Terminal 1 is currently used by all 125 international airlines operating at Dubai International
Current facilities include restaurants, lounges, a 5 star hotel, a business centre, a health club,
a 5,400 m2 (58,000 sq ft) duty-free shopping facility. Other facilities include prayer rooms, and a medical centre.
Terminal 2 has duty-free shopping areas covering 1,400 square metres in Departures and 50 square metres in Arrivals
Terminal 3 is the largest building in the world by floor space, with over 1,500,000 m2 (370 acres) of space. The terminal
is said to be "opulence personified". Terminal 3 has an annual capacity of 43 million passengers. It is located beneath the
taxiway area at Dubai airport and is directly connected to concourse 2. Inside Terminal 3, there are 82 moving walkways,
97 escalators, eight skytrains, 82 moving, and 157 lifts. Terminal 3 differs from Terminal 1 as there are fewer walking
distances. This is the main difference between the terminal 1, which is linked to the concourse (Sheikh Rashid Terminal)
with a tunnel, and terminal 3. The shape of the terminal 3 is in the shape of an aircraft wing and is 1 km (0.62 mi) long.
Terminal 3 includes a multi level underground structure, first and business class lounges, restaurants, 180 check-in counters
and 2,600 underground parking spaces.
Terminal 4. The airport is planning to service 70 - 80 million passengers a year by 2013.
VIP Terminal. The VIP Terminal opened on November 17 2008, and caters to all famous figures to sport stars, businessmen,
as well as large corporate entities. The terminal is located close to Terminal 2, includes a 5,500 square-metre two-storey
main building, a 3,700 square metre hangar, a 3,700 square metre ramp area for aircraft parking, and a special VIP car park
for long term parking. The new facility makes EFC the largest dedicated business aviation terminal in the Middle East.
The VIP Terminal also has its own dedicated immigration and customs areas, a Dubai Duty Free outlet, a fully
equipped business/conference centre, eight luxury private lounges, and a limousine service between the aircraft and the
terminal. Passengers arriving into the Terminal can also book for a dedicated VIP car.
The airport has over 26,000 m2 (280,000 sq ft) of space spread between its three main terminals and includes many shopping and eating outlets.
The Dubai duty-free shopping area in Terminal 2 covers 1,400 m2 (15,000 sq ft) in departures and 50 m2 (540 sq ft) in arrivals. The 3,437 m2
(37,000 sq ft) extension included a larger arrivals hall as well.
Extensive upgrading work on existing retail areas since 2004 in Terminals 1 and 2 has increased sales. Dubai Duty Free announced annual
sales of Dhs5.9 billion (US$1.6 billion) in 2012, representing a 10 per cent increase on the previous year. In 2008, Dubai Duty Free doubled
its retail space from 7,000 square metres to 15,000 square metres with the inauguration of the new Emirates Terminal 3 in October 2008. Dubai
Duty Free recorded more than 23.5 million transactions in 2012. As of August 2009, Dubai Duty Free was the biggest single airport retail
operation in the world ahead of London Heathrow and Seoul Incheon airports.
In addition to a wide array of duty-free shops and eating outlets, Dubai Airport has two open-air garden areas. Dubai Airport has numerous business
centres located around the airport. Within the international transit area of the interconnected Terminals 1 and 2, internet and games facilities,
prayer rooms, showers, spas, gym, swimming pool and a 3 hotels are provided. Various lounge areas are provided, some including children's play
areas or televisions showing news, movie and sport channels.