International Airport is considered the Middle
Easts premier and busiest airport. In 2001,
despite the impact of global events, it registered
a 10% growth in passengers throughput which totaled
13.5 million. The ACI traffic statistics have
ranked Dubai International Airport as one of the
fastest growing airport in the world.
the travel demands of the 21st century, the Dubai
Department of Civil Aviation commenced a US$540
million expansion program in 1997 which was completed
with the opening of the Sheikh Rashid Terminal
in 2000. Dubai International Airport at present
has the capacity to handle 22 million passengers
However, according to projections, 30 million
passengers are expected to use Dubai International
Airport by 2010. With these figures in mind, the
Department of Civil Aviation is set to begin the
2nd phase of expansion costing US$ 2.5 bn in the
first quarter of 2002 to be completed by 2006.
This phase will include Terminal 3, Concourse
2 and Concourse 3. (For details check Future Plan).
growth for Dubai International Airport
16 million passengers register a 18% growth in