Dubai International DXB Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Dubai International DXB Airport

Terminal Complext layout;  Notes;  Passenger Terminal Details; & Current Lounges & Special Services.

The passenger terminal complex at Dubai International now consists of three passenger terminals T1, T2 & T3,
connected by a 24-hr shuttle bus, while the Metro also runs between T1 & T3. The new Red Line of the Dubai Metro has rail stations in T1 & T3 - while the Green Line Metro serves Terminal 2 and the north-eastern part of the Airport.

1. High-technology 'Information Zones' replaced the Information desks, featuring way-finding touch screens for terminal layout and location of amenities & services. Furthermore,  kiosks aross the airport with touch screens & terminal maps are able to scan boarding passes and give directions to the gate. 
2. Four bilingual 'Virtual Assistants' , using the latest audio-visual technology and creating the illusion of a real person giving security and brand messages, are stationed at post-security areas, guiding passengers with information before entering security screening and immigration facilities.


Terminal 1 - the Sheikh Rashid Terminal - with current Concourse C
serves all international airlines, other than Emirates (at T3).  Terminal 1 has completed its major renovation & expansion work involving new baggage screening, expanding departures & arrivals halls, adding more amenities, changing arrivals forecourt and arrivals immigration hall.
Ongoing construction on new Concouse D - replacing Concourse C - for international airlines, with a link to the new elevated train system, should be completed by first half 2015, whereupon over 100 airline will move in.  Passengers may board the train directly from the waiting area. 5 airline lounges,a Al Majlis lounge, 2 hotel lounges & a marhabe lounge - along with high-end restaurants.

The Arrivals areas of T1 offer a business-class lounge with workstations and internet access.  Currency exchange, a DTCM Tourist Kiosk (tel. 04 224 5252),  and the Central Resevations Center for hotel reservations are both in the Arrivals Hall, which also has a lounge for unaccompanied minors & persons with disabilities to be picked up. Rental car desks are in the Arrivals hall. Checked baggage is tagged and scanned for easier retireval. The Baggage Hall offers some duty-free shopping.  Present your passport or travel document with visa at one of the 40 passport control desks. E-gates are available for quicker processing.
The Departure areas of T1 houses the departure hall with e-gate registration, Etisalat payment machines, food court, and more. with 221 check-in desks  at check-in areas A through E - a bilingual screen with flight information also displays airline check-in counters. Emirates First & Business-Class passengers have a separate check-in facility.  'SmartCards' facilitate passport control by using the e-gate and can be obtained at the DNRD office in T1's Departures.
The upper level of  T1 offers food & drink, some shops currency exchange and prayer room.
The 'Sheikh Rashid Terminal', simply referred to as the 'Concourse', offers Dubai Duty Free, a food court, banking & internet services, childen's area, business center, medical care, special needs. 
Concourse C of T1 has gates C1-C50: gates C18-C1 are to the left; gates C19-C35 are to the left (with connection at C35 to gates B1-B32 of T3); north of gate C33 are gates 36-46.  Information desks are on both sides of the center ad the stairs in the center lead to the Duty-free shops on the lower level. Both sides of the concourse have information counters, flight information, prayer areas and currency exchanges.'SnoozeCubes' units between gates C13 & C15 contain a full-sized bed, touch-screen TV, & high-speed WiFi, and are connected to the flight information system.

NOTE:  Concourse C may be replaced by new Concourse D now under construction (??).

Terminal 2 of Dubai International, to the North of Terminal 1, serves Flydubai, regional & other low-cost carriers.  It is a one-level terminal, divided into three sections: Departures is in the center,  with Arrivals / Baggage Claim to the left, and Check-in to the right.  A shuttle bus stop to Terminals 1 & 3 is outside Arrivals, near the security check.  Terminal 2  Since 2009, T2 has been continuously expanded and upgraded, and current news point to further extension, or the replacement by a new Terminal 2.  Current T2 has 22 check-in counters, a huge Dubai Duty Free area, banking facilities & ATM machines, restaurants & a first- & business-class lounge for Asseman Airlines.
VVIP & VIP lounges are in the center of the Concourse, opposite the Food Court & next to Gate 14, with shower facilities, & private office.

Terminal 3 of Dubai International
with Concourses A & B  (connected by underground train)  is exclusively for Emirates & Qantas AirlinesNote that from the Check-in level of T3, after security check, you can take the elevator to gates B1-B32 and C1-C50, or the train to gates A1-A24.
The Departures level of T3 is surrounded by airline gates on both sides of the center and offers bus connections to C, D & F gates on either side, and the train in the center to Gates B, C, D & F. 
The Arrivals level of T3 houses two rows of baggage carousels - one with odd numbers1 - 13 and one with even numbers 2 - 14 - in the center of which is COSTA
 The new Al Majlis facility - now part of Terminal 3 - connects to either a commercial or private flight, with 3 large and 6 small lounges. It provides for special check-in, immigration & baggage clearance, with escort to the Sheikh Rashid Terminal. 
Concourse A of T3  - with gates A1-24 to the right & gates A1-A12 to the left, and the train to B, C, D & F gates in the center,  is the 'world's largest airside facility' with 11 levels, built to accommodate Airbus A380. Concourse A offers presently a wide variety of brand-name restaurants and duty-free shops -  while its First-Class & Business- Class lounges have their own levels with direct access boarding gates, and offer fine dining, conference rooms, business centers, spa, separate areas for entertainment, smoking & children's play  (and with First class lounge having a duty-free shopping area). 
Concourse B -with gates B1-16 to the right of the center and gates B17-32 to the left  - and its center are shops and food outlets, currency exchanges, hotel desk, prayer room and medical center; airline gates surround the concourse,  and the Information desks & Flight Information counters are in the center.   Between gates B3 & B4 is a connector to gates C1-C50.
NOTE:  New Concourse D (replacing former Concourse C) will be home to over 100 airlines after scheduled completed within the first half of 2015.

Current Lounges & Special Services at Dubai International Airport:
At Terminal 1:   1. Business Lounge at Gate C8, tel. +971 4 2164060;  2. First Class Lounge;   3. Quiet Lounges at gates C23 & C9.   4. The  Marhaba Lounge is between Gates C23 and C25 - for services call call +971 4224 5780.   5. For Al Majlis service call +971 4 216  5287.   6. For Ashlan personal airport concierge services call +971 4 2164195.
At Terminal 3:  1. Emirates business class lounges are on the Departures Level, at Concourse B, near gate B22.  2. Emirates First Class Lounge at Departure level, Concourse B, near gate B22.   Emirates now also has First- & Business-Class lounges in Concourse in Concourse A.
For Al Majlis services call +971 4216 5287; for Marhaba services call +971 4224 5780.

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