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Dubai airport sees 13.2% increase in passenger traffic in 2012

Dubai International Airport reported a 13.2 percent increase in passenger traffic in 2012 from 2011, Arabian Business reported. Over 57.6 million passengers passed through Dubai International Airport last year, overtaking Hong Kong International Airport as the world's third busiest airport. It also exceeded the airport's estimated 56.5 million passengers.

VP tours A380 Concourse 3 at Dubai Airport

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Wednesday inspected, the new Emirates' Airbus A380 Concourse 3, the world's first dedicated facility at Dubai International Airport that is home to Airliner's growing fleet of super jumbos. It features dedicated first and business class lounges.

Kingspan acquires Rigidal of Dubai in $38.6m deal

Kingspan Group Plc, the Irish manufacturer of building components, is making its first foray into the Middle East by acquiring Dubai-based insulation maker Rigidal Industries for $38.6m. While Kingspan's products have been used extensively on landmark projects such as the Dubai Metro and Dubai International Airport, this will be the first time it will have a manufacturing presence in the region.

Sheikh Mohammed inspects Dubai airport's new terminal

Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has made an inspection tour to the new Emirates Airlines terminal at the Dubai International Airport on Saturday. The Dhs12 billion new terminal, which is set to officially open in January 2013, will have an annual capacity of 19 million passengers.

Dubai Airport launches SnoozeCube to increase traveller comfort

Called SnoozeCube, each of the accommodation units contains a full-sized bed, a touch-screen television offering a selection of entertainment and music, as well as high speed internet access. Most importantly, the units are connected to the airport’s flight information system to ensure that passengers do not miss their flights.

Dubai Metro's Purple Line faces cancellation

A proposed $2.73bn high-speed express railway link between Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central could be cancelled, according to a senior official familiar with the project.On Wednesday, Dubai Airports announced that it would spend $7.8bn expanding the existing facilities at Dubai International Airport.

Dubai to expand rail network

Pioneering the mass transit system in the region with the world’s largest driverless rail system, Dubai aims to extend the rail network further from the current 75km to over 250km by the next decade. The extensive network will include tramways as well as more Metro lines, one of which would connect the Dubai International Airport with Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali.

Pullman Dubai Mall of the Emirates opens.

Directly linked to the region’s premier shopping destination - The Mall of the Emirates and to Dubai Metro, Pullman Dubai MoE is strategically located just twenty minutes away from the Dubai International Airport and even closer to business districts including TECOM and Jebel Ali Free Zone.