Shuttle busses to run between Dubai’s two airports



Dubai: Dubai Airports, which manages the emirate’s two airports, will start shuttle services between Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) from April 24.

The shuttle services will be put in place as select airlines briefly shift to Dubai’s secondary airport for 80 days starting May 1, owing to runway repairs.

The two airports are roughly 65 kilometres apart — a journey that takes almost one hour.

The airlines, which include Royal Brunei and Malaysia Airlines, are moving to DWC because of scheduled runway maintenance at Dubai International. The necessary runway work, due to be completed by July 20, will cut 26 per cent of flights at Dubai International.

A Dubai Airport’s spokesperson confirmed that the free shuttle bus will depart each airport every 30 minutes. The Road Transport Authority (RTA) has two existing bus services, F55 and F55A, connecting Al Maktoum International with Ibn Battuta Metro and Al Satwa Bus Station. More info