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Updated January 2023

Dubai and Chennai are two dynamic cities that have always attracted tourists and business-seekers, with hundreds of Emiratis and Indians flying between the two cities frequently. Several flights are now easily available if you are looking to travel to Chennai from Dubai right now.   

Read more about Dubai-Chennai flights below.

Who can travel from Dubai to Chennai?

Holders of all types of visa and/or entry permission granted by the appropriate authority in the United Arab Emirates can travel to Chennai. Valid resident visas, employment visas, short-stay/long-stay visas, and visit visas are all acceptable.

Visa on arrival facility is available for Indian Nationals travelling to Dubai who possess a visitor visa or a green card issued by the United States or a residence visa issued by the United Kingdom or Europe union.


Chennai COVID-19 entry regulations

Self-registration formalities

Travellers coming directly from Dubai to Chennai will not need to fill the self-health declaration on Air Suvidha portal, which was previously mandatory.

However, they shall be required to register on the state website and obtain TN e-pass. Generate e-Pass here.

Testing and vaccination requirements

According to the central government’s guidelines, all testing and vaccination requirements have been lifted for Dubai. Emiratis travelling to Chennai, therefore, not required to present any COVID-19 test report or vaccination certificate.

The Tamil Nadu state government still advises incoming passengers to carry a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours, but it is not mandatory.

Quarantine requirements

India has done away with all quarantine requirements. Travellers from Dubai to Chennai will not need to undergo institutional or home quarantine, provided they do not test positive during their stay in Chennai.


Current flights status and schedules

A simple search through Wego will show you the latest flight schedules, allowing you to choose the best flight deals from across several airlines.

Air India, IndiGo, and Emirates are some of the most popular carriers for travelling from Dubai to Chennai. The average duration of a direct flight between Dubai and Chennai is approximately 4 hours.

The Dubai-Chennai flight prices for the month of January and February are as follows.

Please note: All prices are accurate at the time of writing. 

Air India

There is one direct flight available all days of the week, prices starting INR 10,110.


There is one direct flight available all days of the week, prices starting INR 10,169.


There are at least two direct flights available all days of the week, prices starting INR 13,394.

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