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Dubai Airport T3 Opening Date?  
User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8549 times:

Hi guys!

Any further news on the opening of T3 at dubai? am hoping my trip in may is going to include it! not looking forward to the midnight to 4am chaos ive heard so much about during transit!

cj

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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8483 times:

I think it is May 2008. I was supposed to open late 2007 but there have been delays

The Terminal from the outside looks complete, I passed by there today. Also all the raods and networks look complete. But the Concourse still are under construction!

But as far as I know and heard it is May 2008


User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8448 times:

 Smile

That would be an unexpecetd bonus to our trip!

We're flying at the end (26/5) of may so fingers crossed, Heathrow - Dubai - Seoul, think we're on the flight with the new flat's in business and ice so thats also a bonus!

Just had some friends come back from dubai, they flew our on our flight, arrived in dubai bout 11pm I think and said it was bedlam!!!

Fingers Crossed!!

Any advice on (if we do end up in the old terminal!) on surviving the transit!

Chris

p.s. We do come back to Duba


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8417 times:



Quoting Chrisjdurber (Reply 2):
Just had some friends come back from dubai, they flew our on our flight, arrived in dubai bout 11pm I think and said it was bedlam!!!

They are right - this is one of the busier times to arrive in DXB. Not so bad if you're in transit but the immigration lines if you're entering DXB can take a very long time.

How long is your connection? The EK lounge isn't bad, decent selection of food & drinks.


User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8407 times:

think we're arriving on Ek002 on 25/5 gets into dubai at 2355 then we're off again on Ek322 to seoul at 0300hrs so not too long!

Havent a clue where we land and where we head to or what we do in transit!!

do we get out boarding cards at an emirates check in at dubai (for the seoul leg?)?

Chris


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8370 times:

You'll get boarding cards in LHR for the LHR-DXB and DXB-ICN legs, and your bags will be checked all the way through. When you arrive - which could be at a gate or a remote stand - EK often leaves the gates for foreign airlines that pay for the privilege  Smile you follow signs for transit passengers. This takes you through a security check and then back into the departures area. There's a good duty free which is a lot cheaper than the UK on the lower level plus F / J lounges for EK and other airlines upstairs. You will have time to look around the shops for a while, get a drink or something to eat in the lounge, get a shower if there isn't too long a wait and then head down to your gate. This all assumes you're arriving into the current terminal, obviously could be all changed by then  Smile

User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8147 times:



Quoting Chrisjdurber (Reply 2):
Any advice on (if we do end up in the old terminal!) on surviving the transit!

Go to the irish pub near gate 25/26, good beer and food
but if youre only transiting DXB its not bad, just long lines at immigration if you are getting off there


User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8126 times:

Thanks very much guys! sounds a bit easier than I anticipated!


chris


User currently offlineCardomumT From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8091 times:

!st of May it is. The ruling family have decreed that T3 and concourse 2 must be opened on this date so it will happen.

User currently offlineUkkiwibird From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8062 times:

We ( 2 adults and 3 kids) returned last week from a trip to the uk. (Auckland-Dubai-Gatwick). This is the second time in 2 years we have transited in Dubai, and i have to say it was one of the worst experience's we have had in any transit. Busy , hot and smokey. Is Dubai the only airport to have a smoking zone right in the middle of the terminal? another thing ,if you are long haul they don't give you the gate details on the boarding card. The information boards are inadequate, and didn't give details till very late on. infact when out gate came up , by the time we got to the gate ,it was the final call.
Love Emirates- HATE Dubai. Roll on new terminal.

Rant over.


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 7935 times:



Quoting Antonovman (Reply 6):
Go to the irish pub near gate 25/26, good beer and food

Yeah Irish Village is indeed good, but good luck with finding a seat, last time I was there it was elbow room only.

Cheers


User currently offlineChrisjdurber From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7784 times:

Irish village? blimey!!! I thought Id seen some bizarre things at airports with the 'uk london souvenier stand' in Langkawi! Malaysia!

Well hopefully 1st May will happen!! will try and get a full trip report on here when we get back!!

FINGERS CROSSED THE EMIRATES CABIN UPGRADES PICK UP SPEED!!!

Am Still hoping our homebound leg from Dubai to London will have been refitted!

Best keep a distance from the smoking area! I quit in november and am still struggling!


User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7768 times:



Quoting Chrisjdurber (Reply 11):
Best keep a distance from the smoking area! I quit in november and am still struggling!

good luck with that..... with the duty free cigarettes prices at DXB, I'd smoke a carton at once. ever wondering why EK404/405 being such a popular flight? great for smokers on the way to europe with smoke breaks in SIN and DXB.

Emirates shuttle buses btw remote parking stands and the terminals are big draw backs tho, I walk faster than them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 7764 times:



Quoting EK156 (Reply 1):
I think it is May 2008. I was supposed to open late 2007 but there have been delays

Due to the rain?  stirthepot 
Welcome to what is called "global climate change" UAE... You can thank big cousin Emirates for speeding it up.


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