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Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

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Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

Has anybody taken a taxi from Dubai airport to hotel without pre-booking? If so, what was the cost and was it straightforward? We're staying at the Jumeirah Beach Resort and our flight arrives at 5.40am. Thanks

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1. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

No need to pre-book a taxi. There are plentiful at the airport. The time you are arriving there most likely will not be even a queue.

All taxi in Dubai are metered. You need to pay them in cash in local currency (UAE dirham / AED).

From the airport to the JBH it will cost you around AED 75 (USD 20).

A hotel transfer will cost you at least the double price.

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2. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

Look for the standard, cream colored Dubai taxis, not the black fancy ones.

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I have taken taxi from airport to Al Barsha which is almost same distance like JBH and I paid 80 dhs. Keep in mind airport taxi meter opens at 25 unlike the ones you stop in street which open at 3 dhm only.

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4. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

You also pay 2-3 Salik tolls (4 dirham each, added automatically to meter) if taking Sheikh Zayed freeway.

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2 Salik tolls.

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6. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

OK guys, so it is rather 85-90 AED or 4 USD higher.

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7. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

In answer to your question almost everybody that comes on here to ask will take a taxi rather than pre booking.

Taxis are so easy in Dubai, they are plentiful at the rank in the airport, clean, safe and metered.

When you say Jumeirah Beach Resort do you mean Jumeirah Beach Hotel or Jumeirah Beach Residence ?

The taxis are metered with a 25 dirham starting charge so the final fare will display on the meter but we can give you a rough estimate based on where you are staying

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8. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

Thank you for your post. We are staying at Jumeirah Beach Resort Hotel.

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If you say 'Jumeirah Beach Resort Hotel' do you mean the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort Hotel? I thought you are referring to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

These are two different hotels at two different locations. If I am confused imagine how confused a taxi driver might be.

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10. Re: Transfer by taxi from Dubai airport to hotel

Two different locations but in the same direction, if it's the Sheraton Jumeirah Resort, then that's an additional 14 km west.

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