Flight Information:   Tehran (IKA) Arrival | Tehran (IKA) Departure | Dubai (DXB) Arrivals | Dubai (DXB) Departures

Home Hotels Our Services Contact Us News Dubai's Attractions
  Travel Agents
  Hotel Reservation
All Hotels

Hotels Map

5-Star Hotels
4-Star Hotels
3-Star Hotels
Hotel-Apartment
Hotel Rates
Special Offer
Hotel Request Form
  UAE Visa
  Embassy Services
General Information
US Embassy Rate

Consulates in Dubai

  Tours
 
   Tourism fuels Dubai air traffic boom

Dubai airport, the Middle East's busiest, handled 34.3 million passengers last year, a rise of 19.3% over 2006 and its sixth consecutive year of growth above 15% as the emirate's commerce and tourism expanded.

The growth "is a reflection of Dubai's robust economy, and its rising popularity as an international commercial and tourism hub", Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, said in a statement on Wednesday. Traffic may rise to 40 million this year, he said.

The airport was the 10th busiest in the world in 2006 measured by international passenger traffic, according to Geneva-based Airports Council International, which compiles data on airports around the world.

Dubai International Airport serves 120 airlines, and is spending $4.5 billion on terminal and other facilities that will triple capacity next year to 75 million passengers, the airport said. It expects 60 million passengers in 2010.

The emirate is developing a second airport with capacity to handle 120 million passengers per year.

That is double the number of international passengers London's Heathrow - the world's busiest airport by that measure - handled in 2006, according to Airports Council. (Reuters)


View full news list
  
Search:

ANY ALL

  

All About Dubai

 

Interactive Map

Attractions
Shopping
Historical Sites
Cruises
Entertainment
Photos/Videos
Visitor Info.
News:

 

View all news
 

Dubai's local weather and time:

Click for Dubai, UAE Forecast

More Details

 
Home About Us Feedback Downloads Links FAQ News Contact Us  
Recommend Site
 Add to Favorites  Print  
Visits total:

25335881

Visits today:

8968

     

Copyright 2004-2010 Carnival Travel LLC. All rights reserved.