Dubai International Airport, is a major aviation hub in the Middle East for both passengers and cargo, and is the main airport in Dubai.
In 2007 Dubai Airport was the world’s fastest growing airport in terms of international passenger throughput with a growth of 19.31 per cent.
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The airport handled a total of 34.34 million passengers, well over the projected 33 million for the year.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Dubai manages the airport, and it was the 27th busiest airport in the world in 2007, handling 34.34 million passengers. The airport has set its target of 40 million passengers for 2008.
From 1997 to 2007, the number of annual passengers increased by 316%
Emirates airline is Dubai´s international airline and has its main hub at Dubai International Airport.
The airport operates flights from Dubai to North America, Europe, South America, East Asia, Southwest Asia, South Asia, Australasia, and Africa. Most major airlines fly into Dubai airport on a daily basis. The airport will be complemented by Dubai World Central International Airport, a new 140 square kilometer airport that will help handle the projected growth of travelers over the next decades.
It is expected when built to be the fourth largest airport in the world by physical size. It is expected to be finished by the year 2017. When finished, Dubai International Airports are expected to be able to accommodate up to 70 million passengers.
Probably the most famous part of Dubai airport is the “duty free” area. Affectionately known as DDF or Dubai Duty Free. DDF runs innovative and successful daily promotions including the world famous “Finest Surprise Luxury Car” raffle draw and the “Millennium Millionaire”. Both promotions have captured the imagination of travelers around the world and their popularity shows no sign of weakening.
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Hotels and Accommodations
In Terminal 1 their is the Dubai International Hotel, which is a five star hotel with 88 rooms, restaurants, G-Force health club, swimming pool, and a business and conference facilities. The hotel occupies the top 2 levels of the Shaikh Rashid Terminal. There are three hotels within 1 km (0.62 miles) of the airport, which are the Millennium Airport Hotel, Al Bustan Rotana Hotel and Le Meridien Hotel. Other hotels can be reached by bus or car and can take on an average of between 5 to 15 minutes to reach.
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