Flights from Dubai to Islamabad, Pakistan

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The capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, has a population of over two million. Many of the visitors arriving in Islamabad travel to conduct business in the financial center, known as the Blue Area. The city also welcomes many visitors for tourism, including visiting the city’s museums or the surrounding countryside where you can trek in the foothills of the Himalayas. With its abundant greenery, many visitors are struck by the beauty and tranquility of the city. In recent years, the restaurant scene has improved, providing a wide selection of eateries to enjoy.

Flying to Islamabad

1. Which airports serve Dubai to Islamabad?

Two airports serve Dubai, but it is likely your flight to Islamabad from Dubai will depart from Dubai International Airport, located just 5km from Dubai center. If you drive to the airport, there is plenty of car parking available. The Dubai metro is the quickest, cheapest way to get to the airport, and there are also bus services in operation. Al Maktoum International Airport is Dubai’s second airport and is farther away at 37km from the city center.

Islamabad National Airport is a new airport that opened in May 2018, replacing the Benazir Bhutto International Airport. Local buses serve the airport to transport passengers into Islamabad, but you will need a taxi to reach the bus station, so it is simpler just to take a taxi into the city.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Dubai to Islamabad?

There are at least four daily flights to Islamabad from Dubai operated by PIA, Emirates, Shaheen Air, and airblue. If you do not mind a stop, you can also fly with Gulf Air.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight to Islamabad from Dubai lasts about 3 hours 5 minutes. Islamabad is only one hour ahead of Dubai, so you should not need much of an adjustment after you arrive.

4. Climate changes between Dubai and Islamabad

Like Dubai, Islamabad has hot summers, but the winters in Islamabad tend to be quite a bit cooler than Dubai. Unlike the desert climate of Dubai, you may experience some rainy days, particularly in July and August, so don’t forget a raincoat if you are traveling then.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency in Islamabad is the Pakistani rupee. If you need to exchange money while in Islamabad, you can do this at most banks and hotels. While a credit card may be accepted, cash is far more widely used in Pakistan.

You will need a visa to go to Islamabad. Some nationalities can get a visa upon their arrival in Pakistan, but many will need to arrange for this in advance of travel.

Islamabad Information

After spending time in Dubai with its gleaming skyscrapers, modern buildings and lively nightlife, there is something restful about arriving in Islamabad. Your first impression is likely to be how green the city appears. The city is a quiet one, becoming even quieter at night. Unlike Dubai, which caters extensively for tourists, Islamabad has more business visitors, and those tourists who come are likely to be heading to the museums or using the city as a gateway to explore other parts of Pakistan.

Dubai to Islamabad Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 12:00 -04:00

We've scanned 109,155,000 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Islamabad. Oman Air & Pakistan frequently offer the best deals to Islamabad flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Dubai to Islamabad?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Dubai to Islamabad, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be AED952.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Dubai to Islamabad?

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How far in advance should I book tickets from Dubai to Islamabad?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Dubai to Islamabad.

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7-14 days AED1,040 AED871
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Dubai to Islamabad

We've examined 215,181,508 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Dubai to Islamabad is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Dubai to Islamabad by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Dubai to Islamabad flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 9/26/23 10/8/23 1 AED871
October Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 10/1/23 10/17/23 1 AED871
November Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 11/2/23 11/9/23 1 AED871
December Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 12/3/23 12/7/23 1 AED871
January Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 1/8/24 1/11/24 1 AED871
February Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 2/1/24 2/5/24 1 AED871
March Dubai Islamabad Oman Air 3/2/24 3/8/24 1 AED871
April Dubai Islamabad Pakistan 4/1/24 4/7/24 0 AED952

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Dubai to Islamabad

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Dubai to Islamabad. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Dubai to Islamabad

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED904.

The average price for direct flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED970.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Dubai to Islamabad

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Dubai to Islamabad. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED482.

The average price for round trip flights from Dubai to Islamabad is AED922.

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Dubai to Islamabad Airports

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