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Article from TNU MAY 2024

+ Al Maktoum International Airport to arrive

A new $35bn airport in Dubai will become the largest in the world when it is operational in the coming years.

Al Maktoum International airport (DWC) will have a capacity of up to 260m passengers a year – five times the size of the current Dubai International (DXB).

The announcement was made on X, formerly Twitter, by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

“The airport will accommodate 400 aircraft gates and feature five parallel runways. New aviation technologies will be employed for the first time in the aviation sector”, he said.

An entire city will be built to support the demand for housing 1m people.

“We are building a new project for future generations, ensuring continuous and stable development for our children and their children in turn. Dubai will be the world’s airport, its port, its urban hub, and its new global centre”.


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Chris Pocock, Uxbridge

Another vanity project by the UAE. In fact, this first phase of this airport was built some years ago, but Emirates refused to move, or have a split operation. Its main use to date has been the biannual Dubai Air Show.

James Gee, Uxbridge

After reading this story I think I will change aircraft at Doha and Abu Dhabi. You can overdo things.

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