Guide to US Cities to Fly Directly from Dubai Airport

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Travelling to the US via Dubai? Here is a complete guide of the US cities that you can fly directly from Dubai airport.

The United States of America is one of the top holiday destinations in the world. Made up of 52 states, the USA is home to diverse geographical locations, right from sunny beaches to vast desert lands. Plus, there are plenty of exciting cities to explore here. While the Covid-19 pandemic had put brakes on most of our travel plans, the world, including the USA, is opening up for visitors. However, the US is a huge country and most people will not find direct flights to the country from their own. Nevertheless, this is not a problem if you live in Dubai or one of the nearby Emirate cities. This is because there are plenty of flights that fly directly from Dubai to several of the US cities. Here are some of the US cities to fly directly from Dubai airport if you have a US tourist visa or any other visa.

Direct Flights from Dubai to USA:

Dubai is one of the favorite spots for people from Asia, Middle East, and Africa to fly to the US. It is a popular stopover for people travelling to the US from countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc. The first direct flight from Dubai to the USA’s JFK Airport (New York) was in July 2004. In the last (almost) 2 decades, the number of direct flights to the US from Dubai has increased substantially. In fact, around 52 flights take off from Dubai International Airport every hour to the US, i.e. approximately 700-800 flights a day. Here is the list of US cities that you can fly directly from Dubai. These are some of the best US cities to visit:

  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Newark
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington DC

Direct Flight Duration between Dubai and USA:

The total flight time between Dubai and USA would depend on the city you are visiting in the country. The shortest duration is between Dubai and Boston, i.e. 12 hours 10 minutes, while the longest duration is between Dubai and Houston 16 hours 35 minutes.

City Duration
Boston 12 hours 10 minutes
Chicago 13 hours 25  minutes
Dallas/Fort Worth 16 hours 15 minutes
Houston 16 hours 35 minutes
Fort Lauderdale 14 hours 20 minutes
Los Angeles 16 hours 15 minutes
Miami 15 hours 50 minutes
Newark 12 hours 45 minutes
New York 14 hours 25 minutes
Orlando 13 hours 50 minutes
San Francisco 16 hours
Seattle 14 hours 40 minutes
Washington D.C 12 hours 50 minutes


To ensure that you get seats in these direct flights from Dubai to the USA, it is important to book early. Not only would you get assured seats but you would also get to save some money.

Airlines with Flights from Dubai to USA:

Emirates is the airline that operates plenty of direct flights from Dubai to USA on a daily basis. This airline flies approximately 78 flights weekly from Dubai to USA. However, if there is no direct flight to your USA destination from Dubai, you would easily find a number of one-stop flights that would take you from Dubai to the different cities or states of the US. If you want to travel to one of the cities that is not on this list, you can opt for one-stop flights. Here are some of the airlines that have one-stop flights to some of the US cities.

Airlines USA Cities
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York, Washington.
Air France Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington.
British Airways


Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, California, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Florida, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tampa, Texas, and Washington.
Turkish Airlines Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
Qatar Airlines Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington.


USA Flights from Abu Dhabi:

Apart from Dubai, Abu Dhabi International Airport also has non-stop as well as one-stop flights to several major cities of the USA. Several popular airlines like Etihad, Air France, etc. have regular flights to cities like Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Florida, Ohio, etc.

Top Places to Visit in the US:

If you are travelling from Abu Dhabi or Dubai to US on a US visa, there are several places to see and explore. Apart from sightseeing, you also can enjoy best adventure vacations in the US. Here are some of the best states to visit in US:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • Wisconsin
  • Louisiana
  • Utah
  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Each of the states mentioned above offers a whole lot of exciting places to see and things to do. So, get your US tourist visa and book a direct flight from Dubai to USA for a memorable and hassle free experience.

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