Last modified on 15th July 2022. Dubai Real Estate Blog


Dubai International Airport has ranked as the busiest international airport in July 2022, with a capacity of about four million, according to the latest ranking by global travel data provider OAG.

Dubai Airport had a 28 percent increase in seats compared to last month, with Heathrow Airport in London in second place, followed by Amsterdam Airport, Charles DeGoller in Paris, Frankfurt International, Istanbul, and Doha. Singapore also rose from 10th to eighth, up 14% in seats compared to last month.

According to Dubai international airport statistics, the count of travelers exceeded 13 million in the first quarter of 2022, with a growth forecast of 58.3 million by the end of the year.

The ranking is calculated through scheduled airline capacity in the current month, compared to the equivalent month in 2019, before the pandemic. In addition, the top busiest international airports are calculated using international seats only.

About Dubai Airport:

Dubai International Airport serves approximately 66 million people annually, making it the world's busiest airport. There are 3 main Terminals within Dubai Airport:

  1. Terminal 2 is intended for airlines operating in the Persian Gulf region.
  2. Terminal 3 is used exclusively by Emirates and Qantas airlines.
  3. Terminal 1 is used by over 60 international airlines, with a capacity of 15 million passengers. The terminal spans an area of 520,000 square meters. It has more than 221 check-in counters and 28 remote gates, and electronic gates for residents.

Dubai Airport Facilities:

 Dubai International Airport provides a lot of facilities, including:

  • Free carts
  • Storage of luggage and cupboards
  • ATMs and cash machines
  • Exchange of currencies
  • Children's rooms
  • Children's play area
  • Comfort areas for napping
  • Shower in the lounges
  • Prayer rooms
  • Smoking rooms
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical centers
  •  Wheelchairs
  •  Assisting people with different abilities
  •  Car rental services
  •  Hotels
  •  Connected buses and metros

Things to do at Dubai Airport:

 While you are waiting at Dubai International Airport, you can do a lot of activities such as:

  • Shopping
  • Enjoy fresh air in Zen Gardens
  • Exercise
  • Relaxing at the Spa
  • Enjoy a range of food from a variety of restaurants and cafes

10 tips to help beat the 2022 summer travel rush at Dubai airport if you are traveling with Emirates airline:

It has urged travelers to arrive at the airport three hours before flights. Now, the airline has shared top tips for how travelers can help make their journey more seamless this summer. Here's what you need to know:

  • Use the Emirates app
  • Stay up to date with Covid-19 requirements
  • Sign up for WhatsApp alerts (Sign up for Emirates' WhatsApp Covid-19 travel support services)
  • Coming from out of town? Check-in remotely
  • Check-in online
  • Drop your bags early
  • Drop bags from home (The home service by DUBZ is available in Dubai and Sharjah)
  • Use the self-check-in kiosks at the airport
  • Take the Smart Tunnel
  • Use the e-gates (check for the e-Passport symbol on the front cover of your passport to see if that's you)

 Stay tuned to the Driven Properties blog for more UAE news this year and beyond.