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United Arab Emirates Getting There
United Arab Emirates Getting There

It is much easier to get to UAE nowadays, because it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. More than 70 airlines touchdown at one of the world's top 10 airports, Dubai International Airport.
Air travel is not the only way to travel to UAE, you can also travel by land or by sea.

By Air

The Dubai International Airport is internationally known and it connects the UAE to the rest of the world. The table below shows approximate flight times to Dubai from various cities. There are 6 international airports in UAE:

Dubai International Airport
Of all the six International airports the one in Dubai is one of the busiest and fastest growing airports in UAE. From 9 airlines serving some 20 destinations in 1969, it has grown to accommodate 107 airlines connecting to over 160 destinations in 2004.

Abu Dhabi International Airport
The Abu Dhabi International Airport ca accommodate more than 5 million passengers a year and numerous International Airlines run their flights in and out in this airport in UAE. While Abu Dhabi International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the Middle East

The Al Ain International airport:Al Ain International Airport is much smaller at the moment and only 8 airlines operate their flights in this in this Airport of UAE.

Sharjah International Airport
Sharjah International Airport is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is an important cargo airport and home base of the low-cost carrier Air Arabia. The number of passengers passing through Sharjah International Airport has drastically increased in the past decade.

Fujairah International Airport
Fujairah International Airport is considered to be one of the most important pilllars of commercial activity in the Emirate. It is a major line of communication connecting Fujairah with the outside world. The airport started to function in 1987. It is supervised over by the Department of Civil Aviation. It is the fifth airport in the U.A.E. and the only one on the East Coast. This together with the seaport, creates a vital position for the re-export trade between the states of East Asia and Europe, as it is near to both, in addition to the similarity of both security and customs procedures to those of these countries.

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport:

International airport located 18 km from the city of Ras Al Khaimah, 40 minutes away from Dubai & 3 hours away from Abu Dhabi - the capital of the UAE. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is a modern, secure and efficient Airport with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including advanced aeronautical facilities and full Airport support systems.

Over 40 passenger carriers operate scheduled flights to Abu Dhabi from approximately 90 destinations worldwide. Major global carriers include Air France, Air India, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, PIA, Britannia, and China Airlines.

By road:

There is a good road into Oman and also a good one into Saudi Arabia, which connects with the Trans-Arabian Highway on the overland route to Europe.

Car hire:
Most international car hire companies have offices at airports or hotels. A passport and either a valid international or national licence are necessary.

A daily service runs between Muscat (Oman) and Abu Dhabi via Al Ain. There is a twice daily bus service between Oman and Dubai via Hatta. There are also bus services between Abu Dhabi and Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Travel by rail:
There is currently no rail network in the UAE, and consequently no services to Abu Dhabi.

By Sea

The Queen Elizabeth II was one of the first cruise ships to dock at the luxury ship terminal in Dubai, which was opened in March 2001. The terminal is equipped to handle two ships simultaneously and its deep basin gives cruise lines the options of brining in larger ships, especially in winter when it is a great alternative to the normally congested Caribbean Islands.

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