Dubai Airport is set to become the largest airport in the world as its passenger numbers continue to grow.

Dubai International Airport is set to become the busiest in the world as its passenger numbers continue to rise.

The terminal is poised to overtake London’s Heathrow Airport in 2016 if its growth rate continues at the same pace, the Daily Telegraph reported.

In addition, further increases will see the airport managing 90 million passengers each year by 2020.

This growth will be encouraged by the expansion of the airport’s existing terminals.

However, the emirate is planning to build a huge new airport in the next decade, which will see it able to handle even more passengers.

Planned to have five runways, it is through that by the mid-2020s, the location will be able to deal with seeing 160 million people every year.

A benefit of the number of people visiting the emirate is the increase in duty free sales, with the value of sales recently said to have increased by 14 per cent in the first quarter of the year, compared with the same time frame in 2011.

Written by Erin Marshall

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