Travel to the UAE has never been easier since it is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Home to Emirates and Etihad airlines and an international hub between East and West, most of the leading airlines fly into the UAE’s airports, but you can also travel here by road or sea.
The UAE is blessed with a number of world-class airports offering the very best of facilities, including extensive duty-free shopping. Existing airports are being extended and new ones built to cater for large numbers of tourist and transit passengers (over 66 million people passed through Dubai Airport in 2013).
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH)
enquiries: 02 5757611
Dubai International Airport (DXB)
enquiries: 04 2066666
Sharjah International Airport (SHJ)
enquiries: 06 5581000
Ra’s al-Khaimah International Airport (RKT)
enquiries: 07 2448111
Fujairah International Airport
enquiries: 09 2226222
Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)
enquiries: 04 8141111
Al Ain International Airport
enquiries: 02 505000
The UAE’s highly successful national airlines Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline, household names in their own right for the range and quality of their service, along with the more budget-orientated Air Arabia and flydubai, offer comprehensive air services to the UAE’s seven international airports.
Road access to the UAE from Saudi Arabia and Oman is excellent. Connections can be made with the Trans-Arabian Highway on the overland route to Europe.
A daily service runs between Muscat 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.
In recent years, the UAE has become a favourite stopover for international cruises. Many cruise liners also depart from the UAE. Log on to http://www.cruisecompete.com/vacations/visits/united_arab_emirates/1 for more information.