Dubai International has just opened a new family facility at Terminal 3.
Located between Gates B7 and B8, the new family facility features a children’s area complete with creative play equipment, television screens featuring children’s programming, and baby changing rooms for added convenience.
The design of the area takes its inspiration from the Arabian Desert, with the topography of the floor similar to sand-dunes for children to walk around and traditional designs featured in all areas.
There is a climbing area and interactive games zone.
Additional conversational-style seating has also been made available for families waiting for flights with a range of both individual and group seats.
The new environment is also conveniently located close to food and drink outlets.
Refurbished transfer area
In addition to the new family area, the main transfer area in Concourse B has also been expanded and refurbished to provide a more welcoming environment for passengers, with more seating, warmer colours, “green” living walls and better signage.
There is even a children’s security machine and images projected on the floor to allow young passengers to feel more relaxed when connecting through Dubai International.
The capacity of the transfer area has also been increased to accommodate more passengers during peak periods.
Chris Garton, Executive Vice President – Operations at Dubai Airports said:
“We recognise that passengers waiting for a flight have valuable time that they would like to put to good use, be it catching up with work, sharing a meal with friends, shopping or spending time with family. These new facilities are the first of a series of changes we are making across the terminals at Dubai International to create welcoming spaces for the comfort and convenience of our customers.”
Other enhancements include redesigned washrooms which now offer spacious and comfortable baby changing facilities and nursery areas, as well as unique products such as family toilets, “powdering booths” for women and innovative screens next to mirrors providing passengers information about flights.
Terminal 3 is the terminal used by Emirates and Qantas.
N.B. Image credit: dubaiairports.ae