Dubai International Airport has grown to become one of the world's busiest airports in recent years, as the Middle East has become as much a destination as a transit area for long-haul flights.
The airport is split into three terminals. Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are connected, and can easily be walked between. Terminal 2 is on the other side of the airport and free shuttles link it to the other two. A trip from Terminal 1 or 3 to Terminal 2 takes around 25 minutes.
Terminal 1 is the main one, with most flights landing and taking off here. To occupy the large passenger numbers at this terminal, a large range of shops and dining options are available.
Terminal 2 is mostly used for flights to locations in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Both Air India Express and Flydubai use this terminal as a hub.
Terminal 3 is the biggest of the group, and at one stage was the largest building in the world (currently second behind New Century Global Center in Chengdu). Despite its gargantuan space, only Emirates and Qantas flights use this terminal.