Dubai International (DXB)

Dubai International ended 2014 by overtaking London Heathrow as the world’s busiest international airport, with more than 70.4 million passengers passing through the airport during the year.

This milestone is all the more remarkable given the time it has taken to reach the number one spot. The airport’s traffic has surged from 12 million passengers in 2000, when Dubai International was the 30th busiest international airport in the world, to become the busiest in just 15 years.

While this is a major accomplishment worth celebrating, our focus remains on providing the best possible airport experience to each of our passengers. During 2014 we have continued to refine and introduce further innovations to the overall passenger experience while finding new ways to increase operational efficiency.

At the same time Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) continued to establish itself as a regional and global cargo hub, while passenger traffic continued to grow from strength to strength.

Dubai International
In 2014

70.4 million
flight movements
2,36 million
tonnes of cargo
bags handled
tonnes of cargo
Read More… Record traffic in 2014

Record traffic in 2014

By the end of 2014, Dubai International had taken the title of the world’s busiest airport for international traffic.

Read More… DWC


During 2014 passenger traffic at DWC increased further to 845,046 passengers in the first full year of passenger operations.

Read More… Preparing for growth

Preparing for growth

With the rapid growth of traffic and expansion of both our airports over the past few years, Dubai Airports is faced with an increasingly complex, two-airport operation.

Read More… Ensuring a smooth operation

Ensuring a smooth operation

Several initiatives and projects were rolled out to help ease passengers’ progress through the various touchpoints along their journey.

Read More… Airside


Despite the constant changes on the airfield due to the construction, Dubai Airports’ operations teams kept traffic flowing, safely and efficiently.

Read More… DXB remains world’s busiest A380 hub

DXB remains world’s busiest A380 hub

In addition to laying claim to being the world's busiest international airport, Dubai International is also the world’s leading hub for Airbus A380 operations.