Smoking at Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Airport Rating


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:

Gates A2, A23 and B7.

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.

Terminal 2: 

Near the departure boarding lounge.

Terminal 3: 

Gates C9, C23.

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.

Images of Smoke Areas

Terminal Maps

Further Information

Official Website