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A – Fact File
A, which is part of Terminal 3 at Dubai International, opened on January 2nd
2013 with the departure of EK003 to Heathrow London. It was fully operational
within the first month during which the facility handled 461,972 pieces of
luggage carried on over 2,450 flights serving 589,234 passengers.
for the exclusive use of Emirates airline, Concourse A has increased the
airport’s total capacity from 60 million passengers to 75 million passengers
per annum. The facility is also serves Qantas following the Australian
carrier’s tie-up with Emirates.
Quick Facts on Concourse
Construction Budget AED
12 billion (Approx. US$ 3.269 billion)
No. Gates (Code E)
& related lounges 2
No. Gates (A380)
& related lounges 20
No. of remote stands 13
No. of remote
No. of airline
No. Hotel Rooms 5
Star Hotel = 32 rooms (out of which there are 7 suites); 4 Star Hotel = 170
rooms (out of which there are 30 suites)
Retail Area Approx.
Area - First Class
Area - Business
Class Lounges Approx.16,553
No. of Cafes/Restaurants 14 (3 Bars)
Building Length x Width
x Height 645m X
90.8m X 42 m
No. of Floors 11
Annual Capacity 19
A provides a welcome boost to capacity and service.
world’s only purpose built facility for the Airbus A380 (in operation), Concourse
A also features the world’s first multi-level boarding for first and business
class passengers directly from the respective lounges.
90m wide and 645m long, and has a total built-up area of 528,000m2 .
facility features 20 aircraft contact gates, all capable of accommodating the A380,
in addition to 13 remote stands.
is a fully airside structure and is connected to the two major public levels of
Concourse B and Terminal 3 (T3) via an airport train, in addition to the
vehicular and baggage handling system utility tunnels.
A is partially underground comprising the airport train stations (both arriving
and departing), and like Concourse B, the lower and upper levels are connected
by means of very large elevators that act as the main feature in a central
the arrival and departure levels are similar to Concourse B, the first and
business class levels are further split up and are located one above the other,
below the hotel level, which also includes a health club and a business centre.
International Hotel has both four- and five star operations at Concourse A.
construction of the facility required 159,572,880 man-hours and as much as
930,000 m3 of concrete.
is similar to Concourse B in terms of appearance, but with a smaller footprint.
Technically the Concourse A project is an extension and continued development
of Concourses C and B.
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