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Low season:
March
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
22%
expected price increase
Average price:
AED 4330
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
AED 3245
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Dubai International

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for AED 3245 or less.
The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Dubai International was found, on average, 59 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is March.
Morning departure is around 71% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Dubai International Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Dubai International take?
An average non-stop flight takes 15h 40m, covering a distance of 13021 km.
How many flights are there between San Francisco and Dubai International?
There are 42 (non-stop) flights between San Francisco and Dubai International per week, averaging 6 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Dubai International?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on SWISS (AED 2563), Turkish Airlines (AED 2659) and Emirates (AED 3254).
Do I need a passport to fly between San Francisco and Dubai International?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between San Francisco and Dubai International?
JetBlue (3 times daily), Emirates (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from San Francisco to Dubai International?
For San Francisco to Dubai International, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from Dubai International back to San Francisco, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Monday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
AED 2563
only
AED 2563
Destination
Dubai
AED 2563
only
AED 2563
Mon, 2 Apr
SFO
DXB
37h 50m
Wed, 11 Apr
DXB
SFO
25h 25m
AED 2563
Trip: 10 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5990 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Economy very tight but whose isn’t. Best selection of movies relative to the competition.

BOM
ZRH
OK 4.3

choice of movies were very bad

BOS
ZRH
Good 7.3

on time performance; friendly flight attendants

bought a seat reservation in premium economy and was the last group to board. No extra leg room in "premium" economy.

JFK
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Easy, quiet boarding and flight, USB port available, audio and sound were working, nice movie selection. Friendly and helpful crew, assisted with cough crisis

Seats from JFK to Zurich were a little bit squeezed.

FRA
ZRH
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing remarkable

I got up to use the bathroom and I was seated in the 10th row. When I was trying to make my way back to my seat, the beverage service had started. They were at the 12th row and after bumping into me, the flight attendant asked me to back up and wait until the beverage service was over to go back to my seat. This was a flight from Frankfurt to Zurich, only about an hour long, and I would have easily spent half of it standing up had I complied with their request. I had to be pushy and ask them to just back up the cart 2 feet so I could get to my seat, which only took them 5 seconds. This was a very rude, illogical, and unreasonable request from the Swiss Air crew.

Wed, 23 May
SFO
DXB
19h 05m
Mon, 28 May
DXB
SFO
25h 35m
AED 2659
Trip: 6 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18087 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
MIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Great service and brand new plane!

JFK
IST
Excellent 10.0

Food, service, entertainment, cleanness of the plane

Too many announcements in the beginning of the flight.

IST
SOF
Excellent 9.6

Everything was perfect!!! I have no remarks!!!

LAX
IST
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Nothing

IST
SFO
Good 7.3

The flight was on time, the food was good. Nice selection for onboard entertainment. The plane was very clean.

1. The boarding process at Istanbul airport was horrible. No one could speak or understand english. My father was on a wheelchair and he was the last one to be boarded on the plane! There was so much confusion - some people wanted me to go separately from him, others wanted him to walk down the stairs on his own, etc. etc. There were hardly any announcements for people with special needs. Generally they are allowed to board first as they need more time to settle. I could barely find overhead bin space for his stuff. 2. There were several remote controls broken on the plane. A lot of people had to suffer through a non working entertainment screen. 3. One of the hostess was hardly listening to anything I had to say. She seemed to be in so much of a hurry and had a very bad attitude.

Wed, 28 Feb
SFO
DXB
15h 45m
Wed, 28 Mar
DXB
SFO
15h 50m
AED 3254
Trip: 28 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 109 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
SFO
DXB
Mediocre 3.6

Seat wouldn’t recline Checked with Air hostess She said it cannot be fixed So travel 15 hrs in pain

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get hotel and the staff in the airport were too strict and mean

SFO
DXB
OK 4.0

Not much.

- Seats in bad shape - Dirty bathrooms. Ran out of soap and other supplies and did not refill - Horrible food - Cabin crew was not friendly

SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

i liked everything on the trip. it was great. gulalai

SFO
DXB
Good 6.0

Good serevice

food provided is not good. All western style most passengers are from Asia

Fri, 30 Mar
SFO
DXB
34h 05m
Sun, 8 Apr
DXB
SFO
51h 28m
AED 3584
Trip: 10 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sun, 15 Apr
SFO
DXB
37h 50m
Tue, 1 May
DXB
SFO
25h 25m
AED 2563
Trip: 17 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5990 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
JFK
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Easy, quiet boarding and flight, USB port available, audio and sound were working, nice movie selection. Friendly and helpful crew, assisted with cough crisis

Seats from JFK to Zurich were a little bit squeezed.

EWR
ZRH
Excellent 8.6

Everything except the seats.

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

We like being able to check our ski equipment without extra charge. Service is consistently professional and courteous.

Being charged for seat selection. The late hour of departure for the Boston to Zurich flight.

ZRH
ATH
Excellent 10.0

It was a 2 hour 40 minute flight. No entertainment.

ZRH
BOS
OK 5.3

Small screens. Hard to use

Mon, 9 Apr
SFO
DXB
19h 05m
Mon, 16 Apr
DXB
SFO
25h 35m
AED 2762
Trip: 8 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 18087 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
7.9
IST
SFO
Good 7.3

The flight was on time, the food was good. Nice selection for onboard entertainment. The plane was very clean.

