Dubai: Traveling outside of Dubai, but not sure if you can take public transport to the airport? If you plan to take the Dubai Metro to the airport before your flight from Dubai, it is important to keep in mind the rules for carrying luggage on the metro.
Which terminals have a metro station?
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) allows public transport users to access Dubai International Airport (DXB) terminals via the metro as well as the Dubai bus.
The Dubai Metro has two stops on the Red line, which allow passengers to access the terminals of Dubai International Airport:
If you come from a station located on the Dubai Metro Green Line, you will then need to switch to the red line via one of the two interchange stations: Union Station, which is located in Deira, or BurJuman Station, which is located in Bur Dubai.
If you are traveling from Dubai Tram, which also allows commuters to carry luggage, you can switch directly to the Dubai Metro Red Line at the following stations, both of which are on Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai Marina Station, or DMCC station.
What is the maximum size of bags allowed?
Whether you take the metro or the Dubai tram, there are two suitcases allowed per passenger:
– A large suitcase. Dimensions should not exceed – 81cm x 58cm x 30cm
– A small suitcase. Dimensions should not exceed – 55cm x 38cm x 20cm
All baggage must be stowed in the dedicated baggage area, which is located in each cabin.
Can I take the metro to Terminal 2?
There is no metro station right next to Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport. The nearest metro station is Abu Hail station, which is on the green line. You can take a taxi from Abu Hail metro station to the arrivals gate of Terminal 2.
Additionally, if your flight is departing from Terminal 2, or if you are carrying heavy luggage, it may be advisable to take a taxi to the airport.
Can I take a bus to the airport?
While there are bus services that take commuters to all three terminals at Dubai International Airport, RTA’s baggage policy states that bulky baggage is not allowed inside the bus. In addition, commuters are not allowed to place luggage in the gangway, which is the passage between the rows of seats.