Information & Facts
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.
There are car rental firms available in the Arrivals Hall, such
as Hertz, Europcar, Avis and Thrifty.
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
Tel: +971 4 216 2525 or 224 5555.
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.
Arabic is the official language of the Emirates, but
English is widely used.
The currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham (AED),
which is divided into 100 fils. There are no currency regulations
in the UAE and all major currencies are readily exchanged at banks
and large hotels. The Dirham is fixed against the US Dollar. The
best exchange rates are found at private moneychangers who operate
throughout the territory, particularly in the more popular souks
(markets) and shopping centres. Most major credit cards are
accepted, as are travellers cheques (best carried in US Dollars or
Pounds Sterling). ATMs are common throughout the UAE. Banking hours
are generally Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 1pm, but some are
also open between 4pm and 8.30pm.
There are two terminals, but most major airlines arrive at
Terminal 1. There is an airport shuttle service available between
Terminal 1 and 2.
Local time in the UAE is GMT +4.