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The UAE flag based airlines are Emirates (EK) and Gulf
Air (GF). Emirates operates international flights to and from
Dubai and Gulf Air serves all UAE airports. Many other airlines
operate scheduled services to Dubai.
London to: Abu Dhabi is 6 hours
35 minutes and to Dubai is 7 hours;
Frankfurt to Dubai
is 6 hours;
Hong Kong to Dubai is 8 hours
Nairobi to Dubai is 4 hours.
Abu Dhabi (AUH) is 32km or 20 miles
east of the city and travel time is 40 minutes. Taxis' and buses
are available at the airport. Airport facilities include 24 hour
bank, duty-free shop, restaurants, bars, snack bars, bureau de change,
post office and car hire.
Dubai (DXB) (www.dubaiairport.com)
is 5km or 3 miles southeast of the city and travel time is 10 minutes.
Taxis are available. Airport facilities include duty-free shop,
post office, bank, shops, car hire, restaurants, snack bars and
bars. The airport consists of three terminals and a new concourse.
Sharjah (SHJ) is 10km or 6 miles from the city. Taxis are available.
Airport facilities include duty-free shops, car hire, restaurant,
bar, snack bar and bank.
Ras al-Khaimah (RKT) is
15km or 9 miles from the city. Taxis are available. Airport facilities
include a duty-free shop,restaurant/snack bar.
There is an airport at Fujairah with duty-free facilities,
and one in Al Ain.
The main ports are Jebel Ali, Rashid and Zayed
(Abu Dhabi), Khalid (Sharjah), Saqr (Ras al-Khaimah)
and Fujairah. Cruise ships call at Abu Dhabi and the cruise
terminal in Dubai. There are passenger/cargo services to the USA,
the Far East, Australia and Europe. There are also regular sailings
between Sharjah and Bandar-é-Abbas (Iran).
There is a good highway into Oman and a decent one into Qatar that
connects with the Trans-Arabian Highway on the
route to Europe. Buses operate daily between Dubai and Muscat
(Oman) and between Dubai or Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia.