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Transfer in Dubai airport (DXB) from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1

Transfer in Dubai airport (DXB) from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1

Oct 18th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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Transfer in Dubai airport (DXB) from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1

I am flying on a Sunday from Muscat, Oman into Terminal 2 @ Dubai Airport (DXB)
on Fly Dubai (a budget carrier) at 18:15 arriving at 19:15. I then have to catch a Delta flight in Terminal 1 @ Dubai Airport (DXB) at 22:15. Will there be enough time in between flights to wait for my bag, catch a shuttle(?), go through security and customs and get to my flight? On Delta I am flying business class (if that makes any difference in security lines?).
Has anyone had to make this transfer before?
ces81 is offline  
Oct 18th, 2010, 06:19 AM
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Yes, 3 hours is plenty of time.
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Oct 18th, 2010, 07:48 AM
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3/hrs should be more than sufficient.
The terminals are big with lots of long walks/corridors, but signage is good.

Trick, if you want... pre-arrange for wheelchair assistance. They'll have someone meet you at 19h15, get you thru to baggage claim, then to Term 1 and whatever security.

However, such assistance often drops you at a Special Services area, which can be for: parents w/children, elderly, paxs with broken leg, etc. Here there are chairs, TV, bathroom. Then about 30/min prior your next flight retrieve you for transfer to ongoing flight. Or just tell the attendent wheeling you to take you direct to your ongoing flight. This is a very efficient system and they do seem to get priority between terminals and around the airport in general.
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Oct 18th, 2010, 08:01 AM
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Recently I asked where the next smoking lounge was (we were flying into Terminal 3!). I was told it's in Terminal 1 - 10 - 15mins walk.
That might give you an idea - based the information I got is correct; I didn't go for a puff so I can't verify.

3 hrs. should be more than enough also to visit the Delta lounge. ;-)

Happy landings!

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Oct 18th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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SV - yeh, no smoking but in the original Term 1. I didn't bother with the walk either!
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Oct 19th, 2010, 03:15 PM
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@ sandi - welcome to the club! It's strange but nowadays you meet the most relaxed and nice people in the smoking zones )

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