Al Maktoum International Airport
This airport is south of Dubai is potentially the largest airport in the world, but is not nearly finished yet. 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 neighbourhood of 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, this will be expanded in the future to three terminals and five runways.
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.
|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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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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:
- Wizz Air
Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Dubai
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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: Hop-On Hop-Off Classic, Premium or Deluxe Bus Ticket
Explore Dubai at your own pace with a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket for 3 routes on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy live commentary on the red route and the choice of 12 languages pre-recorded commentary and a range of extras.
Burj Khalifa Fast Track Tickets: Level 124 & 125
Skip-the-lines and witness 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.
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