In summer 2015, a fantastic facility for kids and families was opened in Concourse B, Terminal 3, Dubai International.
Located between Gates B7 and B8, the family facility, called Kids Zone, features a children’s area complete with creative play equipment, television screens with children’s programming, and baby changing rooms for added convenience.
The design of the area takes its inspiration from the Arabian Desert, with the floor similar to sand-dunes. There is even a climbing area and interactive games zone for kids who need to burn off any excess energy before the next flight.
There is also conversational-style seating for families waiting for flights, with a range of both individual and group seats. The area is conveniently located close to popular food and beverage outlets such as Starbucks, Ben’s Cookies, Sweet Factory, Red Carpet and Paul.
In addition to the new family area, the main transfer area in Concourse B was 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 travellers to feel more relaxed when connecting through Dubai International. The capacity of the transfer area was also increased to accommodate more passengers during peak periods.
Other enhancements include redesigned washrooms which 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.