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How to get a ride from Dubai World Central Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Dubai World Central Airport tips
DWC Airport wifi
Passengers can enjoy free, unlimited wifi across all areas of the airport. To connect, look for the DWC Free WiFi network and click Get online now.
DWC currency exchange
DWC has several currency exchange offices, enabling passengers to exchange money for the local currency in both Arrivals and Departures.
Al Maktoum International Airport parking
There is parking available for all passengers in both the Arrivals and Departures areas at DWC. Contact the airport directly for more information.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at DWC Airport?
Uber is available at DWC Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable trip to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Uber DWC Airport pickup location?
Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change, so to find your Uber DWC Airport pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a trip.
- How much are Uber prices for DWC Airport?
Uber rates to and from DWC Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator on the Uber app for approximate trip prices.
- How long will it take to get a pickup through Uber?
When you go to request a ride, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
DWC Airport visitor information
Dubai World Central Airport, also known as Al Maktoum International, is Dubai’s 2nd-largest airport. Originally opened for cargo operations in 2010, DWC started flying passengers in 2013 and has now been expanded to welcome more than 26 million passengers every year. DWC is located 55 kilometers (34 miles) south of the city of Dubai, a journey of around 40 minutes, making Uber a great choice for your airport transfers. The popular destination of Palm Jebel Ali archipelago is also a 40-minute Uber trip from DWC.
The Al Maktoum International Airport passenger terminal handles all arrivals and departures at DWC. Airlines operating from DWC Airport include:
- Air Moldova
- Gulf Air
- Rotana Jet
- Wizz Air
DWC Airport restaurants
DWC Airport is on the small side, so dining options are limited. Passengers can expect light bites and snacks such as sandwiches, salads, pastries, burgers, fries, and other fast-food-style options. Tea, coffee, juices, smoothies, and other hot and cold drinks are available from a selection of cafes. Many excellent restaurants are located within the city of Dubai, a short Uber trip from DWC.
DWC Airport shops
DWC Airport duty-free offers passengers the chance to pick up a wide range of products at affordable prices, including sunglasses, watches, jewelry, fragrances, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages. Other shops within the airport sell fashion and accessories, electronics, pharmaceutical items, souvenirs, and gifts.
Al Maktoum Airport lounge
Passengers wishing to relax or work away from the hectic environment of Departures can visit the DWC Airport lounge. The lounge is open to all passengers with a valid boarding card on payment of a fee.
Services at DWC
DWC has prayer rooms based on the ground and first floors that offer a quiet space for prayers and reflection. Passengers wishing to refresh themselves after a long journey can make use of shower facilities, which can be found on the ground floor. A pharmacy is also located on the ground floor where over-the-counter medicine can be purchased.
Hotels near DWC
Numerous hotels are located on the main E11 route toward Dubai, and there are many accommodation options within the city itself, all a brief Uber trip from DWC.
Points of interest near DWC Airport
Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for its ultra-modern architecture and lively nightlife. Shopping is a popular pastime in Dubai, with shopping malls offering not only world-class retail therapy but also indoor theme parks, aquariums, ice rinks, and even a zoo. The city is famous for the Burj Khalifa, an 830-meter-tall tower (2,723 feet) that dominates a skyline full of skyscrapers, as well as artificial islands known as Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island, and Palm Jebel Ali. Other interesting things to see and do in Dubai include:
- Al Fahidi historic district
- Burj Al Arab
- Dubai Museum
- Etihad Museum
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