For a good number of reasons, Dubai International Airport is considered a top favourite among many travellers. It is the third busiest airport and is located 3 miles east of Dubai. The airport has three passenger terminals and together they handle more than 80 million passengers a year. There is free shuttle service that connects all the three terminals 24/7.
Most passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport prefer using taxis to drive into Dubai. Taxis are comfortable and are the fastest way of travelling into the city. Car rentals are available in the arrivals area of all terminals. The metro takes 30 minutes to get into the heart of Dubai and charges AED 5. There are two bus lines that connect the airport to Dubai city centre.
If you have to spend a night or relax for a few hours, the best option would be the Snooze Cube located inside Terminal 1. These are compact and cosy rooms that charge about AED 75 for one night. There are about 10 such rooms and each room is sound proofed, air conditioned and with all facilities like television, music system and internet. There is also another hotel called, Dubai International Hotel located within the transit area. Closest hotels near Dubai International Airport are Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn and TIME Grand Plaza.
Dubai International Airport is second to none in offering all types of facilities for their passengers. Clean restrooms, prayer rooms, infant rooms, ATMs, currency exchange kiosks, car rental kiosks, information desks are available in all terminal of Dubai International airport. For any emergency situation, there is a pharmacy as well as medical centre at the airport. For passengers with young children, there are special play areas and rest zones.
Dubai International airport offers 30 minutes of free wireless connectivity to all passengers. Additionally they can also avail a 24-hour package for mobile devices and laptops for AED 19.95 and AED 29.95 respectively. Internet kiosks with touchscreens are also available at the airport.
Dubai and shopping are synonymous with each other. The shopping fun in Dubai begins right after passengers enter into the country through this airport. From fashion accessories to alcohol, there is everything available at Dubai International Airport. Top fashion stores adorn all terminals of the airport and The Duty Free Store is the most attractive feature of the airport with its outstanding deals and merchandise. It is open 24/7 and people of all kinds visit the store throughout 24/7.
Arriving at Dubai early in the morning? There are number of coffee shops and restaurants that serve scrumptious breakfast with freshly brewed coffee. Dubai International Airport also has fine dining restaurants, bars and fast food chains.