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Dubai Airport Arrivals

A comprehensive guide to easing your arrival in Dubai.

Dubai is one of the busiest airports in the world, not only as an incredible tourist destination, but also as a stopover for a vast range of long haul flights. Make sure your Dubai Airport experience is a hassle-free one with our useful guide to the arrivals area. For further details, you can also find useful links to airport services below.

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Arrivals at Dubai Airport - FAQs

Are Terminal 1 and 2 connected at Dubai Airport?

Terminals 1 and 2 are not directly connected, however, there is a free, 24-hour shuttle service that runs between all 3 terminals at Dubai Airport.

Which terminal is arrivals at Dubai?

Most arrivals at Dubai Airport come in to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3.

What is the waiting time at Dubai Airport?

The average queue time in arrivals for most passengers is around 13 minutes.


Most Dubai Airport arrivals come into Terminals 1 and 3 and from there you'll need to head to baggage reclaim to pick up your luggage, don't worry it is well sign-posted! Once you've found the carousels, look above them and you'll see the flight currently being unloaded, find your flight and wait to spot your bag. If you have a lot of luggage there are porters available to help, you'll find them after passport control.

Pick up points at Dubai Airport

As part of an effort to reduce congestion there are no pick up points at Dubai Airport, so if you're looking to collect someone from arrivals you'll need to park in one of the main car parks and wait for them there.


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