Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Your Impressions Of DXB Airport  
User currently offlineZaphod From United Arab Emirates, joined Feb 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

I haven't travelled around too much and therefore would love to know how you would rate DXB Airport in comparison with other Airports of similar size.

Working there, I feel the Airport is inadequate to meet the existing traffic.

The terminal does not have enough parking bays and as a result a lot of flights are parked in remote stands.

The taxing time during the peak hours are considerably long (I head that this was one of the main reasons why LH Cargo moved its complete operations to neighbouring Sharjah)

The distance from the Check-in counters to the Boarding gate....quite a walk.

However, I love the airport and am eagerly looking forward to the new terminals. Terminal 3 would be ready by 2006 (In time for the EKs first A380) and Terminal 4 by 2010.

Would like hear views from those who have transitted also.

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineMatterhorn From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

well, i have been to DXB last october.
i must say, i was a little bit disappointed by the airport, especially the very high-rated duty free shops were way smaller than i thought and didnt have to offer that much. prior my travel to DXB i was told that this airport is the most luxurious in the world, but this wasnt the case in my point of view.
ways to walk were alright, it wasnt too long to get from check-in to the gates through this tunnel. i was surprised how fast one could clear custom. no problem with visas etc. and they had millions of counters open. we hadnt had to wait mor e than 2 or 3 minutes.
i was also surprised to see a mc donald's at the airport.
i dont know about having too few gates etc. when i arrived in dubai, the terminal was pretty empty, but i think rush hour is at about midnight, i arrived at 6 am. so i cannot say anything about that.
the general impression of sheikh rascheed terminal was good but not outstanding. but an airport is an airport and not a 5 star hotel, so DXB is alright.

Last Flight: BSL-AMS on EZY, Next Flight: ZRH-LHR on LX
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Your Impressions Of The A330-200? posted Sun Apr 25 2004 12:43:21 by Jkw777
What Are Your Impressions Of The Dash 8-300? posted Thu Feb 12 2004 22:34:52 by Jkw777
Does Your Airline Of Choice Dominate Your Airport? posted Fri Jul 7 2000 20:05:59 by Globetrotter
Development Of Carlisle Airport posted Sat Nov 25 2006 17:54:52 by CKT789
Golf Course In The Middle Of Bkk Airport posted Wed Oct 11 2006 01:06:34 by Etops1
Any Pics Or Impressions Of New Length 748i? posted Wed Sep 27 2006 09:35:24 by Speedmarque
Confusing Picture Of An Airport posted Mon Sep 4 2006 03:33:54 by Boston92
Will We Ever See Flights Out Of Carlisle Airport? posted Fri Aug 25 2006 10:45:42 by Ba757gla
Re-opening Of BEY Airport? posted Mon Aug 14 2006 18:09:42 by AirMale
Your Memories Of Northwest Orient In The 80's posted Fri Jul 14 2006 00:01:54 by Eastern1985