Dubai Airport Terminals

In this page you’ll find information about Dubai International Airport’s Terminals.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the main international airport serving Dubai, in United Arab Emirates. Dubai Airport is the busiest international airport in the world (passenger influx). Concretely, the airport is located just 5 km away from Dubai ciy centre. Dubai International Airport has three passenger Terminals:

Terminal 1

Serves more than 60 international carriers operating in DXB. Connected to the Concourse D through an airport train, Terminal 1 has a capacity to accommodate more than 20 million passengers per year. It is a Terminal with 3 floors, with 42 check-in counters in the Departures area, a Lounge for Unaccompanied Minors (5-11 and 12-15), Special Handling Services Lounges 1, Marhaba Lounge 1, Ticket sales counters 2 (Emirates & Dnata), Cashier Desks [excess baggage] 1 in area B; two each in C and D and one in Area E, Immigration counters - departures 28 + 8 e-gates, Immigration counters – Arrivals 44 + 10 e-gates, Retail areas 4, Food Court 1, Wi-Fi Provided by Boingo (Free for the first hour).

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Terminal 2

It was inaugurates in 1998 as a support of Terminal 1, Terminal 2 caters to scheduled, charter and special interest flights during special occasions. Currently there are about 50 airlines operating out of this terminal. The Terminal has a capacity of 5 million passengers per year and it is currently undergoing another major expansion which once complete will double its capacity.Transfer between Terminal 1, 2 and 3 takes 15-25 minutes. Terminal 2 is home to Dubai’s budget airline flydubai, which launched operations on June 1, 2009. It is located in the North of Terminal 1 with access from Al-Twar road and Rashidiya.

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Terminal 3

Mainly used by Emirates Airlines, Terminal 3 has a total capacity of 60 million passengers per year. The Terminal 3 includes Concourse A – a purpose-built facility for A380, increasing the airport’s capacity to 75 million passengers per year, Concurse B, Concourse C became part of the Terminal 3 complex in 2016 when Dubai Airport’s Concourse D hosts 60 International airlines. Economy Class passengers access the Terminal from the main curbside. First and Business Class passengers have an special curbside at the entrance of the Terminal’s F&J Check-in area.

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At Dubai Airport’s Terminals you can find other Services and Facilities such as:

- Restaurants and Cafeterias
- Currency exchange offices
- ATMs and Banking
- Car rental companies
- Parking lots
- Transportation access
- Business centre (inside the Dubai International Hotel) including meeting rooms, secretarial service, photocopying, Internet, lamination and binding, faxing and conference facilities.
- Children’s play area: located between Gate B7 and B8
- Baby care rooms
- Baggage storage: at Terminal 1 and 3: it costs 20 AED or 25 AED every 12 hours, details asking at the desk.
- Prayer rooms: muslim prayer rooms and ablution rooms within all Terminals and in Parking lots as well, you just have to follow the signs.
- Smoking lounges: you just need to follow the signs, they are located in Terminal 1 (Gate D12, upper level), in Terminal 2 (near the departures area) and in Terminal 2 (Gates A2, A23, B7, B27, C9, C23).
- WiFi access throughout all areas of DXB and DWC. You just need to selecto “DXB free wifi” or “DWC free wifi”, open your browser and click on “get online now”.
- Showers: are available in the Departures level of both Terminal 1 (between gates C18 and C22) and Terminal 3 (between gates B13 and B19 and gates A1 and A24). Complementary showers for passengers between Gates 1 and 6 in the mezzanine level are available near the marhaba lounge.

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