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Dubai International Terminal 3

Dedicated for use by Emirates Airline, Terminal 3 increased Dubai International’s total capacity by 43 million passengers per year to 60 million when it opened along with an associated airside facility known as Concourse B in 2008. The Terminal 3 complex also includes Concourse A, a purpose-built facility for A380, which opened in January 2013 (Refer to Concourse A fact sheet) increasing the airport’s capacity to 75 million passengers per annum.

Project Costs US$4.5 billion [including T3+C2]

Passenger Handling Capacity
43 million

A380 Gates 5 at the new airside facility and 20 at A380-dedicated facility (put this in airside facility to be consistent)

Access to Terminal: Economy Class passengers access the Terminal from the main kerbside. First and Business Class passengers have dedicated kerbside at the entrance of the Terminal’s F&J Check-in area.

Interesting Facts

The mega-project required the excavation of over 10 million cubic metres of earth, enough to fill 4,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.

Some 2.4 million cubic metres of concrete, enough to fill 950 Olympic-size swimming pools, was used in the construction of the project.

As much as 450,000 tonnes of steel was used for reinforcement and another 33,000 tonnes of steel was required for the structure; that’s approximately the weight of 850 Airbus A380s.



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