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.
DEPARTURES: LOCATED AT LEVEL 3
|Total built-up area||515,000 m2 [equivalent to 94 football fields]|
|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 Lounges||Two 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)
|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|
B GATES at Terminal 3 (Concourse B): LOCATED AT LEVEL 3
Economy class passengers access B Gates via 4 SkyTrains (large elevators with capacity for 47 people each) and two escalators.
First and Business class passengers have dedicated elevators; alternatively, they can use the Skytrains via Economy class.
Transferring / connecting passengers access Level 2 from one of the three transfer areas.
Boarding: Departing passengers are system boarded at Level 2 before proceeding to holding lounges on Level 1, where they board the aircraft.
|Total built up area|| 670,000 m2 [equivalent to 120 football fields]
Length x height 924m long x 90.8 m wide (at mid point) x 39.5 m high; narrowing to 56m at both ends
|Floors||10 (4xbasement + GF + 5 floor)|
|Gates||26 (including 5 A380 gates)|
|Passenger Loading Bridges||59|
|Remote Stands||14 (for B777 and A340)|
|Boarding Lounges for remote stands||5|
|Transfer desks||62 (9 at GF + 53 at U1)|
|First Class Lounge||
6,344 sqm and 800 passengers capacity
|Business Class Lounge||
6,953 sqm and 1200 passenger capacity
140 passenger-capacity, located on the East side of the concourse on Level 4.
|Customer Services Lounge||For misconnections (Amenities include bathrooms and showers)|
|Retail Areas||Approx. 10,700 sqm|
|Dubai Duty Free Shops||Sports and leisure, food and toys, pharmacy, tobacco, electronics and music, mobiles and cameras, fashion, sunglasses, watches, gold and jewellery, perfumes and cosmetics, luggage, books and magazines|
2 - in addition to two restaurants operated by Dubai International Hotel; also used for EK transfer passengers on long layovers.
14 restaurants including Burger King, Starbucks, Paul’s Coffee Shop, Good to Go, Pulp Juice Bar, Costa, McDonald's, and Haagen Dazs among others
Level 5 - 4-star hotel + fitness club and health spa
|Airport Medical Centres||2|
B GATES ARRIVALS
(CONCOURSE LEVEL 1 AND TERMINAL LEVEL 4)
Arriving passengers terminating journey in Dubai continue to the Arrivals Hall in Level – 4. They access the terminal through 4 large elevators and escalators.
|Immigration||52 counters and 12 e-gates|
|Baggage Services Lounges|| Two in Baggage Claim Hall (F & J, Y Class)
One in the Arrivals Hall
|Baggage Carousels||14 carousels + 4 for oversized luggage|
|Porter Service||Available for all classes at Dhs. 30 per trolley|
|Lounges|| Unaccompanied Minors
|Other Services||Chauffeur Service, Customer Service (Baggage), Information Counter, Visa Collection, Medical Clinic, Hotel Reservvation, Car Rentals, Tour Operators, Taxi and Bus Collection|
|Retail||2 Arrivals Duty Free shops and an arrivals public shop|
BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM
|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
CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL WORKS
|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)|
|Structural Steel||33,000 tonnes (equal to 850 Airbus A380s)|
|Spaces for Emirates Bus||
|Check-In Hall for Baggage||
4,500 square metres
|Mosque||950 square metres|
|Total Area||177,500 square metres|
The Metro, which was opened in September 2009, provides passengers 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.