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The procedure which I should follow when I am in transit and should go from terminal 2 to terminal 1 of Dubain Airport

I will arrive at Dubai airport terminal 2 and my next flight is from terminal 1. I should wait for 10 hours before my second flight and I have a big bag with myself. problem is that it will be my first international travel and I do not know what is the procedure and what should I do during this time ...
14 years ago, December 28th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #58466  

- Most of my question evolve around that fact that when I arrive in terminal 2, do I need a visa in order to go to terminal 1 or go to duty free section?
- The other question is about my big bag, is there any place which I can handover my bag and they take of it until I get back from duty free section?
- how much distance is between terminal 2 and terminal 1?

Any other information about DXB is very welcome.
Thank you. Reply to this

14 years ago, December 29th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #58531  

don't worry, they are all attached to each other and easily walkable...was there last month...if you have time, no worries as you can check you bags through!

Sent me a private message if you need more help.

Peter Reply to this

14 years ago, January 19th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #60637  
You're biggest problem will be spending the time... All the good chairs is normally taken, so the first few hours will be spend by finding a good place for you base 😊
The last 8 can you spend at the free internet stands.... Don't worry, you'll be fine!

Dubai is a pretty nice airport.. I had a 9 hours stay back in the spring 2007...

My guess is that you're flying with Emirates as Dubai is their transfer hub...
So you will properly not see your bag before you arrive on your final destination.. So take everything you need for the 10 hour stay in you hand luggage 😊

Cheers and have a nice fligth Reply to this

11 years ago, December 29th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #149509  
We'll be spending close to 20 hours at the Dubai airport in March 2012. What is the best way to spend time at the airport? We're trying to keep our trip to a shoestring budget. Reply to this

11 years ago, January 21st 2012 No: 5 Msg: #150756  
Hello Pragya and sorry for the delay in providing an answer, but I've been travelling.

Thankfully, Dubai airport is not expensive for eating (to the best of my memory). Not sure which terminal you are in - but I am going to assume you are flying Emriates into Terminal 3. This is a big, bright and shiny terminal. It does have a couple of gardens, but overall I would not describe this as an "intimate" airport with lots of quiet areas (think of Changi in Singapore). In addition it doesn't have the benefit of such attractions as free movies or the like.

There is the Marhaba Lounge - which is a private lounge where you can relax away from the bustle. But it is also is not cheap, $45 per person for only four hours.If you are willing to pay for that, you are best to go to the Dubai International Hotel, it is airside within the terminal, but it is very expensive (approximately $250)

Either way, 20 hours is going to be a long time to wander around the terminal, unless you can break up the wait by staying at the expensive Hotel. Reply to this

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