Dubai World Central Airport DWC (the former Al Mactum Airport)- serving the greater Dubai area of the United Arab Emirates - opened in October 2013. As formerly named 'Al Mactum' it functioned as a relief Airport for Dubai International DXB, but has now become the 140 sqare kilometer futuristic 'Dubai World Central'. The new passenger terminal is surrounded by 'DWC World Central'', covering the entire areas between E311 Moammed Bin Zayed Road and E611 Emirates Road /Dubai Bypass. It includes (at west) a Business Park and 4 separate districts for Logistics, Aviation, Commercial, & Golf purposes - while (at east) will be a Residential and the Expo 2020 Exhibition Districts. DWC World Central willl include Dubai Logistics-, Commercial-, Aviation-, & Residential 'Cities', as well as Dubai Science & Technology Park, and Dubai Golf Course.
NOTE: Dubai Airports represent two separate Airports at different locations: Dubai International DXB and Dubai World Central DWC - to determine which airline serves which Airport / passenger terminal, note:
- at DXB, T1: All internatinal airlines (Gulf Air also uses DWC), except
Emirates and Qantas are at Terminal 1;
- at DXB, T2: Flydubai, regional & other low-cost carriers;
- at DXB, T3: All Emirates and Qantas flights. 'Contactless immigration process'
has recently started - planned to implement initially departures without immigration counters, and thereafter covering Arrivals. The immigration /smart gate process could be completed on-board of Emirates planes, prior to landing at Dubai Airport. Travelers can register their biometrics for smart gate passes.
- at DWC (only one integrated terminal): Wizz Air, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways. Resort. DWC is the world’s first integrated logistics platform, with value-added services, such as manufacturing & assembly, in a single bonded free-zone environment, offering links to all of the country’s main motorways, and a future GCC high speed rail network and the Airport.
Dubai World Central Airport DWC
is located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai World Central Airport's ongoing expansion work will reach a capacity of 26 million passenger annuall by 2018, and continue expansion work thereafter for some years to come, when it is to become the world’s largest passenger & cargo hub airport and is to complement the Dubai International DXB Airport
- 40 km away - which will be linked by a high-speed train.
With 850,633 passengers in 2016 (twice the 2015 count and expected to double each year thereafter), and a 4,500 meter runway (and upon completion, a total of three runways of the same size), the Airport will accomodate large aircraft like the Airbus A380.
The new passenger terminal - 'Dubai World Central Terminal' - with a single level and covering an area of 66,000 square meters - is currently able to accommodate five million passengers annually (but isexpandable to 7M), It is served by an A380-capable runway and 64 remote aircraft stands and offers full retail & food concessions, as well as free high-speed WiFi service. The terminal offers the very latest in technology,
Present and future Airport Developments: A major phase of Al Maktoum Airport's continued terminal expansion totaling US$32 billion, is to be completed by 2018 - when it is to reach a capacity of 26M passengers annually and include terminal expansion, a new check-in hall with 64 check-in counters, new immigration hall with 55 border conrol counters; 12 more boading lounges, and expansion of present pulic hall, offices, commercial areas & baggage claim facilities.
The next phase is to be completed within six to eight years - when 120M passengers can be processed annually, and one hundred A380 aircraft can land/depart simultaneously. Innovative technology & efficient processes will be used in enhancing passenger experience.
DWC Airport is to be spread over an area of 56 sq.km, and is to eventually accommodate over 200 million passenger a year.