Dubai's new airport Terminal 3

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Dubai Airports has finished operational testing of its new $4.5 billion Terminal 3 and that the terminal is on schedule to open on October 14.
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A view of how one of the terminal lounges will look inside T3.
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The terminal, for the sole use of Emirates airline, will be opened in four phases.
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A computer generated photo of passengers travelling through the new Terminal 3 which is due to open on October 14.
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An artist's impression of the baggage collection area in Terminal 3.
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Some 3,800 volunteers were involved in the final testing simulation, which was focused on testing both the arrival and departure processes as well as the facilities for passengers transferring between flights at the airport.
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A view of one of the cafes that will be open at Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
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Another view of the new Terminal 3 which will be used exclusively for Emirates passengers and aims to free up more space at the existing terminals.
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Once fully operational the terminal will nearly double the airport’s capacity from 34 million passengers a year to 60 million.
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Another computer-generated view inside the new Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport.
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Passengers make their way through the new Terminal 3 in a computer-generated image produced during the planning stage.
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The terminal is specifically designed to cater to Emirates' fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos and will boast 25 gates for the A380.
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T3 is exclusively for use of passengers of Emirates, which has placed the largest order in the world with a total of 58 set to be delivered in the coming years.
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Dubai Airports has carried out three operational tests over the past few months to ensure smooth operations at the facility when it opens later this month.
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The new terminal will boast its own conference facilities.
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A computer-generated image gives a general view of the new Terminal 3 development.
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An artist's impression of the passport control area at Terminal 3 which is due to open on October 14.
Sun 05 Oct 2008 03:02 PM