Dubai Airport is a hub for international air-travel in the United Arab Emirates. The airport is located in the Al Garhoud district, in the middle of Dubai. Its main airline Emirates - is responsible for 65% of the passenger traffic and 50% of all aircraft movement at the airport. The Dubai Airport has three terminals. Every week 130 airlines operate over 6,000 flights, serving more than 220 destinations. The Dubai Airport is the thirteenth busiest airport in the world.
The Emirates Airline and its subsidiary Emirates SkyCargo are based at Dubai Airport, as are the low-cost airline Flydubai. Large retail spaces between its terminals are occupied by shops and eating outlets. The Dubai Airport also features duty-free shopping areas, two open-air gardens, numerous business centres, various lounge areas, Internet and games facilities, prayer rooms, showers, a gym, a swimming pool, and three hotels. Besides carrying passengers, the Dubai Airport annually moves over 2 million tons of air cargo. The airport is a major contributor to the local economy, providing around sixty thousand jobs. There are locations for serviced offices surrounding the airport.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The area surrounding Dubai Airport accommodates several hotels, such as Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, Dubai International Terminal Hotel, and Grand Hyatt. In nearby Dubai you will find the open museums of Shindagha District, and many souks. New Dubai offers the Dubai Mall, which is the largest mall in the world. Dubai International Airport has several drinking and dining places, including Le Matin Francais, Jashan, and Tansu Kitchen a Chinese and Mongolian Barbeque. There is also a wine bar and many coffee shops.
The Dubai Airport can be reached by car through road D 89. The Airport Terminal 1 and 3 Metro Stations provide direct connections to Red Line services, as does the Emirates Metro Station. There are coach services to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Sharjah. Taxis are in constant circulation and public buses stop at each of the terminals.