Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport marks 1st anniversary this Month

October 28, 2009 | By More
Terminal 3 Dubai Airport

Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport

The Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport celebrated its first anniversary on the 14th of this month which included many give-aways and special discount offers from Dubai Duty Free.

The anniversary consisted of a 3 day birthday celebration that involved thousands of passengers and aviation staff celebrating 12 months of seamless operations and double-digit traffic growth.

Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport first opened its doors on October 14, 2008 for the exclusive use of Emirates Airline and it has played a central role in supporting Dubai’s economic progress, and has enhanced Dubai city’s image as an emerging global aviation hub which has become a symbol of Dubai’s aviation success story.

The next phase of the development features the new Concourse 3 that will build on that reputation by offering the world’s first dedicated A380 airside facility when it is completed at the end of 2012.

During its first year of operations, the Emirates Terminal 3 in Dubai has handled more than 96,000 flight departures and arrivals and over 16.1 million passengers, 1.32 million of who have enjoyed the variety of facilities available through Marhaba services and Emirates first and business class lounges.

More than 18.7 million pieces of luggage have been processed by the baggage system, which is one of the longest and deepest of underground systems in the world.

Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport was designed by world-renowned French architect Paul Andreu. Its elegantly curved steel and glass facade and its bright interiors have set new standards in airport design which was designed for optimum travelling comfort. The underground terminal is located beneath the taxiways and aprons, effectively bringing it closer to the boarding gates.

The recent opening of the Emirates Terminal 3 Metro station at Dubai Airport also makes it more easily accessible from the city.

As an international airline connecting passengers from six continents, a significant part of the travel experience that Emirates Airlines offer is the journey through their hub at Dubai Airport Terminal 3.

The shopping experience at terminal 3 is also gaining international recognition. Dubai Duty Free, which operates 8,000 sq m of retail space within terminal 3, has noted that 55% of its total business is derived from passengers travelling through Terminal 3 in Dubai.

Dubai Duty-Free recently reported sales of $1.1 billion in 2008 making it the largest single duty free operation in the world.!

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