Dubai International Airport records one billion passenger list this year, which has also achieved the title of one of the world’s busiest International Airport. 

On Thursday, Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Makrtoum posted a Tweet, which reads, “We know we have reached a new milestone,” and added that “we started a new journey, and we’re heading toward a brighter future.”

A 9-years-old boy flying in from Orlando, Florida was selected as the honorary billionth passenger. The lucky boy and his parents were greeted by the Chairman of the world’s busiest airport.

Dubai International Airport was opened in 1960 and has reached 500 million passengers in 2011. In the first 10-months of the year, over 74.5 million travelers have used the world’s busiest Airport, which is 1.5 percent higher compared to that of the previous year.

9-years-old is Billionth passenger at Dubai International Airport |

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest, which is followed by Beijing Capital International. Dubai comes in the third number but it is now considered as the world’s busiest for its huge number of International travelers. And the country expects to claim the overall crown by the end of the decade.

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