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Dubai International Airport

 

Dubai International Airport

 

Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates, is well served by it biggest international airport, the Dubai International Airport. It was conceived by the late ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum way back in 1959. The construction started just four kilometers away from the city centre on a wide, level expanse of gravel and hard sand. It was a wisely chosen site as it was not just in proximity to the town but it could also be expanded further in the future. It took a year to be completed and the initial airfield consisted of a 1,800 m compacted runway, an apron area, a small but adequate terminal building and a fire station. Its inauguration took place in 1960 with DC-3 plane flights. Today, it is also the hub to Dubai's world famous international airline, Emirates. In the past decade, Dubai International Airport has experienced astounding growth not only in the number of passengers and total freight but also in the total aircraft movements. At the time of its inauguration, it was home to no less than nine airlines serving some 20 destinations, today it accommodates 107 airlines, including passenger and cargo airlines, connecting to over 160 destinations. Its growth can be gauged from the fact that it handled 28.7 million passengers in the year 2006 and it targets to handle around 33 million passengers during the year 2007. Its mission is to strive to become and remain the leading Civil Aviation Authority in the world. It wants to be recognized as the best not only by the citizens and Government of UAE but by international community and agencies as well.

Currently the Dubai International Airport consists of two physically separate terminals which are well connected by shuttle bus with a frequency of every 30 minutes. The work on a third terminal is going on in full swing and it is planned to open by the end of 2007. This third terminal is being built to be used exclusively by Dubai’s very own airlines, Emirates and it will have a new 60 meter wide and longer runway. Once this expansion is completed and Terminal 3 becomes operation, it will be ready to handle even the big boy of aircrafts, the Airbus A380. The expansion plans of Dubai International Airport have another good news in-store for us, the construction of two stations, one at Terminal 1 and the other in Terminal 3, of Green Line of the Dubai Metro. The two stations are proposed to be built within the airport complex; however, they may not be fully operational until 2010.

The world class Dubai International Airport has had its share of misfortune too. Back in March 2007, the nose gear of an aircraft carrying 236 passengers collapsed while accelerating down the runway. Fourteen people suffered minor injuries in this accident. This accident also forced the airport to close for eight hours as the aircraft came to rest at the end of the runaway, crippling the only active runway and, affecting 71 flights. The Dubai International Airport has also been witness to two hijackings with one of them ending in a fatality. Still there is no slackness on part of Dubai International Airport; it strives hard to ensure that its own assets as well as assets of its customers are well protected. It maintains world class security standards. The far sighted visions of HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum seem to have paid off and the Dubai International Airport has grown from an airfield into an aviation hub. Today the Dubai International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the world. With its world class service and infrastructure it is fast being recognized as the aviation hub of the Middle East. It won’t be a surprise if it soon finds its place among the top 10 airports in the world.

Phone #: 971 4 822822
Airport Code: DXB Website: www.dubaiairport.com
Location: The airport is located 5 km (3 Miles) southeast of the City Centre.
Address: Dubai Airport - Dubai Cargo Village Dept of Civil Aviation Dubai

 

Getting in & out of the airport

Taxi - Taxis are available at the airport 24 /7. Limousines can be arranged in the Arrivals Hall.
Bus - Bus stations are located opposites both terminals and travel to various places in the city of Dubai.
Road - Buses, taxis and limousines are available to travel into Dubai city centre.

 

Directions

The Airport Road runs southeast from Dubai city centre on the east side of The Creek (Al-Khor). From the south, cross Al-Khor at Al-Garhoud Bridge and drive north, then turn right at the intersection with the Airport Road.

Transfer between terminals

Shuttle buses run every ten minutes between the two terminals. The Concourse is linked to Terminal 1 via a tunnel with travelators.

 

Airport facilities

Airport Info: Information Desks are located in both terminals.

Baggage: Enquire at the Information Desk for Lost Property as well as luggage storage facilities.
Money: Banking facilities in the Concourse includes Bureaux de Change and ATMs.
Showers: Showers are located in the airport

More Services: Telephones, fax and Internet access is provided. Postal services are provided. Toilets and Baby rooms are available. There is a play area and entertainment for children. Medical care is available. Al Majlis offers a special service to passengers to speed up check-ins etc and WIP and VIP lounges are located in the centre of the Concourse. Dry Cleaning, laundry and shoe shine is available. Valet parking is available at Arrivals

Eating & Drinking: There are numerous cafes and restaurants in the Concourse.
Shopping: Shopping facilities including Duty Free shopping is available in The Concourse.

Business Facilities: There is a business centre in the Concourse. Enquire at Information about the facilities that are available.Al Majlis is a special service at the airport to speed up check-in etc and offers WIP and VIP lounges. The Airport Hotel provides extensive business facilities.

Disabled Facilities: The airport is wheelchair accessible. Toilets for the disabled are located in both terminals. If you require special assistance advise the airline of your disability and needs at the time of booking. Contact the airline a day prior to travelling to confirm your requirements.

Airlines Served: Aer Algerie, Aer Lingus, Aero Asia, Aeroflot, Air Afrique, Air Canada, Air France, Air Gabo, Air Hong Kong, Air India, Air Maldives, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air Namibia, Air New Zealand, Air Seychelles, Air Tanzania, Air Ukraine, Airzena, AJT Air International, Alitalia, American Airlines, Ansett Australia, APA International, Ariana Afghan Airlines, Armenian Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Balkan Balgarian Airlines, Bhoj Air, Birman Bangladeshi Airlines, Bon Air, British Airways, Cargolux Airlines International, Caspian Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Chanchangi Airlines, China Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Daallo Airlines, Damal Airlines, Delta Airlines, Don Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Eva Air, Finnair, Gulf Air, Indian Airlines, Iran Air, Iran Asseman Airlines, JAT Yugoslav Airlines, Jet Airways, Kenya Airways, Kish Air, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Kras Air Krasnoyarskavia, Martinaire, Turkmenistan.

Airport Taxes: Airport departure tax is usually included in the ticket price. Enquire at the time of ticketing Activities near the Airport: Jumeira Beach Park and Safa Park are cool green spaces to while away some time, or visit one of the mosques.

Activities in the Airport: Entertainment is available, enquire at the information desk.