Dedicated for use by Emirates airline and for select destinations by flydubai, United Airlines, and Air Canada; 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 Cost - US$4.5 billion [Terminal 3 + Concourse B]
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||100 counters at Y class; 52 counters at F&J, 6 Staff Travel|
|Oversized baggage check-in||6 at Y class and 4 in F&J check-in|
|Self Service kiosks with baggage||32 at Y class; 6 at F & J, 4 Staff Travel|
|Self Service kiosks without baggage||16 at Y class; 6 at F&J|
|Premium Economy and Skywards Silver members||20 counters|
|Unaccompanied Minors Lounge (5-11 and young passengers between 12-15 on request)||2 lounges - one lounge in the terminal at Departures, and one in the Concourse at Departures. Amenities include TV, video games, light refreshments, drawing and reading material.|
|Special Handling Services Lounges||Two in the terminal at Departures and Arrivals, and two 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)||35 counters and 15 Smart Gates (Economy Class)|
10 counters and 10 Smart Gates (First & Business Class)
|Immigration Counters (Arrivals)||72 counters and 40 Smart Gates|
|Retail areas||4800 m2. 3 Dubai Duty Free public shops including a pharmacy|
|Food Court Area||2000 m2|
BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM
|Capacity||8,000 Bags Per Hour|
|Baggage Reclaim Carousels||14 in Arrivals Hall |
4 for Oversized Bags
|Conveyor Belts||90 Kilometres (Total 175 Kilometers at DXB)|
|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 m2|
|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 Chauffeur||44|
|Early Check-In||4,500 m2|
18 Check-in Counters
|Total Area||177,500 m2|
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.