The Indian city of Chennai, formerly named Madras, is widely considered to be the home of curry. The city has developed a great deal in recent years and while it is now a strong commercial hub, the coastal setting has helped to make this city attractive to tourists. With great beaches for relaxation, this could be the perfect location for a get away from it all break. Chennai also offers great restaurants, excellent shopping facilities and plenty of historical and cultural attractions. This bustling city has something for everyone.
Flying to Chennai
1. Which airports serve Dubai to Chennai?
Dubai International Airport is the main airport in Dubai. This is the busiest airport in the Middle East and is the primary airport for flights from Dubai to Chennai landing at Chennai International Airport.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Chennai?
Emirates Airlines operates direct flights from Dubai to Chennai. Air Arabia and Air India also offer direct flights. While Gulf Air Bahrain and Jet Airways offer flights with connections.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight from Dubai to Chennai takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes. An indirect flight between these two cities can take anywhere between 7 and 29 hours, depending upon the airline and the route. Chennai is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai.
4. Climate changes between Dubai and Chennai
Chennai is a city that is very hot and sunny but does experience monsoon rains. Temperatures here range between 27°C and 33°C throughout the year while being slightly cooler than Dubai whose temperatures range from 24°C to around 40°C in the summer. Dubai experiences very little rain.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The official language in Chennai is Tamil or English, while in Dubai it is Arabic. The lifestyles between the two cities are not very different, both offer a laid-back way of life. The two countries have different currency, in Dubai it is the Dirham and in India it is the Rupee. The Indian Rupee can easily be obtained at the airport, hotels, money exchangers or through an ATM.
Within easy reach of the city there are several great beaches including the very popular Marina Beach. This runs from Fort St George to Besant Nagar. The beach is lined with markets and kiosks. Alternatively, try Breezy Beach and Elliot’s Beach, from where you can sit, relax, and enjoy the sunset.
You can see some of the indigenous wildlife if you visit the Guindy National Park. This is part of the official residence of the Governor. The Theosophical Society features a mosque, a Buddhist monument and a Hindu temple, for those interested in exploring.
When in India you should not forget about the national sport – cricket. You can watch a game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and it is a great way to relax, while if you want to pick up bargains, consider a few hours at the George Town Market to buy some souvenirs of your visit.
Dubai to Chennai Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:12 -05:00
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Chennai
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The average price for connecting flights from Dubai to Chennai is AED1,190.
The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Chennai is AED1,227.
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The average price for one way flights from Dubai to Chennai is AED537.
The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Chennai is AED1,157.
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