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Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

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Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

Hi what is the process to get taxi from airport to Dubai mall area hotels during day time and at mid night? Do I just grab taxi on the street or there will be a taxi desk and queues? Thank you.

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1. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

There's an official taxi rank right outside the airport, just follow the taxi signs. Standard taxis are the best value, the cream colored vehicles or the black ones which are about 30% more. All taxis are strictly metered and they are available 24/7.

The meter starts at around 25 aed at the airport, cheaper on the way back to airport. Have some local currency exchanged at the airport for the taxi fare (should be around 55-65 Aed to downtown).

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2. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

Go to the taxi rank outside arrivals, stand in usually a very short queue & get in your taxi when its your turn

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3. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

Good running taxi rank outside airport,👌🏽

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4. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

You will likely be approached by people trying to get you to get in one of the “upmarket” taxis such as Lexus etc - they cost more but are equally reliable.

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Caught us out last year, but for an extra £10 we were delivered to our hotel in a nice car, so worth it!

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6. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

Thanks all. So there will be a taxi rank and people will queue up until their turn correct? are taxi in the rank all standard?

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7. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

Whether or not there's a queue will depend on how busy the airport is at the time. It's a very organized process and queues move pretty fast.

All of the taxis at the rank are government regulated and metered, the cream colored ones (standard) are the most cost effective. The black vehicles are slightly more expensive. Sometimes staff might direct you towards the black vehicles which, of course, you could decline if that's not what you want.

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8. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

Fasttrack pretty much summed it up. No need to worry about airport taxi if you go to the rank. Available 24x7 and in fact busier at night than during daytime. Just keep local currency for taxi in cash.

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9. Re: Process to get taxi at Dubai airport?

You can get the metro from terminals 1&3 but just follow the signs for the taxi rank and ignore anyone who offers you a taxi as you approach. Cream coloured cabs are cheaper. The black limos cost a bit more. There are people carriers if you have a larger group or lots of luggage

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