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Dubai airport welcomes over 8 million passengers in August

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The Dubai International Airport has hosted over 8 million passengers in August, the second consecutive month that saw the number of passengers exceed 8 million, said the Dubai government's media office Wednesday.

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On average, the busy civil aviation hub recorded an average monthly traffic of 7.5 million passengers. "That's 1.2 million more than its closest rival London Heathrow of 6.29 million," said the report.

India remained the airport's top destination country in terms of customer volumes, with total traffic reaching 1,012,124 during the month. Saudi Arabia was second with 613,618 customers, followed by Britain with 603,531.

The top three cities of destination were London with 371,574 customers, Kuwait with 272,607 and Mumbai with 210,820.

Earlier on Sunday, Dubai International Airport denied Yemeni Houthi rebels' reports that the airport was attacked by drones, the Dubai government's media office said.

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