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Updated December 2023

The Philippines entices visitors with its emerald green rice paddies, white sandy beaches, captivating underground rivers and caves, along with its unmistakably unique cultural heritage. 

After closing its borders to international travellers for nearly two years, the Philippines currently welcomes international arrivals. This means UAE residents can now visit the country for both leisure and other purposes. Let’s familiarize ourselves with the latest travel guidelines and restrictions on travelling from the UAE to the Philippines.

Cheap flights from the UAE to the Philippines

UAE to Philippines flights is fully operational allowing travellers from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the UAE to travel to the Philippines subject to the arrival procedures mandated by the Philippine Government.

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UAE to Philippines flight schedule

Emirates Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Etihad, and Philippine Airlines are currently servicing direct route flights from Dubai to Manila and Cebu. Etihad Airways also provides direct daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Manila.

As of December 2023, here are the current flight prices for this Christmas season.

Note: All prices are accurate at the time of writing. 

Dubai to Philippines flight schedule

Emirates

  • Dubai – Manila: Up to three daily direct flights are available every day of the week. One-way tickets start from AED 2,690.
  • Dubai – Cebu: There is one direct flight available five days a week, with one-way tickets starting from AED 3,172.

Emirates full schedule.

Cebu Pacific

  • Dubai – Manila: Daily direct flights are available with one way tickets starting from AED 2,172.
  • Dubai – Cebu: Several flights are available every day of the week. One-way tickets start from AED 1,944.

Cebu Pacific full schedule.

Philippine Airlines

  • Dubai – Manila: There is one direct flight available every day of the week. One-way tickets start from AED 1,990.
  • Dubai – Cebu: Several flights are available every day of the week. One-way tickets start from AED 2.050.

Philippine Airlines full schedule.

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Abu Dhabi to Philippines flight schedule

Etihad 

  • Abu Dhabi – Manila: Up to two daily direct flights are available every day of the week. One-way tickets start from AED 3,120.

Etihad full schedule.

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UAE to Philippines flight time

A direct flight from UAE to the Philippines, from Dubai or Abu Dhabi, typically takes 9 to 12 hours to complete.

UAE to Philippines entry requirements

The latest travel and entry requirements to the Philippines are as follows.

Required documents

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) has enforced a mandatory registration for all international travellers on the eTravel system, encompassing both arrivals and departures. Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco emphasized the crucial nature of this registration for facilitating immigration procedures at both international airports and seaports within the country.

Exceptions to this mandate include specific diplomats and holders of certain diplomatic visas or passports. The eTravel initiative, a joint effort between BI, DICT, DOT, and other agencies, is geared toward modernising and streamlining the entry and exit procedures. There are plans in place to introduce eTravel kiosks to facilitate immediate registration, thereby replacing the conventional paper-based arrival and departure cards. Please do refer to our eTravel Card article below for all the latest developments.

eTravel Card 2024: What to Know About the Philippines’ Latest Travel Pass

 

Philippines tourist visa from UAE

If you hold a UAE passport and are looking to visit the Philippines, you are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days.

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