Emirates A380 Hub

Now, the Emirates A380 experience begins before you even board.

The Emirates A380 Hub

Our dedicated Emirates A380 hub

Make inspiring connections

Housed in Terminal 3 at Dubai International airport, our purpose-built Emirates A380 hub is the first facility of its kind in the world, designed especially for our growing fleet of Emirates A380s.

When you fly out of our A380 hub, you can look forward to a world-class travel experience with an amazing range of shops, dining outlets, and lounges.

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Shopping

A shopping experience all its own

There are even more outlets to tempt you at the A Gates, with stores offering fashion brands Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo, and more.

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Dining options

A wide range of cafés and restaurants to suit every taste

Choose from a range of relaxed cafés and family restaurants, as well as fine dining eateries and stylish spots where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage

Learn more about dining options

Lounges

First Class and Business Class Lounges with a difference

The First Class and Business Class Lounges near the A Gates set the benchmark for all our lounges. Spanning the entire length of the concourse, these spacious lounges offer you your own individual space to unwind. At the Cigar Bar, enjoy a drink with your cigar in a traditional English-themed setting. In the First Class Lounge, you can shop in your own duty-free area.

Learn more about our lounges

Getting there

Reach your gate with ease.

Move seamlessly between gates in Dubai International airport on the underground train—the first of its kind in the Middle East. It offers a fast and smooth connection for travelers from the Emirates A380 hub to the main departures area and other gates.

Getting around

Avoid the lines by checking in at one of our family check-in desks and use one of our strollers inside the terminal for a comfortable and convenient travel experience.

You can also leave your bags at our dedicated drop-off point from 24 to 6 hours before your flight, check in online in advance, then go straight to immigration on the day you travel.

Hotel and spa

Relax and rejuvenate while you wait

If you prefer the privacy of your own room, the dedicated airside hotel near the A Gates has 32 five-star and 170 four-star rooms for when you are transiting. There is also a Timeless Spa where you can visit the hairdresser or book a pampering treatment.

Multi-level boarding

Board with ease

For smoother and faster boarding there are three jetways connecting each gate to the aircraft. If you are travelling in First Class or Business Class, you can step straight on board the upper-deck cabins from your lounge.