Dubai International Airport (DXB)Location: The airport is three miles (5km) from Dubai city centre and 105 miles (170km) from Abu Dhabi.
Time: GMT +4.
Contacts: Tel: +971 4 216 2525 or 224 5555.
Transfer between terminals: There is a 24-hour airport shuttle service available between Terminal 1, 2 and 3.
Getting to the city: Dubai Metro runs two air-conditioned train lines roughly every 10 minutes from Terminals 1 and 3 to many major stops in the city. The service runs daily from 5.30am to midnight, excluding Friday mornings when service starts at 1pm. Dubai International Airport Buses and public buses leave regularly for the city centre; the bus stations are located opposite the terminals. The bus routes are extensive and may be confusing for new travellers. Tickets must be bought in advance as bus drivers do not sell tickets.
Car rental: There are car rental firms available in the Arrivals Hall, such as Hertz, Europcar and Sixt, among others.
Airport Taxis: Dubai Transport Taxis are available 24-hours a day at the Arrivals Terminal. A taxi from Dubai International Airport to the centre of Dubai will start at around AED 25 and cost up to AED 100 to the farthest parts of the city. You can spot Dubai Transport Corporation cabs by their cream colour. Those with a pink trim have female drivers.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include the renowned Dubai Duty Free, a food court, banking, bureaux de change, free internet services, entertainment for children, business facilities, medical care, special needs assistance, an airport hotel, post office and lounges. Passengers can also use the swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gymnasium, charged on an hourly basis.
Parking: There are short and long-term parking options near all the terminals. Short-term parking is near the terminals, while long-term parking is farther away.