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Updated 22 November 2022

Dubai and Mumbai are two of the leading business as well as tourist hubs across the globe, with hundreds of Emiratis and Indians flying between the two cities frequently. Although the coronavirus pandemic had disturbed the airlines’ schedules last year, flights are beginning to return back to normalcy.

Now that India has done away with the quarantine requirement for arrivals from the UAE, most airline carriers have resumed regular flight operations between the two cities. Here are the latest flight schedules, airfares and entry requirements you should be aware of if you’re looking to travel from Dubai to Mumbai. 

Cheap flights from Dubai to Mumbai

Cheap flights from Dubai to Mumbai are now fully operational allowing travellers from Dubai and the UAE to travel to the Maldives without breaking the bank. Direct flight roundtrip tickets range from AED 1,069 to AED 2,407. For details, please consult the flight schedule below.

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Dubai to Mumbai flight schedule

Emirates Airlines, IndiGo, Air India, Flydubai, and Vistara are currently servicing direct flights from Dubai to Mumbai. Other airlines offer connecting flights which may involve long stopover periods. Here are some of the cheapest rates for Dubai – Mumbai roundtrip tickets.

Note: All prices are for the month of September 2022 and are accurate at the time of writing.


Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 5 direct daily flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,615.


Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 5 direct daily flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,069.

Air India

Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 3 direct daily flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,130.


Dubai – Istanbul: 1 direct flight available 5 days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 2,407.


Dubai – Istanbul: 1 direct flight available 3 days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,133.

Dubai to Mumbai flight time

A direct flight from Dubai to Istanbul typically takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete. Non-direct flights can take anywhere between 8 to 11 hours.

Dubai to Mumbai travel rules

Who can travel to India from Mumbai now?

India has resumed its international flight operations from 27 March and has restored all categories of tourist visas for international travellers from 15 March 2022. This means that tourists from Dubai will once again be able to travel to India without any restrictions.

Moreover, UAE has placed the following restrictions on outbound UAE residents. Under the UAE travel protocol for UAE Nationals 18 years old and above, they must meet one of the following requirements to travel out of Dubai:

  • Must have completed one (1) dose of an approved vaccine and a period of one month has not lapsed from the date of the vaccination and the date of travel; or
  • Must have completed two (2) doses of an approved vaccine; or
  • If not vaccinated, the passenger must present a valid negative Covid‑19 PCR Test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and the time of boarding the aircraft. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate has to be issued from an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.

The following categories of UAE Nationals are exempted from the specified travel conditions provided they obtain an official letter from the relevant health authority in the UAE:

  • Individuals medically exempted from taking the vaccine
  • Humanitarian cases
  • Individuals travelling for medical and/or treatment purposes

Travellers should also be notified that it is mandatory that passengers travelling from Dubai to India have their passports written with their first names and last names. Otherwise, they will be considered INAD (Inadmissible passengers) by immigration. The new rule only applies to those who travel on a tourist or visit visa, not a residence or employment visa. The new policy is in force starting on November 21.

Any exception must be obtained by the individuals from the relevant authorities before arrival to airport or making travel arrangements.

Required documents

According to the latest guidelines, all travellers from Dubai arriving in India, irrespective of their nationality and vaccination status, should follow the given guidelines:

  1. Submit complete and factual information in the self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal- including travel details of the last 14 days. Keep this handy on your phone or on paper. 
  2. Submit a declaration (while submitting the self-declaration form on Air Suvidha) with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.
  3. Give an undertaking through concerned airlines before flying to India that you would abide by the decision of the appropriate government authority any post-arrival requirement to undergo home/institutional quarantine/ self-health monitoring, as warranted.
  4. Have a passport that includes their first names and surnames.

Testing requirements

Pre-arrival testing

According to the latest testing and travel requirements to India, all travellers who can present a valid vaccination certificate that reflects the completion of doses of vaccine approved by the WHO or the UAE, provided with QR code System are exempted from pre-arrival test requirements. 

For those who are not vaccinated or have taken a single dose, they still have to present a valid negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate that is issued within 48 hours from the time of collecting the sample and from an approved health service provider, with QR code. 

  • Submit a self-declaration form on the online Air Suvidha portal and upload a negative RT-PCR test report or vaccine certificate before the scheduled travel.
  • This test should have been conducted within 72 hrs prior to undertaking the journey.
  • Each passenger shall also submit a declaration with respect to the authenticity of the report and will be liable for criminal prosecution if found otherwise.

Post arrival testing 

A sub-section (2% of the total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival.

  • The 2% of such travellers in each flight shall be identified by the concerned airlines
  • Such travellers shall be escorted by the concerned airlines to testing area on arrival.
  • Laboratories shall prioritise testing of samples from such travellers.
  • If such travellers are tested positive, they shall be managed as per laid down standard protocol and samples would further send for genomic testing.

Children under 5 years of age will be exempted from both pre-and-post-arrival tests. However, if found symptomatic for Covid-19 on arrival or during the period of self-monitoring period, they shall undergo testing and be treated as per laid down protocol.

Quarantine rules

Travellers from Dubai, regardless of their vaccination status, will be allowed to leave the airport and self-monitor their health for 14 days post-arrival.

Visa requirements

United Arab Emirates citizens intending to visit India for pleasure may apply for an e-visa online. The e-visa must be obtained prior to landing in the country.

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