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There are 5 ways to get from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  10h 52m

  1. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) DXB - KUL
  2. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 1045 - RM 1970

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Bus to Abu Dhabi, fly to Kuala Lumpur, train  •  13h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Station 10 to Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 and 3
  2. Fly from Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) AUH - KUL
  3. Take the train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral

RM 813 - RM 3097

3 alternative options

Fly Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah  •  15h 36m

  1. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SZB) DXB - SZB

RM 1213 - RM 2826

Fly Dubai to Kuantan, bus  •  19h 35m

  1. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Kuantan (KUA) DXB - KUA
  2. Take the bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur

RM 1476 - RM 3205

Drive  •  5 days 20h

  1. Drive from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur 10923.3 km

RM 2000 - RM 3000

United Arab Emirates → Malaysia
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International entry into Malaysia from United Arab Emirates

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Arab Emirates
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Conditions of entry into Malaysia from United Arab Emirates

  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Mandatory quarantine period is reduced to 7 days for travelers who provide a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Health screen upon arrival. Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact tracing purposes
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Malaysia: Sabah, Sarawak
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in Malaysia

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Considerations leaving from United Arab Emirates

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Malaysia from United Arab Emirates is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kuala Lumpur is 03 88810200.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kuala Lumpur is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kuala Lumpur is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 03 88810200.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Arab Emirates from Malaysia.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 10 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Ministry of Health Malaysia.

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The cheapest way to get from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs AED 950 - AED 1800 and takes 10h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is to fly and train which costs AED 950 - AED 1800 and takes 10h 52m.

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The distance between Dubai and Kuala Lumpur is 5524 km. The road distance is 10923.3 km.

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It takes approximately 10h 52m to get from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dubai Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport is the direct flight which takes 7h.

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Kuala Lumpur is 4h ahead of Dubai. It is currently 1:31 PM in Dubai and 5:31 PM in Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, the driving distance between Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is 10923 km. It takes approximately 5 days 20h to drive from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia Airlines, Air India Express, Oman Air and four other airlines offer flights from Dubai Airport to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

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There are 4652+ hotels available in Kuala Lumpur. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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  • Distance: 5524 km
  • Duration: 10h 52m

What companies run services between Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?

Emirates, Malaysia Airlines and nine other airlines fly from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur every 4 hours.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2800
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Trengganu
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Senai
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2800
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Sultan Ismail Petra
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3000
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3900
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3100
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3300
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Hyderabad, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1600 - RM 3300
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Bengaluru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
12h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 3300
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Dhaka, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3300
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2800
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1400 - RM 3100
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 3000
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Doha
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 2100 - RM 5500
Flights from Dubai to Kuantan via Doha, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
16h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3300
Air India Express
Website
airindiaexpress.in
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
RM 420 - RM 1700
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Tiruchirapalli
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
RM 750 - RM 3000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 6000
Saudia
Website
saudia.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Riyadh
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1700 - RM 5500
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 3000
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3900
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
12h
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 2300 - RM 5500
Pakistan International Airlines
Website
www4.piac.com.pk
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur via Islamabad
Ave. Duration
11h 52m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 2600 - RM 4200
Oman Air
Website
omanair.com
Flights from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur via Muscat
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
RM 1300 - RM 2400
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Dubai to Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah via Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1200 - RM 2900
Etihad
Website
etihad.com
Flights from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1800 - RM 3900
Train operators
KLIA Express
Phone
+603 2267 8000
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from Klia T1 to KL Sentral
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 35 - RM 55
Website
http://www.kliaekspres.com/
Bus operators
Dubai RTA Bus
Phone
9090800
Website
rta.ae
Bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Station 10 to Abu Dhabi Airport Terminal 1 and 3
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
RM 19 - RM 28
Schedules at
rta.ae
LA Holidays
Phone
+ 6012-389 5689
Email
general@laholidays.com.my
Website
laholidays.my
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
RM 24
Schedules at
laholidays.my
Etika Express
Phone
03-9287 7799
Email
etikadelta@yahoo.com
Website
facebook.com
Bus from UMP Gambang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
busonlineticket.com
Book at
easybook.com
Plusliner
Phone
+60 3 4045 8878
Email
talk2us@ktb.com.my
Website
redbus.my
Bus from Universiti Malaysia Pahang to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
RM 26
Schedules at
redbus.my

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