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Smoking at Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Airport Rating

6

Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

Feedback from Nicola 19th January 2017: Well worth upgrading to Business Class with Emirates if passing through Dubai.  Not only do you get spoiled for choice with food options in the Emirates lounge - you can also smoke in about a quarter of the area in complete comfort and good ventilation. Very comforting after a 16 hour flight from Auckland. Dubai's dedicated smoking booths get a little foggy to say the least.

After Security:

Terminal 1:

Update from Terry O'S., Jan 2019: Gate D12, Upper level

Terminal 2: 

Near the departure boarding lounge.

Terminal 3: 

Update from Denim W, Oct 2019: B7 gate is closed for upgrades. C 23 is huge and air con.

Update from Kim B. on the 9th Feb 2019: Just to say that the SKY Bar near gate C16 at terminal 3 Dubai Airport has a smoking section at the back that's airy and overlooks runway.

Update from Terry O'S.: As of January 2019 Terminal 3 at DXB has 5 smoking rooms close to gates A9, A23, B7, C9 and C23. As mentioned by other travelers, there are also larger smoking areas inside the Emirates lounges 

Terminal 3: Feedback from Allie 27th March 2017: Can confirm Dubai Emirates business lounge has massive open smoking area with full bar and loads of seats.

The smoking room by B27 is now gone.  On concourse B there is still one by B7 but its poorly ventilated and seriously overcrowded. Feedback from Liam on the 3rd August 2018.

Images of Smoke Areas

Terminal Maps

Further Information

Official Website