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How many airports are in Dubai? All the related information about airports and terminals of Dubai airports.
There are three airports in Dubai named Dubai International Airport (DXB), Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) and Al Minhad Air Base (NHD).
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is ranked the second busiest airport after London Heathrow by the Airports Council International with more than 6.5 million passengers annually.
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[HEADER]Dubai International Airport (DXB)[/HEADER]
It is a major airline hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. It is situated in the Al Garhoud district of Dubai. The airport is operated by the Dubai Airports Company and is the home base of Dubai's international airlines, Emirates, FlyDubai and Emirates SkyCargo; the Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East; Emirates handles 64% of all passenger traffic, and accounts for about 50% of all aircraft movements at the airport. Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier, flydubai which handles 10.7% of passenger traffic at DXB. The airport became a secondary hub for Qantas in April 2013. The airport consists of three terminals and has a total capacity of 80 million passengers annually.
[HEADER]Terminal 1 - Dubai International Airport (DXB)[/HEADER]
Terminal 1 has a capacity of 38 million passengers. It is used by over a 100 airlines. It offers 221 check in counters. The Terminal was originally built to handle 24 million passengers, however with extreme congestion at the terminal, the airport was forced to expand the terminal to accommodate 38 million people with the opening of 28 remote gates, an increase of 12 million. Over the years, more mobile gates were added to the airport bringing the total as of 2010 to 28.
[HEADER]Terminal 2 - Dubai International Airport (DXB)[/HEADER]
Terminal 2 built in 1998 has an area of 510,000 sq.ft., and has a capacity of 10 million as of 2013, after several, decent reconstructions and a major expansion in 2012 which saw capacity double. It is used by over 50 airlines, mainly operating in the Persian Gulf region. Most flights operate to Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
[HEADER]Terminal 3 - Dubai International Airport (DXB)[/HEADER]
The partly underground Terminal 3 was built exclusively for Emirates and has a capacity of 47 million passengers. The terminal has 5 Airbus A380 gates at Concourse B, and 18 at Concourse A. It was announced on 6 September 2012 that Terminal 3 would no longer be Emirates exclusive, as Emirates and Qantas had set up an extensive code sharing agreement. Qantas would be the second and only one of two airlines to fly in and out of Terminal 3. This deal also allows Qantas to use the A380 dedicated concourse.
In arrivals, the terminal contains 72 immigration counters, and 14 baggage carousels. The baggage handling system – the largest system and also the deepest in the world – has a capacity to handle 8,000 bags per hour. The system includes 21 screening injection points, 49 make-up carousels, 90 kms of conveyor belts capable of handling 15,000 items per hour at a speed of 27 km/h, and 4,500 early baggage storage positions. The car park includes 1,870 car spaces, 168 car rental spaces, and 45 Emirates bus spaces.
[HEADER]Dubai Executive Flight Terminal[/HEADER]
The AL Majalis VIP pavilion, was exclusively built for the Dubai Royal Air Wing and opened on 1 July 2008. Executive Flight Services (EFS) caters to those passengers of high class or special importance that travel through Dubai International Airports. It is the largest dedicated business aviation terminal of its kind in the Middle East. It is located at the Dubai Airport Free Zone close to Dubai International's Terminal 2. It only caters to private flights exclusive to the terminal.
[HEADER]Cargo Mega Terminal[/HEADER]
The cargo village at Dubai International Airport is one of the world's largest and most central cargo hubs, with most of the cargo for Asia and Africa coming through the facility. Forecasts in 2004 for cargo growth predicted that additional major cargo handling facilities were needed to satisfy demands. Plans were put in progress to construct the first stage of the cargo mega terminal, which by 2018 will have the ability to handle three million tons of freight.
Dubai airport has constructed a flower centre to handle flower imports and exports, as Dubai is a major hub for the import and export of flowers and the airport required a specialist facility since these products need special conditions.
Dubai Airport has two runways, 12R/30L is 4,450m × 60m, 12L/30R is 4,000m x 60m. The runways are equipped with four sets of ILS to guide landing aircraft safely under very poor weather conditions. The runways were recently expanded to accommodate the Airbus A380. In 2009, it was announced that the airport installed a Category III landing system, allowing planes to land in low visibility conditions, such as fog. This system will be the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates.
[HEADER]Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC)[/HEADER]
Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International Airport is a major international airport in Jebel Ali that opened on 27 June 2010. Al Maktoum International Airport opened on 27 June 2010 with one runway and only cargo flights. The airport officially opened for passenger flights on 26 October 2013 with Nas Air and Wizz Air as the two carriers to operate from the airport.
The airport will include Five parallel runways, Three passenger terminals, Multiple concourses, Sixteen cargo terminals, Executive and royal jet centres, Hotels and shopping malls, Support and maintenance facilities, Over 100,000 parking spaces.