Al Maktoum International Airport is located 40 km from the city center, in Jebel Ali. The majority of the airport is still under construction however it is currently operating passenger services out of one terminal.
To get to Al Maktoum Airport from the city center, for flights departing no later than midnight, you can take the red line of the Dubai Metro all the way to the Ibn Battuta Metro Station. From there you can take bus F55 to the airport. The F55 buses depart every hour, on the hour and the total trip to the airport takes about 40 minutes. If you’re flight is after midnight, the F55A buses depart from the Satwa Bus Station from 12:30 am – 6 am and go directly to Al Maktoum Airport. This bus line runs along the coast, passing by many hotels and beaches. You can get on this bus from stops in front of Hilton Beach Club, Jumeirah Beach Park, Royal Mirage Hotel, Oasis Beach Hotel, and Hilton Jumeirah Hotel.
The bus ride from the Satwa Bus Station to the airport takes about 1.5 hours. At the moment parking at the airport is free! If you’re going to drive your personal car you don’t have to worry about parking fees. You can also access the airport by taxi or rental car.
The construction of Al Maktoum International Airport is still ongoing, however it has been serving passengers out of one terminal for the past couple of years. There are a number of international flights to Dubai that land at Al Maktoum International Airport. However when compared to Dubai International Airport it hosts fewer flights. This number is expected to increase exponentially in the future.
Located 40 km from the city, Al Maktoum International Airport is situated in the middle of the dessert. Right now there aren’t many transportation alternatives to get to and from the city center. Moreover, there isn’t much located around the airport. However, in the future the area surrounding Al Maktoum International Airport will be completely different, with hotels, golf courses, and various facilities nearby. Since it is relatively new, Al Maktoum International Airport doesn’t have a rich variety of eating and drinking or shopping venues in the airport. If you want to grab a quick bite to eat there are chain cafes and restaurants located in the departing passenger terminal, including Hot & Roll, Papa Johns Pizza, Tandori, Thai Express, Starbucks and Vanellis Italian Foods. For shopping the only venue available is “Bin Sina Pharmacy”. The airport is currently providing passenger services out of one terminal. The “Marhaba Lounge” is located on the first floor of this terminal. This lounge is open 24 hours a day to all passengers for a certain fee, regardless of ticket class. In addition to an open buffet and refreshments there is free internet and laptop services. There are cabins where you can take a shower located between gates 1 and 6.
Dubai International Airport is located 4.6 km from the city center. It is the city’s main airport and the busiest airport in the world according to international passenger traffic. Dubai International Airport handled 78 million passengers in 2015. The airport is accessible by taxi, hotel shuttle service, bus, and metro.
The airport is accessible by two lines on the Dubai Metro System. The Red Line provides transportation from the city center, and major locations in the city, directly to the airport. The line runs through the airport, with stops in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The second line is the Green Line, which runs to a stop that is in close proximity to the airport. The Green Line provides transportation to the Dubai Airport Free Zone. Passengers can connect to Terminal 2 from this station.
There are many hotels in Dubai that offer shuttle services to and from the airport. However these services are usually for a cost. We recommend inquiring about these services when making your hotel reservation. Some hotels that are located in close proximity to the airport might offer this shuttle service for free.
Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the Middle East and the 3rd busiest airport in the world, according to international passenger traffic. This modern airport has a structure that resembles a shopping center, featuring 3 terminal buildings, a parking lot, an area used for rental cars, and even a hotel. Terminal 1 acts as the main terminal and is used by many airlines, so a significant number of international passengers pass through Terminal 1. Terminal 2 is more for domestic flights. Terminal 3 is dedicated to Emirates and is the most luxurious of the three terminals. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are connected. These two terminals feature an elaborate design and offer many services such as lounges, restaurants, cafes, bars, stores, and children’s play areas. Terminal 2 offers less in terms of services and amenities and therefore is an area that most tourists never visit. Especially because you have to use the airport shuttle bus to get to Terminal 2 from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. The terminal halls feature over 80 restaurants, fast food chains, and cafes offering delicious examples of international cuisine.
Cafe Nero, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, KFC, Mc Donalds, Burger King, Paul, and Papa Johns are a few of chain venues you can find at the airport. There are Dubai Duty Free shops located at most gates in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. You can find many products at the duty free shops, from electronics to clothing, cosmetics, medicine, gifts, watches, and jewelry. In general the prices are kind of high but you can benefit from duty-free privileges.
Wi-fi service at the airport is free for the first 30 minutes and can be used almost anywhere in the airport. There are more than 10 lounges in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. If you’re not a first class or business class passenger you can use these lounges for a certain fee. The Dubai International Hotel is located within the airport and for a certain fee passengers can use the hotel’s facilities such as the pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, or showers. Passengers can also take advantage of the shower stalls and rest areas located in various parts of the airport.
There are also zen gardens that nature lovers can visit. The airport features other services and amenities as well, including ATMs, children’s play areas, currency exchange offices, a gym, health centers, pharmacy, and prayer rooms.
The city of Boston is renowned for being home to Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and world famous health care institutions. The city hosts thousands of patients, researchers, and students from all over the world. The only international airport in the city is the General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, also referred to as Logan International Airport. Logan International Airport is located 5.6 km from the city center, which you can get to by ferry as a transportation alternative.
The Silver Line 1 bus service departs from the ground floor and runs every 8 minutes. This bus provides transportation to the city center in about 20 minutes. The SL1 bus provides transportation to the South Station, located in the city. You can transfer to the Red Line metro from this station. This station is also a 5-10 minutes walking distance to many museums and the Boston Public Garden and Theater District. Other buses that provide transportation to the city include buses 459 and 449. These buses depart from Terminal C and provide transportation to the Summer St. stop, which is about 10 minutes away from the city center.
Although the airport isn’t directly served by rail there is an Airport Station along the Blue Line. You can get to this station via the airport shuttle services. The metro from the Airport Station to State Street Station, which is located below The Old State House, takes 20 minutes. In addition, by taking the SL1 line to the last stop on the bus 171 route you can connect to the Red Line. This metro line provides transportation to Harvard University, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and Cambridge.
Another transportation alternative to get to the city center is by ferry via the Logan Dock. The Massport Route 66 provide shuttle services between the dock and airport terminals. If you would like to walk to the dock, it is 10 minutes from the airport on foot. You can get to Long Wharf dock in the city center by ferry in 18 minutes. During the day the ferry runs every 40 minutes to 1 hour. The fare for the ferry is more affordable than other transportation alternatives.
Taxis from the airport provide transportation to the city via the tunnel that passes under the Boston Canal. Taxis are readily available at the terminal exit. Since the airport is located close to the city center the taxi fare is reasonable. This fare is higher if you are going to Harvard University.
Renting a car at Logan Airport is a convenient way to get to the city center. You can rent a car from the Rental Car Center. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty. Once you leave the airport you will go through the tunnel that passes under the Boston Canal, then you can get to the city center via Congress Street and Congress Bridge. If you use the tunnel that is located more to the west then you will exit at Haymarket Square. You can get to the city center from this square by connecting to Merrimac St. It takes about 10 minutes to get to the city center from Logan airport by car, using both tunnels.