Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the Middle East and frequently used as a stopover for passengers travelling between Europe and Asia. The airport consists of three terminals and two long runways, it has grown in recent years from 51 million passengers in 2011 to 89 million passengers in 2018. A large percentage of the flights in an out of this airport are operated by Emirates (Terminal 3) and flydubai (Terminal 2).
Where is Dubai International Airport located?
Dubai International Airport is located northwest of the city of Dubai, not far from the sea and many hotels. By car, the airport is easily accessible via the E11 motorway. Besides, metros run to and from the airport.
How many terminals does Dubai International Airport have?
The airport has three terminals, known as Terminal 1 (Gate D), Terminal 2 (Gate F) and Terminal 3 (Gates A, B, C). Terminals T1 and T3 are located south of the runways, T2 is located north of them. Terminal 3 is the largest terminal and the main hub of Emirates. Concourse D is the connecting place at Dubai International Airport, with connections to Terminal 1 using the ‘APM airport trains’ and to Terminal 2 with shuttle buses. Gates B, C and D are within walking distance of each other. If you have to move between gates A and B you will have to use the ‘APM airport trains’.
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The distance from Dubai International Airport to the centre of Dubai is 15 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Dubai.
From DXB Airport to Dubai City centre by Car
It is possible to travel to and from Dubai International Airport by public transport. Visit the Dubai International Airport transportation page for the possibilities.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Dubai International Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Dubai is about AED 80.-. Book your taxi at Dubai International Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From DXB Airport to Dubai City centre by Taxi
At Dubai International Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Sixt 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 Dubai International Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at Dubai International Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Turkish Airlines
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 Dubai 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!
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