Finally, Dubai International’s Terminal 3 is fully operating after the completion of the final phase of Concourse A.
The reopening of Terminals 2 and 3 and Concourses B and C for normal incoming passenger operations commenced on June 22, 2020, following the relaxing of foreign travel limitations for UAE citizens by the UAE government. Foreign visitors will begin arriving in Dubai on July 7, 2020, when UAE citizens and residents will be able to leave the country for the first time. On June 24, 2021, Dubai Airports reopened Terminal 1 and Concourse D, which are home to more than 60 international airlines.
“A key milestone in Dubai’s economic growth has been reached with the opening of all of our facilities to consumers, as well as a significant increase in the number of passengers flying into the city. As a consequence of our efforts to install best-in-class cleanliness and health procedures, rapid PCR testing facilities, and expanded customer service and guest support resources, we have seen a robust rebound to pre-pandemic levels of passengers “According to the CEO of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths.
“This has been a great team effort and our staff and stakeholders have reacted beautifully to the significant task of getting DXB back up and operating at 100 percent capacity,” he said. Passenger traffic has consistently grown over the last 18 months and has picked up steam recently. In the first half of 2021, there were 10.6 million passengers.