general info ONE BILLION PEOPLE HAVE GONE THROUGH DUBAI AIRPORT
One Billion People Have Gone Through Dubai Airport
Updated on 23 December 2018

Dubai International Airport (DXB) was opened on 30 September 1960 and has continuously grown to become one of the worlds busiest airports, and recently reached the magical milestone of welcoming its one billionth passenger. 

The milestone achievement was recognised by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. In a twitter post on Thursday His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said, "Dubai International Airport received its one billionth passenger today, marking a new phase in its journey towards a bright future. One billion passengers have made DXB a part of their personal story and helped shape Dubai into a global hub,” In a further tweet his His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said “I am proud and humbled by this achievement and thank the DXB team, led by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. We are committed to remaining the first choice in transporting people across borders, helping them fulfill dreams, meet loved ones, and discover the world’s wonders.”

The one billionth passenger was a 9 year old boy called Arjun, who flew in with his family form Orlando, Florida on flight EK220. Arjun and his family were greeted at the airport by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, who said in a statement  “This landmark billionth passenger achievement is the result of team work and collaboration, and special thanks goes out to each and every member of the airport community who have played a role in this journey. Of course, we would not be in this position if it weren’t for the visionary leadership of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, both of whom foresaw the development of Dubai into a global centre for trade, tourism and commerce enabled by a fast-growing and world-leading aviation sector with top-flight airport infrastructure.”

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