Al-Maktuma Airport to the city

How to conveniently and quickly take from Al-Maktuma Airport to Dubai to the city and to its hotel? How to get cheap? What if you arrive at night? Read detailed answers in our article.

Prices, schedule and other information in this article are relevant for February 2021. Do not forget about the strict Macid security measures in Dubai, read the article on the link above.

Do not confuse airports!

In Dubai, two large international airports. And both receive flights from Russia.

The first is Dubai International Airport.: DXB), which is located in the east of the city, in the Deira region. Read about how to get from it to the city, read our article "How to get from Dubai to the city".

The second is AL MAKTOM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (code.: DWC), which is located in the west of the city, in the area of ​​Jebel Ali. About how to get there from here to the city, read in this article.

Important moment! When you fly back, do not forget to check in the airport. There were cases when tourists mistakenly arrived at that airport. If confused, it is unlikely to get ready to get to the right airport, since the airports are located in different parts of the city, 70 kilometers from each other.

If you communicate with the taxi driver, it is best to show him a flight ticket for sure that the destination airport.

Method 1 – buses

The first important point! Payment for travel on buses only NOL transport card, no cash. First you need to change dollars or euros on Dirhama, fortunately at Al-Maktum Airport there are exchanger with an acceptable course. Change a little to be enough to buy a silver card for 25 dirhams, read our article "Currency exchange in the UAE".

Next you need to buy a card in the machine. Maps are red, gold, silver. Read in detail in the article "NOL".

Second important point! Regarding baggage. You can ride with luggage on buses in Dubai, the main thing is not to download the suitcases of the passages and do not put the luggage into the forbidden zones, you may finf.

But with the subway everything is difficult. According to the rules, ride the metro with baggage is prohibited. However, in 2010, RTA (Dubai Transportation) made an exception – officially allowed to carry baggage if the passenger rides at the airport or from the airport. In the case of verification by the controller, you need to check ticket for today’s date.

That’s just in 2010, Al-Maktuma Airport has not yet worked for the reception of passengers. And it is unclear whether this exception applies to passengers from the airport Al Maktoum? Or it applies only to Dubai International Airport Passengers? Official clarifications on this issue of RTA did not do. Therefore, theoretically, the controller in the subway can finish you by 100 dirhams for baggage.

Buses F55 and N55

Day bus F55 runs every half hour from 6-10 (first flight) to 22-06 (last flight). This bus will take to the IBN Battuta Metro Station and IBN Battuta Mall. Next sits on a taxi or subway. Metro map in Russian Look on our page "Dubai Metro".

Time on the way – 25 minutes, fare tickets – 5 Dirhams on the Silver Map (6 in red). Actual course, see our article "What Money in the UAE". Do not forget when leaving the bus a second time to validate the card, otherwise the trip will cost 7.5 dirhams. We talked about this important feature in the article "Buses in Dubai".

Night bus N55 goes every hour from 21-50 (first flight) to 4-52 (last flight). Until April 2017, this route was called F55A, he was renamed and extended.

The N55 bus will reach IBN Battuta Mall shopping center, then follows along the coast of Burge Al-Arab, Madina, Jumeira Beaches and to Al Ghubaiba Metro Station. It is unlikely that you can get right to get right to the hotel. Usually, on the bus ride or to IBN Battuta, or before Jumeirah Beach Residence, or to Al Ghubaiba, and then to the hotel by taxi.

Travel time to Al Ghubaiba (the longest route point) – 1 hour 10 minutes. The price depends on the range. If you drive to IBN Battuta or JBR, then 5 dirhams. If you drive to Al Ghubaiba, then 7.5 dirhams.

Free bus between DXB and DWC airports

He was once, now there is no.

Free buses allowed temporarily in April and May 2019, when Dubai International Airport was the repair of the runway, part of the flights then sent to Al Maktumum Airport. Once the repair is over, free buses were canceled.

Method 2 – Taxi

At the landing in a taxi at Al-MakTUMA airport there is an increased rate – 20 dirhams. Recall that the landing in the city is just 5 dirhams. Payment of kilometers through the standard tariff, Tariffs see our article "Taxi in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah".

An interesting point that RTA (Dubai Transportation) periodically suits stocks. For example, from April 16 to May 30, 2019 there was an action – landing only 5 dirhams (instead of 20). We hope that at the time of your arrival there will also be any promotion, you can save.

