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Dubai International Airport (DXB)

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Dubai International Airport (DXB)
AddressDepartment of Civil Aviation, Dubai International Airport, P.O Box 2525, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone(04) 224 5555
Websitewww.dubaiairport.com
Number of terminals3
Time zoneGMT +4
LocationThe airport is located 4km (2.5 miles) southeast of Dubai.
Airport codeDXB
Country dialling code971
Transfer between terminalsTransfer between the terminals takes about 10 minutes using the airport shuttle service. The Terminal 1 Departures concourse (Sheikh Rashid Terminal) is linked to Terminal 1 via a tunnel with travelators. Terminal 2 is used primarily for charter flights, and certain services within the Gulf region.
Driving directionsThe Airport Road runs directly southeast from Dubai city centre on the east side of The Creek (Al-Khor). From locations south of Dubai, cross Al-Khor at Al-Garhoud Bridge and drive north, then turn right at the intersection with Airport Road. Terminal 2 is situated to the north of Terminal 1, accessed from Al Towar Road and Rashidiya.
Car rentalThere are numerous car hire companies available at Terminal 1 Arrivals, including Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt, Thrifty and several locally based operators.
Public transport and taxisBus: a bus service (tel: 800 9090; www.rta.ae) runs to the city centre. Bus stations are situated opposite both Terminal 1 and 2. Local buses 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 connect with Terminal 1, while bus 2 connects with Terminal 2. Dubai International Airport Buses provide air-conditioned transport into the city centre and more than 80 hotels.
Taxi: prepaid taxis to the city centre can be booked 24 hours a day in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall.
Rail: the new Metro link (tel: 800 9090; www.rta.ae) runs frequently between the airport and Dubai city.
Car parkingBoth short-term (Car Park A) and long-term (Car Park B) parking facilities are available. An online booking facility is available.
Information and help desksThe DTCM Tourist Kiosk (Department of Tourism and Commerce) (tel: (04) 224 5252; www.dubaitourism.ae), in the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall, provides tourist information, maps and tours. The travel desk, situated next to the customs X-ray machines, can arrange hotel reservations. DTCM also opened a tourist info stand in Terminal 3 in September 2009.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: the airport has banking services and ATMs in both terminals. There are 24-hour bureaux de change facilities near gates 8, 18 and 22 and a 24-hour post office near gate 18 on the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse. Dubai Duty Free (www.dubaidutyfree.com) also offers foreign exchange, banking and internet facilities. Touch-screen internet kiosks, which take credit card payments, are located opposite the DCA First Class Lounge (gate 9) and the Irish Village (see below). 
Eating and drinking:
there are some 25 restaurants, cafés and bars in the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse. The Food Court is located on the upper level, between gates 13 and 15, with outlets including fast food and international cuisine. An Irish Village is located near gate 23. There are also restaurants in Terminal 2.
Shopping: there is comprehensive duty-free shopping at the airport. Dubai Duty Free has a massive array on offer at the Terminal 1 Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse and the ground level of the Departures hall, while Terminal 2 has a special bulk purchasing desk. 
Luggage:
there is a baggage relocation system in place, which electronically tags each piece of luggage, in order to make retrieval of lost luggage faster and easier.
Other facilities:
there is a 24-hour fully-equipped medical centre, located on the ground level of the Terminal 1 Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse, near gate 13 (tel: (04) 216 4950). There are also prayer rooms (for either men or women), a lounge for women, a children’s play area and the the G-Force Health Club (tel: (04) 216 4257) with a swimming pool, gym and massage facilities.
Conference and business facilitiesThe Connect Business Centre, in the Dubai International Hotel (tel: (04) 216 4278; www.dih-dca.com) has five meeting rooms, accommodating from six to 18 delegates, and a conference room for up to 60 delegates. Full support services are available. There are several First and Business Class lounges, many with workstations and internet access, in both Terminal 1 and 2. VVIP and VIP lounges, with private offices and showers, are available for passengers using the Am Majilis facility, which must be booked 24 hours in advance (via the airport's website). Meeting rooms are also available adjacent to Terminal 2, in the Regus facility (tel: (04) 214 9500; www.regus.ae).
Disabled facilitiesThere are desks dedicated to helping passengers with disabilities (tel: (04) 216 2016) between rows A and B in the Departures hall. Electric carts are available to transport passengers to and from the new Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse, where disabled passengers can access special lounges near gates 9 and 22; a dedicated lounge for disabled travellers is also available in the Arrivals hall. Passengers should request special assistance from their airline prior to travel. Rooms for disabled passengers are available in the Dubai International Airport Hotel.
Airport hotelsThe Dubai International Hotel, a five-star facility, is located on level three of the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse; rooms are available on a nightly and hourly base. There is a further 253-room DIH hotel on Levels 5 and 6 in Terminal 3. There is aslo a number of hotels near the Dubai International Airport.

Dubai International Hotel
The Dubai International Hotel, a 5-star facility, is located on level three of the Sheikh Rashid Departures concourse of the Dubai International Airport; rooms are available on a nightly and hourly base.
P.O Box 35566
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: (04) 224 4000
Web: www.dih-dca.com

Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express is a two-minute drive from the Dubai International Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the airport. The hotel provides complimetary undercover parking as well as five rooftop meeting rooms, a fitness centre, bar and restaurant.
P.O Box 35257
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: (04) 290 0111
Web: www.ichotelsgroup.com

Millennium Airport Hotel
The 115-room Millennium Airport Hotel is a two-minute drive from the Dubai International Airport and is close to a range of entertainment options. The hotel has an on-site fitness centre and a beauty salon.
Media City, P.O Box 212422
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: (04) 702 8888
Web: www.millenniumhotels.com
Full airport nameDubai International Airport
CityDubai
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
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