By WAM www.emirates247.com
Dubai — His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was on Saturday briefed about a number of engineering designs for Al Maktoum International Airport, which is expected to be the world’s biggest airport when completed.
Shaikh Mohammed — along with Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Airline; and Khalifa Saeed Sulieman, Director-General of the Protocol and Hospitality Department in Dubai — viewed the presentation on the development of air, land and maritime transport in Dubai.
The presentation also gave details about the upgrades of these facilities in Dubai city, “which has become one of the top cities in the world after more than 50 years of development, modernisation and construction”.
Shaikh Mohammed examined maps and designs of the project, which will cost Dh120 billion at the end of the first phase.
Shaikh Mohammed expressed admiration about “the light box-the jewel” design given its conformity to the local environment. He ordered the endorsement and implementation of the design.
He said the project would effectively boost the aviation sector, especially in the areas of transport, cargo and investment, noting that it would further propel the UAE in general and Dubai in particular on the aviation industry map. More info