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Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports have been rated the best in the Middle East in a survey conducted by an online travel website.
Dubai International Airport will overtake London Heathrow to become the world’s busiest civil aviation hub by next year, according to Dubai Airports chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
The third medical centre that can see up to 1,200 patients a month was opened at Dubai Airport (Concourse A) on Tuesday. The centre has been established to meet the growing need for medical services as passenger movement through the airport grows, said officials.
Dubai's airport authorities say a purpose-build concourse for Airbus' A380 aircraft is fully open after weeks of phased-in operations. The aircraft is a double-decker that seats 525 people and is so large some airports have to be adjusted to accommodate it. The 20-gate concourse, which hosted its inaugural flight on Jan. 2, is part of a wider $7.8 billion expansion plan for Dubai's international airport, which seeks to become the world's busiest by 2015.
RTA reminds the public that carrying alcoholic drinks is forbidden on the Metro, even if it is purchased at one of the Duty Free shops at the Dubai Airport. Carrying alcoholic drinks inside the public transport system is a violation of rules. This has always been the case, but it was time that the public needed to be reminded of this, says Road and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai.
Serving as hubs for three rapidly expanding major airlines and at least as many mid-size ones, the airports of the GCC countries are seeing larger and larger numbers of passengers pass through their gates annually. This continuous increase in passenger numbers has led to increased security dilemmas and a growing demand for more efficient passenger processing systems to keep these transport hubs functioning smoothly.
Abdul Mohsin Younes, CEO of RTA Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector said: “The RTA Strategic Planning Department studied the impact of the metro stations on the surrounding lands and properties in coordination with the Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency, or RERA, which provided the data about the rates of lands and properties in areas close or far from the metro stations.”
Dubai’s long-awaited Al Sufouh tram project could see its launch date delayed further as liquidity woes continue to slow construction, Arabian Business has learned. The consortium of firms behind the 14km tram scaled back work in the wake of the global crisis as Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) struggled to meet its payments.