Dubai International Airport

Airport Location

  • Situated in the Al Garhoud district, 4 km northeast of Dubai.


There are three terminals in Dubai:

Terminal 1

  • All 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.
Dubai Airport Map

Departure Information

Check-in Information

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. First and Business customers, and Platinum and Gold Frequent Flyers have access to premium check-in zone.

Arrival Information


Immigration cards are not required to enter the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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

Customers are advised to check with the relevant government agencies and can also refer to the Visa and Health section on to check the requirements for the United Arab Emirates.

If you are travelling in First or Business, or are a Platinum Frequent Flyer, you will be given a Fast Track Immigration card on board which will allow you to clear Immigration through a priority queue.

Once you have cleared immigration all hand baggage will be screened prior to entering the baggage hall.

Baggage Collection

If your journey is ending in Dubai, your baggage can be collected in the Arrivals hall at Terminal 3. If you are transferring on to a Emirates flight, your baggage will have been through checked and will be available for collection at your final destination. Please check your baggage receipt to ensure your baggage has been checked through to your final destination.

Transfer Information

Transfer between flights

If you are transferring onto an Emirates flight it could 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 you are holding a boarding pass for your onward flight, then follow the 'Passengers with Boarding Pass' signs, and proceed through Security and on to your departure gate.

First customers and Platinum Frequent Flyers can proceed to the Emirates First Lounge, and Business customers, Gold Frequent Flyers and Qantas Club members can proceed to the Emirates Business Lounge.

If you are not holding a boarding pass for your 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 should you need to commute between the two to your departure gate. 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. Please 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. The walk should not take more than 20 minutes, and there are travelators and escalators to assist you.

Dubai International offers 24-hour inter-terminal shuttle bus service solely for passengers transferring airside between Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Upon exiting Dubai International, you can also take the Metro to shuttle between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.

Lounge Information

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Transport Information

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Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 10 minute drive from Dubai's city centre.

Visit Dubai Airport website for current car parking rates.

Taxis The Taxi stand is located outside the Arrivals Hall.
Buses Dubai Buses operated by RTA run a number of routes to around the city, available at the Airport Ground Transportation Centre and the Arrivals.

Bus stations are situated opposite both Terminal 1, 2, and 3. Local buses 4, 11, 15, 33 and 44 can be used to connect with Terminal 1 and 3, bus 2 connects with Terminal 2.

Train Dubai Metro trains currently run at 10-minute intervals, between stations located across the city. Find out more at the Roads & Transport Authority website.
Car rentals Visit our cars section to make a booking.

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Information is correct as of October 2018.
Times and prices quoted are a guide only.