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Updated 16 June 2022

Famed as the transcontinental metropolis and cultural capital of Turkey, Istanbul remains a favourite spot for leisure travellers from the UAE, with its ancient monuments and souks, vibrant wildlife and lively resorts. Turkey’s proximity and friendly diplomatic ties with Dubai also see a large number of business seekers looking to travel to Istanbul from Dubai. 

Looking for cheap flights from Dubai to Istanbul? Here are the latest flight news, travel requirements, airline schedules and airfares.

Eid Adha 2022 hotel deals on Wego

With the Eid break looming on the horizon, hotel deals and offers from Wego and its partners are now readily available. Please check below for details.

Wego – up to 5% off

Offer valid worldwide

This Eid, Wego is offering a 5% discount for hotel bookings (up to AED 50) using the code SUMMERSALE22. Details are as follows:

  • the promo code is valid for bookings made between 1 to 17 July 2022. Travel dates from 1 July to 30 September 2022
  • the promo code is valid for all bookings with a maximum discount of 5% or AED 50
  • the promo code can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotional offer or bonuses

Otelz – up to 5% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey

Book through Otelz and get a 5% discount for hotels. Details are as follows:

  • book with an extra 5% discount on all hotels
  • use Coupon Code: WEGO05 to avail of the offer
  • no minimum booking amount is required
  • the promotion is applicable to all hotels
  • for any inquiries and concerns related to making a hotel reservation, please reach out to [email protected]

Booklogic – up to 7% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego

Book through Booklogic and get a 7% discount on all hotels. Details are as follows:

  • book with an extra 7% discount on all hotels
  • use Coupon Code: WEGO07 to avail of the offer
  • no minimum booking amount is required
  • the promotion is applicable to all hotels

Agoda – up to 3% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia

Enjoy an additional 3% off by using the code: AGWEGO07.

Makemytrip – up to 15% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego UAE

Enjoy up to a 15% price slash on some hotels. Final price inclusive of discounts with details as follows:

  • offer applicable only for customers coming via Wego
  • no promo code is required for this offer
  • offer applicable on select hotels only
  • applicable on both desktop & PWA

Rotana Hotels – up to 20% off

Offer valid when booking through Wego in the MENA region

Live life to the fullest, unwind and enjoy some exciting benefits all season long, with Rotana hotels and resorts across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Turkey.

Book your stay now and receive:

  • 20% off the lowest public room rate
  • a complimentary extra bed in all room categories for family stays
  • free dining for kids under 6 and 50% off for kids up to 12
  • free cancellation and no prepayment needed

This offer is valid for Rotana Rewards Select members (log in or sign up for free during booking) from the 1st of June until the 4th of September 2022. Free cancellation without charge until 2 PM on the day of arrival. Hotel rooms are subject to availability. Promotion is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discounts.

Cheap flights from Dubai to Istanbul 

Cheap flights from Dubai to the Maldives are now fully operational allowing travellers from Dubai and the UAE to travel to the Maldives without breaking the bank. Direct flight roundtrip tickets range from AED 1,105 to AED 2,609. For details, please consult the flight schedule below.

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Dubai to Istanbul flight schedule

Emirates Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Flydubai, and Turkish Airlines are currently servicing direct flights from Dubai to Istanbul. Other airlines offer connecting flights which may involve long stopover periods. Here are some of the cheapest rates for Dubai – Istanbul roundtrip tickets.

Note: All prices are for the month of November 2022 and are accurate at the time of writing

Emirates

Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 3 direct daily flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 2,609.

Pegasus Airlines

Dubai – Istanbul: 1 direct daily flight available 5 days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,105.

Flydubai

Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 2 direct daily flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,983.

Turkish Airlines

Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 3 direct daily flights available all days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 2,537.

Gulf Air

Dubai – Istanbul: Up to 2 connecting flights available 4 days of the week. Roundtrip tickets start from AED 1,497.

Dubai to Istanbul flight time

A direct flight from Dubai to Istanbul typically takes around 4 hours and 35 minutes to complete. Non-direct flights can take anywhere between 8 to 13 hours.

Dubai to Istanbul requirements

While Istanbul has removed all COVID-19 entry restrictions for travellers, under the UAE travel protocol for UAE Nationals 18 years old and above, all Emiratis travelling out of the UAE must meet one of the following requirements to travel out of Dubai:

  • Must have completed one (1) dose of an approved vaccine and a period of one month has not lapsed from the date of the vaccination and the date of travel; or 
  • Must have completed two (2) doses of an approved vaccine; or 
  • If not vaccinated, the passenger must present a valid negative Covid‑19 PCR Test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and the time of boarding the aircraft. The COVID‑19 PCR test certificate has to be issued by an approved health service provider and must contain a QR code.

The following categories of UAE Nationals are exempted from the specified travel conditions provided they obtain an official letter from the relevant health authority in the UAE:

  • Individuals medically exempted from taking the vaccine
  • Humanitarian cases
  • Individuals travelling for medical and/or treatment purposes 

Any exception must be obtained by the individuals from the relevant authorities before arrival at the airport or making travel arrangements.

Testing and quarantine requirements

There are no longer any COVID 19 entry restrictions for travel to Turkey. Passengers are not required to hold a COVID 19 vaccination certificate or a COVID 19 test result to enter the country. Quarantine restrictions have also been lifted.

However, as mentioned above, a negative Covid‑19 PCR Test certificate issued within 48 hours from the time of sample collection and the time of boarding the aircraft is required for unvaccinated travellers flying out of Dubai, according to outbound travel guidelines by the UAE. 

Visa requirements

Travellers from Dubai must obtain a tourist or business visa according to their purpose of visit to Turkey to enter Istanbul.