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Flights to Dubai

The best price found from United States to Dubai is on February 27th, 2017, travelling with Aeroflot. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

Washington Dulles
from $437.00

Getting around by air

All UAE airports have short- and long-term parking facilities. Tariffs range from Dh10 per hour to Dh125 per day in the short-term car park; travellers can leave their cars for up to 10 days in the long-stay car park. Free airport shuttle buses are offered by many hotels.


Located in the north of the city, on the border with the Sharjah emirate, Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the world, overtaking London Heathrow in early 2015. There are three terminals:

  • Terminal 1 Main terminal used for major international airlines.

  • Terminal 2 For small airlines and charters mainly en route to Iran, Eastern Africa and some Eastern European countries.

  • Terminal 3 Used exclusively by Emirates Airlines.

In 2011, the airport hit the headlines as being the first Middle Eastern airport to offer modular sleep pods called 'Snooze Cubes' for weary visitors. They are located in Terminal 1.

Abu Dhabi

About 30km northeast of the city centre, Abu Dhabi International Airport has three terminals, including Etihad Airways’ exclusive base, Terminal 3.

Passengers travelling to Abu Dhabi International Airport on Etihad Airways can use free shuttle buses to/from Dubai. Otherwise, there is no direct public transport between the two city airports.


About 15km east of the Dubai–Sharjah border, Sharjah International Airport has significantly increased its capacity since becoming the hub of Air Arabia, the region’s first budget airline.

To get to/from the airport you have to take a taxi (approximately Dh55 from Dubai), as there’s no public transport between the airport and either city.