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Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport will be World's Largest

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 29-04-2024
Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport will be World's Largest Place in News 3 min read

Dubai, known for its futuristic and innovative approach, has recently launched a groundbreaking airport project to create the world's largest capacity airport upon completion. 

  • This was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. The government has approved the designs for the new passenger terminals at the upcoming Al Maktoum International Airport. 
  • Sheikh Mohammed has a bold vision of establishing a complete city around the airport in Dubai South. It will not only serve as an airport, but also as the world's airport, its port, its urban hub, and a new global center. 
  • With an estimated cost of AED 128 billion (approximately $34.85 billion or nearly Rs 2.9 lakh crore) the Al Maktoum International Airport project is a strategic initiative of the Dubai Aviation Corporation. 

Features of Airport

  • The new terminal is expected to be five times larger than the current Dubai International Airport, with a capacity to accommodate up to 260 million passengers annually. 
  • Over the next decade, all operations at Dubai International Airport will gradually shift to Al Maktoum International Airport.
  • The new airport, located in Dubai South, aims to become a global leader in the logistics and air transport sectors. 
  • It will have five parallel runways and 400 terminal or aircraft gates. The airport is expected to create a demand for housing for around one million people, which will lead to the construction of an entire city around it.
  • Once completed, the airport will be the new home of Emirates and its low-cost airline Flydubai, as well as all airline partners connecting the world to and from Dubai. 
  • The project aims to secure a sustainable and progressive future for generations to come, according to Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum.


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