A 25-minute metro journey gets you from DXB Airport to the heart of Dubai. The service hours are Sunday from 08:00 am to 00:00 am, Thursday from 05:00 am to 1:00 am, and Saturday through Wednesday from 05:00 am to 00:00 am.

According to the time of day, the frequency is every 4 to 7 minutes in both directions. Friday mornings are not serviced.

Metro Lines

Two Metro lines are available: the Red line and the Green line.

Red line

Red Line travels from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 to Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Metro Station in 23 and 25 minutes, respectively. Union Metro Station and Bur Juman Metro Station have connections to the Green Line, so take note of that.

Stops at Rashidiya, Emirates Headquarters, Airport Terminal 3, Airport Terminal 1, GGICO, Deira City Centre, Al Rigga, Union Square, Khalid Bin Al Waleed, Al Karama, Al Jaffliya, World Trade Centre, Emirates Towers, Financial Centre, Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Noor Islamic Bank, First Gulf Bank, Mall of the Emirates, Sharaf DG Station, Dubai Internet City, Nakheel, Dubai Marina.

Green line

Stops at Etisalat, Al Qusais, Airport Free zone, Al Nahda, Al Rashid, Stadium, Al Qiyadah, Abu Hail, Salahuddin, Union Square, Baniyas Square, Palm Deira, Al Ras, Al Ghubaiba, Saeediya, Khalid Bin Al Waleed, Oud Metha, Dubai Health Care City, Al Jaddaf, and Creek.


At Terminals 1 and 3 of Dubai Airport, there are metro stations.


There are several ticket choices available:

Silver Nol Card

A comfortable choice for locals and visitors alike. The card costs 25 AED (includes a 19 AED trip credit) and can be purchased at any ticket office or vending machine. It is good for 5 years.

Red tickets

consisting of up to ten trips or five daily tickets (ideal if you visit the city for a few days). The red card can be purchased at any ticket office or a ticket vending machine for 2 AED, which is good for 90 days.

Blue Nol Card

This personalized card is only available to residents and frequent travellers who want to ride in Standard Class carriages. The card is available in any ticket office or at ticket vending machines, costing 70 AED (including a 20 AED travel credit), and has a five-year validity period. An identity card with a photo issued by the Emirates Identity Authority is necessary.

Gold Nol Card

For locals and visitors who like to ride in Gold Class trains, which have roomier seats and more legroom and are less crowded than ordinary carriages. The card costs 25 AED (includes a 19 AED trip credit) and can be purchased at any ticket office or vending machine. It is good for 5 years.


Discounts are only accessible to locals, and children under 5 years old travel for free. The “Nol Card,” a contactless smart card that adjusts to each passenger’s requirement, is a great addition to the Dubai Metro system (cash is not accepted). Before the journey, cards must be purchased.

DXB Airport Terminals

Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3 make up the Dubai International Airport. Modern technology is available at these DXB airport terminals to manage airline arrivals and departures.

Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 (T1)

Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 1 is the gateway building. With a capacity of more than 20 million passengers annually, it specifically serves foreign aircraft. Concourse D of the airport, a recent addition designed to accommodate more foreign passengers and aircraft, is connected to it. Concourse D allows more than 60 international carriers to fly into DXB using this T1.

Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 (T2)

To relieve the congestion at Terminal 1, Terminal 2 was opened back in 1998. International flights are handled, and it even accommodates scheduled charter and special interest flights on special occasions. Currently, T2 arrivals in Dubai can handle more than 5 million passengers, and about 50 airlines use it as a hub. Flydubai, the first low-cost carrier in Dubai, is based in T2.

Dubai Duty-Free

Shopping at Dubai Duty-Free is one of the most talked-about aspects of passing through the DXB International Airport. At Dubai Duty-Free, you may find anything, including premium goods, cosmetics, electronics, food, and alcoholic beverages. After all, it recorded over USD 2B in year-end sales in 2019, making it the largest travel retailer in the world. The Dubai 

Duty-Free has been prosperous ever since it opened. $20 million in sales were made in the first year after it was created in 1983. Also, nine times as “Best Airport Retailer of the Year,” it has received recognition. Also, they’ve gone on to effectively sponsor sizable events like the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Tournament and run sizable giveaways.


What can I do while in transit at the Dubai Airport?

The Dubai Airport offers a variety of enjoyable activities, from unwinding in the premium lounges to receiving a massage at a spa. The top things to do at the Dubai Airport while waiting for a flight are listed below.

Dubai has how many Airports?

Dubai is home to two airports in total. These are:

Airports in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)

Is there a means of transportation between terminals?

As part of your connection, you will typically be instantly transferred if you have connecting flights. But, if necessary, a free, round-the-clock shuttle bus service travels between Terminals 1 and 3 in around 15 to 25 minutes. You can get assistance finding these shuttle buses between Dubai Airport terminals from the helpful airport workers. Alternatively, you can use the Dubai Metro from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3.

How do I contact the DXB Airport?

The phone number for the Dubai Airport is +971-4-224-5555. Passengers have constant access to this line. Call +971-4-313-9999 or email [email protected] with any questions on immigration in Dubai.