Dubai International's Terminal 3 Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: The total number of passengers through Dubai International is set to hit one billion at some point this year, according to the Dubai Media Office.

In the 60 years that Dubai’s main airport has operated, the hub has seen more and more passengers each year, and officials said on Sunday that they estimate 2018 will be the year that the airport achieves its historic milestone.

“The total number of travellers through [Dubai’s] international airport since its inauguration six decades ago will reach about 1 billion passengers by the end of this year,” read the tweet.