The airport is a hub to the UAE's international airline, Emirates.
Because of the many stores in the airport, it is considered a major place to buy duty free goods in that country, which is in turn considered a duty free shopping haven.
Dubai International Airport was conceived in 1959, when His Highness, Sheik Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum first ordered construction. It was inaugurated in 1960 with DC-3 plane flights and was home to nine airlines. Today, the airport accepts all kinds of jets.
Other airlines that fly there are: