People booking flights to Dubai have handed a boost to the emirate’s tourism sector.
This is according to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), which said the recent increase in passenger numbers is testament to the emirate’s attractiveness as a business and tourist destination.
A spokesperson from the DTCM went on to say that Dubai continued to act as a transit hub for a number of passengers and airlines.
"Over the next few years, the emirate’s bold and progressive attitude to growth will see a whole host of additional development initiatives open to offer an impressive portfolio of exceptional facilities," the spokesperson said.
"These iconic developments will continue to set Dubai apart from its competitors, rivalling other more traditional family destinations."
Dubai International Airport handled just over 3.7 million passengers in August 2009, which compared to approximately 3.6 million during the same month last year.
It was the second time the airport has broken the 3.7 million mark this year, with a record-breaking 3.76 million passengers recorded in July.