Airports

Abu Dhabi Airport Targets 8 Percent Growth In 2010

Abu Dhabi International Airport expects to continue the healthy growth figures achieved in 2009, and hopes to achieve 8 percent growth in passenger traffic in 2010.  Ahmed Mohammed Al Haddabi, an executive with Abu Dhabi Airport Company (ADAC) said the airport was one of the few in the world to record positive growth in 2009.  He said “Only the airports in the Middle East were able to achieve growth in the last year, and we are part of the Middle East trend.” 

Al Haddabi, who is Vice President – Airport Operations, said ADAC expects passenger traffic will reach 10 million this year.  Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded an 8.1 percent year-on-year increase in passenger traffic for the first six months of 2009, compared to the same period in 2008. Details of the airports performance during the second half of 2009 will be released later this week.  Al Haddabi said four or five new airlines will probably begin operating from Abu Dhabi this year.  Currently there are 45 international airlines operating from the airport to 80 destinations around the world.
 

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
flydubai touches down in Ljubljana, Slov...
Four new hotels opening soon in Dubai...
flydubai celebrates ten years of flying ...
Featured Sights To See
Sharjah Maritime Museum

Sharjah Maritime Museum

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Next door to the Aquarium, this museum opened in mid-2009. Here you’ll find wooden dhows, fishing tools including devices used in pearl diving and photographs that acknowledge Sharjah’s sea heritage. Phone: 522 2002 Location: Off Al-Meena St Opening Times: Sat-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri 4-8pm Admission: Adult AED8, child AED4, family AED20 ...

Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque

Isfahan, Iran

Address: east side of the Naqsh e Jahan Square. The grandeur of the Imam Mosque, located on the South side of the Naqsh e Jahan Square, is a sight to behold – and yet, the Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque achieves the very same impact with simplicity and an understatement of imposing expression. Constructed between 1602 and 1619 to honor Shah Abbas I’s father in law of the same name, the Lotfullah ...

Pinakotheken Der Moderne

Pinakotheken Der Moderne

Munich, Germany

This gallery is a glass and concrete structure which is home to an impressive collection of 20th  and 21st century art, ranging from Dali and Picasso to great German artists such as Beckman and Polke. There are also regular exhibitions on design, architecture and graphics, as well as temporary exhibits and events from various cultural areas. Timings: Daily except Monday 10.00 – 17....

Dubai Zoo

Dubai Zoo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo in the Arabian Peninsula and is home to about 200 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. It is located in a shaded area of Jumeirah and is surrounded by huge trees. Though not too large, this zoo is especially notable as it houses an impressive collection of endangered species like the Bengal and Siberian tigers, Arabian wolves and Scimitar-horned Oryx...