In addition to the shopping, the airport is the fourth busiest in the world for global passenger traffic. The majority of the traffic comes from Emirates airline (www.emirates.com), the official carrier of Dubai and the biggest airline in the Middle East. Emirates has built a strong presence and brand by sponsoring major international sporting events like the FIFA World Cup, Arsenal Football Club, golf tournaments and more. It is famous for its world-class solutions and has won several awards for its hospitality.
Dubai International Airport is located in the Al Gharhoud district, about a 15-minute drive from the heart of the city.