More people are booking flights to Dubai as the emirate’s airport announces passenger growth.

Figures released by Dubai International Airport for February   indicate that more people are booking flights to Dubai.

According to the organisation, it experienced double-digit growth in passenger numbers during the second month of 2010.

Compared with the same month in 2009, Dubai International saw the number of people arriving at the airport increase by 22.6 per cent in February this year.

Paul Griffiths, chief executive officer of Dubai Airports, described the figures as “very encouraging” and pointed out that Dubai International was the fastest growing major international airport in 2009.

Anyone arriving on flights to Dubai or heading back to the UK will find a large duty-free shopping centre featuring goods such as electronics, jewellery, cosmetics and alcohol, as well as more than 25 different restaurants and cafes.

In 2008 and 2009, the airport picked up the Global Traveller Award for best duty free shops as well as the Raven Fox Award for Middle East travel retailer of the year in 2009.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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