Articles tagged “dubai international airport”

Dubai Puts Freeze on Futuristic Airport Project Until Further Notice

Dubai Puts Freeze on Futuristic Airport Project Until Further Notice

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Looks like Dubai overdid it again. Construction work is on hold at its World Central-Al Maktoum airport due to stagnant tourism and slowing economic growth.

2 months ago

Dubai’s Airport Welcomes 1 Billionth Passenger

Dubai’s Airport Welcomes 1 Billionth Passenger

Lisa Fleisher, Bloomberg

Think there's been some growth recently in Dubai? The city's airport handled 500 million passengers in its first 50 years, through 2011. It only took it seven years to double that number.

10 months ago

Three Ways to Make the Most of a Dubai Airport Layover

Three Ways to Make the Most of a Dubai Airport Layover

Dean Fosdick , Associated Press

Have an eight-over layover in Dubai? Why not make the best of its and go dune bashing? Or if you're feeling less adventurous, perhaps you'll try a desert sunset safari.

3 years ago

Dubai’s Airport to Expand Thanks to a $3 Billion Loan

Dubai’s Airport to Expand Thanks to a $3 Billion Loan

Archana Narayanan and Arif Sharif, Bloomberg

Dubai already has the world's busiest airport by international passenger volume, but that's not enough for its soaring ambition. The emirate is building a second international airport south of the city at a cost of about $30 billion, making a mockery of rival cities like London that can't even decide upon opening an additional runway.

3 years ago

Dubai Airport Duty-Free Cut Prices Because of Brexit and Chinese Travelers

Dubai Airport Duty-Free Cut Prices Because of Brexit and Chinese Travelers

Deena Kamel Yousef and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

Dubai Duty-Free felt that price cuts were the best option to compensate for a weaker pound since Europeans are a significant slice of the business. But in the process, it created a bunch of sale signs for Chinese travelers who are spending more during their trips.

3 years ago

Dubai International Airport on Track to Be World’s Busiest by 2020

Dubai International Airport on Track to Be World’s Busiest by 2020

Deena Kamel Yousef and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

Dubai is already number one for international passenger traffic and, as a crossroads between east and west, there is little standing in its way to becoming the world's overall busiest airport.

3 years ago

World’s Busiest International Airport Will Now Charge a Departure Fee

World’s Busiest International Airport Will Now Charge a Departure Fee

Associated Press

Now that Dubai International Airport is a global travel hub, flyers will pay the price of future renovation.

4 years ago