DUBAI will build the largest airport in the world. It will be called Al Maktoum International Airport or Dubai World Center. Not only as an airport, but also as a world airport, a port, an urban center and a new global center.

This was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday, April 28, 2024 said the Al Maktoum International Airport project, which is a strategic initiative of Dubai Aviation Corporation, is estimated to cost around US$35 billion or approximately IDR569 trillion.

“Al Maktoum International Airport is estimated to be five times larger than the current Dubai International Airport. All operations at Dubai International Airport will be transferred to Al Maktoum International Airport over the next few years,” he said.

Sheikh Mohammed explained that the area around the airport in South Dubai is currently being developed for housing, the world’s leading logistics companies and air transport. He also assured that this project will ensure a sustainable future.

“We are building new projects for future generations, ensuring sustainable and stable development for our children and their children. Dubai will be the world’s airport, its port, its urban center and its new global center,” he remarked.

Al Maktoum International Airport will be a massive project. It will have five passenger terminals with more than 400 gates and will be able to serve 260 million passengers a year.

In addition, the airport will be equipped to handle 12 million tons of cargo, enhancing Dubai’s status as a global logistics hub. Meanwhile, the 70-square-kilometer airport will have five runways to ensure smooth operations during heavy traffic.

According to Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, the construction of this airport further strengthens Dubai’s position as a leading aviation hub on the world stage. Dubai’s growth has always paralleled the growth of its aviation infrastructure and today we see another bold step in that journey. [sources/photo special]