Dubai International Airport

Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai International Airport, PO Box 2525, Dubai, UAE

Telephone: (04) 224 5555




The new terminal 3 became fully operational in October 2008. Work on a Cargo Mega Terminal has begun. This will be built in phases and is scheduled to be completed by 2018. A metro link with the city is expected to be operational by 2010. Note: Dubai World Central (Al Maktoum) International Airport (DWC) opened June 2010. Passenger flights will begin March 2011. See



The airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southeast of Dubai.


How to get there

The Airport Road runs directly southeast from Dubai city centre on the east side of The Creek (Al-Khor). From locations south of Dubai, cross Al-Khor at Al-Garhoud Bridge and drive north, then turn right at the intersection with Airport Road. Terminal 2 is situated to the north of Terminal 1, accessed from Al Towar Road and Rashidiya.

Information about parking possibilities at the Dubai Airport


Access by public transport

A bus service (tel: 800 9090; runs to the city centre. Bus stations are situated opposite both Terminal 1 and 2. Local buses 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 connect with Terminal 1, while bus 2 connects with Terminal 2. Dubai International Airport Buses provide air-conditioned transport into the city centre and over 80 hotels.

Prepaid taxis to the city centre can be booked 24 hours a day in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall.


Information desk

The DTCM Tourist Kiosk (Department of Tourism and Commerce) (tel: (04) 224 5252;, in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall, provides tourist information, maps and tours. The travel desk, situated next to the customs X-ray machines, can arrange hotel reservations. DTCM also opened a tourist info stand in Terminal 3 in September 2009.


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