It was announced on September 11, 2018, that Dubai International Airport (the United Arab Emirates) retained its position as the world’s number one international airport for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, with annual traffic exceeding 88.2 million passengers.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the primary international airport serving Dubai (the UAE) and is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic. The airport is operated by the Dubai Airports company and is the home base of Emirates and low-cost carrier flydubai. The company also manages the Dubai World Central (DWC) airport.

According to Dubai Airports, since its opening in 1960, passenger numbers at DXB have grown at an annual average growth rate of more than 13%. Today the airport connects 240 destinations around the world through 75 international airlines. DXB is expected to serve 90.2 million passengers in 2018.

“Dubai International airport is the world’s number one international airport for international travelers… 240K passengers daily and 88 million passengers annually”, says H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP of Dubai Airports and Prime Minister of the UAE.

Dubai Airports’ CEO Paul Griffiths has provided an update on the first half of 2018. Access on the video update is available at