Cons: "I wish gulf air start to put movie like others competitors airline instead of blocking it."
Pros: "Nice flight"
Pros: "Short and sweet."
Cons: "The flight should be on time and not late."
Cons: "They canceled the flight that I booked from muscat to Manama at 1245 and booked to me at 745 am flight, and they keep me waiting for six hours to catch my flight from Manama to Riyadh, They did not offer me a hotel to stay during the waiting period."
Cons: "Lovely new Dreamliners. Best TV screen but poor content/choice of shows. Rest good."
Cons: "There is no Priority for business class"
Pros: "Food about average."
Cons: "First plane was late boarding and flying. No time made up, so second flight was also late. We lost our hotel reservation because they heard flight was late."
Pros: "Food was pretty good"
Cons: "The aircraft left an hr late with passengers waiting on board ..no alcohol on the flight which to be fair I knew was their policy..Then they couldnt get the doors open at the destination Airport leaving us onboard for 45 minuutes at the gate..I also found the cabin unbearably hot with no individual air con controls..the crew were also nowhere to be seen most of the flight so had to get up frequently for water and inconveniencing the passenger next to me"
Cons: "Have to wait along time to get the tickets of the connection"
Pros: "Nothing its was fast and no entertainment in board"
Cons: "Small seat"
Pros: "Meal options and snacks, good crew staff. And relatively comfortable seating. The plane waited for us because of the earlier delayed flight, though we prefer to have been given the option to stay the night and catch the next morning flight."
Cons: "The flight got delayed from Alexandria and the staff at Manama airport directed us to a counter to get our onward boarding passes but another senior member of staff asked us "what are you doing here" and asked us to go straight to the gate, then when we arrived at Abu Dhabi the baggage did not arrive with us and we had to go back to the airport later to pick them up."
Pros: "The flight was on time and everyone from the ground crew to cabin crew were making sure to secure an on time performance. Checking in and boarding was swift. The flight was short and sweet. De-boarding was quick and taken back to the terminal in a bus."
Cons: "The cabin crew looked sad. Not a single one of them had a smile on their face. There was no welcome when I got on the aircraft, I was not woken up for food and was not asked later if I wanted something to eat."
Pros: "New plane. Quiet flight. Good service."
Cons: "Boarding was too long and a bit chaotic"
Cons: "Good but delayed"
Pros: "Nothing much I liked other than it was a regular (A321) plane service: nothing stood out for me. Nevertheless, still would travel with them because of the competitive price."
Cons: "The (A321) plane could done with an overhaul, but understandable as to why it is the way it is; for the purpose short hauls. Besides, the flight was only for an hour. Other than that, nothing much more to say."
Pros: "Crew .. warm food .. the pillows already on seats .. coffee is lovely .."
Cons: "Smells .. sick peoples must learn how to cover there mouth .. Lots reasons of infection .. must clear the bad smell .. Should add spider solitaire at AirGames list .."
Cons: "There was some delay."
Pros: "The crew was helpful, the boarding was organized"
Cons: "I travelled with my 3 years old kid and there weren't any food that was special for The kids The stroller i travelled with it and i received it with the bags, while when travelling to dubai i received it back on the plane gate which was much better"
Pros: "fast boarding, got the luggage quickly."
Pros: "fast boarding, got the luggage quickly."
Cons: "Food was ok but may be improved still specially AVML."
Pros: "Flight was delayed, so missed the connection. Was made to wait at Bahrain for more than 24 hours without any accommodation. Will never travel by gulf air again. It's the worst airline in the world."
Pros: "The crew was efficient and anxious to please. The flight was on time."
Cons: "Boarding by bus is always unpleasant."
Cons: "While we waited in line (Group 2), we were bypassed several times by members of higher Groups, Problem with gate staff in London."
Cons: "Cupboard in toilet was broken and hanging open. The food was not good"
Pros: "I was rerouted entirely to fly with Austrian Air, and only landed 2 hours later than scheduled, which was nice."
