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Dubai Airport

The distance from Dubai Airport to the City Centre is 4 Km. It is to the south east of the Dubai city center. The Airport was named as the worlds 6th best during the 2005 World Airport Awards. It has the worlds best duty free shopping and there are adequate parking spaces. There is a car park A which is for short term parking and car park B which is for long term parking. There is also public transport offered. There are buses operating between the airport and various parts of Dubai.

The Emirates Airline is the largest airline which has been operating between Dubai and the other parts of the world. The Emirates airline is expanding at a very fast rate spreading its services to the other parts of the world. It has made Dubai as the foremost destination for most flights in the world. Terminal 3 at the Dubai International airport has been allocated to the Emirates airline. Because of the importance of Dubai to tourism and trade there has been so much effort put in order to improve and provide adequate services to people visiting Dubai through the airport. Over the years the airport has been undergoing some expansion in order to improve its facilities.

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It is said to serve up to more than 40 million passengers every year. The airport has been undergoing extension in order to enable it to handle more passengers and it ranks as the 12th busiest in the world in terms of the international traffic and in terms of cargo it ranks as the 5th busiest. The average rate of growth for passengers is 18%. The expansion program increased the number of passengers being served. In 2011 alone the number of passengers grew by 8 %. There are duty free shops where passengers can buy the items that they want.


There are 3 terminals at the airport. Terminal 3 was recently introduced after the expansion program. The re-opening of Terminal 1 took place in April 2000 after the second stage of an expansion program that started in 1997. It connects to the check in area and it has an advanced passenger clearance system which is called e-gate. The terminal has 5 levels which have the first which has the Dubai Duty free. The second one is the Departure area and the third for arrival. The 2 remaining levels have been allocated to the airport hotels.


The largest airline operating at the Dubai airport is the Emirates Airline. The airline offers its services to Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, South America, New Zealand, North America and Australia. Terminal 3 has been allocated to the airlines. There are also other cheap flights operating from the airport. Fly Dubai is one of the low cost airline at the airport. There is also the Emirates SkyCargo which operates the scheduled all cargo services. It carries out its operations between Dubai and the other parts of the world.

In order to reduce the congestions in terminal 1, terminal 2 was introduced and opened in May 1998. You can access the terminal through Al Twar Road. The terminal has 22 check-in counters, 1,300 square meters duty free shopping, restaurants, ATM machines, first and business class lounges and banking facilities. The third Terminal was introduced after recent expansion program. It was constructed in 2002 and the work finished in 2006. The terminal has been allocated to the Emirates Airlines flights.

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