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Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Full Airport Name

Dubai All-embracing Airport


Department of Civil Aviation, Dubai All-embracing Airport, PO Box 2525, Dubai, UAE

Airport Code


Country Code



(0)4 216 2525 or 216 6333


(0)4 224 4067


Via the airport's website


Number of Terminals


Time Zone

GMT + 4


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

Airport News

Construction of Terminal 3 and Avenue 2 and an added Avenue 3 is underway. Terminal 3 and Avenue 2 will be accessible by the end of 2007, while Avenue 3 will be accessible by 2008. Work on a Cargo Mega Terminal has begun. This will be congenital in phases and is appointed to be completed by 2018.

Transfer Amid Terminals

Transfer amid the terminals takes about 10 account application the airport shuttle service. The Terminal 1 Departures avenue (Sheikh Rashid Terminal) is affiliated to Terminal 1 via a adit with travelators. Terminal 2 is acclimated alone for business and allotment flights.

Driving Directions

The Airport Road runs anon southeast from Dubai burghal centre on the east ancillary of The Creek (Al-Khor). From locations south of Dubai, cantankerous Al-Khor at Al-Garhoud Bridge and drive north, again about-face appropriate at the circle with Airport Road. Terminal 2 is anchored to the arctic of Terminal 1, accessed from Al Towar Road and Rashidiya.

Car Parking

Both concise (Car Park A) and abiding (Car Park B) parking accessories are available.

Car Hire

There are several car appoint companies accessible in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall, including Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty.

Public Transport

Road: Taxi: Prepaid taxis to the burghal centre are accessible 24 hours a day in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall. Limousine: Limousine appoint can be abiding in the Arrivals anteroom (journey time to the burghal centre: 10 minutes). Bus: A bus account runs to the burghal centre. Bus stations are anchored adverse both Terminal 1 and 2. Local buses nos.4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 affix with Terminal 1, while bus no.2 connects with Terminal 2. Dubai All-embracing Airport Buses accommodate air-conditioned carriage into the burghal centre and over 80 hotels.

Information and Help Desks

The DTCM Day-tripper Kiosk (Department of Tourism and Commerce), in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall, provides day-tripper information, maps and tours. The biking desk, anchored abutting to the community X-ray machines, can align auberge reservations.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: The airport has cyberbanking casework and ATMs in both terminals. There are 24-hour bureaux de change accessories abreast gates 8, 18 and 22 and a 24-hour column appointment abreast aboideau 18 on the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse. Dubai Duty Free (website: additionally offers adopted exchange, cyberbanking and Internet facilities. Eating and drinking: There are some 25 restaurants, cafés and confined in the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse. The Aliment Court is amid on the high level, amid gates 13 and 15, with outlets including fast aliment and all-embracing cuisine. An Irish Village is amid abreast aboideau 23. There are additionally restaurants in Terminal 2. Shopping: There is absolute duty-free arcade at the airport. Dubai Duty Free has a massive arrangement on action at the Terminal 1 Sheikh Rashid Departures avenue and the arena akin of the Departures hall, while Terminal 2 has a appropriate aggregate purchasing desk. Luggage: There is a accoutrements alteration arrangement in place, which electronically tags anniversary allotment of luggage, in adjustment to accomplish retrieval of absent baggage faster and easier. Other facilities: There is a 24-hour fully-equipped medical centre, amid on the arena akin of the Terminal 1 Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse, abreast aboideau 13 (tel: (0)4 216 4950). There are additionally adoration apartment (for either men or women), a lounge for women, a children's comedy breadth and the the G-Force Health Club (tel: (0)4 216 4257) with a pond pool, gym and beating facilities.

Conference and Business Facilities

There are two business centres aural the Terminal 1 Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse. The Affix Business Centre (tel: (0)4 216 4278), in the Dubai All-embracing Airport Hotel, has bristles affair rooms, all-around from six to 18 delegates, and a appointment allowance for up to 60 delegates. There is additionally a first-rate communications system, eight workstations, and secretarial and appointment casework facilities. Global Link, abreast aboideau 16, has six ISD booths, workstations with Internet and fax, and secretarial casework about the clock. Touch-screen Internet kiosks, which booty acclaim agenda payments, are amid adverse the DCA First Class Lounge (gate 9) and the Irish Village (see above). There are several first- and business-class lounges, abounding with workstations and Internet access, in both Terminal 1 and 2. VVIP and VIP lounges, with clandestine offices and showers, are accessible for cartage application the Am Majilis facility, which charge be appointed 24 hours in beforehand (via the airport's website).

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

There are desks committed to cartage with appropriate needs amid rows A and B in the Departures hall. Electric carts are accessible to carriage cartage to/from the fresh Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse, area disabled cartage can admission appropriate lounges abreast gates 9 and 22; a committed lounge for disabled travellers is additionally accessible in the Arrivals hall. Abetment is accessible for those with appropriate needs; cartage should appeal appropriate abetment from their airline above-mentioned to travel. Apartment for disabled cartage are accessible in the Dubai All-embracing Airport Auberge (see below).


The Dubai All-embracing Airport Auberge (tel: (0)4 216 4300 or 4289), a best facility, is amid on akin three of the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse; apartment are accessible on a nightly and alternate base. There are abounding hotels bearings in the vicinity, the abutting actuality Holiday Inn Dubai, Golden Tulip Aeroplane, Rimal Rotana Suites, InterContinental Dubai, Le Meridien Auberge Dubai, Sheraton Diera Hotel, Taj Palace Dubai, Four Points Bur Dubai, Sheraton Dubai Hotel, Ramada Dubai and Marriott JW Dubai. Abounding hotels action address shuttle buses to/from the airport. Auberge anxiety can be fabricated in the Arrivals hall.