Airports

DIA Passenger Growth Continues

Passenger growth at Dubai International Airport increased 6.7 percent to reach 26,878,331 during the first eight months of 2009, up from 25,182,526 for the same period in 2008.  The consistent passenger growth at DIA stands in sharp contrast to a 7 percent contraction in year-to-date international passenger growth, as reported by Airports Council International (ACI). 

Dubai International also continues to maintain its position as one of the top five hubs for international cargo traffic, which has reached 1,198,546 tons year-to-date.  Cargo traffic was 1,197,522 million tons for the same period in 2008.  ACI reported that international airflight cargo globally is down 20 percent year-to-date.  Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said Dubai International Airport’s sustained growth supports forecasts for a record breaking year.  Dubai Airport recently forecast an 8.3 percent increase in passenger numbers in 2009 and a 13.6 percent increase in 2010.
 

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
Discover the making of a Royal Bisht - g...
Yas Island Abu Dhabi lit up in green for...
Turkish Airlines launches new cabin crew...
Featured Sights To See
Parks

Parks

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

•    Sail Island. A retreat from the blazing sun is the sail island in Jeddah. It is a water park covered with several sail like tents and offers you to enjoy the pool and recreational facilities. It’s a favorite amongst children. •    Jungle Land. An intriguing park, with rollercoaster’s, a circus, and bungee jumping •    Al-Shalal Theme Par...

Medeu Dam

Medeu Dam

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: just ahead of the Medeu Ice Skating Rink A large, 6 million cubic meters reservoir, situated 1900 meters above sea level, built in 1956 to protect Almaty from frequent landslides in the spring due to melting of ice. You can go see the dam either by car or on foot – park your car at the skating rink. Going on foot is definitely a much more enriching experience – you can never get eno...

Antiquities Museum

Antiquities Museum

Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Museum holds one of the top attractions in Cairo, the Tutankhamun Galleries. The Tutankhamun Galleries is where the treasures of the boy-pharaoh Tutankhamun are held. King Tut (as he is referred to in popular culture) had no great historical significance prior to 1922, when the British Egyptologist Howard Carter found his tomb almost entirely intact in the Valley of the Kings (on the...

What to do with Children in Tow

What to do with Children in Tow

Jakarta, Indonesia

There are lots of fun activities to do with children in Jakarta such as: Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland): It's located in the northern coast of Jakarta, just few minutes from famous shopping  Mangga Dua area and about 20 minutes drive from city center. The bus terminal is located on site as well and tourists can arrive by bus and get off at Dunia Fantasi theme park. Start by v...