Arrivals at Dubai Airport will either land and disembark at one of the air-conditioned walkway bridges leading directly into the terminal building or in an area some distance away from the terminal building where a bus will be provided to transport passengers to the arrivals terminal at Dubai Airport.
Passengers being transported by bus after landing will be directly transported to customs and passport control which is in a separate building from the main Terminal 1 building.
If you are required to collect an entry visa for Dubai luchthavenvervoer Oostende, you should find that it will be waiting for you at the counter once you enter the passport control zone at Dubai Airport and before walking up the stairs to join the passport control queue.
The nationalities which are allowed visas on arrival to Dubai are the majority of European, North American, Australasian, and Asian passengers. As you might expect, delays can be experienced at passport control although these queues can be avoided by obtaining an e-gate card prior to travelling. The worst case scenario could mean waiting up to an hour in the normal passport control queues, however, this will of course depend on what day and at what time you arrive at the Airport.
Once you have cleared passport control you can proceed to the baggage reclaim area to collect your luggage and then head through the relevant zone at customs which will either be the green zone (nothing to declare) or the red zone if you do have something to declare. You will find that customs is generally the same as in any other international airport with customs officers picking the occasional random passenger to check.
Facilities for passengers arriving at Dubai Airport include a wide and varied selection of products at Dubai Duty Free which you will find just after the passport control security checkpoint.
On average you can get from the plane to the terminal exit in around 15-30 minutes, especially if you have a e-gate card and are only travelling with hand luggage. Evenings and early mornings tend to be the busiest times at Dubai Airport and there are many flights from Asia and Europe that operate through Dubai Airport in the middle of the night. There are no noise control restrictions in place so Dubai airport operates 24 hours a day.
Terminal 1 is where passengers for most non-Emirates Airline flights check in for departure, or clear customs and collect their bags on arrival. Arrivals and departures in Terminal 1 at Dubai Airport are now handled very efficiently since the installation of a further 10 electronic gates which has brought the total number of E-gates in Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport to 16.
The electronic gates are a major convenience for passengers and reduce congestion at the manual immigration counters. They also take just 30 seconds to process each passenger and are much more reliable and advanced than the machines which were previously installed.
Due to the increasing popularity of the UAE-Gate card among passengers, it is likely that Dubai Airport will double the number of gates in the near future. There are approximately 450,000 UAE Gate card holders in Dubai, and an estimated 9,000 passengers use it daily at Dubai International Airport
If you are traveling more than 60 miles from Denver International Airport (DIA) to a resort or city destination then you may want to consider reserving a Denver airport shuttle or limousine. An alternative would be a taxi, but in many cases cost and comfort wise you will be better off with a shuttle or limo service for longer journeys – depending upon how many are traveling in your party and whether they can share the expense.
For example, according to an internet taxi fare finder site, the metered fare from DIA to Aspen, Colorado, a trip of 183 miles which takes around 4 hours, is $605.77, not including a 15% tip. The benefit of taking a taxi of course is the convenience. You won’t need to make reservations in advance unless you want to, and if your flight arrives late or is delayed you don’t need to worry about whether your ride is waiting for you when you are ready to leave the airport.
As an alternative (assuming you don’t want to rent a car and drive yourself), reserve a shuttle to make the trip. This especially makes sense where you have only 1 – 4 people making the trip. The charge for a shuttle transporting you from DIA to Aspen will run around $105 – $125 per person depending upon the service you choose. The trade-off here is that although shuttle services run at regularly scheduled times, you will be sharing it with up to 20 other passengers and will need to plan your schedule around their pick up times.
For larger groups, you might consider booking a limo if you really want to arrive in style. A luxury SUV with driver from DIA to Aspen will probably set you back somewhere in the neighborhood of around $750 – $900 including tip – each way. If you have 6 or more people in your party though, this may be the way to go if you are splitting the expense. With a limo you not only get to ride in style, you can also request beverage service for an additional fee. A big benefit of taking a limo is that it is your personal transportation. It will pick you up at your designated time and you won’t be sharing the experience with strangers.
During busy seasons the further in advance you can book your shuttle or limo travel the better. There are limited seats on these excursions and they will be filled first come first served. At the time you make your reservation you should know the date, flight number and time of arrival for your flight. If your plans change be sure to let the transportation company know as far in advance as possible. There may be a reservation fee which is non-refundable if you fail to notify them of changes in a timely fashion. In the case of a shuttle, there is little they can do to accommodate you if your flight is delayed and you miss their scheduled departure time unless you have reserved the entire shuttle for the trip. A limousine is a little more flexible in that they can absorb reasonable delays and still pick you up when you arrive in many cases