Terminal 2

Inaugurated on May 1st 1998 to alleviate congestion at Terminal 1, Terminal 2 caters to scheduled, charter and special interest flights during special occasions.

At present some 50 airlines operate out of this terminal. The capacity of arriving and departing passengers is 1200 peak hours respectively. Expansions and refurbishment during 2007 increased the annual capacity of the terminal to 5 million passengers (from 3 million). Terminal 2 is currently undergoing another major expansion which once complete will double its capacity.

Transfer of transit passengers 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.



North of Terminal 1 with access from Al-Twar road and Rashidiya.

Access to Terminal: All Class passengers access the Terminal from the main kerbside.

New Public hall (Departure + Arrivals) 2500 sqm


Project Costs US$ 400 Million



Total built-up area 10,000 sqm

Floors One

Check-in counters 35 counters at Y class

1 counter for J Class

1 counter at Staff & Crew

Oversized baggage check-in 2

Special Handling Services Lounges 1 Lounge –Departure boarding gate area

Marhaba Lounge Located in departure

Ticket sales counter 1 counter – Owned by Dnata

Cashier Desk(s) [excess baggage] 1 in check in area

Immigration counters (Departures) 10 counters and 4 e-gates – Economy class passengers

Immigration counters (Arrivals) 16 counters and 4 e-gates

Retail areas 32 m2. 1 Dubai Duty Free public shop, Orient Exchange

Food Court Area 210 m2; there is one outlet: Starbucks




Airside is Located behind T2 Building with remote parking bays.



Departing passengers will be system boarded after proceeding to holding lounges, where they will board the aircraft.

Total built up area 2,500 m2

Length x height 102m long x 5.5 m wide

Floors One (Ground Floor)

Gates 6 gates

Remote stands 43

Boarding Lounges for remote stands 1 common lounge for all gates

Transfer Areas 1

Transfer desks 8 counters

Business Class Lounge Located: in the departure, next to Dubai Duty Free

Approx. 280 m2

Capacity: 140 passengers

Marhaba Lounge Located: in the departure boarding lounge

Capacity of 50 Pax. Hot meals, hot and cold beverages; hand baggage storage area (11 m2).

Retail Areas Approx. 1,400 m2

Dubai Duty Free shop floor which include: sports and leisure, food and toys, tobacco, electronics and music, mobiles and cameras, fashion, exchange money sunglasses, watches, gold and jewellery, perfumes and cosmetics, luggage, books and magazines

Food Courts One 400 sqm food court; includes two restaurants operated by MacDonald’s and Hatem - also used for Dnata/Airlines transfer passengers on long layovers, delayed and cancelled flights.

Others food outlets: Three restaurants including Costa Café, Tropicana and Baskin Robins


Airport Medical Centres 1 Located in the departure boarding lounge




Arriving passengers terminating journey in Dubai continue to the Arrivals Hall.


Immigration 16 counters and 4 e-gates

Retina Scan Units 32

Baggage Services Lounges One Baggage Claim Hall

Baggage carousels 3 carousels

Porter service available For all classes at Dhs. 20 per trolley

Lounges Customer Services [Baggage] Operated by Dnata

Others Information Counter, and Visa Collection, both operated by Terminal Management (Dubai Airports); Hotel reservation; Currency exchange; Car rentals; Tour operators; Taxi and bus

Retail 1 Arrivals Duty Free shop

Food Court New Airport Restaurant



BHS capacity 8,000 bags per hour at check-in

Baggage reclaim carousels 3 in Arrivals hall

BHS make-up carousels 3

BHS conveyor belts 250m; handling

BHS conveyor belt speed 30 to 85 m/mints

Left Luggage storage Around 200 bags



Total Parking spaces 1073

Car rental spaces 23

Check-in hall for baggage Area 2260 m2

36 check-in counters

Information desk

Cashier’s counter

Mosque Area 415 m2

Football Ground 4000 m2

Number of floors One

Total area 52,000 m2

Porterage Services Available for departing Economy Class passengers at Dhs 20 per trolley


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