Published on August 4th, 2012 | by Dubai City


Air Travel Information

Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) is a major air facility in Dubai, a city in the United Arab Emirates.

Interior Dubai International airport

The airport is a hub to Dubai’s international airline, Emirates.Because of the many stores in the airport, it is considered a major place to buy duty free goods in that country, which is in turn considered a duty free shopping haven.

Air Travel Information – History of Dubai Airport 

Dubai International Airport was conceived in 1959, when Sheik Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum first ordered construction. It was inaugurated in 1960 with DC-3 plane flights and was home to nine airlines. Today, the airport accepts all kinds of jets.On 3 July 1988, Iran Air Flight 655, which was on a Tehran-Bandar Abbas-Dubai route, was shot down by USS Vincennes between Bandar Abbas and Dubai due to the aircraft overflying a combat zone. An estimated 300 people were killed in this incident.

On 28 July 2001, a man named Djamel Beghal was arrested at Dubai International Airport while transferring from a flight from Pakistan to a flight to Europe. Beghal admitted to being part of the Paris embassy attack plot to UAE interrogators. The Al-Qaida suspect was taken to France, where he recanted parts of his statement.

The plot was dismantled by French, Belgian, and Dutch authorities.Part of the airport’s Terminal 3 collapsed on September 28, 2004 during the construction phase. The terminal was designed by French architect Paul Andreu. Andreu also designed Terminal 2E at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport, which collapsed on May 23, 2004.The Airport will undergo an expansion to allow two stations of the Green Line of the Dubai Metro to be built within the complex. One station will be constructed in Terminal 1 and the other in Terminal 3. The Metro system is not expected to be fully operational until 2012.


Airlines with regular service to Dubai include:

  • Air Blue (Karachi)
  • Aero Asia International (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawer, Faislabad, Multan)
  • Aeroflot (Moscow/Sheremetyevo)
  • Air Algerie (Algiers)
  • Air China (Beijing)
  • Air France (Paris/CDG)
  • Air India (Mumbai, New Delhi, Kochi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode)
  • Air Kazakstan
  • Alitalia (Milan/Malpensa)
  • Austrian Airlines (Vienna)
  • Azerbaijan Airlines (Baku)
  • Biman Bangladesh (Dhaka)
  • British Airways (London/Heathrow)
  • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong)
  • Condor
  • Cyprus Airways (Larnaca)
  • Daallo (Dubai, Djibouti, Hargesia, London, Mogadishu, Paris)
  • Dragonair
  • Egypt Air (Cairo)
  • Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Accra, Alexandria, Amman, Athens, Auckland, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beirut, Birmingham, Brisbane, Cairo, Casablanca, Christchurch, Colombo, Damascus, Damman, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Dhaka, Doha, Dusseldorf, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Karachi, Kochi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait City, Lagos, Lahore, Larnaca, London/Gatwick, London/Heathrow, Manchester, Manila, Mauritius, Melbourne, Milan/Malpensa, Moscow/Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, New York/JFK, Nice, Paris/CDG, Perth, Peshawar, Rome/Fiumicino, Riyadh, Sanaa, Seoul, Seychelles, Shanghai Pudong, Singapore, Sydney, Tehran, Tokyo/Narita, Tripoli, Valletta, Vienna, Zurich)
  • Ethiopian Airlines (Addis Ababa)
  • Falcon Express
  • Finnair (Helsinki)
  • Gulf Air (Bahrain)
  • Indian Airlines (Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Calicut)
  • Iran Air (Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Bandar Abbas, Ahvaz)
  • Jat Airways (Belgrade)
  • Jubba Airways (Aden, Bosaso, Dubai, Djibouti, Hargesia, Mogadishu, Sanaa)
  • Kenya Airways (Guangzhou, Nairobi)
  • KLM (Amsterdam)
  • Korean Air (Seoul/Incheon)
  • Kuwait Airways (Kuwait City)
  • Libyan Arab Airlines (Tripoli)
  • Lufthansa (Frankfurt)
  • Mahan Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Middle East Airlines (Beirut)
  • Naft Airlines
  • Oman Air (Muscat)
  • Pakistan International Airlines (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawer)
  • Qatar Airways (Doha)
  • Royal Brunei (Bandar Seri Begawan)
  • Royal Jordanian (Amman)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam)
  • Shaheen Air (Karachi)
  • Siberia Airlines (Moscow/Domodedovo)
  • Singapore Airlines (Cairo, Istanbul, Singapore)
  • Sri Lankan Airlines (Colombo)
  • Sudan Airways (Khartoum)
  • Swiss International Air Lines (Zurich)
  • Syrian Arab Airlines (Damascus)
  • Tarom (Bucharest)
  • Thavria Air Company
  • Thai Airways International (Bangkok, Chennai)
  • Transaero (Moscow Domodedovo)
  • Transportes Aereos Portugueses (Lisbon)
  • Turkish Airlines (Istanbul)
  • Vietnam Airlines (Hanoi)
  • Yemenia (Sana’a)

Cargo airlines with service to Dubai include:

  1. DAS Air Cargo
  2. EVA Air Cargo
  3. FedEx
  4. Polar Air Cargo
  5. UPS

Today, one of the biggest beneficiaries of the event is the tourism sector. Hotels, travel agents and tour operators contribute to the selling of the event worldwide and it would be fair to assume, run at the peak levels of operation during the event.

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