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Dubai Airport Departures

Dubai Airport is one of the world's busiest airports as both a destination airport and a transition airport for various long-haul flights. With millions of customers going through the 3 terminals at Dubai Airport, make sure that you've got all the information you need to have a stress-free airport experience.

Departures at Dubai Airport - FAQs

How many terminals does Dubai Airport have?

There are 3 terminals at Dubai Airport, each serving a range of airlines.

Does Dubai Airport have a duty free?

It certainly does with a wide range of big name brands to shop from including Dior, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Samsung and Apple.

Are there places to eat in Dubai Airport?

If you find yourself getting peckish at Dubai Airport there's no need to worry, all 3 terminals have plenty of options for food and drink from popular fast food outlets to barista-made coffees and family friendly restaurants.


Dubai Airport Departures Overview

Below you can find our guide to the ins and outs of Dubai Airport Departures:

Dubai Airport Departures Terminal 1

Terminal 1 at Dubai Airport is connected to 'D' gates via an airport train and is the main terminal for over 50 international airlines.

Airline Name Airline Code
AirBlue PA
Aeroflot Russian International Airline SU
Air China CA
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. CX
IndiGo 6E
Jet Airways 9W
KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines KL
Air India AI
British Airways BA
Royal Brunei Airlines BI
China Southern Airlines CZ
Kenya Airways KQ
Libyan Airlines LN
Mahan Air W5
Air Algerie AH
Air France AF
Azerbaijan Airlines J2
Biman Bangladesh BG
China Eastern Airlines MU
EgyptAir MS
Ethiopian Airlines ET
FinnAir AY
Gulf Air GF
Iran Air IR
Jazeera Airways J9
Korean Airlines KE
Kuwait Airways KU
Lufthansa LH
Middle East Airlines ME
Norwegian Air Shuttle DY
Oman Air WY
Pakistan International Airlines PK
Royal Jordanian RJ
S7 Airlines S7
Singapore Airlines SQ
Spice Jet SG
SriLankan Airlines UL
Swiss International Air Lines LX
Syrian Arab Airlines RB
Thai Airways Intl. Ltd. TG
Turkish Airlines TK
Ukraine International Airlines PS
Ural Airlines U6
Uzbekistan Airways HY
Virgin Atlantic Airways VS
Yemenia-Yemen Airways IY
FlyNas XY
Air Astana KC
Philipinne Airlines PR
Cebu Pacific Air 5J
Sichuan Airlines 3U
Equatorial Congo Airlines SA LC
Delta Air Lines DL
Malaysia Airlines MH
TAAG - Linhas Aereas de Angola Airlines DT
Chanchangi Airlines 5B
Vistara UK
Tarom RO
Tunis Air TU
Air Baltic BT
Air Peace P4
Air Sial PF
Arkia Airlines IZ
Belavia Airlines B2
EL AL LY
Fly Baghdad Airlines IF
Go First G8
Iran Airways IR
Israir Air 6H
Lot Polish LO
Lux Air LG
Royal Air Maroc AT
Serene Air ER
Smart Wings QS
Sun Express XQ
Uganda Airlines UR
Cyprus Airways CY

Dubai Airport Departures Terminal 2

Terminal 2 at Dubai Airport operates chartered and special interest flights during special occasions and events, these are not airlines that you would normally fly with.

  • Eritrean Airlines
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines
  • Iran Asseman Airlines
  • Iraqi Airways
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Air India Express
  • Daallo Airlines
  • Flydubai
  • Kish Air
  • Qeshm Air
  • Rwand Air Express
  • Taban Airlines
  • Turkmenistan Airlines
  • United Airways Bangladesh
  • Naft Airlines - Safiran Airlines
  • Kam Air
  • Transavia Airlines
  • Travel Servis Airlines
  • Taimyr Airlines² Russian Federation
  • Jubba Airways
  • Somon Air Tajikistan
  • Taban Airlines
  • Salam Air
  • Caspian Airlines
  • Wizz Air
  • Expo Aviation
  • Mayanmar Airways
  • Turkiminestan
  • Himalya Airlines
  • Nepal Airlines
  • Azimuth Airlines
  • Dalloo Airlines
  • Utair
  • Badr Airlines
  • Rossiya Airlines
  • Tarco Airlines
  • Qeshem Airlines
  • Fits Air

Dubai Airport Departures Terminal 3

Terminal 3 is home to some of the largest and busiest airlines to fly through Dubai Airport.

Airline Name Airline Code
Qantas Airways Limited QF
Emirates EK
Flydubai FZ
Air Canada AC
United Airlines UA

Dubai Airport Terminal Travel Information

You can get to Dubai Airport by either bus or train if you are not driving there or don't have a transfer service arranged.

Terminals 1 and 3 are on the Red Line train route with trains running between 5am and midnight Monday - Thursday, 5am to 1am (the following day) on Fridays, 5am to midnight on Saturdays and 8am to midnight on Sundays.

Buses arrive and depart outisde all terminals at Dubai Airport, you'll need to check with the local transport authority (the RTA) for current timetables and routes. To board the bus you will need to purchase a NOL card and bus drivers do not accept cash.


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