Sheikh Mohammed Approves Design Plans for New Passenger Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport

Sheikh Mohammed Approves Design Plans for New Passenger Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has approved plans for a new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South. The development is part of a broader strategy to shift all operations from Dubai International Airport to the new location over a decade.

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The ambitious project involves constructing a Dh128 billion terminal and will begin immediately as part of the Dubai Aviation Corporation’s long-term plan. The airport will span 70 square kilometers, featuring five parallel runways and 400 aircraft gates.

Once completed, the new airport will be five times larger than Dubai International Airport (DXB) and will incorporate cutting-edge technologies new to the aviation industry. It aims to serve up to 260 million passengers, making it the world’s largest airport.

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Sheikh Mohammed shared the news on social media platform X, stating, “We are preparing for a new phase in the growth of the global aviation sector. We are preparing for a phase in which Dubai leads the international aviation sector for the next forty years.”

Dubai South, an airport city in development, will increase demand for an additional one million homes and attract leading logistics and aviation companies due to its strategic location.

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Sheikh Mohammed emphasized the significance of the project, stating, “We are building a new project for generations, ensuring continuous and stable development for our children so that Dubai will be the world’s airport, port, urban metropolis, and new cultural center.”

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