The Dubai International airport is located 4 km (2.5 miles) southeast of Dubai.
Transportation from the airport is possible by taxi and bus.
Transfer 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 exclusively for business and charter flights.
The taxi service is provided by the government-run Dubai Transport airport taxi service, where each cab is meter-run.
Bus service: Bus stations are located opposite both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.. Bus no’s 4, 11, 15, 33, 44 connect with Terminal 1, while bus no 2 connects with Terminal 2. These buses serve the most popular places in Dubai.
The Dubai Municipality public bus system costs Dhs. 3 per person and takes bus routes 401 and 402 to either the Al Sabkha or Al Ghubaiba bus stations, passing by (or near) many of the hotels and apartments found in Dubai.
You can also take the Metro to and from the airport. The metro runs at ten-minute intervals and stops at ten stations which are located across the city.
The bus service in Dubai is an easy, quick and inexpensive way to get around in the city and it is operated by the Dubai Municipality Transport Section.
Fares are low and paid to the driver on boarding though a pre-purchased E-Go Card electronic ticket, which can be topped up, is a cost-saving option.
There are two metro lines in Dubai, red line and green line. The Red Line runs every 3-4 minutes during peak time and 7 minutes during off-peak hours. Every metro station will have bus connections and taxi pickup.
To travel with Metro you need to buy a Nol card or Nol ticket. You can buy your Nol ticket on the ticket vending machine, ticket office or RTA authorised sales agent. Each time you travel, tap your card at the card reader on the fare gates.
A standard adult ticket with the red line, for zone 1 coast AED 2. For zone 2 it coast AED 4.50.
The most convenient way of getting around. Beware of uninsured illegal taxis. The four government franchised official operators have strictly controlled fares. Cabs can be hailed at the roadside, or summoned via telephone or one of the electronic booking machines found around town. Driver knowledge is sometimes lacking, so use a major landmark as a homing device when saying where you want to go.
Local post offices, filling stations, shopping malls and many souvenir shops sell postage stamps.
Central Post Office:
Pharmacies provide 24hr service on a rotating basis listed in local newspapers.
Maryam Pharmacy LLC is open 24 Hours and 7 day’s a week.
Next To Mashreq Bank
Bank Street, Bur Dubai
+971 4 397 5581
Union Pharmacy is open 24 Hours and 7 day’s a week.
Al Rafa Street
+971 4 393 5619
Country code: +971
Area code: 04
There are many public phone boxes, mostly credit card operated, but calls from them are very expensive, as are calls from hotel rooms.