Dubai welcomed over 70 million international passengers in 2014 — a six percent increase from the previous year’s. And the figures are expected to rise even higher: Mid-2015 already saw over 30 million people pass through its doors.
But the Dubai International Airport is more than able to accommodate everyone with its three state-of-the-art terminals and facilities. And given the volume of traffic, they’ve made transportation easy, especially for female and kiddie travelers.
- There are official taxi ranks in each terminal. Ladies can even opt for female-driven cabs — they’re the ones with the pink roof.
- The metro can take you from Terminal 1 to 3. Women with children can hop on a special carriage allotted just for them. For tickets and a top-up Nol card, head to the airport stations.
- Note that the metro begins its service between Terminal 1 and 3 before 6am, except on Fridays. If you happen to be at the airport on a Friday before 1pm, you can get on the free 24-hour shuttle bus instead.
- Nol cards are used on buses to the city, so be sure to purchase one.
For more info, visit dubaiairports.ae
This article originally appeared in the September 2015 issue of Smile magazine.