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Visit Dubai's stunning airport!

Last updated on: June 5, 2012 15:01 IST

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Dubai International Airport is the world's fourth busiest hub for international passengers and freight traffic. Built at a whopping cost of $4.5 billion, Dubai's swanky Terminal 3 is dedicated for Emirates Airline.

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The Terminal has increased Dubai International's total capacity by 43 million passengers per year to 60 million.

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The Terminal 3 complex includes an associated airside facility (also known as concourse 2) and an A380 dedicated airside facility (concourse 3) that is currently under construction.

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The mega-project required the excavation of over 10 million cubic metres of earth, enough to fill 4,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. 

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As much as 450,000 tonnes of steel was used for reinforcement and another 33,000 tonnes of steel was required for the structure; that's approximately the weight of 850 Airbus A380s.

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Dubai International airport will see a rise passenger traffic from 60 million to 90 million per year by 2018.

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Dubai Airport is spread over an area of 7,200 acres of land.

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Passenger traffic at Dubai International, the world's fourth busiest hub for international passengers and freight, crossed the 4.5 million mark for the fourth consecutive month, according to the April traffic report issued by Dubai Airports

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As of January 2012, DXB is the 6th busiest airport in the world by cargo traffic,and the 14th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

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Terminal 3 is the second largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world.

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Dubai International recorded a total of 28,503 aircraft movements in April, up 7.2 per cent compared to 26,597 in April 2011.

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Dubai International handled 186,385 tonnes of cargo in April 2012 compared to 179,397 tonnes in April 2011, up 3.9 per cent.

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Dubai Airports has won the Employer of the Year Award at the GCC HR Excellence Awards for the second consecutive year.

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Dubai Airports was awarded the 'Best Airport in the Middle East' for the sixth consecutive year at the annual Business Traveller Awards. 

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The Terminal 3 is one of the biggest attractions in Dubai.

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Stylishly designed, the Terminal 3 has some of the modern amenities.

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Making up most of the Terminal 1 complex, Concourse 1, also known as the Sheikh Rashid Terminal (SRT), was opened in 2000.

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Concourse 1 is approximately 800 metres long and is connected to Terminal 1 check-in area by a 300-metre long underground tunnel containing travelators (people movers).

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At present more than 90 airlines operate out of this terminal. Terminal 1 has the capacity to handle 20 million passengers annually. 

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Transfer of transit passengers between Terminal 1, 2 and 3 takes 15-25 minutes.

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This is the attractive terminal 1 at the DDF.

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This is the departure area at Terminal 1.

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Another big attraction is the Hotel Reception at the Terminal 1.

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Shopping outlets are well decorated.

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The restaurant at terminal 1 area.

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The swanky waiting area  at Terminal 1.

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The total built-up area of Terminal is 101184.55 sq. m.

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Inaugurated in May 1998, Terminal 2 caters to scheduled, charter and special interest flights.

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At present more than 50 airlines operate out of  terminal 2.




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Terminal 2 was built at a cost of $400 million.



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