Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport has grown to become one of the world's busiest airports in recent years, as the Middle East has become as much a destination as a transit area for long-haul flights.


The airport is split into three terminals. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are connected, and can easily be walked between. Terminal 2 is on the other side of the airport and free shuttles link it to the other two. A trip from Terminal 1 or 3 to Terminal 2 takes around 25 minutes.


Terminal 1 is the main one, with most flights landing and taking off here. To occupy the large passenger numbers at this terminal, a large range of shops and dining options are available.


Terminal 2 is mostly used for flights to locations in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Both Air India Express and Flydubai use this terminal as a hub.


Terminal 3 is the biggest of the group, and at one stage was the largest building in the world (currently second behind New Century Global Center in Chengdu). Despite its gargantuan space, only Emirates and Qantas flights use this terminal. 

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

Car rentals are available at the airport. Driving in the UAE is on the right. You will need your passport and a valid international driving licence.

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Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 have a stop on the Dubai Metro Red Line. Its hours of operation are 6am until midnight, with trains coming every 10 minutes. Depending on where you're going, this will likely cost between 2 and 4 dirham. Using a NOL card will also get you cheaper fares. 

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All three terminals have a bus stop outside the front door. Line 401 goes to Al Sabkha and 402 goes to Al Ghubaiba. To use these buses, you first need to get a NOL card from inside the terminal. 

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Taxis are the most convenient way to get from the airport to your hotel in Dubai. Taxis in the UAE are metered and there's a 25 dirham fee for using an airport taxi. The total trip to get you to your accommodation is likely to cost 50 to 65 dirham. 

 Who flies to Dubai

 Airport Contact Details

Dubai Airport

PO Box 2525,

Tel:+971 (0)4 2162525


 Location Details

Longitude:55° 21' 28'' E
Latitude:25° 15' 0'' N

 Airport Location

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