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 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)
 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


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 Areas  3
Transfer desks  62 (9 at GF + 53 at U1)
First Class Lounge

 6,344 sqm and 800 passengers capacity
 Located on East side of the Concourse on Level 4 

Business Class Lounge

 6,953 sqm and 1200 passenger capacity
 Located on the West side of airside facility on Level 4

Marhaba Lounge

 140 passenger-capacity, located on the East side of the   concourse   on Level 4.
 Offering Hot meals, hot and cold beverages; business centre;   exclusive elevators; family seating area; hand baggage storage.

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
Food Courts

 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
 Level 6 – split of 4 and 5-star rooms and suites
 5 Star hotel: 38 rooms + 8 suites
 4 Star hotel: 193 rooms + 14 suites

Airport Medical Centres  2


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
 Special Handling
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



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 Steel 33,000 tonnes (equal to 850 Airbus A380s)


Parking Spaces  1,889
Rental Spaces  163
Spaces for Emirates Bus


Check-In Hall for Baggage

 4,500 square metres
 18 Check-in Counters 
 Information Desk 
 Cash Counter

Mosque  950 square metres
Floors  03
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.