Al Maktoum airport to up Dubai connectivity

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By William Faria  www.khaleejtimes.com

DUBAI: The newly completed Al Maktoum International airport that will be officially inaugurated on Oct.27, will be a great boost to UAE’s economic growth.

Chief executive officer for Dubai Airports Paul Griffiths recently disclosed that the Dubai World Central (DWC) is Dubai’s airport of the future and a fundamental element of the airport’s master plan is being designed to accommodate the tremendous passenger growth being projected until 2040 and beyond.

It will seek out and attract forward thinkers and innovators to showcase great achievements, promote new models for growth, advance new ideas for connectivity and share roadmaps for progress.

It therefore goes without saying that unrivalled connectivity, superb logistics and world-class infrastructure are at the heart of Dubai’s Expo bid, the decision on which is slated for Nov.27 in Paris.

The rapid development of the UAE and Dubai shows what’s possible here in today’s highly interconnected world.

The new airport at Jebel Ali has the capacity to handle 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo per year and consists of five runways. More info