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    Emirates Airlines

    by machomikemd Written Jul 16, 2013

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    The United Arab Emirates is such a rich country that the two largest emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai have their own international airports, situated just 120 kilometers (72 miles) from each other and each has it's own airline, Etihad for Abu Dhabi (and is the national carrier) and Emirates for Dubai.

    Although Etihad is the National Carrier, Emirates Airline is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating over 3,000 flights per week from its hub at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport, to more than 130 cities in 77 countries across six continents. Emirates is one of the most sucessful legacy airline carriers in the world (since it is heavily subsidized by the government) and has the third largest in terms of passenger volume and is not a member of any airline alliance such as Sky Team or One World or Star Alliance. Emirates operates an exclusively wide-bodied aircraft fleet, composed of three aircraft families: the Airbus A330/A340, Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777.

    Emirates has one of the best cabin of all the airlines of the world and their ICE entertainment system is top notch.

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    Dubai International Airport, UAE

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jul 7, 2013
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    I have been so many times in this "Dubai International Airport", sometimes to land and stay, sometimes wait for a connection, sometimes spent only several hours in transit area browsing the duty free shops, sometimes longer and longer hours for waiting for next flight ...

    Its a great airport, huge in size, each and every moment a flight lands and another departs, perfect clean and good in condition, several options for dining, fast foods, cafes and even also luxury restaurants pushing your wallet .... :)

    Its the homebase of the Emirates Airlines, FlyDubai and Emirates Air Cargo, but also all the major airlines you can imagine on this planet has a direct and / or indirect flight to Dubai as its a main hub for America, Europe, Asia interconnections.

    Here on my "Travelogue" you can see more photos of this great architecture ... :
    Dubai Airport

    If you are lucky enough to have a Business or First Class ticket, there are many Lounges of concerning airlines to serve you for free, but if not, the recliner chairs on main waiting areas are good enough even to make you sleep for endless waiting times.

    One of the best airports as ranked .. :)

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    Dubai International Airport Transit Area

    by machomikemd Written Jun 6, 2013
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    This will be my tips of the Transit Area of the huge Dubai International Airport, I will have separate tips for the departure areas and arrival areas 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 Transit Area has two parts, if you are arriving via airport gates, then there are signs to show you the transit counters where you can get your boarding pass and seat numbers for your connecting flight at the departure area (once you take the elevator from the arrival area to the departure area. there are adequate signs for it. If you are arriving via the airport tarmac and then using the airport shuttle going to the main arrival area, then you will take an elevator at ground level to the second floor and then the elevator and then proceed to the various transit counters to get your boarding pass and seat number for you connecting flight (again there are clear and adequate signs and markers to show you where to go). after which you can either rest at the chairs or shop or eat before taking your connecting flight, depending on the time of your layover.

    address is at Al Twar, Al Garhoud District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Dubai International Airport Departure Area

    by machomikemd Written Jun 6, 2013
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    This will be my tips of the Departure Area of the huge Dubai International Airport, I will have separate tips for the transit areas and arrival areas 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 Deparure Area is the largest in the Emirates Airline and Quantas Airline exclusive Terminal 3. there are many check in counters in both eastern and western areas of the departure area and you can either fall in line to check in or just to internet check in at the self check in kiosks if you have check in via internet and printed the boarding pass. if you have liquid materials like small perfumes, alcogels, etc, you can buy plastic containers for it for AED 3.

    after the immigration and security check in, then off to the huge duty free shopping area filled with shops, cafes, bars, souvenir items and more and along long walkalathors to the many departure gates. departure fee is included in the airline ticket you purchased.

    address is at Al Twar, Al Garhoud District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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    Dubai International Airport Arrival Area

    by machomikemd Written May 13, 2013
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    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

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    Re:Travel

    by ohannaweb Updated Sep 10, 2012

    Hi,

    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.

    thanks

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    Dubai airport.

    by cachaseiro Updated Aug 3, 2012
    Me in dubai airport with a friend who works there.

    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.

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    Luggage Lockers

    by IreneMcKay Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    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.

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    DUBAI INT'L AIRPORT - Part 1

    by JessH Updated Dec 4, 2011

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    Dubai Airport Control Tower (from website)

    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!

    VISAS:
    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
    5. Japan
    6. Australia
    7. Malaysia
    8. New Zealand
    9. Brunei
    10. Norway
    11. United Kingdom
    12. Ireland
    13. France
    14. Portugal
    15. Italy
    16. Monaco
    17. Germany
    18. Vatican
    19. Holland
    20. Liechtenstein
    21. Belgium
    22. Singapore
    23. Luxembourg
    24. San Marion
    25. Switzerland
    26. Greece
    27. Austria
    28. Andorra
    29. Spain
    30. Sweden
    31. Denmark
    32. Finland

    >> 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/

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    Emirates Air Travel

    by jwilliams2005 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    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.

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    Dubai International Airport

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 15, 2011

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    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.

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    Emirates to Dubai

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 15, 2011

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    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.

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    DUBAI INT'L AIRPORT - Part 2

    by JessH Updated Sep 14, 2010

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    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.

    LUGGAGE STORAGE:
    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!

    VIRTUAL TOUR:
    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:
    http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIA/English/MainMenu/Airport+Guide/Virtual+Tour-Terminal+Maps/

    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/

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  • tigerairways and airarabia flights to dxb from sin

    by tedacs13 Written Mar 2, 2010

    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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    Al Maktoum International Airport

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Dec 7, 2009

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    The Dubai International Airport is located south of Deira, in the Al Garhoud district, 4 km southeast of Dubai.
    In 2008, Dubai International Airport was the 20th busiest airport in the world and, with over 35 million international passengers, the 6th busiest international airport in the world, in terms of international passenger traffic.

    You can watch my 3 min 44 sec HD Video Moscow Dubai flight part 3 with Dalali Hay Wadi – Groupe Salah,
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    4 min 13 sec HD Video Dubai Good Bye! out of my Youtube channel with Tigran Ghamkochyn - Go.

    You can watch my high resolution photo of Dubai on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 25° 15' 10.81" N 55° 21' 11.82" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Al Maktoum International Airport.

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