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Dubai International Airport Information

Dubai International Airport, also known by airport code DXB, serves as the international airport for the Dubai area but also is one of the major hubs providing connecting flights for Middle Eastern travelers. This accounts for the annual passenger count of about 50 million moving through the airport. Expansions either planned or under construction are anticipated to boost the terminals capacity to 80 million people per year.

Commercial air operations at Dubai traces its origins back to the flying boats of the pre-World War II era. At that time the service connected Dubai to England and Pakistan. In the 1940s, flying boats expanded service to South Africa and Australia. The modern airport operations began in 1960.

The Dubai International Airport utilizes three passenger terminals with some terminals featuring multiple concourses. Terminals 1 and 3 share some services including ground transportation depots and are largely utilized by international flights. These terminals are located near each other at one end of the airport runway system. At the other end of the runways sits Terminal 2 used for domestic and regional air services. The two terminal areas are connected by in-airport shuttle services. A separate charter or private flight is located adjacent to Terminal 2. Each terminal area has its own security and check in services. A new concourse is planned especially to handle traffic from the Airbus A380. This concourse offers larger capacity gates and waiting areas to handle the greater number of passengers the plane accommodates. The baggage and freight handling capacity is improved to also accommodate the larger volumes from this aircraft.

Dubai International Airport utilizes a fourth terminal for freight traffic. This facility handles nearly 2 million tons of freight each year and provides specialized warehouse space including freezers, refrigeration, secured and bonded as well as standard warehouse storage. The airfreight terminal also handles express mail services for the region.

Two parallel runways serve Dubai International Airport. Both are nearly 4,500 meters long and capable of handling the largest aircraft. The control system includes up-to-date electronic guidance systems allowing aircraft to land and take off under low visibility conditions.

Dubai Airport connects to the city of Dubai by highway D 89. This road provides passengers traveling by taxi or rental cars easy access to E 811 also known as the Emirates Road. Rail service by the Dubai Metro provides access to Terminals 1 and 3.

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