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Dubai International Airport

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Dubai International Airport is located just 4.6km east of the centre of Dubai city, and is home to the world’s largest airport terminal in terms of floor space. The airport is spread over 2,900 hectares of land, and is operated by the Dubai Airports Company.

Dubai International is the home base of the UAE’s most well known airlines, Emirates and FlyDubai.

International Flying times from Dubai International Airport

Dubai is lauded as one of the most important travel stop-overs in the world between Europe and Asia, and as such, offers one of the most extensive flight networks of all major airports across the globe. Dubai International’s most popular direct flight routes and flying times include:

  • Dubai to Johannesburg: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Dubai to London: 7 hours 40 minutes
  • Dubai to Bangkok: 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Dubai to Mumbai: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Dubai to Paris: 7 hours 15 hours
  • Dubai to Singapore: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Dubai to New York: 13 hours 50 minutes
  • Dubai to Sydney: 13 hours 50 minutes
  • Dubai to Frankfurt: 6 hours 55 minutes

Getting to and from Dubai International Airport

Travellers will find it simple to navigate both from the airport and within Dubai. The airport is serviced by the Dubai Metro rail, delivering passengers throughout the city directly from terminals 1 and 3. The Metro rail service runs from 6am – 11pm every day, except Friday, when it runs from 1pm – midnight.

Alternatively, travellers also have access to the RTA bus service which runs a number of routes throughout the city. The bus terminal can be found at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre and at the arrivals terminal.

Finally, the airport is also served by the government owned Dubai Taxi Agency, which provides a 24-hour service, and is located at the arrivals terminal.

Accommodation around Dubai International Airport

The Dubai International Hotel is located within the airport itself, between airport terminals 1 and 3. Alternatively, the Millennium Dubai Airport hotel is also located on the airport grounds, just near the arrivals terminal.

Other accommodations within close proximity to Dubai International include:

  • Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport: 1.3km from airport
  • Premier Inn Dubai International Airport: 1.4km from airport
  • Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre: 2.1km from airport
  • Fortune Plaza Hotel: 2.2km from airport
  • Time Grand Plaza Hotel: 2.5km from airport

Airlines servicing Dubai International Airport

As the world’s busiest airport by both international and domestic travelling passengers, Dubai International is serviced by most of the world’s highly acclaimed airlines. Just some of these include the likes of:

  • Air Canada
  • Air China
  • Air France
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Egypt Air
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Finnair
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Singapore Airlines
  • South African Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

Overview of Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport consists of three main terminals and, impressively, is rated the world’s busiest airport operating with only two main runways. On average, the airport handles a capacity of 90 million travellers per year, with over 7 700 weekly flights, operated by 140 different airlines, which fly to over 270 destinations across the world.

Dubai International is also rated as the 6th busiest airport in the world in terms of cargo operations, moving 2.5 million tonnes of cargo in 2016.

With the airport being the main hub of Emirates airlines, the largest airline in the Middle East, their operations account for 65% of all passenger traffic at Dubai International. The airport is also an important contributor to the Dubai economy itself, employing approximately 90 000 people, contributing over $26.7billion to the economy, representing 27% of the city’s GPD and 21% of its employment sector.

Main services at Dubai International Airport

  • Airport Wi-Fi (unlimited free Wi-Fi)
  • Airport hotels
  • ATM’s and Bureau de change
  • Babycare lounge
  • Car hire
  • Children’s play area
  • Duty free & shopping
  • Health club located above the Emirates Business and First Class lounges
  • Luggage and storage lockers
  • Massages
  • Medical Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Prayer room
  • Rest zones
  • Showers
  • Snooze cubes at Terminal 1
  • Smoking rooms
  • Spa & salon services
  • Travel clinic
  • Zen gardens for relaxation

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