Flights from Dubai to Istanbul, Turkey

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As one of the world’s most fascinating cities with a warm climate and close to beaches lapped by clear seas, it is hardly surprising that Istanbul ranks highly on lists of top tourist destinations. Visitors both young and old come keen to discover the plethora of sites across this city that spans two continents, reflecting its varied history from ancient times to modern, as Romans, Byzantines and Ottomans all left their mark. Shopping is also popular in Istanbul, with a visit to the Grand Bazaar featured on many tourists’ lists. With the Mediterranean on one side and the Black Sea on the other, boat trips are popular excursions.

Flying to Istanbul

1. Which airports serve Dubai to Istanbul?

Dubai has two airports, with most departures and arrivals taking place at Dubai International Airport, which is just 5km from the city center. The Dubai metro is the cheapest and quickest way to get from central Dubai, although there is also the option of buses and taxis. Al Maktoum International is Dubai’s second airport and is located 37km from the city center.
Istanbul has two international airports, with a third currently under construction. Ataturk Airport is located on the European side of the city, about 24km from the city center, with buses, metro and taxis available to transport passengers. Sabiha Gökçen Airport is on the Asian or Anatolian side. A shuttle bus service operates to bring passengers on the 40km trip to the center of Istanbul.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Istanbul?

There are many flights to Istanbul from Dubai every day. With 28 airlines, including Emirates, Qantas and Turkish Airlines offering flights, you are spoilt for choice.

3. How long is the flight?

Direct flights usually take about 4 hours 30 minutes, with slight variations depending on your airport combination. Dubai is only one hour ahead of Istanbul, so jet lag is unlikely to be a problem on these flights.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Istanbul

As even the coolest months in Dubai are hot and dry, you may need to be prepared for more temperature variation in Istanbul. While the summers are hot and dry, if you are traveling in the late fall or winter, you may experience cooler, wet weather.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

You will need Turkish lira to make purchases in Istanbul. If you have not already exchanged money, you can do so at the city’s banks or draw money at ATM machines.
You will need a visa for traveling to Istanbul, and you must be clear about the purpose of your visit on your application.

Istanbul Information

After the modern skyline of Dubai, arriving in Istanbul will feel very different, as you step into a city where the ancient and modern sit side by side. Dominating the city is the Hagia Sofia, once the Byzantine church that marked the center of the world, then it became a mosque and is now a museum that is well worth a visit. Other sites include the Ottoman splendor of Topkapi Palace and the subterranean wonder of the Basilica Cistern.

Dubai to Istanbul Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 12:00 -04:00

We've scanned 109,155,000 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Istanbul. Turkish & Pegasus frequently offer the best deals to Istanbul flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Istanbul?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Dubai to Istanbul, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AED1,095.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Dubai to Istanbul?

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 Istanbul 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 Istanbul?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days AED1,032 AED1,205
7-14 days AED1,036 AED1,120
14-21 days AED1,032 AED1,098
21-30 days AED1,032 AED1,098
30-60 days AED1,036 AED1,098
60-90 days AED1,036 AED1,098
90+ days AED1,179 AED1,098

Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Istanbul

We've examined 218,310,000 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Dubai to Istanbul is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Istanbul 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 Istanbul flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Dubai Istanbul Turkish 9/18/23 9/22/23 0 AED1,032
October Dubai Istanbul Turkish 10/6/23 10/8/23 0 AED1,032
November Dubai Istanbul Turkish 11/25/23 12/10/23 0 AED1,036
December Dubai Istanbul Qatar 12/6/23 12/11/23 1 AED1,098
January Dubai Istanbul Qatar 1/18/24 1/31/24 1 AED1,098
February Dubai Istanbul Qatar 2/1/24 2/6/24 1 AED1,120
March Dubai Istanbul Qatar 3/4/24 3/11/24 1 AED1,120
April Dubai Istanbul Saudi Arabian 4/4/24 4/5/24 1 AED1,231

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Istanbul

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

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Istanbul

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 Istanbul is AED1,165.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Istanbul is AED1,227.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Dubai to Istanbul - By Carrier
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Istanbul

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 Istanbul. 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 Istanbul is AED647.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Istanbul is AED1,146.

Dubai to Istanbul Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Dubai to Istanbul?
Answer: The average Dubai to Istanbul flight time is 5 hours.
Question: How far is Istanbul from Dubai?
Answer: The distance from Dubai to Istanbul is 2,966 kilometers (1,843 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Dubai to Istanbul?
Answer: There is only one direct flight from Dubai to Istanbul.
Question: What are the most popular Dubai airlines for direct flights from Dubai to Istanbul?
Answer: provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Dubai and Istanbul.

Dubai to Istanbul Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Dubai and Istanbul. 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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