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.
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)Location: The airport is 20 miles (32km) east of Abu Dhabi.
Time: GMT +4.
Contacts: (0)2 575 7500 (Main switchboard).
Transfer between terminals: Abu Dhabi Airport has a city terminal where passengers can check in up to 12 hours before a flight, and then be shuttled to the actual airport. The three terminals at the airport are within walking distance of each other.
Getting to the city: The green and white A1 bus goes to the city and stops outside Arrivals at Terminals 1 and 2. It departs every 40 minutes, 24-hours a day. Travel time to the city is approximately 40 minutes depending on traffic.
Car rental: Car rental companies represented at the airport include Thrifty, Avis, Budget and Europcar.
Airport Taxis: Metered airport taxis are readily available outside the arrivals hall. The journey to Abu Dhabi takes approximately 30-35 minutes.
Facilities: The City Terminal offers a business centre with internet access, showers, ATMs, a duty-free shop, restaurants, and a VIP lounge. Facilities at the airport itself include duty-free shops, a meet and assist service, a VIP lounge, pharmacy, medical service, ATMs, bureaux de change, restaurants and cafes, a business centre and post office.
Parking: There are many parking options at Abu Dhabi International Airport: short-term parking is conveniently located near the terminal and costs AED 20 per hour. 24 hours costs AED 240.
Al Ain International Airport (AAN)Location: 8 miles (18km) northwest of Al Ain
Parking: There is free parking located across the road from the terminal.