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There are 4 ways to get from Dubai to Karbala by plane or car

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Fly Dubai to Baghdad, drive  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Baghdad (BGW) DXB - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

3 alternative options

Fly Dubai to Najaf, drive  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Dubai (DXB) to Najaf (NJF) DXB - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Sharjah to Najaf, drive  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Sharjah (SHJ) to Najaf (NJF) SHJ - NJF
  2. Drive from Najaf to Karbala

Fly Sharjah to Baghdad, drive  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Sharjah (SHJ) to Baghdad (BGW) SHJ - BGW
  2. Drive from Baghdad to Karbala

Questions & Answers

The distance between Dubai and Karbala is 1371 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 48 min to get from Dubai to Karbala, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dubai Airport to Baghdad Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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Karbala is 1 h behind Dubai. It is currently 1:55 AM in Dubai and 12:55 AM in Karbala.

Emirates, Flydubai, Gulf Air Bahrain and Iraqi Airways offer flights from Dubai Airport to Baghdad Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Karbala. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dubai to Dubai Airport is to Metro which takes 42 min and costs AED 3 - AED 6.

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Map of how to get from Dubai to Karbala.
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  • Distance: 856.8 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 48 min

What companies run services between Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Karbala, Iraq?

There is no direct connection from Dubai to Karbala. However, you can take the Metro to Airport Terminal 3, take the walk to Dubai airport, fly to Baghdad, then take the drive to Karbala. Alternatively, you can take the Metro to Airport Terminal 3, take the walk to Dubai airport, fly to Najaf, then take the drive to Karbala.

Airlines
Iraqi Airways
Website
iraqiairways.com.iq
Flights from Dubai to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Dubai to Baghdad via Basra
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Dubai to Baghdad via Erbil
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Dubai to Najaf via Baghdad
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Dubai to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Dubai to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Dubai to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Flights from Dubai to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $440
Air Arabia
Website
airarabia.com
Flights from Sharjah to Najaf
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Sharjah to Baghdad
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Dubai to Baghdad via Manama
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Dubai to Najaf via Manama
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600

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