Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

An Emirates throwback photo shows how far Dubai Airport has come since the 1960s

The airport has gone from welcoming 'a few thousand passengers' to the busiest in the world

Dubai International Airport, 59 years ago. Courtesy Emirates / Twitter
Dubai International Airport, 59 years ago. Courtesy Emirates / Twitter

Few throwback photos have as much of an impact as flashbacks to the UAE in the years before the establishment of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.

On Thursday Emirates reminded its followers just how far the UAE has come, sharing an image of Dubai airport in 1960.

"From a few thousand passengers in 1960, our hub Dubai International welcomed nearly 90 million passengers in 2018, retaining its title as the world's busiest international airport for the fifth consecutive year," the airline wrote on Twitter.

Now, 59 years on, the airport is ranked as the busiest in the world. Dubai retained its position as the busiest airport in the world in 2018, with 6.9 million customers in November 2018 alone.

Dubai International Airport today:

Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3. Courtesy Emirates / Twitter
Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3. Courtesy Emirates / Twitter

Updated: February 2, 2019 03:38 PM

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