1. The boarding process at Istanbul airport was horrible. No one could speak or understand english. My father was on a wheelchair and he was the last one to be boarded on the plane! There was so much confusion - some people wanted me to go separately from him, others wanted him to walk down the stairs on his own, etc. etc. There were hardly any announcements for people with special needs. Generally they are allowed to board first as they need more time to settle. I could barely find overhead bin space for his stuff. 2. There were several remote controls broken on the plane. A lot of people had to suffer through a non working entertainment screen. 3. One of the hostess was hardly listening to anything I had to say. She seemed to be in so much of a hurry and had a very bad attitude.

MIA
IST
Excellent 10.0

Great service and brand new plane!

SFO
IST
Excellent 9.6

The service, food,seats,crew,hot towel, slippers & more.

Nothing. Everything was great!

IST
SOF
Excellent 9.6

Everything was perfect!!! I have no remarks!!!

JFK
IST
Excellent 10.0

Food, service, entertainment, cleanness of the plane

Too many announcements in the beginning of the flight.

Mon, 5 Mar
SFO
DXB
15h 45m
Wed, 28 Mar
DXB
SFO
15h 50m
AED 3254
Trip: 23 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 109 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

The Services, crew, procedures, and the standards.

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get hotel and the staff in the airport were too strict and mean

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

Non

They treat you what kind a color your Skin color

SFO
DXB
Excellent 9.6

Smoothness of the flight.

Nothing.

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 3.6

Seat wouldn’t recline Checked with Air hostess She said it cannot be fixed So travel 15 hrs in pain

Wed, 21 Mar
SFO
DXB
15h 45m
Wed, 28 Mar
DXB
SFO
15h 50m
AED 3254
Trip: 8 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 109 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
SFO
DXB
OK 4.0

Not much.

- Seats in bad shape - Dirty bathrooms. Ran out of soap and other supplies and did not refill - Horrible food - Cabin crew was not friendly

SFO
DXB
Excellent 8.0

The wifi wasn't working throughout the journey.

SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

The Services, crew, procedures, and the standards.

SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

i liked everything on the trip. it was great. gulalai

SFO
DXB
Excellent 9.6

Smoothness of the flight.

Nothing.

Wed, 13 Jun
SFO
DXB
19h 35m
Sat, 16 Jun
DXB
SFO
25h 25m
AED 4043
Trip: 4 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5990 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ZRH
BOS
OK 5.3

Small screens. Hard to use

ZRH
BOS
OK 4.6

We (parents) were business class, but our two kids in coach, yet Swiss doesn’t allow “guests” in the lounge. Hmmm. What a bunch of BS.

EWR
ZRH
Excellent 8.6

Everything except the seats.

BCN
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

100% the best flight experience I've ever had flying. Wish I flew to Europe more so I could fly with Swiss more often. Thanks!

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Economy very tight but whose isn’t. Best selection of movies relative to the competition.

Fri, 31 Aug
SFO
DXB
15h 40m
Mon, 10 Sep
DXB
SFO
15h 50m
AED 3849
Trip: 11 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 109 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
SFO
DXB
Good 6.0

Good serevice

food provided is not good. All western style most passengers are from Asia

SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

i liked everything on the trip. it was great. gulalai

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get hotel and the staff in the airport were too strict and mean

SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

The Services, crew, procedures, and the standards.

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

Non

They treat you what kind a color your Skin color

Mon, 18 Jun
SFO
DXB
37h 45m
Sun, 1 Jul
DXB
SFO
50h 26m
AED 4176
Trip: 14 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 5990 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
JFK
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Easy, quiet boarding and flight, USB port available, audio and sound were working, nice movie selection. Friendly and helpful crew, assisted with cough crisis

Seats from JFK to Zurich were a little bit squeezed.

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

We like being able to check our ski equipment without extra charge. Service is consistently professional and courteous.

Being charged for seat selection. The late hour of departure for the Boston to Zurich flight.

FRA
ZRH
Mediocre 3.6

Nothing remarkable

I got up to use the bathroom and I was seated in the 10th row. When I was trying to make my way back to my seat, the beverage service had started. They were at the 12th row and after bumping into me, the flight attendant asked me to back up and wait until the beverage service was over to go back to my seat. This was a flight from Frankfurt to Zurich, only about an hour long, and I would have easily spent half of it standing up had I complied with their request. I had to be pushy and ask them to just back up the cart 2 feet so I could get to my seat, which only took them 5 seconds. This was a very rude, illogical, and unreasonable request from the Swiss Air crew.

BOS
ZRH
Good 7.3

on time performance; friendly flight attendants

bought a seat reservation in premium economy and was the last group to board. No extra leg room in "premium" economy.

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Economy very tight but whose isn’t. Best selection of movies relative to the competition.

Wed, 18 Jul
SFO
DXB
15h 40m
Tue, 31 Jul
DXB
SFO
15h 50m
AED 4120
Trip: 14 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 109 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

i liked everything on the trip. it was great. gulalai

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

I didn't get hotel and the staff in the airport were too strict and mean

SFO
DXB
Good 7.6

I requested the waiter(Asian) to serve me a non-egg breakfast if there were any remaining. He curtly told me that if I had not pre-booked the non-egg breakfast he could not provide me. Few minutes later I made the same request to another waitress and she quickly provided me the non-egg breakfast.

SFO
DXB
Excellent 10.0

Boarding went smoothly, flight was very comfortable with great entertainment options. Attentive staff!

SFO
DXB
Mediocre 2.0

Non

They treat you what kind a color your Skin color

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San Francisco to Dubai International flight information

Avg. flight duration 15h 46m
Flights arrive in Dubai International
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price AED 2563
Distance 13021 km
Airlines SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Emirates
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