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Emirates hub

Now the Emirates A380 experience begins before you even board

Now the Emirates A380 experience begins before you even board
The Emirates A380 Hub

Our dedicated Emirates A380 hub

Make inspiring connections

Housed in our Terminal 3 at Dubai International airport, our purpose-built Emirates A380 hub is the first facility of its kind in the world and 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.

We’re also making it even easier to connect through Dubai International airport, with a minimum connection time of just 60 minutes and a dedicated team of people to make sure you’re prioritised through security when you’re connecting to another flight.

Emirates A380 hub fast facts(Opens a PDF in a new tab)


A shopping experience all of 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.

Download the customer guide of Emirates concourse A (Opens a PDF in a new tab)

Dining options

A wide range of cafés and restaurants to suit every taste

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

Learn more about dining options


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 length of the entire concourse, these spacious lounges offer 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 personal 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 travellers from the Emirates A380 hub to the main departures area and other gates.

Getting around

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

You can also leave your bags at our dedicated drop off point between 24 to six 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 530 five-star and 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.