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When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?  
User currently offlineA380flyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

I have read online that Terminal 3 at Dubai is due to open in the 3rd quarter of 2007. Considering we are now in the 3rd quarter and we have heard nothing, does anyone know of the delay?

When is it due to open. The current terminal is very crowded and bursting.

Thanks,

A380flyer

[Edited 2007-08-05 21:35:03]

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User currently offlineA380flyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4255 times:

Does anyone have any info on this?

User currently offlineMcSteve From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

just saw on this website http://www.dubai-online.com/transport/airport.htm that it says it will open in December 2007. It will only serve Emirates Airline. Don't know it's true


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User currently offlineA380flyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

Thanks McSteve,

I read that as well, suppose we will wait and see.....

Maybe it will open with the Dubai Airshow.......


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

I'm hoping it will open before the 28th of September, when I fly through DXB, or at least before the 7th of October when I fly the return.

Quoting A380flyer (Reply 3):
Maybe it will open with the Dubai Airshow.......

When is the dubai airshow exactly?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineA380flyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 4):
When is the dubai airshow exactly?

The Dubai Airshow is 11th - 15th November 2007 - anyone from EK or DIA any further news on the opening date for the new terminal.

Are EK going to test it like BAA are for Terminal 5. Seems very quiet.


User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4035 times:

I think is will open earlier than that. One of the engineers on site told me it is ready... but I guess they are testing it now. I pass by it almost every day and it looks ready to me!

Could be end of September or beginning of October with an Official Opening in November


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2927 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

Quoting EK156 (Reply 6):
I think is will open earlier than that. One of the engineers on site told me it is ready... but I guess they are testing it now. I pass by it almost every day and it looks ready to me!

Could be end of September or beginning of October with an Official Opening in November

Will testing take that long? Wouldn't it be ready for opening in September?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3849 times:

Quoting EK156 (Reply 6):
I think is will open earlier than that. One of the engineers on site told me it is ready... but I guess they are testing it now. I pass by it almost every day and it looks ready to me!

Could be end of September or beginning of October with an Official Opening in November

Do you work at dubai airport?



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User currently offlineA380flyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

I have found the following press releases on the Dubai International Website:

Press Release - 10th January 2007
http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIA/Engl...ourse+2+to+be+ready+by+yearend.htm

Press Release - 19th June 2007
http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIA/Engl...lds+aviation+hub+in+the+making.htm

The 1st press release states 3rd Quarter of 2007 and the 2nd Press Release states mid 2008.

If the 2nd Press Release is true, thats a long delay for this project. Would be interesting to know why. Are they not happy with the construction / finish?

DXB is getting a bad reputation for the crowded lounges and terminal. It is now proving difficult to find a seat in the Business Lounges.

EK has an agressive programme of opening new lounges etc around the world, that better is existing hub lounge, surely they must want it open sooner.


User currently offlineA380flyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3666 times:

Hi - anyone any news on this?

Also just found this picture of the new EK business class (I have only seen the ones released by the airline)

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6039774&nseq=0

Looks better, but pretty average - like the blue light run down the bottom.

Travelling through Dubai in September so hope to try this out.


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