Dubai Airport Arrivals



Arrivals at Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport ArrivalsArrivals at Dubai International will either land and disembark at one of the air-conditioned walkway bridges leading directly into the terminal building or in an area some distance away from the terminal building where a bus will be provided to transport passengers to the arrivals terminal at Dubai Airport.

Passengers being transported by bus from Dubai International Airport after landing will be directly transported to customs and passport control which is in a separate building from the main Terminal 1 building.

If it is necessary for you to collect an entry visa for Dubai, you should find that it will be waiting for you at the counter once you enter the passport control zone at Dubai Airport and before walking up the stairs to join the passport control queue.

The nationalities which are allowed visas on arrival to Dubai are the majority of European, North American, Australasian, and Asian passengers. As you might expect, delays can be experienced at passport control although these queues can be avoided by obtaining an e-gate card prior to travelling. The worst case scenario could mean a wait of up to an hour in the normal passport control queues, however, this will of course depend on what day and at what time you arrive at Dubai Airport.

For more information on obtaining a Dubai Visa, visit our page on Dubai Visa requirements.

Once you have cleared passport control you can proceed to the baggage reclaim area to collect your luggage and then head through the relevant zone at customs which will either be the green zone (nothing to declare) or the red zone if you do have something to declare. You will find that customs is generally the same as in any other international airport with customs officers picking the occasional random passenger to check.

Facilities for passengers arriving at Dubai Airport include a wide and varied selection of products at Dubai Duty Free which you will find just after the passport control security checkpoint.

On average you can get from the plane to the terminal exit in around 15-30 minutes, especially if you have a e-gate card and are only travelling with hand luggage. Evenings and early mornings tend to be the busiest times at Dubai Airport and there are many flights from Asia and Europe that operate through Dubai Airport in the middle of the night. There are no noise control restrictions in place so Dubai airport operates 24 hours a day.

Meeting Passengers at Dubai Airport

The Arrivals section within Dubai International features common meeting spaces and a separate area for ladies and children. Friendly staff are always readily available to assist you in all areas.

Four services – namely Al Majlis, Airport Pass Management System (APMS), Executive Flight Services (EFS) and Dubai International Hotel (DIH) reservations – are available online to assist passengers and provide round-the-clock accessibility. Tracking flights and enquiring about the latest flight information is all displayed in the information screen at the top of this page.

Whether you’re arriving or departing, Dubai Airports meet and greet services – Ahlan, Marhaba and Al Majlis (personalised service) are sure to make your journey much easier and more comfortable.


As stated by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, individual airlines take responsibility for the management and security of your bags. Dynamic signage is located above all conveyor belts at Dubai International to help locate baggage. Alternatively, ground staff will be happy to assist you.

If your baggage goes missing in transit it is important you report it immediately at Dubai International’s Lost Baggage desk or at your originating destination.

If your luggage is misplaced, damaged or delayed please call Dubai Airport’s 24-hour dedicated baggage claim line: +971 4 224 5383

Flight Arrivals at Dubai Airport – Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is where passengers for most non-Emirates Airline flights check in for departure, or clear customs and collect their bags on arrival. Arrivals and departures in Terminal 1 at Dubai Airport are now handled very efficiently since the installation of a further 10 electronic gates which has brought the total number of E-gates in Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport to 16.

The electronic gates are a major convenience for passengers and reduce congestion at the manual immigration counters. They also take just 30 seconds to process each passenger and are much more reliable and advanced than the machines which were previously installed.

Due to the increasing popularity of the UAE-Gate card among passengers, it is likely that Dubai Airport will double the number of gates in the near future. There are approximately 450,000 UAE Gate card holders in Dubai, and an estimated 9,000 passengers use it daily at Dubai International Airport.

All flight arrivals for terminal 1 at Dubai Airport are shown in the dubai airport arrivals screen above. Terminal 1 at Dubai airport is a very busy terminal and many flights from all over the world arrive at terminal 1 dubai airport. Below you can view a table in alphabetical order which shows all passenger flights and destinations that operate from Terminal 1 at Dubai Airport.

Airline Destination
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
African Express Airways Berbera, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Wajir
Afriqiyah Airways Tripoli
Air Algerie Algiers
Air Astana Almaty
Air Blue Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
Air China Beijing-Capital
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air India Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Visakhapatnam
Air Malta Malta
Arik Air Abuja, Lagos
Arkefly Seasonal: Amsterdam
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Azerbaijan Airlines Baku
Belavia Seasonal Charter: Minsk-National
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Chittagong, Dhaka, Sylhet
British Airways London-Heathrow
Cathay Pacific Bahrain, Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Eastern Airlines Kunming, Shanghai-Pudong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Urumqi
Daallo Airlines Berbera, Djibouti, Hargeisa
Delta Airlines Atlanta
Djibouti Air Dijibouti
Dniproavia Seasonal: Kiev-Boryspil
Egypt Air Alexandria-El Nouzha, Cairo
Enter Air Katowice, Warsaw-Chopin
Eritrean Airlines Asmara
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Flynas Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
Gulf Air Bahrain
Indigo Bangalore ,Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram
Iran Air Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, Mosul, Najaf
Jazeera Airways Bahrain, Kuwait
Jet Airways Delhi, Kochi, Mangalore, Mumbai
Jordan Aviation Amman-Queen Alia, Aqaba
Kabo Air Kano
Kam Air Kabul
Kenya Airways Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta
KLM Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
Kuwait Airways Kuwait, Muscat
Libyan Airlines Benghazi, Tripoli
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur
Middle East Airlines Beirut
Nordstar Airlines Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Seasonal: St Petersburg
Norwegian Air Shuttle Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Seasonal: Stockholm-Arlanda
Oman Air Muscat, Salalah
Pakistan International Airlines Dera Ghazi Khan, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Philippine Airlines Manila
Primera Air Göteborg, Malmö
Qatar Airways Doha
Qeshm Airlines Isfahan, Qeshm, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Rossiya Seasonal: St Petersburg
Royal Brunei Airlines Bandar Seri Begawan, London-Heathrow
Royal Jordinian Amman-Queen Alia, Seasonal: Aqaba
RwandAir Kigali, Mombasa
Safi Airways Bagram, Kabul
Saudi Arabian Airlines Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh
Shaheen Air International Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar
SpiceJet Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kochi, Madurai, Mumbai
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Somon Air Dushanbe, Jeddah
SriLankan Airlines Colombo
Sudan Airways Khartoum
Swiss International Airlines Muscat, Zurich
Syrian Air Damascus
TAROM Bucharest-Henri Coanda
Thai Airways Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Transaero Moscow-Vnukovo, Seasonal: Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Omsk, Samara, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Tunisair Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
United Airlines Washington-Dulles
Ural Airlines Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Ufa, Yekaterinburg
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Virgin Atlantic Airways London-Heathrow
Yemenia Aden, Al Mukalla, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Kuala Lumpur, Sana’a

Arrivals at Dubai Airport Terminal 2

All arrivals at Dubai Airport Terminal 2 will also be displayed in the Dubai flight arrivals screen above. Arrivals at Terminal 2 Dubai airport are mainly from passengers travelling with Flydubai as this is the terminal at Dubai Airport that Dubai’s low cost airline, Flydubai, operate from.

Arrivals at Terminal 2 Dubai Airport are also mainly from other countries in the middle east and countries located within a relatively short distance from Dubai.  Below is a table in alphabetical order which shows all passenger flights and destinations that operate from Terminal 2 at Dubai Airport.

Airline Destination
Air India Express Amritsar, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli
Alexandria Airlines Alexandria-El Nouzha
Ariana Afghan Airlines Jeddah, Kabul, Kandahar, Kuwait
Caspian Airlines Ahwaz, Tabriz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
Equatorial Congo Airlines Brazzaville
Eritrean Airlines Asamara
Euro Asia Air Atyrau
Fars Air Qeshm Asalouyeh, Bandar Abbas, Chah Bahar, Kish, Lar, Qeshm, Zahedan
Flydubai Abha, Aden,Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Almaty, Amman-Queen Alia, Ashgabat, Baghdad, Bahrain, Baku, Basra, Beirut, Belgrade, Bishkek, Bratislava, Bucharest, Bujumbura, Chennai, Chișinău, Chittagong, Colombo, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Djibouti, Dnipropetrovsk, Doha, Donetsk, Dushanbe, Entebbe, Erbil, Gassim, Hargeisa, Hyderabad, Ha’il, Hambantota, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Jeddah, Juba, Kabul, Kandahar, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kazan, Kharkiv, Khartoum, Kiev-Boryspil, Kilimanjaro, Kigali, Kiev-Zhulyany, Krasnodar, Kochi, Kuwait, Lucknow, Malé, Mashhad, Medina, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Vnukovo, Multan, Mumbai, Muscat, Najaf, Nejran, Odessa, Osh, Port Sudan, Riyadh, Prague, Rostov-on-Don, Salalah, Samara, Sana’a, Sarajevo – International, Shymkent, Sialkot, Skopje, Sofia, Sulaymaniyah, Tabuk, Ta’if, Tbilisi, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvananthapuram, Ufa, Volgograd, Yanbu, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan, Zagreb, Zanzibar
Gryphon Airlines Bagram, Kandahar, Kuwait, Ras al Khaimah
I Fly Charter: Moscow-Vnukovo
Iran Aseman Airlines Abadan, Bahrain, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengheh, Bushehr, Gheshm, Lar, Mashhad, Shiraz, Kermanshah, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Zahedan
Jubba Airways Djibouti, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Nairobi
Jupiter Airways Arbil, Baghdad, Basra
Kish Air Isfahan, Kish, Khasab, Qeshm, Tabriz
Kyrgyzstan Aircompany Bishkek
Mihin Lanka Colombo
Qeshm Airlines Qeshm, Tehran
TAAG Angola Airlines Luanda
Taban Air Isfahan, Mashhad Seasonal: Amsterdam
Travel Service Hungary Budapest
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat
United Airways Dhaka


Flight Arrivals Terminal 3 Dubai Airport

Flight arrivals at Terminal 3 Dubai Airport are shown in the dubai airport arrivals screen at the top of this page. Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport is exclusively for the use of Emirates Airlines with many flights from around the world arriving at terminal 3 Dubai Airport.

Below is a table which shows all passenger flights and destinations that operate from Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport.

Airline Destinations
Emirates Abidjan, Abuja, 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, Brisbane, Brussels, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chennai, Chicago-O’Hare, Christchurch, Colombo, Copenhagen, Dakar, Dallas/Fort Worth, 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, Karachi, Khartoum, 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, Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Phuket, Prague, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Sialkot, Singapore, St. Petersburg, Stockholm-Arlanda, Sydney, Taipei-Taoyuan, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tokyo-Haneda, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Thiruvananthapuram, Tunis, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Washington-Dulles, Zürich