Transport from Dubai International Airport is possible by taxi, car hire and bus:
Either order ahead (+971 (0) 4 208 0808), or flag down a taxi on the road. Airport taxis are meter cabs with a starting rate of AED20 and the final fare will be calculated according to the recorded distance travelled. Transport taxis are available 24 hours a day in the city and at the Arrivals Terminal.
There are car rental companies with offices at the airport and the majority provide chauffeur services.
Bus stations are located opposite both terminals. Special Dubai International Airport Buses have also been introduced which provide custom-built air-conditioned buses with ample baggage hold. These buses serve the most popular routes in the city centre.
For the Dubai Opera House, take the bus from Airport Terminal 3 Metro Station 1 to Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station. Get off at the stop of Dubai Mall Metro Station and take the walkway to Dubai Opera from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. Buses run 1 every 10 minutes.