Taxi rates from Al-Maktum Airport:

– landing – 20 dirhams;

– kilometer of the way – 1.71 Dirhama;

– Waiting and slow motion – 30 dirhams per hour.

Most taxi drivers take dollars and euros, but at an extremely disadvantageous course. In any case, the possibility of such payment and the rate of recalculation should be discussed with a taxi driver in advance.

Approximate cost to different areas of Dubai in the table below:

Dubai district Approximate price
Trips, Dirhamov
Dubai Marina and JBR 90-100 Dirhamov
Downtown – Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 115-125
Ibn Battuta 85-95
Mall of Emirates 100-110
Jumeira from 90 to 130
Al-kuow 100-110
Al-Barsha 90-100
Bur Dubai 120-130
Deira 140-150
DXB Airport (Dubai International) 130-140

Uber and Careem

Can be reached by taxi Uber or Careem, but it is expensive. In September 2019, Dubai canceled cheap tariffs Uberx and Careem GO. Now there are only expensive tariffs, multiply prices in the table above 1.5.

You can ride on the Uber and Careem with a discount, then the prices become acceptable. To do this, buy a tourist SIM-card of DU operators (for Uber) or Etisalat (for CAREEM). Complete with the map give discount coupons. Details in our articles "Internet in the UAE" and "Calls from the UAE".

Al-Maktuma Airport to the city

How to get to Abu Dhabi and other Emirates

If you are going to Abu Dhabi, One Al-Maktum Airport (code.: DWC) is much more convenient than Dubai International (code.: DXB). Taxi to Sheikh Zaid Mosque will cost 230-250 dirhams, go a little more than an hour. Taxi before the Kornish Embankment will cost 270-290 Dirhams, go about 1 hour 15 minutes.

If taxi is expensive, then go bus to IBN Battuta according to the instructions above. Further by bus to Abu Dhabi. Details in our article "How to get from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and back".

If you go to Sharjah, then by taxi will cost 180-220 dirhams. If public transport, then go to IBN Battuta according to the instructions above. Next to Sharjah by bus. Details in our article "How to get from Dubai to Sharjju and back".

If you are going to Ajman, then cook 250-290 dirhams for a taxi. Or public transport go to IBN Battuta according to the instructions above. Next to Ajman on the bus. Details in our article "How to get from Dubai to Ajman and back".

If you drive in Umm al-Kaivine, then prepare 300-350 dirhams for a taxi. Or public transport go to IBN Battuta according to the instructions above. Next to Umm al-Kaivine by bus. Details in our article "How to get from Dubai to Umm al-Kaivine and back".

If you are going to races al-khim, then prepare 350-450 dirhams for a taxi. Or public transport go to IBN Battuta according to the instructions above. Next to races al-Khaima by bus. Details in our article "How to get from Dubai to Ras Al-Khaim and back".

If you are going to Fujayer, then cook from 350 to 550 dirhams for a taxi. Or public transport go to IBN Battuta according to the instructions above. Next to Fujaire by bus. Details in our article "How to get from Dubai to Fujairah and back".

Method 3 – rented car

Very Helling Thought – rent a car at the airport and return the next day already in the city. So you come quickly and comfortably, in addition to the rest of the day you will be with your own transport.

Rental price in the UAE – from 30 dollars per day. Unfortunately, not any rental company is ready to give a car for only one day. And not everyone has the points of presence in the city where it is convenient to pass the car. Internet to help you.

Remember one important point! Travel through Dubai Creek (in Deer) and at some other points of the city. Need to have a Salik sticker. Do not forget to make sure that he is on a rented car, and that there is money on the balance.

Important advice

– Always use only the official taxi RTA or order the Uber or Careem app. In Dubai there are scammers-taxi drivers without meters who will be used by the passenger and require exorbitant money;

– If you still fell to these fraudsters, then feel free to call the police, the phone "999". Or dial the numbers "999" on the phone and show the screen. They say this method against them works;

– WEB SITE WWW.Al-Maktoum-Airport.COM, which seems to be the official site of Al-Mackum Airport. But there is nothing official in this site, and the information on it "Bearded". Official Website – WWW.Dubaiairports.AE, but there the information is also updated rarely;

– Do not forget about security, read our article "What is impossible to the UAE";

– And if you drive with children, then do not forget about security, read our article "A trip to the UAE with a child".

Have a good holiday in Dubai, and read our interesting articles about the UAE (List of articles below).

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