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When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:13 am

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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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:03 pm

Does anyone have any info on this?
 
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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:08 pm

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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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:13 pm

Thanks McSteve,

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

Maybe it will open with the Dubai Airshow.......
 
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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:19 pm

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?

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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:56 am

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.
 
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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:26 am

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
 
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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:03 pm

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
 
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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:50 pm

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

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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:00 am

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.
 
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RE: When Is Terminal 3 At Dubai Due To Open?

Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:30 am

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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