Al Maktoum International Airport to add to Dubai appeal

Al Maktoum International Airport

Dubai: Dubai is set to become home to the world’s largest airport, named Al Maktoum International Airport. On Sunday, Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, granted permission for the new passenger terminal.

He stated that Dubai will have the world’s biggest airport, developed as a global hub. The construction of the airport will cost approximately $35 billion, or about ₹2.9 lakh crore. The airport will feature five parallel runways and 400 aircraft gates. Its capacity will accommodate an annual footfall of 260 million passengers. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stated in a post on Instagram that the new project will ensure continuous and sustainable development for our children and their children.

Al Maktoum International Airport will be the world’s largest airport with an annual capacity of 260 million passengers.

In the coming years, all operations will shift from Dubai International Airport to the new facility, which will be five times the size of the current airport.

The airport will have 400 aircraft gates and five parallel runways. It will showcase new aviation technologies for the first time in Dubai.

A whole city will be built around the airport in Dubai South.

This project will complete housing projects for 1 million people.

Dubai Airport is counted among the busiest airports in the world. In 2022, it served 66 million passengers. Dubai’s media office stated that this step will strengthen Dubai’s position on the world stage as a leading aviation hub.


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