DXB Terminal 1
Only public transport vehicles and authorised vehicles will now have access to the arrivals forecourt at Terminal 1. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: If you are picking up a friend or relative from the Dubai Airport Terminal 1, you will not have access to the arrivals entrance and will instead need to park your car.

Dubai Airports announced that from June 8, only public transport vehicles and authorised vehicles will have access to the arrivals forecourt at Terminal 1. Visitors must use the designated car parks or the valet service when receiving guests. Dubai Airports stated that the decision was implemented to reduce traffic congestion.

Dubai Airport Terminal 1 offers two types of parking options – Economy and Premium. People of Determination get complimentary parking for two hours at all terminals.

Parking tariffs at Dubai Airport Terminal 1

Car Park A - Premium Parking

This car park is a two- to three-minute walk away from the Terminal 1 arrivals entrance. Here is the breakdown of the charges for using the premium parking:

• Five minutes: Dh5
• 15 minutes: Dh15
• 30 minutes: Dh30
• Up to two hours: Dh40
• Three hours: Dh55
• Four hours: Dh65
• One day: Dh125
• Each additional day: Dh100

Car Park B - Economy Parking

This car park is a seven to nine minutes walk away from Terminal 1 arrivals.

• One hour: Dh25
• Two hours: Dh30
• Three hours: Dh35
• Four hours Dh45
• One day: Dh85
• Each additional day: Dh75

You will be able to reach the car park by following signs at the airport for Car Park A and Car Park B.

As per the Dubai Airports website - dubaiairports.ae, all the charges are inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT).

‘Scan, pay and go’ – how to pay for Dubai Airport parking with your phone in a few minutes

Paying for parking in the airport is a quick and simple process. You can do it on your phone within minutes, without the need to download any app or create an account online.

Dubai Airports' official social media channels recently posted a video tutorial on how to use the 'Scan, pay and go' service.

Here are the steps you will need to follow:

• Once you enter the parking area, you will receive a parking entry ticket with a Quick Response (QR) code.
• Once you scan the QR code, it will take you to a payment channel. You can pay for the parking with your debit or credit card or Apple Pay.
• After you have paid, place the ticket on the parking machine located at the exit gate barrier, after which the gates will open.