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 Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport – Dubai World Central

A major airport located in Jebel Ali, around 37 km south west of Dubai, the Al Maktoum International airport which is also known as Dubai World Central is world’s first completely integrated logistics platform in a single free economic zone. Often referred to as the ‘World’s first purpose-built aerotropolis’, the airport has an annual capacity of holding 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of freight.

Spreading on an area of 55,000 acres of land, the Al Maktoum airport houses a commercial, residential and logistic complex in its premise along with a luxurious golf course and numerous high end hotels in its vicinity. The first runway of the airport was opened on 27th June 2010 with operations of only the cargo flights. The airport received its first passenger flight on 28th February 2011. The airport is planned to have five parallel runways 4,900 m each and will have a large passenger complex in the middle. Extended asphalted pathways will allow aircraft to by-pass other taxiways and runways without hindering any aircraft movement. Upon the completion, this airport will become the world’s second largest airport, the first being Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia.

The airport opened for public only on 26th October 2013 and has three passenger terminals and 16 cargo terminals. Five parallel runways, two luxury facilities – one dedicated to airlines of Emirates group and the other to low cost airlines, multiple concourses, executive & royal jet centres, hotels, shopping malls, support facilities, parking space of 1,00,000 are among the facilities available here. Additional facilities to make it the best airport in the world are currently underway. 

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Longitude:55° 10' 19'' E
Latitude:24° 53' 9'' N
IATA code:DWC
ICAO code:OMDW

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