Cheap Flights to the Middle East from Australia

Best student & youth fares right now to the Middle East

Check out the below fares for our current deals and discounts to destinations in the Middle East. These prices are updated daily, so feel free to keep checking back! You never know when you’ll find a great deal.

Student flights from Australia to the Middle East

From the glittering cityscapes of cities like Doha and Dubai, to the ancient rock carvings of places like Petra and the Dome of the Rock, the Middle East is a region of fascinating contrasts and one of the most interesting places in the world to explore. While some parts are a bit too dangerous to visit due to various conflicts, most of the region is completely safe for international visitors, including Aussie students and young people.

Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Israel are all highly welcoming to outside visitors, and you’ll have no problem fitting in with what are sometimes slightly more conservative attitudes if you do a bit of research before going.

StudentUniverse works with many of the Middle East’s most major airlines, like Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad to create discounts and deals just for you. So get searching using the box above and pick up a flight to the Middle East today!

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What are the main Middle East airport hubs?

There are several big airport hubs in the Middle East, with the busiest being Dubai International Airport. It services more international visitors—about 100 million a year, give or take—than any other airport in the world! This is also where Emirates is based, which enjoys a whole terminal to itself.

Other hubs in the Middle East include the UAE’s Abu Dhabi International Airport, Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Lebanon’s Beirut-Rafic International Airport and Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport.

How to fly from Australia to the Middle East

Although it’s on the other side of the globe, flying from Australia to the Middle East doesn’t have to be a major chore! Fly nonstop to major cities like Dubai and Doha from most major hubs in Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane. Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad are some of the most popular airlines for flying from Australia to the Middle East. And we’ve teamed up with them to offer you exclusive discounts!

When is the best time to fly to the Middle East?

The Middle East mostly has a hot and arid climate (on account of much of it being desert), and it’s generally agreed that spring is the most pleasant time to visit, when temperatures will hover around the 25-30 degree mark. Autumn is also pleasant, and while the days during winter are warm, it can get a bit chilly once the sun’s gone down. We’d recommend avoiding the height of summer (June - September) as the temperatures are unbearably hot, even for someone used to a hot clime (think 40 degrees plus!).

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from Australia to the Middle East?

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Why do Australian students love visiting the Middle East?

The Middle East isn’t a major destination (yet) when it comes to study abroad placements, but that’s certainly not to say there’s no reason for Aussie travellers to take a holiday there, or do a spot of exploring.

Middle East universities and campuses

Famous universities in the Middle East include the United Arab Emirates University and Khalifa University in the UAE, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia and the Jordan University of Science and Technology. Check with your individual uni for any possible opportunities to enroll or do an internship abroad if you’re interested.

Middle East lifestyle and culture

The Middle East is pretty conservative for the most part, though often there are slightly more relaxed rules for visitors (especially around things like drinking). It will depend on the specific country you visit when it comes to how traditional the culture is (Saudi Arabia is much more conservative than Lebanon, for example).

Exploring the Middle East on a student budget

There are plenty of free things to do throughout the Middle East, like simply exploring those ancient (or super modern) cities on foot and soaking it all up. Big attractions like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the world’s tallest building) usually have student discounts, so make sure you bring your student ID!

Frequently asked questions about flying from Australia to the Middle East

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