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The capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, has a population of over two million. Many of the visitors arriving in Islamabad travel to conduct business in the financial center, known as the Blue Area. The city also welcomes many visitors for tourism, including visiting the city’s museums or the surrounding countryside where you can trek in the foothills of the Himalayas. With its abundant greenery, many visitors are struck by the beauty and tranquility of the city. In recent years, the restaurant scene has improved, providing a wide selection of eateries to enjoy.

Flying to Islamabad

1. Which airports serve Dubai to Islamabad?

Two airports serve Dubai, but it is likely your flight to Islamabad from Dubai will depart from Dubai International Airport, located just 5km from Dubai center. If you drive to the airport, there is plenty of car parking available. The Dubai metro is the quickest, cheapest way to get to the airport, and there are also bus services in operation. Al Maktoum International Airport is Dubai’s second airport and is farther away at 37km from the city center.

Islamabad National Airport is a new airport that opened in May 2018, replacing the Benazir Bhutto International Airport. Local buses serve the airport to transport passengers into Islamabad, but you will need a taxi to reach the bus station, so it is simpler just to take a taxi into the city.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Islamabad?

There are at least four daily flights to Islamabad from Dubai operated by PIA, Emirates, Shaheen Air, and airblue. If you do not mind a stop, you can also fly with Gulf Air.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight to Islamabad from Dubai lasts about 3 hours 5 minutes. Islamabad is only one hour ahead of Dubai, so you should not need much of an adjustment after you arrive.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Islamabad

Like Dubai, Islamabad has hot summers, but the winters in Islamabad tend to be quite a bit cooler than Dubai. Unlike the desert climate of Dubai, you may experience some rainy days, particularly in July and August, so don’t forget a raincoat if you are traveling then.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency in Islamabad is the Pakistani rupee. If you need to exchange money while in Islamabad, you can do this at most banks and hotels. While a credit card may be accepted, cash is far more widely used in Pakistan.

You will need a visa to go to Islamabad. Some nationalities can get a visa upon their arrival in Pakistan, but many will need to arrange for this in advance of travel.

Islamabad Information

After spending time in Dubai with its gleaming skyscrapers, modern buildings and lively nightlife, there is something restful about arriving in Islamabad. Your first impression is likely to be how green the city appears. The city is a quiet one, becoming even quieter at night. Unlike Dubai, which caters extensively for tourists, Islamabad has more business visitors, and those tourists who come are likely to be heading to the museums or using the city as a gateway to explore other parts of Pakistan.

Dubai to Islamabad Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:58 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Islamabad. Gulf Air & Kuwait frequently offer the best deals to Islamabad flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Gulf Air
Tue 3/10
1 stop
Tue 3/17
1 stop
Tue 3/3
1 stop
Wed 3/18
1 stop
Oman Air
Thu 2/27
1 stop
Sat 3/14
1 stop
Thu 2/13
1 stop
Fri 2/14
1 stop
Tue 3/3
1 stop
Mon 3/9
1 stop
Wed 3/4
1 stop
Fri 3/20
1 stop

How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Islamabad?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Dubai to Islamabad, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AED1,135.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Dubai to Islamabad?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Dubai to Islamabad based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Dubai to Islamabad?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Dubai to Islamabad.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days AED1,231 AED1,216
7-14 days AED1,256 AED1,157
14-21 days AED1,231 AED1,058
21-30 days AED1,231 AED1,014
30-60 days AED1,256 AED1,135
60-90 days AED1,286 AED1,139
90+ days AED1,231 AED1,139

Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Islamabad

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Dubai to Islamabad is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Islamabad by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Dubai to Islamabad flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Dubai Islamabad Pakistan 2/15/20 3/1/20 1 AED1,021
March Dubai Islamabad Gulf Air 3/3/20 3/10/20 1 AED1,084
April Dubai Islamabad Gulf Air 4/1/20 4/7/20 1 AED1,146
May Dubai Islamabad Gulf Air 5/6/20 5/12/20 1 AED1,146
June Dubai Islamabad Pakistan 6/1/20 6/1/20 1 AED1,249
July Dubai Islamabad Pakistan 7/2/20 7/5/20 0 AED1,337
August Dubai Islamabad Pakistan 8/10/20 8/11/20 2 AED1,216
September Dubai Islamabad Pakistan 9/1/20 9/16/20 0 AED1,231

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Islamabad

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Dubai to Islamabad. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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16 17 18 19 20 21 22
AED1,297 AED1,256
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AED1,256 AED1,198
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AED1,198 AED1,194
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AED1,194 AED1,205
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Islamabad

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED1,187.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED1,268.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Dubai to Islamabad.

Weekly Direct Flights from Dubai to Islamabad - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Emirates 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 16:05 22:20
Airblue 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12:00 12:00
Pakistan 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 00:10 07:15

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Islamabad

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Dubai to Islamabad. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED621.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED1,187.

Dubai to Islamabad Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Dubai to Islamabad?
Answer: The average Dubai to Islamabad flight time is 3 hours and 6 minutes.
Question: How far is Islamabad from Dubai?
Answer: The distance from Dubai to Islamabad is 1,921 kilometers (1,194 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Dubai to Islamabad?
Answer: There are 30 direct flights from Dubai to Islamabad.
Question: What are the most popular Dubai airlines for direct flights from Dubai to Islamabad?
Answer: Pakistan International Airlines provides 43% of the non-stop flights between Dubai and Islamabad.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Dubai to Islamabad?
Answer: Riyadh, SA

Airlines in Dubai flying to Islamabad Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:58 -04:00Number of routes searched: 36Number of itineraries searched: 293,787

Wondering which airlines fly out of Dubai to Islamabad? We've gathered the average price of Dubai airlines with flights to Islamabad. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Dubai to Islamabad
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Emirates -
Pakistan -
British Airways LHR
Air China PEK
China Southern URC
Gulf Air BAH
Kuwait KWI
Pakistan KHI
Pakistan LHE
Pakistan MUX
Saudi Arabian JED
Saudi Arabian RUH
Thai BKK
Turkish IST
Oman Air MCT
flynas RUH

Dubai to Islamabad Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Dubai and Islamabad. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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