Dubai Airport Terminal 1

In this page you’ll find information about Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 1.

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, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

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). With the following facilities:

Arrivals Area

Immigration 44
E-gates 10
Baggage Services Lounges 1
Baggage carousels 10
Porter service available Yes
Lounges 5
Arrival kiosks 43

Baggage Handling System

Baggage reclaim carousels 10
Screening injection points 12
Make-up carousels 8
Conveyor belts Concourse C (12); Dep (10)
Conveyor belt speed 3m per second
Early baggage storage No

Moving facilities

Elevators 48
Escalators 55
Moving Walkways 30

Parking A

Upper level 350 No. (Including 17 for special needs persons)
Upper level kerbside 63 + 4 bus parking
Lower level 172 (including 17 for special needs persons)
Lower level bus parking 30 Nos.
Lower level limousine parking 46 Nos.
Lower level Taxi parking 8 Nos.

Parking B

Total Capacity 1,100
Staff car parking 174
Mosque 6 in T1 and 4 in C1 (Sk. Rashid Terminal - SRT)
Number of floors 1
Porterage Services 1

Parking C

Total capacity 188

Parking D

Total capacity 720

Future facilities

Dubai International Airport has a future expansion plan of US$7.8 billion to be done by 2020. This includes Concourse D, a state of the art facility for international airlines, the expansion of Terminal 2, and the complete refurbishment of Terminal 1.


At Terminal 1 you’ll find the following airlines:

- Air Blue
- Aeroflor Russia Int.Airl.
- Air China
- Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.
- Safi Airways
- Indigo
- Jet Airways
- KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines
- Air India
- British Airways
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Kenya Airways
- Libyan Airlines
- Mahan Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Air Algerie
- Air France
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines
- China Eastern Airlines
- Agypt Air
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Finn Air
- Gulf Air
- Iran Air
- Jazeera Airways
- Kuwait Airways
- Lufthansa
- Middle East Airlines
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Oman Air
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Royal Jordanian
- Saudi Arabian Airlines
- Shaheen Air International
- Siberia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Spice Jet
- Srilankan Airlines
- Swiss International Air Lines
- Syrian Arab Airlines
- TAAG – Linhas Aereas de Angola Airlines
- Tarom
- Thai Airways Int- Ltd
- Tunis Air
- Turkish Airlines
- Ukraine International Airlines
- United Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Yemenia – Yemen Airways
- FlyNas
- Air Astana
- Philippine Airlines
- CEBU Pacific Air
- Air Canada
- Sichuan Airlines
- Equatorial Congo Airlines SA


Other Services and Facilities you can find at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 1 are the following:

- 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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