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About Istanbul

Istanbul, originally Constantinople, is Turkey’s largest city and the country’s economic, cultural, and historical hub. The metropolis, which spans the Bosporus strait and lies in both Europe and Asia, has a population of over 15 million people, accounting for 19% of Turkey’s total population. Istanbul is Europe’s most populous metropolis and the world’s fifteenth most populous city.

In 2018, more than 13.4 million international visitors visited Istanbul, becoming it the world’s eighth most visited city, eight years after it was crowned European Capital of Culture. Istanbul is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites as well as the headquarters of a slew of Turkish corporations, which account for more than a third of the country’s GDP.

Istanbul Airport

  • The primary international airport servicing Istanbul, Turkey is Istanbul Airport (IATA: IST, ICAO: LTFM). It’s in the Arnavutköy neighborhood on the city’s European side.

    Following the closure of Istanbul Atatürk Airport for planned passenger flights on April 6, 2019, all scheduled commercial passenger flights were shifted to Istanbul Airport. The new airport was also given the IATA airport code IST.

    Istanbul Airport (IST) features two passenger terminals, each with 41 boarding gates and more over 250 check-in counters for domestic and international airline passengers. The new Atatürk Istanbul Airport (IST) terminal building is four times larger than the former international terminal structure.

Istanbul Airport Facilities

Istanbul Airport has a numerous number of services that it offers the passengers traveling from it. Some of the most notable are:

  • • Airport Library
  • • Baggage Service
  • • Beauty Services and SPA
  • • Branches & ATMs
  • • Car Maintenance Services
  • • Charging Points
  • • Children and Family Friendly Airport
  • • E-Passport System
  • • Fast Pass Zones
  • • Foreign Exchange Office
  • • Fresh Air Terrace
  • • Health Services
  • • İGA Sleepod

Frequently Aske Questions - Dubai to Istanbul Flights

Flights between Dubai and Istanbul have finally resumed. There are currently more than 3 flights for Istanbul every day.

There is currently only one airport in Istanbul.

Airport name Istanbul Airport

IATA                       IST

ICAO                       LTFM

Location             Istanbul, Turkey

No. of Terminals     2

Go to now and just put in the dates you want to travel on. The website will automatically show you the latest and lowest fare at the top.

A direct flight is generally 5h 0m long.

April-May or mid-September to October-end are the greatest times to visit Istanbul because the days are longer, drier, and sunnier, but not as hot as in the summer. Temperatures range from 12°C to 25°C, with a few short showers thrown in for good measure. These months are also free of significant crowds of tourists.

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Kindly follow below mentioned process to book your Dubai to Istanbul flight tickets:

  • • Login to your Akbar Travels account. Create one for free if you don’t have one already.
  • • In search part enter your details, like – source city (Dubai), destination city (Istanbul), travel date, travel date, number of travelers etc.
  • • Click on search and you will get the directory of all Dubai to Istanbul flights sorted by airfare with a wide range of filters.
  • • Apply desired filter like – Morning flight, non-stop flight etc. as per your requirement. Finally click on Book Now to proceed to payment.
  • • Apply promo codes to get additional discounts on your Dubai to Istanbul Tickets. 
  • • Once the payment is done you will receive the E-TICKET along with your invoice for your flight.

You need to follow the following simple steps to check the status and schedule for your Dubai to Istanbul Flight:

  • • Login to your Akbar Travels Account and visit the Flight Status Page.
  • • Choose Origin City as Dubai and Destination City as Istanbul.
  • • Enter your departure and Return date.
  • • Click on “GO” TAB and get the real time flight status for your Dubai to Istanbul Flight.

The amount of baggage one can carry depends on the airline your ticket has been booked on. But Your baggage information can also be found on your ticket or you can go check the airline you are traveling on to see specific baggage details.

You will board your flight at Dubai International Airport and deboard at Istanbul Airport

Visit our web check-in page, you will be asked to select your upcoming Dubai to Istanbul Flight Trip. Enter your PNR number and Last name and also select the seat of your choice. Some seats are free and some are paid. You can now even book your meals on Akbar Travels.

Dubai to Istanbul Summarized Flight Info

Aerial Distance

2998 KM

Weekly Flights

50+ direct flights

Direct Flights

Turkish Airlines, Emirates, fly Dubai and Pegasus

Direct Flight Duration

5h 0m

Airport Code





Dubai International Airport


Istanbul Airport

Top Tourist Spots

Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) Mosque: When the Byzantine Emperor Justinian entered his completed church for the first time in CE 536, it is stated that he screamed out “God bless you for deeming me worthy of such a task. I have outdone you, Solomon!”

The Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya in Turkish) was the emperor’s brazen declaration to the world of his empire’s wealth and technological prowess.

The official center of the globe, according to legend, was the area surrounding the emperor’s seat within the church.

Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı): This magnificent palace beside the Bosphorus, erected by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century, was where the Ottoman Empire’s sultans lived and ruled.

The immense complex is a magnificent showcase of Islamic art, with luxurious courtyards adorned with elaborate hand-painted tilework connecting a maze of lavishly decorated chambers, all surrounded by battlemented walls and towers.

The Harem complex (where the sultan’s many concubines and children would spend their days), the Second Court (where you can walk through the vast palace kitchens and gaze in awe at the dazzling interior of the Imperial Council Chamber), and the Third Court (which contained the sultan’s private rooms) are among the most popular attractions here.

Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Cami): This majestic mosque, now known as the Blue Mosque, was Sultan Ahmet I’s grand architectural gift to his capital.

The mosque, which was built between 1609 and 1616 and featured six minarets, generated a stir throughout the Muslim world when it was completed (the same number as the Great Mosque of Mecca). To quell the uproar, Mecca was eventually given a seventh minaret.

The inside of the mosque is decorated with tens of thousands of Iznik tiles, earning it the nickname “Iznik Mosque.”

Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnıçı): One of Istanbul’s most surprise tourist attractions is the Basilica Cistern. The imperial water supply for the Byzantine emperors was previously housed in this massive, palace-like underground chamber, which was supported by 336 columns in 12 rows.

Constantine the Great started the project, but Emperor Justinian completed it in the sixth century. Many of the columns in the building were repurposed from earlier classical structures and have ornate decorations.

The Medusa stones, or column bases, in the northwest corner are the most famous, with their Medusa head sculptures. The columns are wonderfully lighted, and there is a slow, constant trickle of water all around you, making for a very evocative visit.

Hippodrome: Septimius Severus started building the Hippodrome in CE 203, and Constantine the Great finished it in CE 330. This was the epicenter of Byzantine public life, with magnificent events and chariot racing, as well as factional rivalries.

Except for a little section of the gallery walls on the southern side, there isn’t much of the Hippodrome remaining to view today, but the At Meydan (park) that presently lies on the site is home to a number of monuments. A fountain on the northwest side was given to the Ottoman sultan by German Emperor William II in 1898.