Dubai International Airport information
Dubai International Airport serves the city of Dubai, largest city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Considered one of the world’s busiest airports, Dubai International handles over 80 million air travellers a year and is also home to the largest airport terminal in the world (Terminal 3). The air facility is the hub base of Emirates and flydubai, and has an area of over 7,000 acres.
Flights to Dubai International Airport
Dubai International Airport consists of 3 separate passenger terminals and is served by more than 130 airlines from around the world like Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways and more. With the airport being the base of Emirates, there are many direct flights flying to and from Dubai.
Cheapest flights to Dubai International Airport
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Dubai International Airport is located a mere 5 kilometres from the heart of Dubai city. Travellers can get there by boarding a public bus from the bus stop outside the airport terminal - these buses head to the city centre and key landmarks within Dubai at an affordable fare of SGD$0.76, and come complete with baggage holds and air conditioning. Otherwise, taxis can also be found outside the airport. A trip to the heart of Dubai city should cost about SGD$15.21, and take around 10-15 minutes.
What to see and do
Dubai is a city of superlatives - it is home to the world’s largest mall, tallest building, most luxurious hotel, biggest fireworks display, largest choreographed fountain system, and so on and so forth. Displays of casual decadence are abundant, so don’t be surprised to see droves of supercars on the streets, as well as glittering jewellery and designer products adorning the locals.
Be sure to visit the magnificent Burj Khalifa, officially the tallest building and structure in the world (as of April 2017). The Burj stands at a towering height of 828 metres, and houses the world’s highest observation deck on its 148th floor. Be amazed by the sprawling landscape beneath you, whether the unobstructed view in the day or the bright city lights at night.
Once you’re done with the Burj Khalifa, head to the world’s largest mall - the Dubai Mall. Home to over 1,000 shops, nothing says shop till you drop like Dubai Mall. It even has an aquarium that showcases over 300 species of marine creatures.
And if you need a little break from the retail therapy, the Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest choreographed fountain system. The show runs daily from 7-11pm, be sure to go there a little earlier to get a good spot as it can get very crowded especially on weekends.
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