Al Maktoum International Airport

General information

The airport south of Dubai is potentially the largest airport in the world, but is not nearly finished. Several charter airlines fly from Europe to Al Maktoum International Airport, there are just a couple of scheduled flights. Expo 2020, a short distance from the airport, should be one of the main catalysts for aviation growth. After its scheduled opening in October 2020, it will be possible to travel directly by metro between Al Maktoum International Airport, Expo 2020 Dubai, Downtown Dubai and Dubai International Airport.


Where is Al Maktoum International Airport situated?

Al Maktoum International Airport is located south of the city in the area of Dubai South next to the Jebel Ali district. Dubai South is the new brand name of Dubai World Central.

How many terminals does Al Maktoum International Airport have?

The airport currently has one terminal and one runway, it will be expanded in the future to three terminals and five runways.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Al Maktoum International Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Arab Emirates.

Airport Distance
Dubai International Airport 45km
Abu Dhabi International Airport 71km



The distance from Al Maktoum International Airport to the centre of Dubai is 55 kilometres. By car, it takes 50 minutes to get to the centre of Dubai.

From DWC Airport to Dubai City centre by Car
55 km
50 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Al Maktoum International Airport by public transport. Visit the Al Maktoum International Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Al Maktoum International Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Dubai is about AED 150.-. Book your taxi at Al Maktoum International Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DWC Airport to Dubai City centre by Taxi
55 km
50 min
AED 150.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Al Maktoum International Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Budget, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Al Maktoum International Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Al Maktoum International Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Al Maktoum International Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Al Maktoum International Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Al Maktoum International Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • flydubai
  • Wizz Air
  • Aeroflot


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Al Maktoum International Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Aloft Dubai South, Dubai

Situated in Dubai's Aviation City and just a short spin away from the Expo 2020 site, Aloft Dubai South offers an outdoor swimming pool. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant and a bar.


Rove At The Park, Dubai

Located in Dubai, 7 km from Dubai Parks and Resorts, Rove At The Park has a number of amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and free WiFi throughout the building.


JA Beach Hotel, Dubai

JA Beach Hotel features an 800m private beach, 2 temperature-controlled swimming pools, a children’s pool, 3 kids’ clubs and babysitting services.

Hotels in Dubai

Looking for the best hotels in Dubai? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Taj Dubai, Dubai

Featuring panoramic views of Burj Khalifa, the luxurious Indian themed Taj Dubai is situated in the heart of the business bay area just a stone’s throw away from the Dubai’s famed Downtown area and Dubai Mall, that can easily be reached with the free...


Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai

Situated on its own island, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah features ultra-luxurious suites overlooking the sea, 9 signature restaurants and an opulent full-service spa.


Canal Central Hotel, Dubai

Situated in Dubai, 3.6 km from Burj Khalifa, Canal Central Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Al Maktoum International Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Dubai Burj Khalifa Tickets: Level 124 & 125

Witness unforgettable, panoramic views over Dubai from the observation deck of the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Let your jaw hit the floor as you are elevated up 125 floors to fantastic 360-degree views over the Arabian Gulf.


Dubai: Marina Sunset Cruise with International Buffet

See the sights of Dubai Marina illuminated at night on a 90-minute cruise. Enjoy an international buffet, take in the breathtaking views of attractions along the Dubai Marina.

Tour & transport

Dubai: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Discover Dubai at your leisure on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Hop between 46 stops across 6 routes throughout the city. Opt for a Premium ticket for the best experience.


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