The national airlines are Emirates (EK) and Gulf Air (GF). Emirates operates international flights to and from Dubai; Gulf Air serves all UAE airports. Emirates is expanding services to the Far East. Many other airlines operate scheduled services to Dubai. The approximate flight timings from London to Abu Dhabi is 6 hours 35 minutes and to Dubai is 7 hours, from Frankfurt/M to Dubai is 6 hours; from Hong Kong to Dubai is 8 hours and from Nairobi to Dubai is 4 hours.
The international airports are -
Abu Dhabi (AUH) is 32km (20 miles) east of the city (travel time - 40 minutes). Bus and taxis are available at the airport. Airport facilities include duty-free shop, 24-hour bank, bar, snack bar, bureau de change, post office and car hire.
Dubai (DXB) is 5km (3 miles) southeast of the city (travel time - 10 minutes). Taxis are available at the airport. Airport facilities include duty-free shop, bank, post office, shops, car hire, restaurant, snack bar and bar. The airport consists of two terminals and a new concourse.
Sharjah (SHJ) is 10km (6 miles) from the city. Taxis are available at the airport. Airport facilities include duty-free shop, car hire, bar, restaurant, snack bar and bank (only open restricted hours).
Ras al-Khaimah (RKT) is 15km (9 miles) from the city. Taxis are available at the airport. Airport facilities include a duty-free shop and restaurant/snack bar.
There is also an airport at Fujairah with duty-free facilities, and one is being constructed at Al Ain.
The main international ports are Jebel Ali, Rashid and Zayed (Abu Dhabi), Khalid (Sharjah), Saqr (Ras al-Khaimah) and Fujairah. Cruises call at Abu Dhabi and the newly opened cruise terminal in Dubai, and there are passenger/cargo services to the USA, the Far East, Australia and Europe. There are regular sailings between Sharjah and Bandar-é-Abbas (Iran).
There is a good road into Oman and a fair one into Qatar which connects with the Trans-Arabian Highway on the overland route to Europe. Buses run daily between Dubai and Muscat (Oman) and also between Dubai or Abu Dhabi to Saudi Arabia.