Dubai Airport and Transportation
Getting to and around Dubai
Thanks to a growing Western population which prefers public transport and walking rather than driving everywhere, Dubai finally has a convenient metro. An above-ground metro was unveiled in 2009 and has expanded to different areas of the city since then, including to the airport.
The Dubai International Airport is considered one of the best in the world. One terminal is exclusively for the Emirates airline but no matter where you land, you'll only be five kilometers (three miles) and 10-to-30 minutes from the center of town and your hotel or resort.
Taxis are the most convenient and practical form of transport, and not just from the airport. It's surprisingly affordable and the prefered means of transportation for many locals and tourists. Flagging one down is quick, and malls and hotels have big taxi ranks.
For private airport transfer services see:
Private Arrival Transfer
Private Departure Transfer
To visit Dubai's neighboring emirates you'll have to rent a car. Public transportation is non-existent, but if you're not willing to drive, you can always join a tour.
Because most visitors to Dubai also end up going to Abu Dhabi, it may be convenient to rent a car. You may check the cheapest car rental rates
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