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Published Time: 28.04.2024 - 21:02:13 Modified Time: 28.04.2024 - 21:02:13

He announced the emirate will also build “an entire city around the airport in Dubai South” to host the world’s leading air transport and logistics companies while aligning with the UAE’s vision for a sustainably built environment. Al Maktoum International Airport


With 100 million-plus annual passengers, he added that DXB will continue as the primary aviation hub over the next few years as DWC’s new terminal takes shape.

Dubai’s ruler Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum approved the design plans for the ‘Airport of the Future’, which will cover 70sqkm in area and have the capacity for 260 million-plus passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo annually.

Phase one of the project is expected to be ready within 10 years and accommodate 150 million passengers each year.

He announced the emirate will also build “an entire city around the airport in Dubai South” to host the world’s leading air transport and logistics companies while aligning with the UAE’s vision for a sustainably built environment.

“Dubai will be the world’s airport, its port, its urban hub, and its new global centre,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

Dubai International Airport is fully operational again after recent floods inundated the emirate, causing air transport chaos.

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