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Dubai Travel Guide

Dubai Airports

Dubai International Airport (DXB)


The airport is three miles (4km) from Dubai city centre and 105 miles (170km) from Abu Dhabi.


GMT +4.


Transfer Terminals: 

There are two terminals, but most major airlines arrive at Terminal 1. There is an airport shuttle service available between Terminal 1 and 2.

Transfer City: 

Dubai International Airport Buses and public buses leave regularly for the city centre; the bus stations are located opposite both terminals. The journey is 15 minutes and it costs around Dhs 3. There are car rental firms available in the Arrivals Hall; some also offer a specialised limousine service. Dubai Transport Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the Arrivals Terminal, a taxi from the airport to the city centre costs around Dhs 20.

Car Rental: 

There are car rental firms available in the Arrivals Hall, such as Hertz, Europcar, Avis and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis: 

Dubai Transport Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the Arrivals Terminal. A taxi from Dubai International Airport to the centre of Dubai costs around Dhs 20 and often the final fare is calculated according to the recorded distance travelled.

Airport Facilities: 

Facilities at the airport include the renowned Dubai Duty Free, a food court, banking, bureaux de change, free Internet services, entertainment for children, business facilities, medical care, special needs, an airport hotel, post office and lounges. Passengers can also use the swimming pool, jacuzzi and gymnasium, charged on an hourly basis.

Car Parking: 

There are short and long-term parking options near all the terminals. Short-term parking is near the terminals and allows up to five hours' parking, while long-term parking is further away.

Departure Tax: 

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