Being one of the world’s most popular destinations, Dubai is served by two major international airports, Dubai International (IATA: DXB) and Al Maktoum International (IATA: DWC).
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DXB)
Dubai International is the main airport and the world’s busiest in terms of international passenger traffic. The airport is located roughly 5 km south-east of Dubai’s historic centre. DXB has three terminals, whose combined annual total capacity exceeds 90 million passengers.
Terminal 1 (also known as Sheikh Rashid Terminal) caters to international flights.
Terminal 2 serves scheduled and chartered flights, mainly to Middle East, India and Afghanistan.
Terminal 3 is Emirates Airlines exclusive terminal.
Executive Flights Centre (EFC), located nearby, is the largest business aviation terminal in the Middle East.
Al Majlis VIP Service
Dubai Airports offers exclusive Al Majlis VIP Service in Terminal 3. Celebrities, corporate groups, as well as individuals and families are Al Majlis main customers.
Facilities & Services
Dubai International is well known for its outstanding duty free shopping. Dubai Duty Free (DDF) occupies over 34 thousand sq.m. of retail space. DDF also manages the DDF Foundation, a charitable body that, since its inception, has supported over 80 local and overseas charities.
Inspired by legendary Arab hospitality, Marhaba Services welcome passengers at Dubai International and guide them through the airport and all the Customs formalities.
For travelers with a taste of 5 star hotels, Dubai International Hotel is the best place to stay over. The hotel is situated inside the airport in all three Concourses. Yet, a person has to be checked-in to a flight and pass the Passport Control or be in transit in order to access the hotel.
The fully equipped G-Force Health Club features resistance and cardiovascular machines, a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and massage rooms. The club operates 24/7 and has qualified instructors and friendly personnel.
Other amenities include:
Connect Business Centre
Easy access throughout the terminals, via lifts and ramps
A large number of dining choices and a variety of world cuisines
Highly advanced medical facilities
Prayer and Quiet rooms
Post office, Banking facilities and ATMs
Children’s play areas
AL MAKTOUM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DWC)
DWC is located 37 km south-east of Dubai. Al Maktoum International, upon completion, is intended to be the world’s largest airport with a capacity of over 220 million passengers per year.
The airport is also the main part of Dubai World Central, a development that occupies 140 sq.km. and includes the Dubai Logistics City, the Commercial City, the Aviation City, the Residential City and the Golf City.
Moreover, Al Maktoum International will be linked to Dubai International by a high-speed express rail system and served by Dubai Metro as well as a dedicated light railway.