If you are actually flying from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Dubai, United Arab Emirates or if you are just curious to know the flight time between Colombo and Dubai, this page will give you the information you are looking for.

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Flight time from Colombo to Dubai is 4 hours 15 minutes

Non-Stop flight duration from CMB to DXB is 4 hours 15 minutes (Operated by Emirates Airline)

The nearest airport to Colombo, is Bandaranayake Airport (CMB) and the nearest airport to Dubai, is Dubai Airport (DXB)

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Distance from Colombo to Dubai is approximately 3280 kilometers.

Flights from Colombo to Dubai • Airlines & Flight Duration

Flights operated by major airlines departing from Colombo arrive at Dubai Airport, the major airport in Dubai

Airline & JourneyDuration
Emirates Airline
4 hrs 15 mins
SriLankan Airlines
4 hrs 30 mins
4 hrs 40 mins
5 hrs

Flight time from Colombo to Dubai via Muscat • CMB to DXB via MCT

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Dubai Airport via Seeb Airport, Oman on SriLankan Airlines flight is 8 hours 35 minutes

SriLankan Airlines CMB to MCT
4 hrs 15 mins
 Waiting Time
3 hrs 15 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Total Duration:
8 hrs 35 mins

Flight time from Colombo to Dubai via Manama • CMB to DXB via BAH

Flight duration from Bandaranayake Airport to Dubai Airport via Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain on Gulf Air Bahrain flight is 19 hours 10 minutes

Gulf Air Bahrain CMB to BAH
5 hrs 20 mins
 Waiting Time
12 hrs 30 mins
1 hr 20 mins
Total Duration:
19 hrs 10 mins

How long does it take to fly from Colombo to Dubai?

Non-stop flights from Colombo takes anywhere between 4 hours to 5 hours 15 minutes to reach Dubai.

Fastest one-stop flight between Colombo and Dubai takes close to 7 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 33 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.

This is the average non-stop flight time from Colombo to Dubai.

Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Colombo - Dubai flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.

Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 45 mins to 24 hrs .

Flight time from Colombo, Sri Lanka to airports near Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Direct flight and one stop flight time from Bandaranayake Airport, Colombo to airports nearest to Dubai is given in the table below

JourneyDestination AirportsDurationStops
CMB - SHJ Sharjah, Sharjah Airport 4 hrs 35 mins Non-Stop
CMB - AUH Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi International Airport 4 hrs 35 mins Non-Stop

Airlines operating flights between Colombo and Dubai

Colombo time is 1 hour 30 minutes ahead of Dubai

Current time in Colombo, Sri Lanka : Thu, 21 Jan, 2021,
Colombo Timezone: +0530 (+05:30)

04:49 AM

Current time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates :, Thu, 21 Jan, 2021,
Dubai Timezone: +04 (+04:00)

03:19 AM

CMB to DXB Flight - Colombo Airport to Dubai Airport Flight Route Map

Location of Colombo Airport & Dubai Airport is given below. Click the map to view Colombo to Dubai flight path and travel direction.

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