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Official Dubai Airport Taxi Recommendations

IHateTaxis.com recommends the official Dubai Airport taxi service.

An official taxi is a convenient and low stress Dubai Airport transfer option.

(Read More about Official Dubai Airport Taxis Below)
** Be aware that unofficial or pirate taxis operate at Dubai Airport and we have given them different safety recommendations as discussed below.

Official Dubai Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Dubai Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (AED or UAE Dirham). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Dubai Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers may also accept USD.

  • Airport taxis are meter cabs with a pick-up charge of AED 20-25 and the final fare will be calculated according to the recorded meter.

    Taxi fares (approximate):

    • Minimum taxi fare is AED 10
    • The journey is free if the meter is not operated
    • City centre (10 minutes) - AED 40-45
    • World Trade Centre (15 minutes) - AED 45-50
    • Bur Dubai (15 minutes) - AED 25-30
    • Sharjah Emirate and Northern Emirates (either going or passing) will be charged an extra AED 20
    • Taxis have a AED 25 surcharge for night hire (20:00-06:00)

Dubai Taxi Payment: Cash • Credit Cards
  • Always confirm with your Dubai Airport taxi driver if they take credit or bank cards and if there are any card fees.

Drivers may also accept USD.
Dubai Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional, Round up to next bill/large coin

Official Dubai Airport Taxi Details

Dubai Airport Taxi

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Metered taxis are available 24 hours a day outside Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at DXB Dubai International Airport.

The taxi service is provided by the government-run Dubai Transport airport taxi service, or Dubai Taxi Corporation. Recognized by their cream colour, Dubai Taxis are metered, efficient and have well-trained, courteous drivers.

Special needs: designated disabled taxis are available 24 hours a day.

Ladies service: Dubai Taxis also deploys well trained female drivers that cater to women and families (06:00-02:00).

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See our Dubai Airport private transfer options page for more information and pricing.

 Unofficial Dubai Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


Private taxis operate near the Dubai Airport, but as they are unofficial, may or may not use a meter, so agree on the fare beforehand.

IHateTaxis.com does not recommend the unofficial Dubai Airport taxi service.

With less certainty on the fare, and a higher likelihood of getting lost, there is no benefit in taking an unofficial taxi.

 Dubai Airport Taxi Scams

Not a scam, per se, but a warning: it is not uncommon for taxis to get lost, as driving a cab is a popular occupation for new residents. Official Dubai airport taxi drivers have good training and can call their dispatcher if they need directions, so your risk of wasted time is reduced by taking an official taxi.

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Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015