Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is located in the Al Garhoud district, 4.6 km (2.9 miles) east of Dubai. It's the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic.

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There are three terminalsOpens in a new tab or window in Dubai:

Terminal 1

International flights including oneworld airlines arrive and depart from this terminal.

Terminal 2

Flydubai, regional and other low-cost airlines.

Terminal 3

Emirates flights arrive and depart from Terminal 3.


Qantas codeshare flights operated by Emirates

Qantas code-share customers travelling on Emirates operated services need to check-in at the Emirates counters in either the Economy or Premium check-in zones in Terminal 3.



Customers are advised to check visa requirements with the relevant government before arriving to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Immigration cards are not required to enter the UAE and some nationalities do not require advance visas to enter the UAE, including those holding passports from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. On arrival in Dubai, proceed to the immigration counters, where your passport will be stamped with a 30-day visit visa free of charge.

Once immigration has been cleared, all hand baggage is then screened prior to entering the baggage hall.


If your journey ends in Dubai, your baggage can be collected in the arrivals hall. If transferring to another flight, check with your operating carrier or your baggage receipt to determine whether it's been checked through to your final destination. Visit Dubai Airport for the latest information on baggage services.


Transfer between flights

Emirates flight depart from and arrive into any of the three concourses (A, B or C) in Terminal 3.

To transfer, follow the 'Connections' signage located throughout the concourse. If holding a boarding pass for your onward flight, follow the 'Passengers with Boarding Pass' signs, and proceed through security and on to your departure gate.

If you're not holding a boarding pass for an onward flight, follow the 'Passengers without Boarding Pass' signs and proceed to the Connections Desk where your boarding pass will be issued. You may then proceed through security.

Transfer trains are available between Concourses A and B. Concourses B and C are connected by a pedestrian route. Details of your departure gate and boarding time will be available on flight information screens located throughout the airport. Ensure you leave sufficient time to get to your departure gate and note that Terminal 3 is a silent terminal.

Transfer between terminals

You can easily walk between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 when transferring between flights. It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes, and there are travelators and escalators along the way.

Dubai International Airport also offers an inter-terminal shuttle bus, visit Dubai Airport for more information.

On exiting Dubai International Airport, you can also take the metro between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.


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Visit Dubai Airport for a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to transport options.

Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 10 minute drive from Dubai's city centre. Visit Dubai airport for current car parking rates. 
Taxis Located outside the arrivals hall.
Buses Dubai Buses operated by RTA run a number of routes to and around the city, available at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre and the arrivals.
Trains Trains connect the airport to stations across the city. Visit Dubai MetroOpens in a new tab or window for more information.
Lists the transport options for getting to and from Dubai airport.

Services and facilities

Visit Dubai Airport for a comprehensive guide to the facilities and services available.

Facility Details
Toilets Located throughout the airport. Disabled toilet facilities are also available. 
Showers Shower facilities located on the departures level of both Terminals 1 and 3.
Baby change rooms Located throughout the airport. Ask the 'May I help you' staff for the closest one to you.
Wi-Fi Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across all areas of the airport.
Currency exchange There are several currency exchange bureaus located throughout the terminal.
Baggage trolleys Located throughout the airport.
Lists the services and facilities at Dubai airport.

Important information

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