Cheap flights from Dubai to Istanbul

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Flight information Dubai to Istanbul

Cheapest roundtrip price last month

AED 883

Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 2990 kilometers

4h 35min

Most popular airline last month

Turkish Airlines

Istanbul and Istanbul Sabiha

2 airports

Frequently asked questions

There are 2 airports in Istanbul: Istanbul and Istanbul Sabiha.
The best price found on Skyscanner for a flight from Dubai to Istanbul is AED 883. This was found by aggregating across different carriers and is the cheapest price for the whole month.
4h 35min is the average flight time from Dubai to Istanbul.
There are 6 airlines who fly non-stop from Dubai to Istanbul.
There are 58 flights per week flying from Dubai to Istanbul, as of October.

The main airport serving the city of Istanbul is Istanbul Airport, although the smaller Sabiha Gokcen International Airport also operates flights across the globe. There are flights from Dubai International Airport to Istanbul arriving at both airports. The carriers that fly from Dubai to Istanbul Airport are Emirates and Turkish Airlines, while Emirates, flydubai, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines operate flights to Sabiha Gokcen International Airport.

* This information is correct as of April 2019

Airport Information - Arriving

Istanbul Airport is the brand-new airport serving Istanbul, replacing the older Ataturk Airport in April 2019. The airport is made up of a single passenger terminal complex which handles both domestic and international flights. You’ll find all of the amenities you would expect at the airport including shops, restaurants and duty-free areas, while plenty more options will open up in the future. The easiest way to travel from the airport to your destination is via taxi, while public transport links to the airport are being developed.

Sabiha Gokcen International Airport is Istanbul’s second airport also offering flights across the globe. The new terminal building is capable of serving up to 25 million passengers a year and offers a wide selection of facilities and amenities including duty-free shopping and many places to eat and drink. There is both a bus and ferry service taking visitors into Istanbul, although you can always opt for a taxi if you want to reach your destination directly. Renting a car in Istanbul is also an option if you're likely to explore the sights outside of the city.

Airport Information - Departing

Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by international traffic and is renowned for its fantastic facilities and amenities. Whether it’s designer brands, high-end restaurants or duty-free shopping, Dubai International Airport has it all. There are also many airport lounges available for those who want to wait for flights in comfortable and luxurious surroundings. The airport is made up of three terminals which are easily accessible. Terminals 1 and 3 are part of the Dubai metro network, while Terminal 2 can be reached with the free bus shuttle service.

What to Expect in Istanbul

For ideas on what to see and do, read what you need to know about visiting Istanbul. You can also read our list of the best places to visit in Turkey to make the most out of your trip. Istanbul experiences warm and pleasant summers and winters that can get quite cold, so make sure that you pack appropriately. The city doesn’t experience much rainfall throughout most of the year, although it can rain quite often between December and February. Many nationals are allowed to enter Turkey without needing a visa, although nationals from the UAE will need to obtain an e-visa online. Prices in Istanbul tend to be a lot cheaper compared to Dubai, with the average meal between 30-40% cheaper. Check out the top hotels that Istanbul has to offer to truly enjoy your trip to the Turkish capital.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.