A Comparison of Direct Flights from Dubai to Doha

by Richard Gilbert Cross  |  Published March 1, 2024

With an average direct flight time of 1 hour and 10 minutes, it’s never been easier to travel between Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar.

Doha (Photo: Radoslaw Prekurat via Unsplash)

With up to 30 daily direct flights from Dubai to Doha, you’ll be able to travel to the Qatari capital in no time. All flights to Doha arrive at Hamad International Airport, with a choice of departure from either of Dubai’s three airports, depending on the carrier. To make the quick hop over the Persian Gulf even simpler, we’ve researched all direct flights between Dubai and Doha, analysing flight prices, departure times and locations, plus the onboard facilities.

Qatar Airways

If you enjoy flying in luxury, Qatar Airways may be the one for you. The prestigious airline has been named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by Skytrax seven times, as well as the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ in 2023. Conveniently, the airline operates 27 weekly direct flights, with departures split between Sharjah International Airport (SHJ) and Dubai International Airport (DXB). If you’re travelling between February and April, you’ll be able to grab a seat from £79. A seat in the prestigious First Elite costs just over £1,000, with up to 80 kg of luggage allowed. Whichever class you’re flying, you’ll be able to enjoy one of the widest seats on a passenger airline.

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Air Arabia

The shortest flight from Dubai to Doha is with Air Arabia, the Middle East’s first low-cost airline. However, despite a flight time of just over one hour, Air Arabia is surprisingly not the cheapest option. Basic economy flights during off-peak months cost £125. As a budget airline, the customer service is not to the same standard as the more high-profile airlines on the route, although Air Arabia is definitely the best option if you’re looking for consistency. The carrier leaves Dubai five times a day at the same times, nicely spaced out between 4.05 a.m. and 7 p.m. All flights depart from Sharjah International, which is located just over 40 km outside of Dubai.


The most frequent flights between Dubai and Doha are with the government-owned Flydubai, who operate a huge 42 flights a week. However, the carrier is one of the more expensive options on this route. A Value economy seat costs close to £200 with the standard 27 kg of luggage. Reviews for Flydubai are not great, with a score of 3 out of 10 on Skytrax. Passengers particularly note that the in-flight entertainment is below standards. However, the Flydubai route is definitely the easiest option for those based in the centre of Dubai, with all flights departing from Dubai International.


Etihad offers four daily flights to Doha four days a week, with up to three flights on a Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The flights depart from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and are conveniently spaced out throughout the day. For early birds there’s a 2.30 a.m. flight, with the other flights departing at 9.20 a.m, 4.45 p.m. and 9.40 p.m. Opting for Etihad’s Economy Choice means you can bring up to 30 km of luggage. Economy flights can be purchased for as little as £70 booked in advance. Please note the departure airport lies 139 km from the centre of Dubai.