Air Travel :

Dubai International Airport (or just Dubai Airport, DXB) is in the Garhood / Garhoud area of Dubai. A second international airport called Dubai World Central Airport is already operational and used by a few international airlines.

Dubai International Airport was voted Best in the Middle East and Africa for 2005 by Business Traveller Magazine Germany.

Dubai is a buzzing metropolis and also the owner of the most hi-tech and modern airport in the country and the whole Middle East. Up to 50 million tourists and businessmen come here every year

Metro :

The Dubai Metro is the world’s largest driverless train system. The network has two lines – red and green – with the modern, air-conditioned system linking directly to Dubai International airport. Simply buy a Nol top-up card or ticket from the station to start your journey.

Things to note:

  • The metro is only connected to Terminals 1 and 3. Passengers arriving at Terminal 2 will need to take the 24-hour airport shuttle to reach one of the metro stations.
  • While the metro runs seven days a week, it only runs from 5am to midnight Saturday to Wednesday, 5am until 1am on Thursday, and 10am until 1am on Friday.
Taxi :

Taxi services are government regulated, with airport transfers starting at AED25 ($6.80). There are clear signs pointing towards the official taxi pick-up area at each terminal, with cream-coloured RTA taxis ready to drop you at your destination.
If preferred, women travellers can use the taxis with the pink trim, as they have female drivers.

Uber/Careem :
  • Hail a car at your convenience without booking in advance.
  • Pay your way with your card through the app without the hassle of finding cash in the local currency.
  • Most of the Uber and Careem cars in Dubai are plush Lexus cars (and some Uber cars are even Teslas).
  • You can select what type of vehicle to pick you up (for both Careem and Uber).
  • Drop the pin to your exact location and let the driver follow the GPS from there!
  • Uber allows you to create a ‘business profile’ to manage multiple trips as a business (e.g. sending cars to the airport to pick up clients or tracking transport expenses from one place).
Bus :

you’re looking for a low-cost option to get around most of the city, hop on a bus.

  • Buses depart from all three terminals, so you don’t need to connect between them to catch your ride.
  • Buses run 24 hours a day at 30-minute intervals.
Car Rental :

Prefer to drive yourself around? There are a number of car rental agencies in the arrivals hall, including Hertz, Europcar and Sixt.

Emirates Business class chauffeurs :

Business class passengers on Emirates can make use of the airline’s complimentary chauffeur service.

  • A dedicated driver and luxury car will drive you from the airport to your destination
  • First class passengers can enjoy free in-car wi-fi.
  • The queues are shorter than waiting for a taxi.
  • Your driver or a representative will be waiting for you in the Arrivals hall with a sign displaying your name.