Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport to Boost Passenger-handling

DUBAI — The Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, which is scheduled to open on October 14, will boost the passenger-handling capacity of the airport to more than 60 million a year, Emirates officials said.

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Published: Sat 11 Oct 2008, 1:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:30 PM

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, Tim Clark, President of Emirates airline, and George Horan, Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free, led a group of journalists and photographers on a tour of the terminal on Thursday.

Griffiths said: “This first phase of our ambitious airport expansion project is now complete and we look forward to welcoming the first customers on October14.

“It is a great opportunity to prove to the world that Dubai can deliver the next step in a whole new level of customer service.

“The terminal not only embraces stunning design, but a whole range of new facilities never before seen in an airport environment.”

Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, said, “The new Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International will make a significant contribution to the far-reaching strategic plan and the vision for Dubai’s future, as directed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The facility will play a leading role in firmly establishing Dubai’s position as a world centre for business, finance, sports and culture.

Commenting that Emirates alone will cater to more than 40 million passengers a year with the completion of Concourse 3 of the terminal, Tim Clark said: “With our growth plans well on track, having a dedicated terminal for Emirates was no longer an option, but a necessity.

“This project has been a very exciting one from the word go and we can now boast of world-class facilities and lounges that will sweep our passengers off their feet. With spas to relax between flights, an entire level of duty-free shopping, a five- and four-star hotel and fine dining, the airport is truly a destination in itself.”

Dubai Duty Free will operate over 8,000 square metres of retail space in Emirates Terminal 3 and will more than double its current retail operations at Dubai International Airport.

Commenting on the impressive retail area, Colm McLoughlin, Managing Director of Dubai Duty Free, said: “The new duty-free operation at Emirates Terminal 3 will enable passengers to enjoy world-class shopping in stellar surroundings.

“There is certainly a ‘wow’ factor to the whole terminal and this is mirrored in the retail areas where the latest products, from everyday items to high-end luxury goods, are available 24 hours a day.”

From October 14, Emirates’ travellers to the GCC countries and the Americas will fly from this new facility.

To avoid any unnecessary delays, before moving for the Dubai International Airport, travellers are advised to make sure from which terminal they would be flying.


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