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Dubai Launches World’s Largest Airport Project at Al Maktoum International

DUBAI INITIATES THE WORLD'S LARGEST AIRPORT PROJECT AT AL MAKTOUM INTERNATIONAL - DUBAI SOUTH

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has given his nod to an ambitious project for a cutting-edge passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport. With an estimated value of 128 billion AED ($34.85 billion), this initiative seeks to establish the world's largest airport, catering to a staggering 260 million passengers. Boasting an impressive array of 400 terminal gates and five strategically designed runways, this endeavor promises to redefine global aviation standards. By centralizing all operations at Al Maktoum International Airport, it aims to streamline travel processes and enhance connectivity, marking a significant milestone in Dubai's journey as a leading hub for international travel and commerce.

Some Key Facts about Al Maktoum International Airport:

  • The new airport will be five times the size of its current one.
  • It aims to become the largest airport in the world.
  • The plan to build Al Maktoum International Airport is valued at 128 billion dirhams ($35 billion).
  • It will have the world’s largest capacity, accommodating up to 260 million passengers annually.
  • The new airport will feature 400 aircraft gates and five parallel runways.
  • The first phase is expected to be completed within 10 years.
  • Initially, it will have the capacity to accommodate 150 million passengers annually.
  • The airport aims to handle 12 million tons of cargo per year.
  • New aviation technologies will be introduced for the first time in the aviation sector.

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