This will be my tips of the Arrival Area of the huge Dubai International Airport, I will have separate tips for the departure and shopping areas of it.
The Dubai International Airport is the busiest airport in the middle east and is the third busiest airport in the world for international traffic and is a major contributor to Dubai's Economy. The Airport has 3 huge terminals of which terminal 3 is used exclusively by Flag Carrier Emirates Airlines and Partner Quantas Airlines of Australia. The Terminal 3 of the Airport also houses the Largest Airport Terminal Building in the world!.
The Arrival areas are located far from the airplane tubes and you need to ride the computerized tram to get to and from the plane to the arrival areas. there are several immigration areas in the different terminals which are equipped with face scanners and a huge baggage handling areas that have several baggage carousels for the passengers arriving to get their baggage.
address is at Al Twar, Al Garhoud District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
You are not mention that regarding for hotel and personal Allowance (money) or but you mention only trip according to my information i go through this site away holidays and get the information for Hotel & Flight but in case of personal Allowance (money) i can't suggest you because it is totally depends upon you.
Dubai airport is one of the best airports i have been to in this world.
It's very well equipped in terms of shops and places to eat and there are a couple of good spots for those of us who like to have a pint of beer while we wait for the plane to leave.
One of the places that serves alcohol is also a smokers bar, so the smokers are taken care of aswell.
That bar is up on the second floor by the way.
If you are flying Emirates and in transit for more than a couple of hours then they will give you a voucher for a free hot meal and a soft drink at some selected restaurants.
Just go to the Emirates counter and show your boarding card and they will give you a voucher.
I have done that a couple of times myself and it was a very nice service.
If you have a long transfer and want to get a bit of real sleep then you also have a company that rents out little cabins by the hour where you can catch some sleep if you have to wait overnighyt for instance.
All in all a very good airport that i like being at.
This is more of a note to myself rather than a tip. Someone asked if there was left luggage provision at Dubai airport in a forum post recently and I could not remember. There is definitely a cleary marked left luggage facility in terminal 3 and I would assume probably in the other terminals, too.
Dubai International Airport is impressive, no doubt about it, and it has also grown and changed immensely since my initial arrival in 1998. It's huge, it's tacky, it's badly layed-out, it's designed to make you walk for miles in the hope that you'll buy something, and it's actually pretty cool if you don't have to stop-over too often. The initial wonder & amazement wears-off quickly, especially if you're waiting at passport control queues for over 1 hour!
Visit visas are issued to individuals intending to stay over 30 days in the United Arab Emirates. GCC nationals (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar & Saudi Arabia) do not need visas.
The list below contains further countries that automatically obtain a free 60-day visa on arrival at an airport:
1. Hong Kong
2. Ice land
3. South Korea
4. United States
8. New Zealand
11. United Kingdom
24. San Marion
>> All others must apply for a visit visa BEFORE you arrive at Dubai airport.
UPDATE JULY 2008: new visa laws have been implemented from 29th July onwards. Please check the local news for updates: http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/07/25/10231692.html
>> Check this link for essential regulations before travelling to the UAE: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tp/137842/
Click here for Flight Information Schedules: http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIA/English/MainMenu/Flight+Information/
I flew from Kuwait City International, Airport to Dubai Internatonal Airport. The Dubai International Airport is closest to downtown Dubai If you fly into Abu Dabi Airport, you wil lbe a considerable distance from downtown Dubai. The price was affordable and the Boeing Airbus was a most comfortable ride, roundtrip. The flight attendants were very professional and the most attentive and beautiful. The meals were great. I am very impressed with Emirates.
Love this airport. This place is a huge transportation hub yet everything runs smoothly from check in to security and to boarding. I have nothing bad to say about it and that surprises me. I also enjoy how they have palm trees, plants , flowers and little garden oasis areas throughout the airport. These little touches make it feel less like an airport and a bit more human.
The airport also has plenty of things to keep you entertained while waiting for a flight. There is extensive shopping; everything you could imagine is for sale here. Food options are plentiful from quick serve restaurants to bars, sit down meals and private lounges.
During a long layover Liz and I relaxed in the Diners Club Lounge and did some duty free shopping. Time does fly when you're having fun.
Emirates by far is the best airline I have flow to date. Liz and I flew Emirates from London To Dubai and then onward to the Seychelles. The airline was ontime, the FA's were friendly and attentive, the food was good and the personal entertainment systems had great selections of movies and TV shows. Our flights with Emirates were very pleasurable and I can't wait to fly them again.
IMPORTANT UPDATE October 2008: The brand new Terminal 3 (known under its nickname "the baguette") is opening on 14th October, and will handly Emirates Airlines flight exclusively.
If you will be travelling on Emirates Airlines, remember that you will be arriving/leaving from Emirates' very own new TERMINAL 3.
You can store your bags at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 1.
Go to the "Arrivals" area, next to the taxi stand. There you will see an office called "DNATA Baggage Services". Price is 10 Dirhams (approx. 3 US Dollars) per bag for 12 hours.
For more information, call this number & ask for "Baggage Service":
Tel: +971 - 4 - 224 5555.
WHILST YOU'RE WAITING...
TIP: sit closely to any of the first class lounges (on the floor if you have to) and take advantage of the lounge's WiFi Internet ;-)
--> News Article, Gulf News Aug. 2006:
"Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) launched free wireless Internet service at Dubai Int'l Airport. The service allows passengers free access to internet on their laptops, PDAs & smart phones. Passenger can assess the system in select areas in both the Arrivals and Departures areas. The service is being expanded, and should be available through the entire airport by the end of the year 2006 & beginning 2007."
TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR FLIGHT INQUERIES:
Call +971-4-206 6666 to find-out about scheduled departures & arrivals.
UPDATE 2008: Short-Term PARKING now costs a ridiculous Dhs 20 per hour!
Most of you will probably be looking for the infamous Duty Free area. Others maybe for the Irish Pub (at Gate 23). Prepare before your trip & have a look at the website's virtual airport map:
They also have some pretty useful "Travel Tips" to first-time visitors to the United Arab Emirates (i.e. distances, currency, emergency numbers, etc.) Click here: http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIA/English/MainMenu/Traveler+Tools/Travel+Tips/
If you are thinking about saving money by splitting out your trip, you make take the Tigerairways flight from Singapore to either Chennai or Bangalore, then the Airarabia flight from Chennai or Bangaore to Sharjah. Sharjah is the Emirate next to Dubai, you may take the taxi from there.
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