The Dubai International Airport is the airport of Dubai , the city and emirate of United Arab Emirates (UAE) . The already completely rebuilt airport is located five kilometers southeast of the city center. 2011 more than 50 million were passengers carried. This airport is in the global comparison of airports ranked 13 (as of 2011).
The airport is home to Emirates , the international airline of the Emirate of Dubai, and this serves as a hub in their network. Opened in 2007, the Kuwaiti carrier Jazeera Airways a hub in Dubai. She was the first stationed in Dubai budget airline. Until the late 1980s, it was not possible to perform non-stop flights between Europe and the Far East, western airlines fly over because neither the territory of the former USSR were allowed, nor aircraft with sufficient range were available. Therefore, Dubai and other airports in the Persian Gulf used for stopovers. Now connect all the major Western European airlines to fly to Dubai hubs, but from there on no further goals. This clause shall apply to airlines from the Far East.
Examples of predominantly active for decades in Dubai, western European airlines and their hubs are tethered Air France (Paris), Austrian Airlines (Vienna), British Airways (London), KLM (Amsterdam), Lufthansa (Frankfurt, Munich) and Swiss and Swissair (Zurich). Meanwhile, airlines are also on the territory of the former Eastern Bloc of active, for example, provides the Romanian Tarom flights on the route Bucharest-Dubai and operated since 2010 , Air Berlin , the Berlin-Dubai route.