Dubai Airport Celebrates 58 Years, And What A Change!

Dubai Airport is celebrating its 58th birthday and shared its “baby picture” as a dramatic contrast to today’s mega airport city.

DXB 1960s

The tiny Dubai terminal building opened on September 30, 1960 with a 1,800-foot-long compacted sand runway.

DBX today

In the 58 years that followed, DBX has served 974,461,017 flyers and become the world’s busiest international airport and an ultra-modern complex offering cutting-edge technology for passenger handling and a wide variety of activities for passengers to enjoy while they wait for their connections.

Of course, Dubai has changed dramatically since 1960 too, as this video shows, with bold ambitions for the future.

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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