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Travelers usually depart from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas, Madrid - Puerto de Atocha, Madrid - Méndez Álvaro, Madrid Chamartín railway station, or Madrid - Avenida de America when they travel from Madrid to Dubai. Book your trip to arrive at Dubai International, Sharjah International, Al Maktoum International, or Dubai Bus Station. The distance between Madrid and Dubai is 5655 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Pegasus, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, and Iberia Airlines. Madrid and Dubai have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Dubai, consider visiting Abu Dhabi (island), Burj Khalifa, and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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PegasusPGTPCNoOpens 48 days before flight
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Wizz AirWZZW6NoOpens 48 days before flight
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Turkish AirlinesTHYTKYes0
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Iberia AirlinesIBEIBYesOpens 24 days before flight
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United Arab Emirates COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Most travelers from Spain with proof of full COVID-19 vaccination can enter Dubai, DXB, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visa on arrival

Forms and documents
  • {'title': 'Mandatory proof of vaccination for Dubai', 'region': 'AE-DU', 'country': 'ARE', 'description': 'Fully vaccinated travelers must have proof of vaccination with a QR code to be exempt from the requirement to provide proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result.\n\nTravelers must have received a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government. The accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria/SK Bioscience/Oxford/Covishield), Janseen, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V, COVAXIN, Novavax (Covovax/Nuvaxovid), and CanSino.\n\nTravelers are also considered fully vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19 and receiving a valid medical certificate issued by relevant authorities, showing that travelers have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 1 month (from the date of recovery to the date of arrival), with a QR code.\n\nVaccination certificates must be in English or Arabic and include a QR code. Vaccination certificates can be in printed or digital form. SMS certificates are not accepted. Vaccination certificates in languages other than English or Arabic may be accepted if they can be validated at the departure point.\n\nVaccination certificates without a QR code will be accepted as long as the vaccination certificate is issued by test centres/organisations recognised/approved by the national health authorities of the country.\n\nTravelers unable to present valid proof of vaccination or recovery with a QR are required to comply with rules for unvaccinated travelers.'}

  • {'title': 'Mandatory contact-tracing app for Dubai ', 'region': 'AE-DU', 'country': 'ARE', 'description': 'All travelers must download the DXB mobile app before traveling to Dubai.'}

  • {'title': 'Mandatory health insurance ', 'region': 'AE-DU', 'country': 'ARE', 'description': 'Travelers entering Dubai as tourists must have proof of health insurance. Some airlines may have insurance packages included on their tickets, please contact them directly for more details.'}

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed with restrictions

  • No proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test required for vaccinated travelers

  • No quarantine required

Visa requirements
  • Visa on arrival

Forms and documents
  • {'title': 'Mandatory proof of vaccination', 'region': None, 'country': 'ESP', 'description': 'Travelers must present a certificate showing they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival in Spain and no more than 270 days before their arrival. Vaccines accepted are those approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and by the WHO. \n\nTravelers aged 18 years and older with a vaccine certificate showing that their last dose was administered more than 270 days ago must also show a certificate proving a booster vaccination has been administered. These certificates will be considered valid since the day the booster dose was administered.\n\nTravelers aged between 12 to 18 years are considered vaccinated even if 270 days have passed since the last dose without having received the booster dose.\n\nTravelers who are eligible for the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate or equivalent may use it to present proof. The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 vaccination record is also accepted.\n\nTravelers who do not have the EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent certificate from these countries Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Benin, Cabo Verde, Colombia, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Israel, Iceland, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Uruguay, Vietnam, and Vatican City are required to complete the\xa0SPTH Health Control Form manually and enter the data of their vaccination, recovery or a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result.\n\nA valid recovery certificate must be issued at least 11 days after the first positive COVID-19 test result and up to a maximum of 180 days. It must have been performed by healthcare professionals.\n\nFor more details, please see the source.'}

  • {'title': 'Recommended contact-tracing app', 'region': None, 'country': 'ESP', 'description': 'Travelers are recommended to download the RadarCOVID app when entering Spain. '}

  • {'title': 'Mandatory health control form for travelers without EU Digital COVID Certificate or equivalent ', 'region': None, 'country': 'ESP', 'description': 'Travelers who do not have EU Digital COVID Certificate or EU equivalent must complete the SPTH Health Control Form before departure to Spain and present their QR code before boarding and upon arrival.\n\nThe traveler will be required to enter the data of your vaccination or recovery of infection.\n\nPlease check “Mandatory proof of vaccination” for more details.'}

Additional information
  • Masks are mandatory in certain settings

  • Health screening may be required on arrival

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in United Arab Emirates in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Madrid to Dubai?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Madrid and Dubai takes around 7.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Madrid and Dubai?
The flight distance between Madrid and Dubai is 5655 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Madrid and Dubai?
Several carriers operate flights between Madrid and Dubai. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Emirates.
What are the most popular routes to and from Madrid?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Madrid and London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham, Toronto, Edinburgh, Athens, Thessaloniki, Vancouver, Reykjavik, Glasgow, Bristol, Tallinn, Liverpool, Montreal, Copenhagen, Paris, Newcastle upon Tyne, Malta, Vilnius.
What are the most popular routes to and from Dubai?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Dubai and London, Mumbai, Manchester, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, New Delhi, Singapore, Doha, Dublin, Bengaluru, Kochi, Angeles, Chennai, Reykjavik, Birmingham, Kozhikode, Muscat, Istanbul, Cairo, Pune.
Which airports are there in Madrid?
Madrid is mainly served by Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. But there are other airports nearby, including Torrejon Airport, Cuatro Vientos Airport.
What airports are near Madrid?
The main airport in Madrid is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas. It is also served by Valladolid, Salamanca.
What airports are near Dubai?
The main airport in Dubai is Dubai International. It is also served by Abu Dhabi International, Sohar, Ras Al Khaimah International, Khasab, Al Ain International.
What buses and trains depart from Madrid?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Madrid, including Renfe, Alsa.
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