Dubai Airport is face of country: Shaikh Mohammed

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By Staff  www.khaleejtimes.com

Dubai Airport will remain at the top of his priorities as it represents the face of the country and is the symbol of its culture and progress, said His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during a tour of the upgraded Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport on Monday.

Work on the first phase of the terminal is complete and when work on the second and third phases conclude, it is expected to handle 7.5 million passengers per year and will house state-of-the-art passenger and baggage facilities, including a 200-metre long and 90-metre wide main hall which will increase the terminal area to nearly 60,000 square metres. The new hall at the terminal will be officially opened on April 29.

Shaikh Mohammed directed all concerned authorities to provide more facilities for passengers at all of the country’s land, sea and air ports and provide them with all means of amenities, respect and good treatment.

During his tour, Shaikh Mohammed viewed the designs for the expansion of the remaining phases. The Vice-President was accompanied by Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and top Dubai Airport officials during his tour.

Shaikh Ahmed said that the Terminal 2 building, as a whole, will be modernised in stages to meet the urgent needs and the steady increase in the number of passengers through this terminal, especially ‘FlyDubai’ passengers. More info