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Welcome to Dubai International Airport

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

Information & Facts

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.

Car Rental

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

City Transfers

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.


Tel: +971 4 216 2525 or 224 5555.

Departure Tax

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.

Terminal Transfers

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.
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