Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) (Arabic: مطار دبي الدولي‎‎) is the primary airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the 6th busiest cargo airport in world, the busiest hub for the Airbus A380, and the busiest airport in the world operating with two runways only. In 2015, DXB handled 78 million passengers, 2.51 million tonnes of cargo and registered 403,517 aircraft movements. Dubai International is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) east of Dubai and spread over an area of 2,900 hectares (7,200 acres) of land. 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 handles around 65% of all passenger traffic and accounts for approximately 42% of all aircraft movements at the airport. Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier flydubai which handles 11.6% of passenger traffic and 22% of aircraft movements at DXB. The airport consists of three terminals and has a total capacity of 90 million passengers annually. Terminal 3 is the second largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world. As of January 2016, there are over 7,700 weekly flights operated by 140 airlines to over 270 destinations across all six inhabited continents. 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. 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.

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Dubai

Dubai (/duːˈbaɪ/ doo-BY; Arabic: دبي‎‎ Dubayy, Gulf pronunciation: [dʊˈbɑj]) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is to host World Expo 2020. Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969. Dubai's oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate's revenue comes from oil. The emirate's Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticised for human rights violations concerning the city's largely South Asian workforce. Dubai's property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–09 following the financial crisis of 2007–08, but the emirate's economy has made a return to growth, with a projected 2015 budget surplus. As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East. In 2014, Dubai's hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world, after Geneva. Dubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by U.S. global consulting firm Mercer.

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LCCs operating in Dubai

Cebu Pacific Air

Norwegian Air Int'l

Norwegian Air Shuttle

Direct flights from Dubai

Lowest tax-include fare (oneway) (USD)

Manila From $109 (Tax incl.)

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J)

Mumbai From $83 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • SpiceJet (SG)

Kozhikode From $94 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • SpiceJet (SG)

Kochi From $84 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • SpiceJet (SG)

Delhi From $99 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • SpiceJet (SG)

Hyderabad From $94 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Flydubai (FZ)

Chennai From $96 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Flydubai (FZ)

Trivandrum From $98 (Tax incl.)

  • IndiGo (6E)
  • Flydubai (FZ)

Helsinki From $179 (Tax incl.)

  • Norwegian Air Int'l (D8)

Stockholm From $150 (Tax incl.)

  • Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY)

Jeddah From $120 (Tax incl.)

  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • Flynas (XY)

Riyadh From $120 (Tax incl.)

  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • Flynas (XY)

Karachi From $75 (Tax incl.)

  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • Shaheen Air (NL)

Multan From $94 (Tax incl.)

  • Flydubai (FZ)
  • Shaheen Air (NL)

Lahore From $88 (Tax incl.)

  • Shaheen Air (NL)