zaphod
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Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:18 am

Your Impressions Of DXB Airport

Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:07 pm

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.
 
Matterhorn
Posts: 129
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:29 pm

Your Impressions Of DXB Airport

Wed Feb 18, 2004 1:36 am

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.
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