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{{#invoke:redirect hatnote|redirect}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Very long |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Dubai International Airport (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is the primary airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the 6th busiest cargo airport in world<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and the busiest hub for the Airbus A380.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> In 2014, DXB handled 70.5 million passengers, 2.37 million tonnes of cargo and registered 357,339 aircraft movements.<ref name="dubaiairports.ae" />

Dubai International is situated in the Al Garhoud district, {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} east<ref name="aip"/> of Dubai and spread over an area of {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} of land.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The airport is operated by the Dubai Airports Company and is the home base of Dubai's international airlines, Emirates and flydubai; the Emirates hub is the largest airline hub in the Middle East; Emirates now handles 64% of all passenger traffic and accounts for about 50% of all aircraft movements at the airport.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier, flydubai which handles 10.7% of passenger traffic at DXB.<ref>Largest international airline is worth US,1 billion Airport needs to add 100-million-passenger. Eturbonews.com (28 July 2013). Retrieved on 16 August 2013.</ref> The airport consists of three terminals and has a total capacity of 75 million passengers annually. Terminal 3 is the second largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> As of January 2015, there are over 8,000 weekly flights operated by 140 airlines to over 270 destinations across all six inhabited continents.<ref name="dubaiairport.com">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Dubai International is an important contributor to the Dubai economy, employing approximately 90,000 people, indirectly supports over 400,000 jobs and contributes over US$26.7 billion to the economy, which represents around 27 per cent of Dubai’s GDP and 21% of the employment in Dubai.<ref>http://khaleejtimes.ae/biz/inside.asp?xfile=/data/aviation/2014/December/aviation_December35.xml&section=aviation</ref> It is predicted that by 2020, the economic contribution of Dubai’s aviation sector will rise to 37.5% of the city's GDP and by 2030, the economic impact of aviation is projected to grow to $88.1 billion and support 1.95 million jobs in Dubai or 44.7% of the GDP and 35.1% of the total employment.<ref name="content.emirates.com"/><ref>http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/aviation-and-transport/2014/11/17/Aviation-to-drive-37-of-Dubai-economy-by-2020-study-.html</ref>


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