Dubai International airport is the main airport serving Dubai and is a huge hub for the Middle East. Located in the Al Garhoud distict, it is about 4kms northeast of Dubai. It had over 50 million passengers through its terminals last year. It is a very strong contributor to the local economy and employs in the region of 58,000 people to keep it all running smoothly. It is reportedly the 4th busiest international airport in the world and ladies, beware, it has the world’s biggest duty free. To keep up with growing passenger numbers, they build a new Terminal which is the biggest terminal in the world and the 2nd largest building in the world!
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From Dubai airport, there is so much to do and see. The easiest way to get around and see everything is with airport car rental. Booking an airport rental car for the UAE is easy. You can get a quote for the best price in car hire right here on Car Booker, simply type in your dates. You will be shown all the best prices from the top suppliers such as Alamo, Thrifty, Hertz, Avis etc. So you know you are in safe hands. You airport rental car will include comprehensive insurance, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance and you will be very happy to know that all our vehicles in the UAE come with air conditioning as standard!
If you decide against an airport car rental, there are other ways to get to your destination. Dubai has an extensive Bus network and Metro system as well as having very high taxi usage. Taxis are actually the most common ways of getting around, and the taxis wait outside the arrivals area and there are even special taxis just for women. Bus stations are located opposite both terminals 1 and 2. There is also the Metro and a local bus service. Also, check out if your hotel offers a shuttle service as many of them do. Or if you are leaving Dubai to head on to a new destination, you can get a bus for Abu Dhabi or Al Ain. This service runs up to 3 times a day.
Within Dubai, there is so to do, including shopping, trendy beaches, fabulous hotels and great facilities for skiing, scuba diving, water parks and almost anything else that takes your fancy. But if you want to see more of the country;here are a few road trip ideas for you; Go to Al Ain, driving through Jebel Hafeet, a mountain straddling the boarder of the UAE and Oman, or go to Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa which has amazing scenery en route, passing by camel and date farms, so even if you are not planning on staying, the drive is still worth it. Or for some fabulous beach time, head to Dibba (bring your passport) which will give you unspoiled coastline without a skyscraper in sight!