Probably, no one could have imagined fifty years ago that a futuristic and extravagant city will rise in the middle of the desert and become one of the top travel destinations in the world. Dubai is like a fantastic playground where you can find anything you’ve imagined: from dreamy sandy beaches to ski runs inside a shopping mall. It’s a city with Islamic tradition in its roots but maintains a highly warm and open culture that welcomes people from all over the world.
Must-see attractions in Dubai
Dubai is a city of superlatives. The fastest-growing city in the world has the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, the largest human-made island, Dubai Palm Island, as well as, the number one 7-star hotel Burj Al Arab. Apart from the enormous shopping opportunities, the shopping malls in Dubai are the home of the most visited attractions. The Dubai Mall houses the Dubai Aquarium, while you can take a break at the Emirates Mall and go skiing.
Dubai consists of two parts: Bur Dubai and Deira, separated by the Dubai Creek. In Bur Dubai, you will find many historical places and monuments, including the Grand Mosque. Deira is considered to be the commercial centre of Dubai but is losing interest due to the recent development along Sheikh Zayed Road.
Metro, bus and taxi transportation
The public transportation in Dubai consists of metro, buses, abras and water buses. The metro is the most efficient way of transport, and there are two operating lines which intersect at Union and Khalid bin al-Waleed stations. The Redline makes stops at the Dubai International and passes by Dubai Marina. The Greenline connects the Dubai International Free Zone to Dubai Healthcare City.
The Dubai bus network includes 79 routes, but it’s much slower, and it will take longer to get from one place to another. Dubai water buses and abras (water taxis) link Bur Dubai and Deira across the creek. Abras are especially popular among tourists as it is a cheap way to explore this part of Dubai on water. Dubai taxis are available at the taxi ranks outside the metro stations, as well as the main attractions.
Public transport from and to Dubai Airport
Dubai International Airport is the central hub for arriving in Dubai, and it’s the busiest in the world by international traffic. This airport is just 4.6 km east of Dubai, and the short distance makes it easily accessible. The second busiest in Dubai is the DWC Al Maktoum Airport, located 37 km southwest. It’s the main part of Dubai World Central which is still under construction, while the Al Maktoum opened in 2010.
The Dubai International is on the route of the Red metro line with stops at T1 and T3. This way is the fastest to reach Dubai city centre and the main attractions. Regular bus lines are departing from the bus stands at each terminal, and the schedule is available online. Another option is to use a Dubai shuttle service. For transfer from Dubai International to Abu Dhabi, there are regular bus lines. You can hire a private Dubai airport taxi to Abu Dhabi airport, as well.
You can get to Dubai from DWC Al Maktoum by public transport, Dubai airport taxi or private airport transfer. The nearest metro station at IBN Battuta Mall can be reached via taxi or bus. There are regular bus lines from DWC to Dubai, while you can take a taxi at the official taxi ranks.
Booking a private Dubai airport transfer
You can arrange Dubai airport pick up before your arrival and book Dubai airport taxi online with us. We organize private Dubai airport transfer from both airports to your accommodation. Our most popular destinations are Al Barsha, Bur Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Palm and Hatta.
In our offer, we include door-to-door transfers, with meet and greet and free cancellation. We work with experienced and professional chauffeurs that will make your journey to your destination pleasant and stress-free.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.