Passenger traffic at Dubai Airports from 2010 to 2020*

The forecasted number of passengers at Dubai international Airport (DXB) was to rise to 103.5 million people by 2020 - further manifesting Dubai international airports position as busiest airport worldwide.  

 Passenger transport

   About 87 different airlines approach Dubai international Airport in the regular scheduled passenger traffic service. With those airlines, about 226 destinations worldwide can be reached via non-stop and direct flights.
In 2017, around 44 million passengers arrived at Dubai International Airport. Approximately the same number departed from there as well. In that same year, 520 thousand passengers used Dubai International Airport to transfer to other connecting flights to reach their destination.

 Aircraft movements

   As of 2017, approximately 414 thousand aircraft movements at Dubai International Airport had been recorded. A majority of about 391 thousand were scheduled flights (640739). Only 17.6 thousand movements were non-scheduled flights, with an additional 4.9 thousand specified as military aircraft flights. Furthermore, Dubai International Airport serves as an important logistical hub and entrepôt for freights. More than 251 thousand tons of freight had been transferred at this airport in 2017.

 Airport shopping

   Dubai International Airport has established itself as an important shopping destination over the past few decades. Most of its sales revenue is generated from perfumes, closely followed by liquor.

Passenger traffic at Dubai Airports from 2010 to 2020*

Number of passengers in millions
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Release date

June 2014



Survey time period

2010 to 2013

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.

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