Dubai Cruise Terminal


Dubai cruise terminal

The Dubai Cruise Terminal is located at Port Rashid. It is considered one of the top 5 luxurious ports to dock at. Over 500,000 people yearly dock at Dubai Cruise Terminal.  The Port of Dubai facility offers a coffee bar, a deli/lunch operation, and free Internet on five terminals in its business center. There’s a currency exchange office, an ATM and a concierge who can set you up with day tours. The port terminal offers two free shopping shuttles, one each to Mercato Mall and City Center Drive. Departures leave on the hour.  Below is a list of other services and facilities that they provide.



  1. Help desk manned round the clock to cater to the passenger needs, inquiries and distribute city maps, brochures on tourist attractions, heritage sites free of cost.
  2. Money exchange
  3. Post Office
  4. Shops selling souvenir, gifts, electronics, jewelry
  5. Café and  a mini mart
  6. Aerial and coach tour operators outlets
  7. Free Wi-Fi and business center –
  8. Ample seating
  9. Easy access for physically challenged
  10. Dedicated taxi rank, monitored by RTA
  11. Help desks of major shopping malls offering complimentary shuttle bus services
  12. Terminal houses offices for other Government Departments as well to ensure easy access and swift services for passengers.
  13. Dubai’s cruise port is about 25 minutes away from the Dubai’s airport.

Address: PO Box 17000. Dubai United Arab Emirates. Phone: +971 4 8811110

Address to type in Google Maps or MapQuest?

Dubai Cruise Terminal on Google Maps and Port Rashid on MapQuest.   Google Map gives more detailed and accurate information in my opinion.  It also displays the hotels that are nearby.

How far is Dubai’s airport to Dubai’s cruise port?

It takes about 25 minutes to get from the airport to the port on a good day without much traffic going on.  It is a distance of about 14.9 km.  You can easily take a taxi to Dubai’s cruise port.

How much will it cost to take a taxi to get to Dubai’s cruise port from Dubai’s airport?

Keep in mind that a 20dh surcharge will be added to your fare when you are picked up from Dubai’s airport or Dubai’s cruise port.  It would cost approximately 50dh to 60dh one way.  As of today’s money exchange rate, that would be about 15 to 20 dollars in US currency.  All taxis are metered and prices are not negotiated.


An Introduction About Dubai

Dubai is a member of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The city is situated on the north shore of the Arabia. As recently as the 1950s Dubai was a small-time trading and fishing town. Now  a soaring conurbation has appeared. All around is taller, bigger, and more spectacular. Glass towers emerge out of the bleak desert sands and dream world islands have been constructed offshore, formed like palm trees or unbelievably a map of the globe. The city is today an extensive free trade area and has become a key business center in the region. Dubai has the nickname the ‘City of Merchants’, thanks to the vast volume of business, or alternatively ‘City of Gold’, because of its vast  Gold shops. Dubai’s most characteristic aspect is its fabulously appointed hotels and its massive shopping malls, guaranteed to wow every holidaymaker. Weather conditions in Dubai are very hot to the extent that all indoor areas are air-conditioned. In wintertime, Dubai is just right, warm and balmy, wonderful for sitting on the beach. From spring temperatures can hit over 100°F and it can be oppressively muggy.

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