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The World’s Largest Airport: All You Need to Know about Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport

The Al Maktoum International Airport project, valued at AED 128 billion (approximately $34.85 billion), will have five parallel runways and enough space to accommodate 400 terminal or aircraft gates. It will also accommodate up to 260 million passengers per year.

The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced that the city has commenced a ground-breaking airport project that, when completed, will create the largest capacity airport in the world.

The Al Maktoum International Airport project, valued at AED 128 billion (approximately $34.85 billion), is an initiative of the Dubai Aviation Corporation.

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The future Al Maktoum International Airport’s new passenger terminal designs have been approved by the government. With a bold vision of establishing a complete city around the airport in Dubai South, Sheikh Mohammed said he envisions it as the world’s airport and a new global centre.

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Key features of Al Maktoum International Airport:

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  • The new terminal is expected to be five times larger than the existing Dubai International Airport.
  • It can accommodate up to 260 million passengers per year.
  • Al Maktoum International Airport will gradually take over all operations at Dubai International Airport over the course of the next ten years.
  • The new airport will have five parallel runways and enough space to accommodate 400 terminal or aircraft gates.
  • It will house the world’s leading logistics and air transport companies, as well as incorporate new cutting-edge aviation technologies.
  • As a result of the ambitious project, an entire city will be built around Dubai South’s airport, creating a demand for housing for a million people.
  • Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum stated that once completed, it will serve as the new home for flagship carrier Emirates and its low-cost airline Flydubai, as well as all airline partners connecting the world to and from Dubai.

In essence, this project aims to ensure a sustainable and progressive future for future generations, according to Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum.

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