💡 Dubai International Airport is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic.
It is also the nineteenth-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, one of the busiest cargo airports globally, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and the airport with the highest average number of passengers per flight.
In 2017, DXB handled 88 million passengers and 2.65 million tonnes of cargo and registered 409,493 aircraft movements.
The Dubai International Airport is located in Al Garhoud, 2.5 nautical miles east of Dubai and spread over 7,200 acres.
Terminal 3 is the second-largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world.
In July 2019, Dubai International airport installed the most extensive solar energy system in the region’s airports as part of Dubai’s goal to reduce 30 percent of the city’s energy consumption by 2030.
Emirates Airline has its hub airport in Dubai International and has its own terminal 3 with three concourses with flydubai.
The Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East; Emirates handles 51% of all passenger traffic and accounts for approximately 42% of all aircraft movements at the airport.
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE; Arabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة al-ʾImārāt al-ʿArabīyah al-Muttaḥidah), also commonly known as the Emirates (Arabic: الإمارات al-ʾImārāt), is a country in Western Asia located at the eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia and has maritime borders in the Persian Gulf with Qatar and Iran.
The UAE is an elective monarchy formed from a federation of seven emirates, Abu Dhabi (which serves as the capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Quwain.
A Sheikh and, together, govern each emirate, they form the Federal Supreme Council; one of them serves as President of the United Arab Emirates.
In 2013, the UAE’s population was 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million were Emirati citizens, and 7.8 million were expatriates; the estimated population in 2020 was 9.89 million.
Islam is the official religion, and Arabic is the official language.
The UAE’s oil and natural gas reserves are the sixth and seventh-largest in the world, respectively. Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the ruler of Abu Dhabi and the country’s first president, oversaw the development of the Emirates by investing oil revenues into healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
The UAE’s economy is the most diversified of all the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, while its most populous city, Dubai, is a global city and international hub.
The country has become less reliant on oil and gas and is economically focusing on tourism and business.
The UAE government does not levy income tax, and a 5% value-added tax was implemented in 2018.
The UAE is recognized as a regional and middle power.
The UAE is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC, the Non-Aligned Movement, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).