Destination DubaiDestination Dubai

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Practical informationPractical information

emergency numbers
Politie: 999
Fire brigade: 997
Ambulance: 999

transport to and from the airport
The Dubai International Airport is located 4 km southeast of the city. Transport to and from the airport is possible by taxi or bus.

Taxi – Taxi services are operated by the government-run Dubai Transport Airport Taxi Service and the fare is charged by the metre.
Bus – If you choose to take the bus, a bus station is located outside of Terminal 1 (and 2). Bus routes 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 stop at Terminal 1, while bus route 2 stops at Terminal 2. Route 402 stops at the Al Ghubaiba bus station, from where nearly all of the Bur Dubai district can be reached. Route 401 stops at Al Sabkha, which covers virtually all of the Deira area.

transport within the city/region
There are various options for travel within the city:

Metro – Dubai has a modern metro network with two lines: the green line and red line. The green line runs in a north-south direction, primarily in the city centre around the Creek, while the red line runs in an east-west direction.
Bus – If you opt to take the bus, the Dubai Municipality Transport Section operates 60 bus routes in and around the city. Tickets can be bought on board the bus using a pre-purchased E-Go Card.
Taxi – Dubai has four government-authorised taxi operators. Taxis can be hailed on the street or requested by phone or using one of the electronic reservation machines in the city. Please note: uninsured pirate taxis are also cruising for fares.

important information
  • You will need an adapter to use a two-pin electrical plug.
  • The UV index in Dubai is considerably high. It is therefore advisable to apply sunscreen several times a day.
  • It is not permitted to take pictures of people without their permission.
  • Beach clothing may only be worn on the beach or at the hotel. Topless sunbathing or swimming is not permitted.

passport and visa
A valid passport is required to visit Dubai. Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival.


The currency used in Dubai is the Dirham (Dh/AED). One Dirham is equal to 100 Fils.

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