Cons: "My Gulf Air flight from Bangkok to Paris was delayed 7 hours which would make me miss my connection to Paris in Bahrain...and they wanted to put me on a new flight that would have me layover in Bahrain for more than 18 hours, and landing in Paris 24 hours later than planned. I politely said no and asked them to find me something else, and they did--so that was good. But the suggested alternative for a 7 hour delay was absolutely ridiculous. Also, the 7 hour delay was never explained and no other flights were delayed, so I guess it was something wrong with the plane?"
Cons: "The Food Choices"
Pros: "Food and Crew"
Cons: "seats not comfortable"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "I tried many websites to book but my favorite is always kayak as its fast and easy and so fixable"
Pros: "Good film selection, great beverage options."
Cons: "The sandwiches were pitiful. Not enough chicken salad for the bread and egg salad sandwiches for the children was a poor choice."
Pros: "Overall good"
Cons: "The flight delayed for more than two our. I bought another ticket (one way) to manamah with Oman Air for $230. I called gulfair to refund the ticket but they asked me to contact Kayak. Please do the nessasry Regards Fahad"
Pros: "Great staff and service. Non-pretentious unlike other tegional carriers!"
Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Flight from Muscat to Bahrain was cancelled at the last minute, and I had to call GulfAir to sort it. We had to add another leg to the trip to get to the final location in time. It was a long travel time for a short way to go."
Pros: "Service was good !! Nice aircraft and nice staff."
Cons: "We did not like the via flights, its really too much hectic."
Pros: "Crew and staff were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hour. Spent more time in airport than in the air."
Cons: "Although I do not have small children, I think it would be helpful to allow people traveling with small children to board a few minutes ahead of everyone else."
Pros: "Short flight. Nice crew."
Cons: "Small economy vlass"
Pros: "Excellent value for money fare All Gulf flights I have been on recently (12) were on time Comfortable seats in economy Excellent entertainment system Plane not full so plenty of room. Gulf often not full so well worth a try."
Cons: "Staff inattentive on overnight flight - no water brought round etc Awful breakfast - egg was dried I think - inedible"
Cons: "Food was below average Crew handling is average No entertainment provided."
Pros: "It was as expected satisfed"
Pros: "Not Satisfied"
Cons: "Need improvements"
Pros: "The boarding and landing was okay."
Cons: "Crew don’t engage well. Plane smells like poop the whole time."
Cons: "Check the general volume off their audio system (recorded voice messages/info/guideline) for the passengers on the plane. It was too loud."
Pros: "All the crew were super pleasant and friendly despite attending to very rude European passengers."
Cons: "Keep up the excellent work!"
Cons: "Want to have a USB charging port on a seat"
Cons: "Boarding is a fiasco with cebu pacific they should try zones and separate lines like japan!"
Pros: "I missed the trip. Can you help me with the refund or part of it?"
Cons: "I missed the trip. Can you help me with the refund or part of it?"
Cons: "The flight I was booked on late so they changed my reservation to the previous flight which was late as well, still.later than my original flight . But smart move by them. The only issue was the terrible terminal building at Dumagete.."
Pros: "Exiting the aircraft."
Cons: "Stop charging passengers for water."
Cons: "The luggage took ONE HOUR to come out after the flight!!!"
Cons: "Improve on the congestion of DVO"
Cons: "They should improve tge delayed flight"
Pros: "Crew were very friendly"
Cons: "Its a cheap airline.what do u expect?"
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "Be ontime"
Pros: "Seat was ok but could not sit with my husband"
Cons: "Check in queue at Bangkok Airport was very long nd took ages"
Cons: "So late, I missed a 3 hour connection."
Pros: "In time departure"
Pros: "Very clean"
Cons: "Most of the Cebu Pacific flights feel like a greyhound bus"
Pros: "Nothing about lastminute.com"
Cons: "Lastminute.com rebooked my outbound flight two dat past the original booked date then left the return flight the same which meant the return was before the outgoing. Then to make it worse they tried to charge me additional 80 pounds to change the return ticket."
