Dubai International Airport – مطار دبي الدولي
Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IATA airport code: DXB
ICAO airport code: OMDB
Alias: Al Garhoud Airport and Dubai Airport
Owner/Operator: Dubai Airports Company
DXB Arrivals today
About Dubai international airport arrivals
This is the main airport in the region for transporting people to and from the city in the United Arab Emirates. It is one of the busiest airports in the world for the transport of passengers as well as cargo. It is known for the many uses of the Airbus A380 that can often be seen there. The airline Emirates is the main carrier of the airport, often serving Dubai as a final destination, but also as a hub airport to Europe or Asia.
Top routes from DXB
- RUH – Riyadh
- JED – Jeddah
- BAH – Bahrain
- KWI – Kuwait
- DEL – Delhi
- TLV – Tel Aviv
- IKA – Tehran
- KHI – Karachi
- MLE – Male
- BOM – Mumbai
- LHR – London
- CAI – Cairo
We go back more than 80 years for the first Dubai arrivals. However, this was not on the mainland but on the water with a flying boat base. The current airport was only opened in 1960 by order of the sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. There was already a fairly long runway for that time of 1800 meters long (although made of sand at that time). A few years later, a 2800 meter long runway was made of asphalt. In the 1960s and 1970s, many improvements were made to the airport in the landing system and new terminals. As a result, more and more flight routes were added and increasingly larger aircraft could land and come from faraway destinations.
Ground transportation at Dubai airport
Dubai International Airport logs northwest 10 miles from Downtown. It is 20-30 minutes by car or taxi. The taxi will charge about 80 AED which is about 20 USD. You can also take the bus or metro to Dubai Airport. Depending on your DXB arrivals, it will be determined which terminal you will be. A free shuttle bus is also available between the terminals.
Terminals for all Dubai arrivals
There are 3 terminals in total to process all those millions of people to transport them to almost every place in the world.
- Terminal 1 for most air traffic and almost all airlines. Terminal 1 has 3 levels. Level 1 is where the departure start with the check-in counters. After checking in, take the train to Council D for the gates. Level 2 is where the Dubai Airport arrivals are arranged. Here you come to pick up your luggage. Level 3 there are mainly only shops.
- Terminal 2 is a bit older and is mainly used for the low-cost airlines that fly in the region. Level 1 is for the DXB flight arrivals with baggage reclaim area. At Level second Level 2 are the gates for boarding. Level 3 is the check-in counters and Dubai departure area and level 4 is also an area for arrivals area.
- Terminal 3 is the largest terminal in the world and is used by the airline Emirates. At terminal 3 there are also 4 levels. Similar to Terminal 2. Level 1 is the main Dubai arrivals area. The gates are on level 2. At level 3 you can check in and through security and at level 4 there is also a part Dubai DXB arrivals area.
Runways and passenger statistics
Despite being one of the largest airports in the world, there are only 2 runways of 13,110 and 14,600 feet respectively. All DXB airport arrivals take place here. Due mainly to the growth of Emirates and the development of Dubai itself, the airport has grown enormously in the last 30 years. From 4 million in 1990 to 86 million in 2019, with 420 thousand flights a year and it keeps increasing the Dubai flight arrivals.
Airlines at Dubai Airport
Most Dubai Airport arrivals are operated by Emirates which has routes to many destinations around the world. Many airlines besides Emirates also fly to this world city. Some of these include:
- Singapore Airlines
- Iran Air
- China Southern and Eastern Airlines
- Cathay Pacific
- British Airways
- Air France
- Air India
- Air China
- Air Canada
Dubai Airport flight routes
There are many Dubai flight arrivals from all over the world. It is an important hub that connects with Europe and Asia, but also often Africa and Oceania. Some of the busiest routes: