Dubai Airport Arrivals
Arrivals at Dubai Airport
Arrivals at Dubai Airport 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 dedicated page on Dubai Visa requirements by using the navigation menu at the top of this page.
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.
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 the majority of flights and destinations that arrive at terminal one dubai airport.
|Aerosvit Airlines||Donetsk, Kiev-Boryspil, Odessa|
|African Express Airways||Aden, Al Mukalla, Berbera, Mogadishu, Mombasa, Nairobi|
|Air France||Paris-Charles de Gaulle|
|Air India||Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mumbai|
|Biman Bangladesh Airlines||Chittagong, Dhaka, London-Heathrow, Sylhet|
|British Airways||London-Heathrow to Dubai|
|Cathay Pacific||Hong Kong|
|China Eastern Airlines||Kunming, Yinchuan|
|China Southern Airlines||Beijing-Capital, Guangzhou, Jeddah|
|Delta Airlines||Atlanta to Dubai|
|Ethiopian Airlines||Addis Ababa|
|Garuda Indonesia||Amsterdam, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta|
|Iran Air||Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini|
|Jat Airways||Belgrade, Paphos|
|Jazeera Airways||Bahrain, Kuwait|
|Jet Airways||Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai|
|Kingfisher Airlines||Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai|
|Kuwait Airways||Kuwait, Muscat|
|Lufthansa||Frankfurt to Dubai, Munich to Dubai|
|Malaysia Airlines||Beirut, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur|
|Nas Air||Riyadh, Jeddah|
|Oman Air||Beirut, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, Quetta|
|Royal Brunei Airlines||Bandar Seri Begawan, London-Heathrow|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, Riyadh|
|Shaheen Air International||Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar|
|Singapore Airlines||Cairo, Singapore|
|Virgin Atlantic Airways||London-Heathrow|
|Yemenia||Aden, Bahrain, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Riyadh, 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 that lists the majority of airlines and destinations with arrivals at terminal 2 dubai airport.
|Air Blue||Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar|
|Air India Express||Amritsar, Chennai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli|
|Alexandria Airlines||Alexandria-El Nouzha|
|Ariana Afghan Airlines||Kabul|
|Caspian Airlines||Ahwas, Tabriz, Tehran-Imam Khomeini|
|Euro Asia Air||Atyrau|
|Fars Air Qeshm||Asalouyeh, Bandar Abbas, Chah Bahar, Kish, Lar, Qeshm, Zahedan|
|Flydubai||Abha, Addis Ababa, Aleppo, Alexandria, Amman, Arbil, Ashgabat, Assiut, Bahrain, Baku, Beirut, Chittagong, Colombo, Dhaka, Damascus, Djibouti, Doha, Gassim, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Jeddah, Kabul, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kuwait, Latakia, Lucknow, Luxor, Muscat, Port Sudan, Riyadh, Samara, Sohag, Sulaimaniyah, Yanbu, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan|
|GMG Airlines||Dhaka, Karachi|
|Gryphon Airlines||Bagram, Kandahar, Kuwait, Ras al Khaimah|
|Iran Aseman Airlines||Abadan, Bahrain, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengheh, Bushehr, Gheshm, Lar, Mashhad, Muscat, Shiraz, Kermanshah, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Zahedan|
|Jupiter Airways||Arbil, Baghdad, Basra|
|Kish Air||Gheshm, Isfahan, Kish, Tabriz|
|Norweigan Air Shuttle||Seasonal: Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda|
|Rwandair Express||Kigali, Lilongwe|
|TAAG Angola Airlines||Luanda|
|Travel Service Airlines||Prague|
|Ural Airlines||Kazan, Samara, Ufa, Yekaterinburg|
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 with the majority of destinations served by Emirates airlines that arrive at terminal 3 dubai airport.
|Emirates||Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Ahmedabad, Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Basra, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Birmingham, Brisbane, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chennai, Christchurch, Colombo, Coimbatore, Copenhagen, Dakar, Damascus, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Durban, Düsseldorf, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Karachi, Khartoum, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Madrid, Mahé, Malé, Malta, Manchester, Manila, Mauritius, Medina, Melbourne, Milan-Malpensa, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, New York-JFK, Newcastle, Nice, Osaka-Kansai, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Peshawar, Prague, Riyadh, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Rome-Fiumicino, San Francisco, Sana’a, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Sydney, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Tripoli, Tunis, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Zürich|