Turkish Airlines offers four direct flights in average each day from Dubai to Istanbul. Flights take off at Dubai International Airport (DXB) and land at either Istanbul Airport (IST) or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) within nearly five hours. Istanbul hosts two airports, one serving on the European and the other on the Anatolian side. While booking your flight from Dubai to Istanbul, you therefore have a chance to select your airport of arrival at Istanbul according to the destination you plan to reach in the city.
As a Middle Eastern city with a desert climate, Dubai is the favorite destination of many tourists nowadays. Those wishing to cool end up in the Palm Islands, whereas the shopaholics influx the shopping centers scattered all around the city. The tallest building worldwide, Burj Khalifa assures an utterly different experience, where the spectacular view of the entire city will take your breath away. If you wish to join a more different activity in this glittering city full of luxury hotels, sparkling stores and palms, it would also be recommendable trying desert safari and scuba diving.There are two airports serving in Dubai: Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). Turkish Airlines flights from Dubai take off at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
You have a couple of transportation alternatives like subway, bus or cabs for reaching Dubai International Airport (DXB). Passengers wishing to avoid traffic may take the subway’s Red Line and reach the city center. There are three terminals in the airport; flights by Turkish Airlines are operated from Terminal 3. You may accordingly get to the terminal 3 via the Red Line, following the route Jumeriah Lakes Towers, Mall of the Emirates, Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall and Burjuman. You may also reach any terminal from here with the airport shuttles.Another option would be getting on the buses numbered 401 or 402. The bus numbered 401 sets off from Al Sabkha bus station, 402 sets off from Al Ghubaiba subway station and both reach Dubai International Airport (DXB) within nearly an hour.Serving 7/24 within the city, cabs would be another option, which have far more fair charging system than many cities worldwide. Besides, cabs are frequently preferred by those travelling in small groups, as the airport is not too far from the center.
Istanbul ranks amongst the most visited cities worldwide with its historical streets, legendary palaces, mosques and its Bosporus linking Asia to Europe. There are many artifacts to see and many activities to take part in this magical city which is a blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Starting with the Historical Peninsula, amazing Istanbul tours continue with the breathtaking view of Golden Horn from Galata Tower. Make sure to visit during your stay the vivacious Istiklal Avenue, the admirable Karaköy district with its cafés, the favorite spot of the shopping lovers Nişantaşı, and the restless center of the Anatolian side, Kadıköy.
There are two airports serving in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Both airports can be selected as the points of arrival in Turkish Airlines flights from Dubai to Istanbul.
Istanbul Airport (IST) is located on the D20 road and one end of the road connects to TEM. Soon there will be a 07 connection in Odayeri. These roads offer the option of connecting to both TEM and E5
Istanbul Airport is 35 km from the city center. You can reach the airport by İETT, taxi, Havaist, or private vehicle. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the airport by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. You can find taxis almost everywhere in the city center. For more information on how to reach Istanbul Airport check the transport information page. In addition, there are plenty of car rental companies provided by Istanbul Airport, that you can rent a car from.
Some of the flights from Dubai to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines land at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Located on the Anatolian side, Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) offers a couple of alternatives for reaching the city center. One alternative is the airport shuttles, heading either to Kadıköy, or to Taksim. You may get to Kadıköy within an hour and to Taksim within one and a half hour, depending on the traffic.
Another alternative for reaching the center from the airport would be the municipal buses. All departing from the airport, the bus numbered E3 gets to 4th Levent, E10 to Bostancı, Göztepe and Kadıköy and E11 to Acıbadem and Kadıköy.