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Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. A record 88 million passengers enplaned and deplaned at DXB.  Around 2.65 million tonnes of cargo was shipped, and 409,493 aircrafts departed or arrived at the airport.

Top Carriers at DXB by Passenger Share

Emirates and Flydubai have Dubai International Airport as their hub.

Ground Transportation

The means of transportation mentioned below make commuting to and from Dubai Airport extremely easier.


The airport is connected by the road D 89. One of the longest intra-city roads, D 89 begins at the Deira Corniche and runs perpendicular to D 85 (Baniyas Road). From Deira, the road progresses south-eastward towards Dubai International Airport, intersecting with E 311 (Emirates Road) past the airport. A road tunnel underneath one of the runways, was built in 2003


Dubai Metro has two lines (Red and Green) passing by the airport. The Red Line has a station at each of Terminal 3 and Terminal 1. Services run between 6 am and 11 pm every day except Friday, when they run between 1 pm and midnight. These timings differ during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The stations are located in front of both terminals and can be accessed directly from the arrivals areas.

The Green Line has at a station near the Airport Free Zone, from which passengers can connect to Terminal 2. In the near future, the Purple and Blue Lines will also have their stations in proximity to the airport.


Bus stations of RTA are located opposite to Terminal 1, 2 and 3. There are a number of bus routes, including 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 that operate on a regular interval to ease commuting.

Passengers who need to transfer between Terminals 1 and 3, and Terminal 2 can use the inter-terminal shuttle bus service which operates frequently.


The airport is served by the Government owned Dubai Taxi Agency, which provides 24-hour service at the arrivals in every terminal.

US Destinations Served by Carrier

Emirates is the only airline to operate nonstop flights to Dubai from all major cities or airports including Chicago, (ORD), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Seattle (SEA). Other carriers operating connecting flights include JetBlue Airways, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air India, KLM, Air France, Egyptair, and Royal Jordanian.

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