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Dubai International Airport Code DXB

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Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 25°15'10"N / 55°21'51"E


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About Dubai International Airport Code

Dubai International Airport code is DXB. This airport is located at a height of 19 meters above sea level. 

About Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Regarded as the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic, Dubai International Airport (DXB) is an architectural wonder. It handles the highest number of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements.  A perfect example of beauty and strength, this facility houses the world’s largest terminal Terminal 3. 

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is a home to Emirates Airline that accounts for more than 50% total of total passenger traffic. It is a huge economic contributor as well generating more than USD 26.7 million by employing 90,000 people directly and indirectly. It is believed that in 2020 the airport has increased Dubai’s economy by 37.5%. 

Dubai International Airport (DXB) Runways

Dubai International Airport (DXB) features two state-of-the-art runways: 

12L/30R 4,000 m asphalt

12R/30L 4,450 m asphalt

These two runways handle 373,261 aircraft movements along with 2,514,918 metric tonnes of cargo. 

Dubai International Airport (DXB) Terminals

There are three terminals at the airport: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, and Terminal 3. 

Terminal 1

Used by more than 100 airlines,  Terminal 1 has a capacity of 15 million passengers. There are 221 check-in desks spread across an area of the 520,000-meter square. 

Terminal 2

Spread across an area of 47,000-meter square, Terminal 2 can handle 10 million passengers annually. More than 50 airlines use this facility to their destinations in India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Afghanistan. 

Terminal 3

These USD 4.5 billion facilities are used exclusively by Emirates. It handles over 65 million passengers annually. It features 20 Airbus A380 gates. 

Nearest Airports to Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Sharjah International Airport 40 km

Dubai World Center-Al Maktoum International Airport 61 km 

Abu Dhabi International Airport 122 km 

Bateen Airport 142 km 

Al-Ain International Airport 150 km 

Major Passenger Airlines Operating from Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Emirates Airline

Emirates SkyCargo


Air Canada 

Air France

Air India 

Air China 


Ariana Afghan Airlines 


Azur Air 

Azur Air Ukraine

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
12R-30L 13,124 ft 196 ft Asphalt Yes
12L-30R 13,124 ft 197 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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