Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport lies in the Al Garhoud district, north east of Dubai and about 4kms from the city. It is the main airport for Dubai, but it is also a hub for a lot of the Middle East, which accounts for its more than 50 million passengers per year. It is a very important part of the local economy and it employs almost 60,000 people to keep it all functioning and running smoothly. As the fourth busiest airport in the world, they are always working to accommodate passengers, and they built a new terminal which is now the biggest terminal in the world and the second biggest building in the world. It is also fitting that Dubai international airport has the largest duty free in the world.
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Airport Car Hire
There is lots to see and do in Dubai city and around Dubai, and an easy and convenient way to do this is in an airport hire car. Car Booker gets the latest prices, discounts and offers from all the car hire providers in Dubai airport, and compares them for you, so can pick the best car hire for you. If you are looking for discounted car hire from the top car hire brands with savings of up to 30%, then book now with Car Booker. The car hire brands that we work with in Dubai airport include Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz and Avis, all cars here come with air conditioning as standard. Airport car hire prices are fully inclusive of all airport taxes and charges. All pricing on Car Booker easy to understand, includes insurance and there are no hidden extras or no credit card fees. The price you see is the price you pay.
Getting there & Away
The first thing to do is see if your hotel has a shuttle service, many hotels in Dubai offer one, so that will save you time and hassle if they do. If not, and if you are not renting a car, then you get buses, taxi or the Metro. The Metro system in Dubai is efficient and goes from the airport to the city centre and you can change for many routes. Bus stations can be found across from the exits to both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 for city and local buses. Taxi is a very popular mode of transport in Dubai and it is widely used. Taxis will be found waiting outside the arrivals area and note that there are special taxis for women. Or if you are leaving Dubai airport for Al Ain or Abu Dhabi, then services run 3 times per day, so check out when your next bus departs.
In Dubai, it’s hard to know where to start because you imagine it and it’s probably there! Any to do list should include a trip to the Burj al Arab, trendy beaches, shopping, water parks to cool down, maybe even a little skiing or scuba diving. Then to escape big city life, you could jump into your hire car and explore. A few suggestions include driving to Al Ain through Jebel Hafeet, the mountain between the UAE and Oman or go to Al Maha which has a desert resort and Spa, either place will provide you with great views and scenery including driving by camel farms and date farms, and even if you don’t want to overnight away from the city, the drive there and back is still worth it. Or for some serious downtime, to escape high-rise buildings and tourists’ mania, drive to Dibba for a slice of heaven, there you will find an unspoiled coastline, fabulous beaches and not a skyscraper in sight. Bring your passport.