Cons: "I had the fattish person next to me who had most of his body in my seat."
Pros: "Staff's communication and it was on time"
Cons: "Too cold in the aircrat"
Pros: "When we got to Manila, it was raining so bad. We had to get off the plane onto a bus. They handed us an umbrella to keep dry from the deluge. It was much needed, under the circumstances."
Pros: "No thing about this flight"
Cons: "Not good good on board they don't have variety of food no credit card accepted"
Pros: "Everything also wants money, very expensive."
Cons: "Everything is also no good."
Cons: "I didn't like everything"
Pros: "No hassles check in"
Cons: "Limited luggage"
Cons: "Line for check-in was terrible. Wait was more than 45 minutes just to check in."
Cons: "Despite baggage being checked through from HK to Davao, Cebu offloaded luggage in Manila and failed to forward."
Pros: "Early and on time"
Cons: "The Allocation of 5 kg per customer for the check in was too small, and they didn’t have an option to upgrade or increase"
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "Worst seats I have ever sat in, took a red eye out of Dubai and the cabin lights were on for over half the flights."
Cons: "We have travelled 3 times in 2 weeks by Cebu Pacific and all flights were delayed and NOBODY gave us an announcement"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled. No information about refund"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "3 out of 4 flights were delayed by 2+ hours"
Pros: "No fuss,simple budget air travel"
Cons: "Nothing,does the job for a 1 hr flight"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled because of weather condition while we were at the boarding gate, they didn't care about compensations or consider not risking putting the passengers under last minute pressure, at least they should've notified us ahead of time, they automatically rolled us in the next flight, however, they didn't confirm if the next flight will be cancelled or not. In order to make sure I can catch my connecting flights, I booked another flight from Legazpi to Manila on a different airline, in addition, I had to pay the hotel booking cancellation fees in Manila, since these fees can only be waved if I cancelled 24hrs in advance. Moreover when I asked for my ticket refund, they made a big deal out of it and after a ruff struggle they agreed to refund me, but whatever the refund amount was, it barely covers anything of what I had to pay for a new ticket+ 1 extra night stay in Legazpi + hotel cancellation fees in Manila, I ended up paying 400USD in total while I only got around 50USD ticket refund from them, and of course, add to that the stress and hassle I went through in doing this!"
Pros: "We boarded the plane just on time. I wasn't expected ot would be that food."
Cons: "We landed pretty late. ETA was 11:25pm. We landed almosg 12midnight."
Pros: "Crew is great"
Cons: "Ticket agents are awful. Very horrible on baggage"
Pros: "Late arrival of plane meant knock on problems with air traffic in manila... over an hour late ... cebu airlines ok but system poor"
Cons: "Unfortunately delays caused by late arrival of plane - 1 hr late"
Pros: "Nice modern plane, great crew."
Cons: "Modern compact seats not very comfortable, and very little kneeroom. But fair prices, so overall a good value."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Poor food options. Seats were cramped for me (I’m 6 foot tall). No logical boarding organisation (free for all)."
Pros: "All - Competitive price and service"
Cons: "Nothing - No negative experience with CP"
Pros: "Accommodating gate agent. Flight was on time"
Cons: "During flight, it's quite shaky."
Pros: "Really cool"
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "a bit of a delay"
Pros: "There is nothing to like about Cebu Air"
Cons: "They're totally classless-inprocessing stinks, charge for just one bag, charge for food, and then run out of everything except potato chips. Cebu Air is the bag-lady of discount airlines!"
Pros: "very cheap fare"
Cons: "noisy co-passengers, the crew should ask them to stay quiet but they didn't do anything"
Airlines flying from Dubai to Manila 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 Dubai to Manila
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Dubai to Manila
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Dubai to Manila
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Dubai to Manila
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Dubai to Manila