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Projects such as the construction of the Dubai Metro Purple Line and the work in and around the Dubai World Central — the actual site of the expo — are likely to be expedited
Emirates placed a $76-billion (Dh279.68 billion) order for 150 Boeing 777Xs while Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent for 50 Boeing 777-9X valued at over $19 billion (Dh69.7 billion). flydubai also ordered up to 100 Boeing 737MAX and 11 737NGs for $11.4 billion (Dh41.8 billion).
Dubai aviation officials say scheduled passenger flights will begin in October from a new airport built with the goal of becoming the world's busiest. Dubai World Central, located about 60 kilometres southwest of the city's current airport, covers a vast stretch of desert and is envisioned as becoming the main hub for air travel in Dubai in coming decades.
The next edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow will be much bigger than this year as the mega event will get a brand new venue in 2013 and a Dh1 billion investment has been announced for the relocation of the show. The new venue will encompass a larger area than the current facility and will consist of a grand reception building, two large exhibition halls, and static display areas, which will offer more space to accommodate additional aircraft.
A proposed $2.73bn high-speed express railway link between Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central could be cancelled, according to a senior official familiar with the project.On Wednesday, Dubai Airports announced that it would spend $7.8bn expanding the existing facilities at Dubai International Airport.