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Dubai International Airport
مطار دبي الدولي
IATA: DXBICAO: OMDB
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Government of Dubai
Operator Dubai Airports Company
Serves Dubai
Location Garhoud, United Arab Emirates
Hub for
  • Emirates
  • Flydubai
  • Emirates SkyCargo
  • Dubai Royal Air Wing
  • Qantas [from 31 March 2013]
Elevation AMSL 62 ft / 19 m
Coordinates
Website www.dubaiairport.com
Map

Location in the UAE

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12L/30R 4,320 13,672 Asphalt
12R/30L 4,680 15,032 Asphalt
Statistics
Passengers 50,977,960
Source: ACI

Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXBICAO: OMDB) (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي) is an international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a major airline hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. The airport is the hub for Emirates, and also the secondary hub for Qantas from 31 March 2013. The airport consists of 3 terminals, named Terminal 1, 2, and 3. Emirates and Qantas uses Terminal 3.

Terminals, airlines and destinations

Passenger flights

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 1


African Express Airways Berbera, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Wajir 1


Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli 1


Air Algérie Algiers 1


Air Blue Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar 1


Air China Beijing-Capital 1


Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1


Air India Chennai, Delhi, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam 1


Air India Express Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli 2


Air Malta Malta 1


airBaltic Seasonal: Riga 1


Alexandria Airlines Alexandria-El Nouzha 2


Ariana Afghan Airlines Jeddah, Kabul, Kandahar, Kuwait 2


Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam 1


Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna 1


Azerbaijan Airlines Baku 1


Belavia Seasonal charter: Minsk-National 1


Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet 1


British Airways London-Heathrow 1


Caspian Airlines Ahwaz, Tabriz, Imam Khomeini 2


Cathay Pacific Hong Kong, Jeddah 1


Cebu Pacific Manila 1


China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong 1


China Southern Airlines Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou 1


Daallo Airlines Berbera, Djibouti 1
Delta Air Lines Atlanta 1


Djibouti Air Djibouti 1


EgyptAir Alexandria-El Nouzha, Cairo 1


Emirates Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Adelaide, Ahmedabad, Algiers, Amman-Queen Alia, Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Basra, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Birmingham (UK), Boston (begins 10 March 2014), Brisbane, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chennai, Christchurch, Clark, Colombo, Conakry, Copenhagen, Dakar, Dallas/Fort Worth, Damascus (temporarily suspended), Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dublin, Durban, Düsseldorf, Entebbe, Erbil, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Harare, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kabul (begins 4 December 2013), Karachi, Khartoum, Kiev-Boryspil (begins 16 January 2014), Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, Lisbon, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Lusaka, Lyon, Madrid, Mahé, Malé, Malta, Manchester (UK), Manila, Mauritius, Medina, Melbourne, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Newcastle, New York-JFK, Nice, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Peshawar, Phuket, Prague, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco, Sana'a, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sialkot, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Stockholm-Arlanda, Sydney, Taipei-Taoyuan (begins 10 February 2014), Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tripoli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Tunis, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Washington-Dulles, Zürich 3


Enter Air Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin 1


Eritrean Airlines Asmara 2


Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa 1


Euro-Asia Air Atyrau 2


Fars Air Qeshm Asalouyeh, Bandar Abbas, Chah Bahar, Kish, Lar, Qeshm, Zahedan 2


Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki 1


flydubai Abha, Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Aleppo (temporarily suspended), Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Amman-Queen Alia, Ankara, Ashgabat, Baghdad, Bahrain, Baku, Basra, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bucharest, Chișinău (begins 20 November 2013), Chittagong, Colombo, Damascus (temporarily suspended), Dammam, Dhaka, Djibouti, Dnipropetrovsk, Doha, Donetsk, Dushanbe, Erbil, Gassim, Hyderabad, Ha'il, Hambantota, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Jeddah, Juba, Kabul, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kazan, Kharkiv, Khartoum, Kiev-Boryspil, Kiev-Zhulyany, Kochi, Krasnodar, Kuwait, Lucknow, Malé, Medina, Mineralnye Vody, Multan, Muscat, Najaf, Odessa, Osh, Port Sudan, Riyadh, Rostov-on-Don, Salalah, Samara, Sana'a, Sialkot, Skopje, Sulaymaniyah, Tabuk, Ta'if, Tbilisi, Ufa, Volgograd, Yanbu, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan 2


FlyGeorgia Tbilisi 1


Georgian Airways Tbilisi 1


Gryphon Airlines Bagram, Kandahar, Kuwait, Ras al Khaimah 2


Gulf Air Bahrain 1


I-Fly Charter: Moscow-Vnukovo 2


IndiGo Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram 1


Iran Air Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini 1


Iran Aseman Airlines Abadan, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh, Bushehr, Gheshm, Lar, Mashhad, Shiraz, Kermanshah, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Zahedan 2


Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Mosul, Najaf 1


Jazeera Airways Bahrain, Kuwait 1


Jet Airways Delhi, Mangalore, Mumbai 1


Jordan Aviation Amman-Queen Alia, Aqaba 1


Jubba Airways Djibouti, Hargeisa, Mogadishu 2


Jupiter Airlines Arbil, Baghdad, Basra 2
Kabo Air Kano 1


Kam Air Kabul 1


Kenya Airways Hong Kong, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta 1


Kish Air Isfahan, Kish, Khasab, Qeshm, Tabriz 2


KLM Amsterdam 1


Korean Air Seoul-Incheon 1


Kurdistan Airlines Arbil


Kuwait Airways Kuwait, Muscat 1


Kyrgyzstan Aircompany Bishkek 2


Libyan Airlines Benghazi, Tripoli (all temporarily suspended) 1


Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich 1


Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini 1


Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur 1


MIAT Mongolian Airlines Charter: Ulan Bator 1


Middle East Airlines Beirut 1


Nas Air Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh 1


Nasair Asmara 2


National Airlines Bagram, Kabul 1


Nordstar Airlines Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo
Seasonal: St Petersburg
1


Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
1


Oman Air Beirut, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah 1


Pakistan International Airlines Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar 1


Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen 1


Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila 1


Qantas London-Heathrow, Melbourne, Sydney 3
Qatar Airways Doha 1


Qeshm Airlines Qeshm, Tehran 2


Rossiya Seasonal: St. Petersburg 1


Royal Brunei Airlines Bandar Seri Begawan, Jeddah, London-Heathrow 1


Royal Jordanian Amman-Queen Alia
Seasonal: Aqaba, Muscat
1


RwandAir Kigali, Mombasa 1


Safi Airways Bagram (begins 1 October 2013), Kabul 1


Saudia Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh 1


Shaheen Air International Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar 1


SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kochi, Madurai, Mumbai 1


S7 Airlines Novosibirsk 1


Singapore Airlines Cairo, Singapore 1


Somon Air Dushanbe, Jeddah 1


SriLankan Airlines Colombo 1


Sudan Airways Doha, Khartoum 1


Swiss International Air Lines Muscat, Zürich 1


Syrian Air Damascus 1


TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda 2


Taban Air Mashhad 2


TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coandă 1


Tatarstan Airlines Kazan 1


Thai Airways International Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi 1


Toumaï Air Tchad N'djamena 2


Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Vnukovo
Seasonal: Novosibirsk , Tyumen, Omsk , Samara, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg
1


Transavia.com Seasonal: Amsterdam 2
Travel Service Hungary Budapest 2


TUIfly Seasonal Hanover 2


Tunisair Beirut, Tunis 1


Turkish Airlines Ankara, Istanbul-Ataturk 1


Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat 2


Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil 1


United Airlines Doha, Washington-Dulles 1


United Airways Dhaka 2


Ural Airlines Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Ufa, Yekaterinburg 1


Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent 1


Virgin Atlantic Airways London-Heathrow 1


Yemenia Aden, Al Mukalla, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Kuala Lumpur, Sana'a 1

Terminal F (Cargo flights)

Airlines Destinations 
Air Cargo Germany Hahn


Air France Cargo Paris-Charles de Gaulle


Al Rais Cargo


Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul, Kandahar


British Airways World Cargo Hong Kong, London-Stansted


British Gulf International Airlines Baghdad


Cargo Plus Aviation


Cathay Pacific Cargo Hong Kong, Penang, Zaragoza


Coyne Airways Baghdad, Bagram, Balad, Djibouti, Erbil, Kabul, Kandahar, Sana´a


Deccan 360 Ahmedabad, Mumbai


Emirates SkyCargo Accra, Almaty, Amsterdam, Erbil, Bagram, Bahrain, Campinas, Chennai, Dakar, Düsseldorf, Eldoret, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Hanoi [begins 5 December 2012], Harare, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kabul, Lagos, Lahore, Lilongwe, Lomé, Nairobi, Osaka-Kansai, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei-Taoyuan, Imam Khomeini, Zaragoza


Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa


Expo Aviation Colombo


Falcon Express Cargo Airlines Bahrain, Doha, Jeddah, Lahore


FedEx Express Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Chengdu, Hong Kong


Jett8 Airlines Amsterdam, Singapore


Maximus Air Cargo Lahore


Polar Air Cargo Seoul-Incheon


Qatar Airways Cargo Doha


Polet Cargo Airlines Toulouse, Voronezh


Royal Airlines Karachi


Royal Jordanian Cargo Amman-Queen Alia


SAS Cargo Group Gothenburg-Landvetter


Shaheen Air International Cargo Karachi


Silk Way Airlines Baku
Star Air Aviation Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar


TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coandă


TCS Couriers Lahore


TNT Airways Delhi, Liege


Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Ataturk


UPS Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Clark, Cologne/Bonn, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney

VIP Pavillion

Airlines Destinations 
Dubai Royal Air Wing Worldwide

Awards

  • 2011 – Best Airport in Middle East of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International and most improved airport in the Middle East.

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