Dubai International Airport (United Arab Emirates)
Located some 5 km toward the east of Dubai City, Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB and ICAO: OMDB) is not only United Arab Emirate’s main airport; it is also one of the most important international airports in the Middle East. The airport is home to Emirates, Fly Dubai and Emirates SkyCargo airlines. The airport currently serves 7,000 flights every week, flights by 140 airlines that fly to over 230 destinations across the world. Indeed, the airport handles over 60 million passengers annually, making it the 7th busiest airport in the world in terms of regional passenger traffic, the second busiest airport in the world in terms of international passenger traffic and the 5th in the world in terms of cargo volume and traffic.
Dubai International Airport has three terminals. With a capacity to accommodate 38 million travelers annually, Terminal 1 is mainly used by more than 100 airlines for both domestic and international flights. The terminal has two concourses (C and D). Within concourse C are a number of establishments including a food court, restaurant, a 5-Star hotel and duty-free shopping facility among other establishments. Terminal 2 has a floor space of 510,000 sq. ft and serves as the hub for Flydubai. Terminal 3 whose construction extends to under the ground is exclusively used by Emirates Airlines. It is the largest terminal in the world with a floor space of 18,440,000 sq. ft. It has two concourses (A and B).
Apart from the three passenger terminals, the airport also has a VIP Pavilion; the AL Majalis Pavilion that is used by Dubai Royal Air Wing. The airport also features Cargo Village (terminal), which is one of the world’s largest and modern cargo terminals.