The cheapest times to fly from IST to DXB are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • mid May
  • August 20th to December 23rd

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 IST to DXB is mid November. Prices can be as high as $462 for Monday flights during early June, or as low as $330 for Sunday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Dubai

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Dubai (DXB) will usually cost between $333 to $401 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $336. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $406. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $70 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $348 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to DXB flight.

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

IST to DXB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to DXB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. 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. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Dubai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. 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 $350. Return trip prices are from the DXB to IST 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 IST to DXB 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.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IST to DXB? 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 Dubai International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Istanbul and Dubai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 84 available flights from IST to DXB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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