The Dubai International Airport is the main airport of Dubai and is situated in the district of Al Garhoud which lies around 4km or 2.5 miles southeast of Dubai itself. Once you land in the Dubai Airport, you have a number of options to travel to your hotel. Arranging your travel and stay before hand is always convenient and time saving.
You can either hire a car /Taxi or if you wish you can also opt for the Bus service available.
There are around 15 major Car Hire companies at the Dubai Airport itself. Some local companies also operate in the Airport premises .The numbers of the local companies can be found in the Yellow Pages. Before finalizing the company, you should check around for cost effective rates which match service.
Some of the main companies include
- Avis at Dubai Airport
- Budget at Dubai Airport
- Dollar at Dubai Airport
- Europcar at Dubai Airport
- Fast Car Hire at Dubai Airport
- Hertz at Dubai Airport
- National at Dubai Airport
- Sixt at Dubai Airport
- Thrifty at Dubai Airport
- United at Dubai Airport Dubai
Further information on the Car Hire procedures and companies can be found at
If you wish to hire a car in the UAE you will be issued with a UAE temporary driving permit by car hire companies on presentation of:
- Valid national or international driving licenses,
- Two photographs and a
- Your passport.
You will have to follow the driving rules strictly:-
- Driving is on the right side.
- Use of alcohol while driving is strictly prohibited.
- Seat belts are compulsory.
- Children under 12 are prohibited from traveling in front seats of vehicles
- In case of accidents, never leave the accident scene before the police arrives
For additional information, Contact The Arabian Automobile Association (800 4900; 04 2669989) http://www.uaeinteract.com/travel/transport.asp
The Dubai Taxi Corporation is the authorized official agency that runs taxis at Dubai International Airport. Dubai Airport taxis are available 24 hours a day and can be found outside each of the Terminal building arrival areas. They are all metered cabs driven by efficient drivers who are familiar with all the major locations and attractions of Dubai.
The Dubai Taxi agency (+971 4) 2080808. Cars Taxi 04 2693344
Dubai Airport Taxi Fares
Minimum Taxi Fare Dh 10.00 Additional charge for going to or passing Sharjah Dh 20.00 Starting Meter Charge From Dubai International Airport Dh 25.00 Running Meter Charges Per KM Dh 1.75 Running Meter Charges Every 571 meters Dh 1.00 Waiting Charges Per Hour Dh 30.00
Private Airport transfers
Pre booking a Private Dubai Airport transfer is another easy way to reach your destination as the responsible firm will provide a personal driver to accompany you. One highly recommended company is the Viator.
There are Bus services available at the Airport which run from all Terminal buildings to the City and around 80 hotels for the convenience of Passengers. The buses operate 24 hours a day at 30 minute intervals. A shuttle bus also operates between the terminals throughout the day.
Bus Routes from the Airport:
Airport Bus 401 – Running from the Airport to the Deira section of Dubai via DNATA Airline Centre, Al Maktoum Road, Deira Taxi Station and Al Sabkha Bus Station.
Airport Bus 402 – Running from the Airport to the Dubai City area via Deira City Centre, Al Karama, Golden Sands, Al Mankhool and Al Ghubaiba Bus Station.
The rate is 3 AED per journey.
Dubai Airport Terminal Transfer Buses
To travel between the terminals, there are free shuttle services. A free shuttle bus at Dubai Airport runs between Terminals 1 and 3 every 20 mns, 24 hrs a day and the journey takes only around 5-10 minutes
Metro From Dubai Airport
A cheaper way to reach your destination is to make use of the Dubai Metro. The metro stations at Dubai Airport are located at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The stations are accessed through the respective arrivals sections, with automated trains running every 10 minutes from 6 am to 10 pm each day .On Fridays however, they run from 1pm till 11pm. These times change during the holy month of Ramadan. Note that you can only take two pieces of luggage with you, including hand luggage.
For further details: http://www.dubaiairportguide.com/dubai-airport-metro/
Flight Transfers at Dubai Airport
There are 5 flight transfer desks located within Terminal 1 of Dubai Airport to help passengers transfer to their connecting flight at Dubai Airport.
- Dubai Airport Transfer Desks A & B are for Emirates Airline passengers
- Dubai Airport Transfer Desks C & D are for passengers of other airlines
- Dubai Airport Transfer Desk E is situated on the lower level for passengers traveling from Terminal 2 at Dubai Airport.
For further information: http://www.dubaiairportguide.com/connecting-flight-flydubai-emirates-dubai-airport/