Nearly all carriers flying into Dubai will land at its International Airport. Barely three miles outside of the city, it’s conveniently located for any hotel in any district. DXB is easily accessed by car, bus, metro and taxi, and even has hire car facilities for travellers looking to get around of their own accord.
With plenty of food outlets and shops, waiting for a return journey is pleasant: there are plenty of great deals to be found in duty-free. Emirates is Dubai International Airport’s main carrier, accounting for almost 50 percent of the airport’s passengers, and the airport is Emirates’ biggest hub in the Middle East. Terminals 1 and 3 are the main two that all international visitors will travel through, and there are plenty of shuttle buses and signs to ensure that all passengers are in the right place at the right time.
As more airlines fly to Dubai directly from the UK, it can be worth investigating this route: a non-stop flight to Dubai is then followed by a short coach journey to the centre of Abu Dhabi, passing breath-taking scenery, and giving you a taste of the brilliance to come.