Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IATA Airport Code: DXB
ICAO airport code: OMDB
Alias: Al Garhoud Airport and Dubai Airport
Dubai International Airport logs northwest 10 miles from Downtown. It is 20-30 minutes by car / 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. There are 3 terminals in total. Terminal 1 for most air traffic and almost all airlines. Terminal 1 has 3 levels. Level 1 is where the departures 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 arrivals with baggage reclaim area. Level 2 are the gates for boarding. Level 3 is the check-in counters and Dubai departures area and level 4 is also an area for arrival 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 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 arrivals area.
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. 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 SpiceJet, Saudi, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, KLM, Israir, Iran Air, IndiGo, FlyDubai, China Southern and Eastern Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Air France, Air India, Aeroflot, Air China and Air Canada.