Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport is Dubai’s second airport not to be mistaken with Dubai International Airport, the primary airport serving the country. Situated around 40 km away from the center of Dubai in the Jebel Ali area, Al Maktoum International Airport is connected to the Dubai World Central complex and currently handles a range of international flights, most of which are on a seasonal charter basis. First opened up in 2010, the airport is not yet fully complete with only a single passenger terminal in operation. However, once all phases of the airport are complete it will have three passenger terminals and is projected to become the world’s busiest airport in the future.

Terminals at Dubai Airport

There is currently just one operational passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, although once the airport is complete it will have three passenger terminals. One terminal will be reserved exclusively for Emirates flights, another terminal for regular flights and a third terminal for low-cost airlines. The airport will be directly connected to the Dubai metro network and to Dubai International Airport via a rail network.

Facilities at Dubai Airport

As Al Maktoum International Airport has not yet been fully completed, facilities at the airport are not as extensive as they will be in the future. However, travelers waiting for flights at the airport will find a decent array of restaurants, cafés, shops and other essential amenities to meet your needs. There are a number of leading fast food and café chains available at the airport alongside other eateries, while you can also enjoy extensive duty-free shopping while you wait for your flight.

Additional facilities available to travelers at the airport include a 24-hour medical center, currency exchanges, pharmacy services and smoking rooms. There are also childcare facilities on site for those traveling with infants. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with unlimited free Wi-Fi, so you can browse the web to help pass the time. The airport is very accommodating towards passengers requiring special assistance, although you will need to get in touch with your airline at least 48 hours before your journey.

Dubai Airport Travel Information

There are a few transportation options available to travelers arriving at Al Maktoum International Airport, while in the future once the entire project is complete there will be many more options available. Most passengers arriving at the airport will opt for the convenience of a taxi, with metered taxis available 24 hours a day outside of the terminal. Alternatively, there are public bus connections from the airport running into Dubai, so those on a budget will be able to travel into Dubai at a fraction of the price of a taxi. You can find ample parking at the airport if you will be driving your own vehicle, while there are also a few car rental agencies at Al Maktoum International Airport if you want to rent your own vehicle. If you need to stay in the city ahead of your flight, check out ratings and booking information for hotels in Dubai.

* This information is correct as of May 2018

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 Location Details

Longitude:55° 10' 19'' E
Latitude:24° 53' 9'' N

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