Dubai airport «International» (DXB) Transfers & Taxi

Free cancellation
and changes
Pay online
or in cash on-site
24/7 support in English
and licensed drivers
TripAdvisor ★★★★ 4
Trustpilot ★★★★ 4,1
Reviews ★★★★★ 4,6

How the service works

Choose the route and a car You can order a vehicle of any capacity — from a Micro for two to a 19-seater bus.
Complete the booking form
and choose a payment method
Select the pickup date and time, then choose a payment method. As soon as your booking is complete, you will receive an email with a voucher.
The driver meets you
with a nameplate at the airport
The driver will be waiting for you on site at the scheduled time. They will guide you to the car and take you to your hotel.

7834 reviews about transfer from Dubai airport «International» (DXB) with an average rating of 4.6 / 5

As usual, all was amazing: wonderful car (Lexus), all was on time, very friendly driver. i appreciate the service, that I always have with Kiwitaxi in Dubai. Many thanks. TATIANA MAKHROVA
Service has been outstanding!!! Very polite and helpful staff. I was very impressed and as it was my first time in Dubai driver was also providing me little tour on the way to the hotel. It was so nice of him! I felt welcomed and would definitely recommend kiwitaxi as reliable provider of services with great customer support! Tatiana Carver
Fantastic service, driver was standing in arrivals with name sign. Would most defiantly recommend to others. Driver was most helpful and friendly happy guy. Mrs R Farrell
Well organized, clear name card presented, was on time and importantly, transported in a nice SUV - Q5, Infiniti, by a driver who was courteous . We were warmly welcomed to Dubai. Great service and highly recommended for a family.. Sivakumar Pogeendiran
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The trip was perfect. Our flight delayed a bit and I worried that the driver won't wait for us. However, he met us at the airport helped with our luggage and delivered to the hotel pretty fast and professionally. Would definitely use the service on our way back to the airport. Michael Potter
The car was clean. The driver was friendly and drove in a safe manner, very professional. We also got a car seat perfect for our baby. Jenny Eriksson
We've had a great experience;the car was very comfortable even if it was the economy one. Our flight was 1h30min late and had no chance to communicate it but the driver had waited for us. We will use this service again for sure GABRIELE LAZZARI & MORENA LAURETI
The driver was waiting for me at the airport, holding a paper with my name on it and it was easy to identify him. He, as a person was very polite and sympathetic. The car was new, clean and very comfortable. Overall assessment - exceeding expectations. Svetlina Petrova
Driver was nice. Upon request, he took us to currency exchange to save money and also offered to take us to get food. Very accommodating Kwadjo Glenn

Our partners

Fleet on routes from Dubai airport «International» (DXB)

Budget For a couple or a family with a child.
Business class For comfortable business trips.
Spacious For groups of up to 19 people or large baggage.

Additional services

Available for an extra fee
depending on the route.
National geographic Drinking water
National geographic Child seats
National geographic Extra hour of waiting
National geographic English-speaking driver

We will help you achieve your goals

Wait time if your flight is delayed 90 minutes of free waiting time at the airport.
Free cancellation
and changes
24 hours prior to the trip.
24/7 support
in English
Via phone call and online chat.


How do I find and book a transfer from/to Dubai airport «International» (DXB)?

Specify the place of departure in the "From" field, and your destination - in the "To" field. You can choose the desired city, airport, train station, port, and hotel from the drop-down menu or enter the exact address of the place.

Click the button "View prices". Choose the suitable transfer class and click "Book" to proceed to the booking.

How far in advance should I book a transfer from Dubai airport «International» (DXB)?

Minimum time of pre-order depends on the vehicle class.

If you want to book vehicles of Premium class or Minibus 10, 13, 16, 19 pax, you can make a booking not less than 24 hours before the trip.

If you choose standard types of vehicles (Micro, Economy, Comfort, Minivan 4 pax, Minibus 7 pax), transfer must be booked not less than 16 hours before its beginning.

If your trip starts later than the time given above, you can make an urgent booking. It will take some time for us to find a car. We will inform you as soon as possible if we can provide the service.

How do I know if my booking has gone through?

After you make your booking a taxi from Dubai airport «International» (DXB), you will receive a confirmation email with a voucher containing your booking number and all the details of your journey.

If you have not received the email with the confirmation, please contact our manager by email at or in online chat.

What should I do if my flight to Dubai airport «International» (DXB) is delayed?

As soon as you find out that your flight is delayed, please inform your driver by calling the phone number sent to you before, Kiwitaxi support manager via email or in online chat.

Provide the order number and the new arrival time.

How can I find my driver?

