Dubai International Airport (IATA): DXB, ICAO: OMDB) is an air terminal located in Dubai city, in the United Arab Emirates. It is a major air transport hub in the Middle East and is Dubai’s main airport. It is located in Al Garhoud district, 2.5 miles south-east of Dubai.
Dubai airport is the main base of the Emirates and Emirates SkyCargo airline, the largest airline in the Middle East, Emirates handles 60% of all passenger traffic, and accounts for 38% of all aircraft movements at the airport. Dubai Airport is also the base for the low-cost airline, Flydubai. As of July 2010, there are more than 6,000 weekly flights operated by 130 airlines to more than 215 destinations on all continents except Antarctica.
In 2011, DXB ran a 50.98 million-passenger registration, up 8% from the 2010 fiscal year, making the airport the 13 busiest in the world for passenger traffic and the world’s fourth busiest airport for international passenger traffic. In addition to being an important center of passenger traffic, the airport was the sixth most heavily loaded airport in the world, handling 3.27 million tons of cargo in 2011. The total number of commercial aircraft movements in 2011 was 360,317. As of January 2012, DXB is the sixth busiest airport in the world world of cargo traffic, and airport 14 most busy in the world for passenger traffic. Because of the large number of shops at the airport, this place is considered to be the largest sales tax-free in the country, although in fact prices are higher than at other airports around the world.
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Dubai International Airport will be complemented by Al Maktoum International Airport, a new 140 km² airport that.
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