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Dubai International Airport

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Introduction

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is a major airport just 4 kilometres southeast of Dubai centre. Dozens of airlinies serve hundreds of destinations. Emirates Airlines has its base in Dubai. It has flights to over 100 cities in about 55 countries, making it one of the biggest airlines in the world.
It handled almost 41 million passengers in 2009, resulting in the 15th busiest airport in the world. As of June 2009, there over 5,600 weekly flights operated by nearly 100 airlines to over 200 destinations across all six continents.

The new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) will start passenger operations from March 2011 onwards and will be one of the largest airports in the world and a major hub for flights between most continents. It will complement the Dubai International Airport, not replace it.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

  • The airport is served by the Dubai Metro, which will operate 2 lines through the airport. The Red Line (Dubai Metro) has a station at Terminal 3, and at Terminal 1. The metro provides services between 06:00am and 10:15pm everyday except Friday, when it operates between 02:05pm and 11:15pm.
  • Dubai Buses run by the RTA run a number of routes to around the city but mainly Deira, available at the Airport Ground Transportation Center and the Arrivals. Bus stations are situated opposite both Terminal 1, 2, and 3. Local buses 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 can be used to connect with Terminal 1 and 3, while bus 2 connects with Terminal 2. Dubai International Airport Buses provide air-conditioned transport into the city centre and over 80 hotels in the city.
  • Coach service is available to major cities and towns like Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Sharjah.
  • Government owned Dubai Taxi Agency provides taxis, which provides 24 hour service at the arrivals in every terminal.

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Getting around

For transiting passengers, a shuttle service runs between the terminals, with a journey time of around 20 minutes from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1, and 30 minutes to Terminal 3.

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are three passengers terminals at Dubai International Airport. For more information about airlines, also visit the budget airlines and list of airlines.

Terminal 1

  • Aeroflot - Moscow-Sheremetyevo
  • Aeroflot operated by Donavia - Rostov-on-Don
  • Aerosvit Airlines - Kiev-Boryspil
  • African Express Airways - Aden, Al Mukalla, Berbera, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Nairobi
  • Afriqiyah Airways - Tripoli
  • Air Algérie - Algiers
  • Air Astana - Almaty, Astana
  • Air Baltic - Riga
  • Air Berlin - Berlin-Tegel
  • Air China - Beijing-Capital
  • Air Finland - Helsinki
  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air India Operated by Indian Airlines - Delhi, Mumbai
  • Air Zimbabwe - Harare
  • Armavia - Yerevan
  • Austrian Airlines - Vienna
  • Azerbaijan Airlines - Baku
  • Bahrain Air - Bahrain
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines - Chittagong, Dhaka, London-Heathrow, Rome-Fiumicino, Sylhet
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • Bulgaria Air - Sofia
  • Cathay Pacific Airways - Hong Kong
  • China Eastern Airlines - Kunming
  • China Southern Airlines - Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Lagos
  • Cyprus Airways - Bahrain, Larnaca
  • Daallo Airlines - Djibouti
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta
  • Donbassaero - Donetsk
  • EgyptAir - Alexandria-El Nouzha, Cairo
  • Ethiopian Airlines - Addis Ababa
  • Garuda Indonesia - Amsterdam, Jakarta
  • Georgian Airways - Tbilisi
  • Gulf Air - Bahrain
  • Hainan Airlines - Beijing-Capital, Khartoum, Luanda
  • Indian Airlines - Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mumbai
  • Iran Air - Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
  • Iraqi Airways - Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Mosul, Najaf, Sulaymaniah
  • Jat Airways - Belgrade, Larnaca
  • Jazeera Airways - Bahrain, Cochin, Delhi, Kuwait, Mumbai
  • Jet Airways - Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai
  • Jordan Aviation - Amman, Aqaba
  • Kabo Air - Kano
  • Kam Air - Jeddah, Kabul, Kandahar
  • Kenya Airways - Nairobi
  • Kingfisher Airlines - Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai
  • KLM - Amsterdam
  • Korean Air - Seoul-Incheon
  • Kuwait Airways - Kuwait
  • Kyrgystan Aircompany - Bishkek
  • Libyan Airlines - Benghazi, Tripoli
  • Lufthansa - Frankfurt, Munich
  • Mahan Air - Cochin, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
  • Malaysia Airlines - Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur
  • Middle East Airlines - Beirut
  • Nepal Airlines - Kathmandu
  • Oman Air - Beirut, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah
  • Onur Air - Istanbul-Atatürk
  • Pamir Airways - Kabul
  • Pakistan International Airlines - Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta
  • Qatar Airways - Doha
  • Royal Brunei Airlines - Bandar Seri Begawan, London-Heathrow
  • Royal Jordanian - Amman, Aqaba, Muscat
  • Safi Airways - Kabul
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines - Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh
  • Shaheen Air International - Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
  • S7 Airlines - Novosibirsk
  • Singapore Airlines - Cairo, Istanbul-Atatürk, Riyadh, Singapore
  • Smart Wings - Budapest, Katowice, Prague, Warsaw
  • Somon Air - Dushanbe
  • SriLankan Airlines - Colombo, Kuwait
  • Sudan Airways - Doha, Khartoum
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Muscat, Zürich
  • Syrian Air - Damascus
  • TAROM - Bucharest-Henri Coandă
  • Thai Airways International - Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
  • Tunisair - Beirut, Tunis
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk
  • Ukraine International Airlines - Kiev-Boryspil
  • United Airlines - Washington-Dulles
  • Ural Airlines - Samara, Yekaterinburg
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - London-Heathrow
  • Wataniya Airways - Kuwait
  • Yemenia - Aden, Bahrain, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Riyadh, Sana'a

Terminal 2

  • Air Blue - Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
  • Air-India Express - Amritsar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli
  • Alexandria Airlines - Alexandria-El Nouzha
  • Caspian Airlines - Ahwas, Tabriz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
  • Flydubai - Aleppo, Alexandria, Amman, Assiut, Bahrain, Baku, Beirut, Colombo, Damascus, Djibouti, Doha, Erbil, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Kabul, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuwait, Latakia, Lucknow, Luxor, Muscat
  • GMG Airlines - Dhaka, Karachi
  • Iran Aseman Airlines - Bahrain, Bushehr, Gheshm, Lar, Mashhad, Muscat, Shiraz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
  • Jubba Airways - Mogadishu
  • Jupiter Airlines - Arbil, Baghdad, Basra
  • Kish Air - Gheshm, Kish, Tabriz
  • Mihin Lanka - Colombo
  • Nasair - Asmara
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle - Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • TAAG Angola Airlines - Luanda
  • Toumaï Air - Tchad Jeddah, N'djamena
  • Turkmenistan Airlines - Ashgabat
  • United Airways - Dhaka
  • Uzbekistan Airways - Tashkent

Terminal 3

  • Emirates - Abidjan, Accra, Ahmedabad, Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Birmingham, Brisbane, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chennai, Christchurch, Colombo, Dakar, Damascus, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Durban, Düsseldorf, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Glasgow-International, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Karachi, Khartoum, Kolkata, Kochi, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Madrid, Malé, Malta, Manchester, Manila, Mauritius, Melbourne, Milan-Malpensa, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, New York–JFK, Newcastle, Nice, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Prague, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco, Sana'a, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul-Incheon, Seychelles, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Sydney, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Tripoli, Tunis, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Zürich

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