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Dubai International Airport, opened in 1960, is the largest in the Middle East. It operates with international destinations in all continents.
Official Website: dubaiairports.ae
Number of Terminals - 3 - Terminals 1 (international flights), 2 (regional and low-cost flights) and 3 (international flights), open 24 hours a day. A free shuttle service connects the buildings 24 hours a day. Terminals 1 and 3 are also linked by the metro.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 88.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +971 4224 5555. There are information desks both in the Arrivals areas and the Departures Halls of the three terminals.
The airport is located 4 km (2.5 miles) southeast from Dubai.See Map
Offices in the Arrivals Halls of the terminales, open around the clock.
Al Wefaq (Tel +971 4224 5556)
Avis (Tel +971 4224 5505 / 4224 5219 / 4299 5465 / 4220 3800)
Budget (Tel +971 4224 5192 / 4299 4404 / 505 510 699)
Diamondlease (Tel +971 4220 0325)
Dollar (Tel +971 4224 3884)
Europcar (Tel +971 4224 5240 / 4220 3933)
Fast (Tel +971 4224 5040)
Hertz (Tel +971 4224 5222)
National (Tel +971 4224 5056 / 4220 3023)
Payless (Tel +971 4224 5192 / 505 510 699)
Sixt (Tel +971 4220 0777 / 0699)
Thrifty (Tel +971 4224 5404)
Bus - There are several services from RTA (Tel +971 800 9090 / 4605 1414) that leave from in front of the terminals. The Sky Bus travels to different major hotels in the city. Line 13B - to Gold Souq and Al Qusais; 24 - Al Nahda, International City; 31 - to Etisalat and Oud Al Mateena; 32C - Al Qusais, Al Satwa; 33 - to Al Ghubaiba and Al Qusais; 43 - to Abu Hail and Gold Souq; 44 - Al Ghubaiba, Al Rashidiya; C01 - Union Metro Station, Al Satwa; C26 - Al Wasl Park, Al Qusais; F27 - to Al Nahda; F55 - to Ibn Battuuta and Dubai World Central Airport; N55 - Ibn Battuuta, Al Ghubaiba. Cash is not accepted, therefore you will need to acquire a Nol Card in advance in order to use the service.
Metro - Services depart every 10 minutes from terminals 1 and 3, between 5:50 am (5:30 am on Thursdays, 1:00 pm on Fridays) and 0:00 am (1:00 am on Thursdays and Fridays). Tickets can be acquired at the airport stations. In most stations there are connections to bus lines and taxi stands. Journey time to the city centre is 10-20 min. More information: Tel +971 800 9090 / 4605 1414.
Taxi - Cabs from Dubai Taxi Corporation (Tel +971 4208 0808) available 24 hours a day outside the terminals, recognizable by their cream color. The trip to the city takes around 10-15 minutes.
More information on public transport
Different parking options are available next to the three terminals, with premium areas next to terminals 1 and 2. Directly in front of the main buildings there are also passenger pick-up and drop-off zones. Rates
Short-term - Recommended for periods of up to five hours, close to the terminal entrances.
Long-term - Regular shuttle services to the terminals.
Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should contact their airline prior to their travel and inform about their particular needs. Electric carts are available for people transfer, as well as special waiting lounges and help desks. There are also designated parking spaces.
Latest updates: May 07, 2018