The cheapest times to fly from DXB to IST are

  • May 7th to May 20th
  • August 13th to March 18th (except the week of December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DXB to IST is mid May. Prices can be as high as $529 for Friday flights during mid April, or as low as $331 for Sunday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Dubai (DXB) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $334 to $402 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $331. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid April, with an average price of $427. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $96 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $358 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DXB to IST flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DXB to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DXB to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DXB to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dubai. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Dubai. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $12 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $358. Return trip prices are from the IST to DXB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DXB to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 21 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DXB to IST while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) in Istanbul

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from IST
  • Usually 20.67% less expensive than IST
  • Nonstop flights available

See DXB to SAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DXB to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 34 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, Air India, Azerbaijan Airlines, Badr Airlines, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Gulf Air, IndiGo, Iraqi, Jazeera, KLM, Kuwait Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, MEA, Oman Air, Pakistan, Pobeda, Qantas, Qeshm Air, Royal Brunei, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, Somon Air, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan, Ukraine International, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Dubai International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1870 miles or 3009 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DXB to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DXB to IST flight is about 4 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Dubai and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from DXB to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DXB
Origination airport name Dubai International Airport
City Dubai
Country the United Arab Emirates
Latitude 25.3
Longitude 55.4

Return Airport

Destination code IST
Destination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8


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