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Updated 21 December 2021

Just as the world was limping back to normalcy, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has yet again disturbed flight schedules all over the globe. While flights from Karachi to Dubai have not been banned, the newly issued travel guidelines have certainly affected flight routes between these two cities. 

Here is everything you need to know while flying from Karachi to Dubai, the latest flight schedules, ticket fares and other details. 

Travelling from Karachi to Dubai

Now that the UAE government is permitting visitors from Pakistan with a visit visa to enter the UAE, fully vaccinated and eligible Pakistani travellers can freely travel from Karachi to Dubai while strictly adhering to the entry rules and guidelines. Residents from Pakistan are required to obtain both the GDRFA and the ICA approval if travelling to Dubai.

Pre-arrival testing requirements include:

  • A valid negative COVID‑19 PCR test certificate with a QR code for a test conducted within 48 hours, validity should be calculated from the time the sample was collected, prior to departure from an approved health facility
  • A rapid PCR test report with a QR code for a test conducted at the departure airport within six hours of departure

On arrival in Dubai, passengers from Pakistan will be required to:

  • Take a COVID‑19 PCR test on arrival at Dubai International airport.
  • Once you take a test at the airport, you must remain in your hotel or residence until you receive the test result.
  • If the test result is positive, you will be required to undergo isolation and follow the Dubai Health Authority guidelines.
  • The rules apply to all travellers, except children under the age of 12 and people with severe and moderate disabilities.
  • You will need to download the COVID19 – DXB Smart App (iOS or Android)

Flights from Karachi to Dubai

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

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Given below are the flight schedules and ticket prices for two of the most sought after airways covering the Karachi-Dubai routes- Emirates and PIA. 

Emirates 

Flight time and duration

Emirates offers upto five direct flights from Karachi to Dubai on all days of the week. The duration of these flights is about 2 hours 30 minutes. The scheduled flight timings for the five daily flights till November 2022 are as follows:

  1. Fight number: EK607
    Departure: 02:50
    Arrival: 04:05
  2. Fight number: EK605
    Departure: 07:05
    Arrival: 08:25
  3. Fight number: EK601
    Departure: 12:00
    Arrival: 13:20
  4. Fight number: EK609
    Departure: 19:35
    Arrival: 20:50
  5. Fight number: EK603
    Departure: 22:30
    Arrival: 23:59

Ticket price

The average ticket prices on Emirates flights between Karachi and Dubai are:

  • Economy: Starting from 58,254 PKR
  • Business: Starting from 126,393 PKR
  • First-class: Starting from 225,423 PKR

Here are some fare conditions that you should be aware of while booking tickets with Emirates:

  • Valid for reservations and ticketing as per the travel validity mentioned on the fares selected.
  • Fares are subject to availability.
  • Blackout dates may apply.
  • Advance purchase rules may apply.
  • Fares are inclusive of all taxes but may vary due to exchange rate fluctuations and in case of changes in taxes or surcharges.
  • Additional charges may apply for travel during peak periods or weekends.
  • Valid on Emirates operated flights only.
  • Date changes are permitted with the cost associated dependent on the fare purchased.
  • Cancellations before departure may incur a fee with the cost associated dependent on the fare purchased.
  • Children pay 75% of the adult fare. Infants (under 2 years) not requiring a seat pay 10% and infants requiring a seat pay as a child at 75% of the applicable adult rate.
  • Unaccompanied children pay 100% of the applicable adult fare.
  • No service charges when booked and ticketed online.
  • Flight Restrictions may apply.
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Pakistan International Airlines

Flight time and duration

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operates three weekly flights on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays, each departing from Karachi at 1:10 AM. The duration of these flights is about 2 hours 20 minutes. 

Ticket price

Economy seats at PIA start from 54,653 PKR, whereas Executive Economy class seats are available from 65,363 PKR. 

Do keep the following terms and conditions in mind before flying with PIA:

  1. Penalty applies per adult and child, infant occupying a seat.
  2. No-Show charges will apply after flight departure.
  3. Charges/Penalties shall be levied in addition to any applicable difference of fare that may be due to change of seasonality, class of travel or any other reason.
  4. Refund is not allowed if flight coupons are utilized out of sequence.
  5. No charge/penalty apply in case of death of/ medical illness of passenger (official documents/ medical certificate required)
  6. In case a passenger is a no-show and require a refund/change of booking, then only one penalty/charge, whichever is higher, will be applicable.
  7. Failure to occupy a reserved seat on any segment of the itinerary may cancel all subsequent segments.
  8. Change of booking charges on international tickets will not be applicable in case of any change in reservation in domestic sector within Pakistan.
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