Important note: the driver will meet you with the sign showing your first and last names, which you specified during the booking.

If a pick-up place is an airport, the driver will meet you at the exit of arrivals area of the airport after you passed passport control and claimed baggage.

If a pick-up place is a hotel, the driver will wait for you in the hotel lobby.

Meet-up instructions are given in the voucher confirming your booking.


For any questions
Question on the existing booking
We are available 24/7

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Travel from Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport is not only the busiest airport in the world, but also the one with the biggest territory. The way from one terminal to another one may take up to 25 minutes. Many tourists arrive first at Dubai Airport to start here their journey across the country to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Umm al Quwain or Ajman. Arab Emirates are located in the middle of the desert and there are no trains in the country. That’s why, one can only travel between the regions by car or by bus (11 routes in total).

How to get from Dubai Airport to city center, or the other way round

Distance between the airport and Dubai downtown is only 5 km. However, the city stretches along the coast of the Persian Gulf, so many hotels are at least 30–40 km away from the airport. Luckily, there are many types of transport running from Dubai Airport to the city:

  • city buses (№2, 4, 11, 15, 33, 44, 401, 402). Tickets cost from 2 dollars;
  • two subway lines: a red one (to the center) and a green one. Subway is closed at night. Fare is paid according to the city zones;
  • taxi, booked on-site or via the app. Because of taxi monopoly in Dubai, all the companies on the market (“Cars”, “Metro” and “National taxis”), belong to the state. By the way, a colorful car roof points to a particular purpose (for example, pink cars are only for women: both drivers and passengers);
  • transfer, booked in advance.

Buses from Dubai center run even at night, and the red subway line runs along all most popular hotels in the city. That is why public transport is a good option for all those travellers, who are not afraid of getting lost and can stand a minimum discomfort.

Transfer from Dubai Airport vs. Taxi booked via the app

Advantages of a private transfer

Travel legally. Uber is still working in the country half legally. UAE’s legislation does not regulate such activity, which means, you will not be given a receipt. In case of problems, it will be unclear who is responsible for your trip. All Kiwitaxi drivers are certified to work in transport sphere and you can get a bill for our service.

Don’t wait for the car. When booking a taxi via the app, you will have to wait. Whereas, a taxi booked on-site or transfer booked in advance will let you get in the car right after leaving the arrivals area. That is how Uber clients complain about taxi delay:

Better service for the same money. You can leave the airport for 130 dirhams (35,8 dollars) by local taxi, or you can order a transfer from Dubai Airport for 38 dollars with personal meeting, help with luggage, and a small city tour.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Dubai Airport, booked on site

Advantages of a private transfer

Directly to your destination. Tourists complain that taxi drivers often get lost in Dubai center, not mentioning the Emirates they are not familiar with, so they often have no idea where to drive tourists. They start driving circles and asking strangers in the street, which affects the time and cost of the trip. Transfer drivers have your destination address in advance and plan the route on maps before your arrival.

No extra payment for airport pick-up. Transfer price is always fixed, whereas taxi cost considerably depends on pick-up location. A taxi from Dubai Airport will cost 7 dollars, whereas a minimum trip price within the city limits is only 2.5 dollars.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

Twice as expensive. Taxi from Dubai Airport to Palm Jumeirah will cost $21 ($7 starting fee + $14 metered for 32 km). In case of transfer, you will pay $40 to the same destination.

Transfer vs. Subway from Dubai Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

No need to walk with a suitcase to the hotel. Even if your hotel is located near the subway station, you will have to cross the distance between the station and hotel reception, carrying your luggage. When booking transfer, our driver will help you with your suitcases and bring you directly to the hotel door.

You can leave the airport at night. Subway is closed at night. So, if you arrived after midnight, you will have to wait till 6 before the subway is open. Transfers from Dubai Airport operate 24 hours.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

More expensive. Subway ticket price depends on the city zone. On average, you will have to cross 3-4 zones to get from Dubai Airport to the city center and pay around 2 dollars per person.

Transfer vs. Buses from Dubai Airport

Advantages of a private transfer

No need to wait for transport in the heat. Buses depart from Dubai Airport every 20 minutes, so if you are late, you will have to wait for the next bus in the sun at 40-45°С. Transfer, on the opposite, is provided by the time of your arrival and you will get in the car with air conditioner immediately.

Twice as fast. Although the buses in Dubai are new, they go to the downtown considerably slowlier, than subway or transfer. A trip by city bus to Dubai including waiting time will take around 1,5 hours, whereas transfer will get you to your destination in 45 minutes.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

More expensive. Bus ticket costs 2 dollars per passenger (up to 4 dollars to remote hotels).