More than 3.86 million people passed through Dubai International in January, the eighth consecutive month the airport has reported a growth in passenger numbers.
The figure surpasses December 2009’s total of 3.81 million to become the highest total recorded in a single month at the airport, while it represented a year-on-year increase of 17 percent from January 2009’s figure.
Chief executive officer of Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths said the emirate is "on the leading edge of a rebound in global air traffic".
"Dubai International has been registering robust growth since the second quarter of 2009 when the industry’s key hubs were still recording negative growth," he explained.
Mr Griffiths went on to say that the figures are a "promising sign" that the airline industry has begun to recover.
According to the latest figures from Airports Council International, Dubai is the world’s leading airport in terms of rate of passenger growth.
The growth of 19.5 per cent recorded at Dubai International in September last year was the biggest jump in passenger numbers in almost two years.