Terminal 3

Dedicated for use by Emirates airline, Terminal 3 increased Dubai International’s total capacity by 43 million passengers per year to 60 million when it opened along with an associated airside facility known as Concourse B in 2008.
The Terminal 3 complex also includes Concourse A, which opened in January 2013 increasing the airport’s capacity to 75 million passengers per annum.
Concourse C became part of the Terminal 3 complex in 2016 when Dubai Airports opened Concourse D as the new home for 60 International airlines.

Project Costs - US$4.5 billion [Terminal 3 + Concourse B]
Capacity  - 43 million passengers per annum
Access to Terminal: Economy Class passengers access the Terminal from the main kerbside. First and Business Class passengers have dedicated kerbside at the entrance of the Terminal’s F&J Check-in area.


Total built-up area 515,000 m2 [equivalent to 94 football fields]
Floors 6
Check-in counters 126 counters at Y class; 32 counters at F&J
Oversized baggage check-in 6 at Y class and 4 in F&J check-in
Self Service kiosks with baggage 18 at Y class; 12 at F & J
Self Service kiosks without baggage 18 at Y class; 12 at F&J
Skywards Silver members 7 counters
Unaccompanied Minors Lounge (5-11 and young passengers between 12-15 on request) 3 lounges - Two lounges in the terminal at Departures and   Arrivals, and one in the concourse at   Departures. Amenities include TV, video games,   light refreshments, drawing and reading material.
Special Handling Services Lounges 3 LoungesTwo in the terminal at Departures and Arrivals, and one in the concourse at Departures
Ticket sale counters 2 counters – one in First and Business and one in Economy Class Check-in Hall
Cashier Desks [excess baggage] 6 in Economy class and 2 in F&J check in
Immigration Counters (Departures) 38 counters and 12 e-gates (Economy Class)
 10 counters and 4 e-gates (First & Business Class)
Immigration Counters (Arrivals) 52 counters and 12 e-gates
Retail areas 4800 m2. 3 Dubai Duty Free public shops including a   pharmacy
Food Court Area 2000 m2
Baby Strollers Available in both Economy and First & Business   Class check-in lounge


Capacity 8,000 Bags Per Hour
Baggage Reclaim Carousels 14 in Arrivals Hall 
 4 for Oversized Bags
Screening Injection Points 21
Conveyor Belts 90 Kilometres (Total 175 Kilometers at DXB)
Conveyor Belt Speed Approximately 27 Kilometres Per Hour
Early Baggage Storage 4,500 Positions

*The world's largest and deepest system of its kind


SkyTrains (Large Elevators) Total 8 (4 each at Arrivals and Departures)
 Capacity - 47 passengers
Elevators 157
Escalators 97
Moving Walkways 82
Dumbwaiters/Truck Lifts 27


Piles 8,700
Excavation 10 million cubic metres of earth (fills 4,000 Olympic sized swimming   pools)
Diaphragm Walls 57,600 square metres
Structural Concrete 2.4 million cubic metres (fills 950 Olympic sized swimming pools)
Reinforcement 450,000 tonnes
Structural Steel33,000 tonnes (equal to 850 Airbus A380s)


Parking Spaces 1,889
Rental Spaces 163
Spaces for Emirates Bus 44
Check-In Hall for Baggage 4,500 square metres
 18 Check-in Counters 
 Information Desk 
 Cash Counter
Mosque 950 square metres
Floors 03
Total Area177,500 square metres

The Metro, which was opened in September 2009, provides passengers with another option to access Dubai International Terminal 3.


  • The mega-project required the excavation of over 10 million cubic metres of earth, enough to fill 4,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
  • Some 2.4 million cubic metres of concrete, enough to fill 950 Olympic-size swimming pools, was used in the construction of the project.
  • As much as 450,000 tonnes of steel was used for reinforcement and another 33,000 tonnes of steel was required for the structure; that’s approximately the weight of 850 Airbus A380s.