Dubai International Airport (DXB) – Inside Out of the Busiest Airport in the World


Dubai International Airport is in news all over as the airport crossed the billionth passenger mark on 19th Dec, 2018. The same was confirmed by Dubai Airports official tweet.

Dubai Airport Billionth Customer Tweet

The airport has come a long way since it first opened in September 30, 1960 in a tiny terminal building and a runway of compacted sand. Today the airport handles an average of 7.5 million customers every month. With over 200 flights taking off and landing every day, it’s very normal to get lost here if it is your first visit here.

We have created this know all guide which includes every information about Dubai International Airport, it’s terminals, airline departure and arrival terminals, the retail outlets, and everything else you should be aware of before your visit to DXB.

Detailed View on Terminals & Airlines at Dubai International Airport (DXB)

DXB Terminal 1 Arrival & Departures

Following airlines operate from Terminal 1:

  1. Air Blue
  2. Aeroflot
  3. Air China
  4. Cathay Pacific
  5. IndiGo
  6. Jet Airways
  7. KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines
  8. Air India
  9. British Airways
  10. Royal Brunei
  11. China Southern Airlines
  12. Kenya Airways
  13. Libyan Airlines
  14. Mahan Air
  15. Air Algerie
  16. Air France
  17. Azerbaijan Airlines
  18. Biman Bangladesh Airlines
  19. China Eastern Airlines
  20. Egypt Air
  21. Ethiopian Airlines
  22. Finn Air
  23. Gulf Air
  24. Iran Air
  25. Jazeera Airways
  26. Korean Airlines
  27. Kuwait Airways
  28. Lufthansa
  29. Middle East Airlines
  30. Norwegian Air Shuttle
  31. Oman Air
  32. Pakistan International Airlines
  33. Royal Jordanian
  34. Saudi Arabian Airlines
  35. Siberian Airlines
  36. Singapore Airlines
  37. SpiceJet
  38. SriLankan Airlines
  39. Swiss International Air Lines
  40. Syrian Arab Airlines
  41. Thai Airways Int. Ltd.
  42. Turkish Airlines
  43. Ukraine International Airlines
  44. Uzbekistan Airways
  45. Virgin Atlantic Airways
  46. Yemenia -Yemen Airways
  47. FlyNas
  48. Air Astana
  49. Philippine Airlines
  50. CEBU Pacific Air
  51. Air Canada
  52. Sichuan Airlines
  53. Equatorial Congo Airlines SA

DXB Terminal 2 Arrival & Departures

Following airlines operate from Terminal 2:

  1. Eritrean Airlines
  2. Ariana Afghan Airlines
  3. Iran Asseman Airlines
  4. Iraqi Airways
  5. Pegasus Airlines
  6. Air India Express
  7. Daallo Airlines
  8. Flydubai
  9. Kish Air
  10. Qeshm Air
  11. Rwand Air Express
  12. Taban Airlines
  13. Turkmenistan Airlines
  14. United Airways Bangladesh
  15. Naft Airlines – Safiran Airlines
  16. Kam Air
  17. Transavia Airlines
  18. Travel Servis Airlines
  19. Taimyr Airlines² Russian Federation
  20. Jubba Airways
  21. Somon Air – Tajikistan
  22. Taban Airlines

DXB Terminal 3 Arrival & Departures

Following airlines operate from Terminal 3:

  1. Qantas Airways Limited
  2. Emirates

P.S: Wizz Air, flydubai, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, Rotana Jet, TUI Airlines Nederland, and Aeroflot, as well as Ural Airlines, Azur Air, Condor and other seasonal charter operators depart and arrive at Dubai World Central (DWC).

Note: Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, Gulf Air, Jazeera Airways, and flydubai have operations at both DXB and DWC, so make sure to check the airport before your flight.

Embark on a Culinary Experience at DXB

DXB Fine Dining Places

With dozens of dining outlets that serve the world cuisine, you are definitely in for a treat when your journey begins at Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Few of the dining outlets in DXB are:

  1. Jack’s Bar & Grill
  2. Cho Gao
  3. Marrybrown
  4. Paul Bakery & Restaurant
  5. Shake Shack
  6. Yo Sushi
  7. Bombay Chowpatty

Retail Therapy for the Shopping Craved Soul

Dubai Duty Free

From gold and jewelry to perfumes to electronics, there’s a lot to shop from. Dubai Duty Free has everything in your shopping list. Discover Dubai Duty Free’s stunning collection of retail products.

World’s Largest Stage of Music


Live music concert at airport can only be experienced at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The #musicDXB has been entertaining millions since November 2015. The team of #musicDXB brings in local talent and also arrange performances by international stars. The best part about the concerts and live shows are they are FREE for all guests at DXB.

Relax at Airport VIP Style

The Al Majlis lounge at Terminal 3 is for guests who are looking for an hassle free pass through the airport. The launge has facility that eases your journey through the airport, helps you in speed check-in, immigration and baggage clearance, travel documentation, and much more while you relax in the well suited luxurious lounges.

Al Majlis Lounge DXB Terminal 3

Al Majlis has 25 VIP lounges, divided between Terminal 3 and concourses B, C and D, featuring flat screens and Wi-Fi zones.

Cost for Al Majlis Booking
  • Adults: AED 1,500 per passenger
  • Children under 12 years: AED 500 per child
  • Children under 3 years: Free
  • A 5% VAT applies on the total reservation amount.
  • AED 20 government fees IF & KDF (innovation & knowledge Dirham fees) on each guest.

Book your Al Majlis service by sending a request mail to

Soak up the in the sun, go shop hop in the city’s 96 malls or souks, or just enjoy the culinary delights in the award- winning Michelin starred restaurants – everything in Dubai is a fairy tale glitzy tale.


P.S: Dubai Shopping Festival 2019 is up and running. Don’t miss the fun and shopping extravaganza of 39 days. Get complete information about DSF 2019 here.



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