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Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport is the international airport serving Dubai, the largest city of the United Arab Emirates. The airport has four terminals, one cargo and three passenger terminals. Terminals 1 and 3 are connected. Terminal 3 is exclusively used by the Emirates  airline . Terminal 2 is separated from the other terminals and is mainly used for regional chartered flights.

The airport of Dubai was the 15th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic handling 40.9 million passengers in 2009

Dubai airport History

The history of civil aviation in Dubai airport started in July 1937 when an air agreement was signed for a flying boat base for the aircraft of Imperial Airways with rental of the base at about 440 Rupees per month – this included the guards’ wages. The Empire Flying Boats also started operating once a week flying East to Karachi and West to Southampton, England. By February 1938, there were 4 flying boats a week.

In the 1940s flying from Dubai was by flying boats operated by British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), operating the Horseshoe line from Southern Africa via the Persian Gulf to Sydney.

On 29 October 2010, the airport marked its 50th anniversary. The airport has seen over 402 million passengers at an average annual growth rate of 15.5 per cent, and handled over 3.87 million aircraft at an average annual growth rate of 12.4 per cent.

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Dubai Airport Address

Dubai International Airport
PO Box 2525
Dubai, UAE

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +971(0)4 216 2525
Fax: +971(0)4 224 4067

Airport codes

IATA airport code: DXB
ICAO airport code: OMDB

Websites Dubai Airport