High growth


Aviation‭ ‬is a major engine‭ ‬of Dubai’s economic development‭. ‬The contribution of this sector‭ ‬to our economy is increasing and is expected to reach‭ ‬35‭ ‬per cent of Dubai’s GDP from the present‭ ‬about 30‭ ‬per cent‭. ‬In addition‭, ‬the sector also generates‭ ‬significant employment opportunities‭.‬

As‭ ‬the economy of Dubai and UAE‭ ‬diversifies‭, ‬the role of aviation will grow further‭. ‬

There‭ ‬is‭ ‬a high growth in number of air passengers‭, ‬expected to‭ ‬cross 7.2‭ ‬billion by 2035‭ ‬worldwide‭.  ‬The growth in UAE‭ ‬and Dubai has been higher than the global average‭. ‬This‭ ‬year we are expecting the number of passengers at Dubai‭ ‬International to be higher than last year‭, ‬which also brings‭ ‬us closer to achieving 90‭ ‬million-mark in passenger numbers‭ ‬in 2017‭. ‬We are already the world’s number one‭ ‬in terms of international passengers and time is not far‭ ‬when Dubai International will also be the world’s busiest‭ ‬airport in terms of total passengers‭.‬

All‭ ‬this growth brings‭ ‬with it great responsibility‭, ‬challenges and opportunities‭. ‬

We‭ ‬are highly‭ ‬grateful to our visionary leaders‭, ‬who have always inspired us‭ ‬to excel and constantly motivate us‭. ‬

The‭ ‬visit of His‭ ‬Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum‭, ‬Vice-President and‭ ‬Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai brought‭ ‬high motivation to all those working at the airports‭, ‬encouraging‭ ‬them to give more than their best‭. ‬

With‭ ‬this motivation‭, ‬we are confident that our achievements will exceed our targets‭. ‬




Ahmed bin saeed al maktoum

Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum