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Yes I remember it well. I believe (although not 100% certain) the original terminal is now part of Terminal 1. I do remember when we went for vacation or trips we used to part on the sand across the road just up from what was the International Hotel (now Meridien).

I had a good friend who worked in ATC at the airport and used to take me in occasionally, if there were 2 flight an hour that was about it. I lived in Trade Centre Apartments where the EK crews stayed, that was pretty much the end of Dubai.

Indeed there was no QR then, apart from EK pretty much everything was Gulf Air who did the hops through Doha to Bahrain.

There is an interesting display in Terminal 3 as you walk through from B to C gates with pictures of how the airport has developed.

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