Dubai’s New Al Maktoum Airport



Get the high-flying facts on Dubai’s new airport.

Dubai’s newest airport has been unveiled! Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai World Central at Jebel Ali has welcomed its first flight, a Wizz Air plane from Budapest, Hungary.

You can now also fly to Kuwait with Jazeera Airways twice weekly. More flights and airlines are expected to be announced soon and eventually it’s expected to overtake Dubai International as the city’s main airport and become the largest airport in the world! Here are all the high-flying facts…

160 million
Number of passengers the new airport will be able to handle annually once all phases are complete.

66 Million
Number of passengers it’s expected to welcome this year.

International airports Dubai now has, with Emirates set to eventually move from Dubai International to Al Maktoum International.

Runway that is 4.5km long and capable of handling mammoth A380 jets.

Extra runways planned, which will be able to handle four jumbo jets landing simultaneously.

Size of the passenger terminal.

Tonnes of cargo the airport can now handle annually. That figure will increase to 1.4 million tonnes per year.

New cargo terminals are planned for the airport as part of the second phase. That’s a lot of excess baggage…

1,200 Locals
who took part in trials ahead of the opening.