Dubai is officially the world's busiest airport

It beats London Heathrow by over ten million passengers per year


If you’re stopping off at Dubai International Airport, expect to see the biggest crowd of travellers from all corners of the globe.

Up by 5.6 percent from last year, the bustling airport saw nearly 90 million passengers in 2017, officially making it the world’s busiest site for international travel for another year.

The airport is a major connection point for long-haul international flights to Europe, Asia, North America, and Oceania. No wonder it took first place for the fourth year in the row.

Airports Council International (ACI) relesaed the new figures revealing that Dubai's airport handled 87.7 million passengers, beating London Heathrow (73.2 million) by over ten million people. Take that.

According to ACI, it first took over as the busiest back in 2014, knocking London Heathrow off its throne.

Here’s a list of the top ten, according to ACI:

1.Dubai International Airport: 87.7 million
2. London Heathrow Airport: 73.2 million
3. Hong Kong International: 72.5 million
4. Amsterdam Schiphol: 68.4 million
5. Aeroport de Paris-Charles de Gaulle: 63.7 million
6. Singapore Changi Airport: 61.6 million
7. Incheon International: 61.5 million
8. Frankfurt International: 57.1 million
9. Suvarnabhumi Airport: 48.8 million
10.Taoyuan International: 44.5 million

If you happen to be passing through, you'll see our recently launched Time Out DXB magazine on shelves. It’s free, so go ahead and take a look.

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