Dubai International Airport 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 the world and the busiest hub for the Airbus A380. In 2014, the airport handled 70.5 million passengers. The airport is the home base of Dubai’s international airlines, Emirates. Dubai Airport is also the base for low-cost carrier, flydubai.
Construction of the airport was ordered by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in 1959. It officially opened in 1960.