Middle East Is New Global Travel Crossroads

By Scott Mayerowitz

In this Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, photo, passengers walk in the new Concourse A of Dubai airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For generations, international fliers have stopped over in London, Paris and Amsterdam. Now, they increasingly switch planes in Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi, making this region the new crossroads of global travel. The switch is driven by both the airports and airlines, all backed by governments that see aviation as the way to make their countries bigger players in the global economy. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – It’s 1 a.m. and the sprawling airport in this desert city is bustling.

Enough languages fill the air to make a United Nations translator’s head spin.

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