Al Maktoum airport transfer
Getting around Al Maktoum International Airport
Dubai, a city in the middle of the desert, is known for so many things, but most of all for the state-of-the-art architecture reflected in its skyscrapers, luxury resorts, contemporary sightseeing attractions and vibrant culture. In addition, it’s a heaven for shopaholics and fashionistas of the world. When visiting Dubai, be prepared for your jaw to drop, as it’s the most over-the-top and unique tourist attraction on earth. The first thing you get to see in Dubai is the airport. The city is served by two main airports:
- Dubai International Airport (DBX)
- Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
Al Maktoum International Airport, also known as Dubai World Central, is Dubai’s second airport that opened its doors for passenger airlines not so long ago, more specifically in 2013. The construction of DWC is still underway, and it is meant to serve residential, commercial, and logistics activities from Dubai. This ambitious project is supposed to be ready by 2027, covering an area of 14,000 hectares. The airport features three terminals and is located 37 km southwest of the city center.
The fastest and most common way of getting downtown Dubai is by taxi or transfer service. Unfortunately, there is no direct connection to Dubai’s public transport system at the airport. But there is an option of taking a bus from DWC to the nearest metro station. To do that, hop on the express bus F55, that will get you to the Ibn Battuta Metro Station.
The bus ride will take about 40 minutes.
At the metro station, you then take the green line straight to Burj Khalifa station, which is in the city center. It is regarded as the cheapest way of traveling from the airport to Dubai with a total ticket price of only $2.
To be able to pay for the bus and the metro, you need to get a NOL card, a contactless smart card used to pay for public transport. The total journey time will take up to 60 minutes. The bus station is located outside the arrivals hall. By the way, in Dubai you can’t pay for a bus ride by cash, you can only use your NOL card. There are kiosks at the airport, where you can buy this card.
Getting a taxi or transfer is another way of reaching your destination, a more stress-free and convenient one.
You can find taxi ranks at every terminal. All taxi companies are state-controlled and easy spotted due to their specific cream colour. Taxi service is available 24/7.
The journey to Dubai will last around 40 minutes, but it depends on the traffic situation. On average, a one-way trip costs around $45 during the day and over $50 at night.
Taking a taxi can be pricey, but there is a way for you to spare some money and have all the benefits a taxi can offer — consider booking a transfer.
We recommend GetTransfer, as it offers the best prices in the area. In case you don’t agree with the company’s pricing, you can offer yours, which is pretty convenient.
For a group of four and more people, GetTransfer can find you a vehicle that suits the size of your company with all the baggage you have. Another sweet little bonus is that you can share the ride cost, which is beneficial for everyone.
For families and passengers with massive luggage, getting a suitable vehicle on GetTransfer is a lifesaver. You won’t have to worry about your heavy belongings or your children getting lost in public transport. GetTransfer is a stress-free experience.
The journey time will take up to 40 minutes but with GetTransfer time will fly by while you’ll be exploring Dubai from your passenger seat.
Booking the most suitable vehicle with GetTransfer is as easy as pie. All you need is to either download GetTransfer app on your phone, or visit GetTransfer.com and fill in all the required information on the homepage, and then click “Get Offers”. The rest is up to the system. In a moment, you will be offered several options to choose from. If there are any extra requirements for the driver ― you can leave a message in the comment section.
What you get when you book GetTransfer
- A wide variety of vehicle types: you can pick from passenger cars to shuttle buses. It all depends on how big your company is and how much baggage you’re carrying.
- You can book a transfer in advance and schedule a pickup time.
- No additional costs: taxes, road fees, and tips are included.
- Your safety comes first. You know in advance who is picking you up, and you can choose your driver based on the ratings and the car photos.
- You can choose from a few types of private traveling, from the most affordable to the VIP status.
- Every vehicle comes with individual additional services, be it free Wi-Fi access, cool drinks, safety shield or wheelchair accessible transfer. You can see what a vehicle has onboard when you choose your transfer.
- Vehicles are family friendly: if you travel with kids, you can find a required child seat type.
Among other perks—with GetTransfer— you can also plan your way back to the airport in advance.
The driver you choose will wait for you at the arranged time and pre-agreed location. If you can’t keep up, no worries! There is a free waiting time: 60 minutes at airports and 15 minutes at all other locations.