From Dubai to Beirut and everywhere in between, the Middle East is an eclectic region that takes in western Asia and Egypt. Most travellers looking to explore the Middle East will make time spent in Tel Aviv, Beirut, Dubai and Kuwait among their top priorities on the agenda. From the glitz and glamour of Dubai Metro and breakfast at the stunning skyscraper of the Burj Al Arab, to a trek around the old city of Jerusalem or the natural attractions of Ras Al Khaimah, a tour of the Middle East is certainly a holiday like no other you’ve ever experienced. If you’ve got a few Jordanian Dinar for discovery, Student Flights can help you to find the cheapest flights to get you to and from the Middle East. Plus, if you’re under 26, a student or teacher, you could save even more on airfares to select Middle East destinations with our Black Market Flights.
Flying from Australia to the Middle East opens up the possibility to arrive at any number of major international airports, depending on where you’d like to start, finish and see along the way. The United Arab Emirates contains 2 of the 5 busiest Middle Eastern airports; Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). Alternative popular arrival destinations include Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar or Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) in Lebanon. Turkey also offers multiple arrival points in its capital, Ankara, at Esenboga International or Ataturk International Airport (EST) in Istanbul.
Middle East Flights
Direct flights from Australia to the Middle East are available to arrive in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha with an average flight time of around 14 hours. Flights to Turkey and Lebanon will require a stopover in one of the aforementioned cities or alternatively Singapore or Bangkok, Thailand and will add an extra 3 to 4 hours to the total flight time of your journey. Onboard your flight, airlines will keep you comfortable with a variety of food, drinks and entertainment. For details on different airlines and services, take a look at our airline guide.
Airlines that fly to the Middle East
Major airlines that fly from Australia to the Middle East:
Middle East Holiday Packages
Make your exploration of the Middle East as good as it can get with a holiday package put together by our Student Flights professionals. Uncover the striking architecture of Eilat and the attractions of Sharjah before making a beeline for the bustle of Beirut and the diamond-dripping shops and boutiques of Doha. At Student Flights, we can help you to find the best possible deals on cheap flights, accommodation, transfers and sightseeing packages.
About the Middle East
The Middle East is a region with many different ethnic groups and denominations, which has often caused political and religious unrest. Still the focus of many world affairs to date, the region is also an enthralling and varied travel destination, with the full gamut of travel experiences on offer from pristine beaches to sandy deserts. Visitors can experience the historical sites like the Citadel in Amman, which features the remnants of several different cultures, to the clear waters of Dolphin Bay in Dubai during their travels to the Middle East, with plenty of prehistoric and stimulating modern adventures in between.
To find out the best way to get to the Middle East and jump around from each destination when you’re there, learn more and make plans here. Our Student Flights consultants can be contacted on the phone or in-store for the latest information, advice and booking assistance.