Getting to DXB
Either order ahead (+971 (0) 4 208 0808), or flag down a taxi on the road.
You can spot Dubai Taxi cabs by their cream colour. Those with a pink trim have female drivers.
Going from DXB
Follow the signs to the official taxi rank at each terminal, or ask our May I Help You team. The ranks are well organised, with taxis waiting 24/7.
There’s an AED25 flag charge from the airport. The charge for each km is AED1.96.
Dubai Taxi Corporation offers a range of transportation choices for passengers. For more details visit their website
Going from DWC
DWC has a dedicated fleet of taxis operated by Dubai Taxi Corporation. Until May 30, the taxi flag fare from DWC has been reduced from AED25 to AED5. Shared taxis are also available.
Customers with the Careem app can take advantage of a 25% discount using the code FLYDWC.
A clean, air-conditioned and modern system, directly linked to Dubai International . Transport doesn’t get much easier than the Dubai Metro!
Trains run roughly every 10 minutes from Terminals 1 and 3. Services start 5.50am (5.30am on Thursday), and stop at midnight (1am on Thursday/Friday). Please note there is no service on Friday mornings and only starts at 1pm.
There are just two lines, making the network simple to use even for newcomers. Most stations have connecting buses and taxi ranks for onward travel. Most major hotels and tourist destinations are relatively close to a station.
Ibn Battuta Mall is not linked to the metro. However, there are regular buses that link the airport to the Ibn Battuta metro station.
You can buy your ticket at the airport stations. The cost depends on how many zones you travel, but is always extremely affordable.
Try the Nol card. It can be charged up with credit, and also gives you a discount on standard fares.
The front carriage on each train is ‘gold class’, for a small premium – kids will love the view through the driverless front window! There is also a carriage for women and children only.
You’re allowed up to two pieces of luggage (with one being hand luggage). For more information visit the RTA website
Dubai World Central
The nearest metro station is located at Ibn Battuta Mall which can be reached via bus or taxi.
Buses are a low-cost option, mainly suited to residents or people familiar with the city, as the network is extensive.
Between Dubai International and the city
Buses arrive and leave from stands opposite Terminal 1, 2 and 3. For up-to-date routes and times, and to plan your journey, please visit the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Please note: you need to buy a Nol card in advance; you can’t pay cash to the driver.
Shuttle Bus between Terminals
There is a free 24-hour shuttle bus service between Terminals 1 & 3. Simply follow the signs or ask our May I Help You team.
You can also use the Metro between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
If you’re connecting flights, you will be automatically transferred as part of your connection.
Dubai World Central (DWC)
During DXB’s runway project until May 30, a free express bus service will run between DXB and DWC every 30 minutes, stopping at all three terminals at DXB.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is running additional bus services until May 30, departing hourly from DWC.
Route 1: DWC – Ibn Battuta Metro Station – Mall of Emirates Metro Bus Station – Business Bay Metro Station – Satwa Bus Station.
Route 2: DWC – Ibn Battuta Metro Station – Mall of Emirates Metro Bus Station – Business Bay Metro Station – Union Metro Station – Abu Hail Metro Station.
Buses cost a flat fee of AED7.5 using a Nol card, which must be purchased before boarding the bus. More info