5 Island Getaways with Direct Flights From Dubai

Some of the best islands in the world are just one flight away from Dubai. Just take a moment to imagine yourself boarding a plane at Dubai Airport and landing on a tropical island in the middle of the ocean… somewhere like the Maldives or Mauritius for example. Gotta love living in a travel hub!

1. Bali – Indonesia

Known for its forested volcanic mountains, beaches and coral reefs, this jewel is a must on your travel bucket list.

Flight time from Dubai to Indonesia: 9 hours 5 minutes

insydo tip: Nusa Dua Beach is great for swimming and snorkeling. Surfers can head to the South or North ends of the island for higher waves.

2. Maldives

Made up of over 1,000 coral islands, Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world! Expect powdery white sandy, crystal blue waters and some of the most OUTRAGEOUS island resorts!

Flight time from Dubai to Maldives: 4 Hours 15 Minutes

insydo tip: Don’t leave the Maldives without snorkeling alongside some of the most colorful fish you’ll ever see. Save this romantic escape for a special occasion… those overwater villas don’t come cheap!

3. Seychelles

Home to 2 UNESCO World Heritage sights, Seychelles promises adventure and natural beauty in pristine surrounds still untouched by man.

Flight time from Dubai to Seychelles: 4 Hours 36 Minutes

insydo tip: On the island’s south coast, Anse Intendance is a small and secluded crescent of sand and a great surfing spot!

4. Mauritius

Almost entirely encircled by a coral reef,this volcanic island is known for it’s palm-fringed beaches and stunning lagoons.

Flight time from Dubai to Mauritius: 6 hours 30 mins

insydo tip: Take a day trip to Black River Gorges National Park for a tropical hike or chase waterfalls on quad bikes at La Vallee Des Couleurs Nature Park! 

5.  Zanzibar

This island paradise is known for its stunning beaches, traditional fishing dhows and the gorgeous Rock Restaurant that rises from the sea in Pingwe. One of the best islands in the world to visit, many stop off in Zanzibar after climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Flight time from Dubai to Zanzibar: 5 Hours 50 Minutes

insydo tip: Explore the cobbled streets of Stone Town and sail across to Prison Island to see some of the biggest and oldest tortoises in the world.