Dubai Al Maktoum (DWC) Airport

Dubai Al Maktoum DWC Airport Overview

Dubai Al Mactum International Airport DWC - serving the greater Dubai area of the United Arab Emirates opened in October 2013 - was intended to be a relief Airport for Dubai International  DXB. It is part of futuristic 'Dubai World Central' - covering an area of 140 sq km, which willl include Dubai Logistics-, Commercial-, Aviation-, & Residential 'Cities', as well as Dubai Science & Technology Park, and Dubai Golf 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.

DWC Airport is located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Upon its completion it is to be the world’s largest passenger & cargo hub airport. It is to complement the Dubai International Airport - 40 km away - which will be linked by a high-speed train.

With 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.

Al Mactum Airport itself is surrounded by 'DWC World Central' which covers the entire areas between E311 Moammed Bin Zayed Road and E611 Emirates Road /Dubai Bypass. It includes (to the left of it) a Business Park and 4 separate districts for Logistics, Aviation, Commercial, & Golf purposes - while (to the right of it) will be a Residential and the Expo 2020 Exhibition Districts.

The new passenger terminal - 'Dubai World Central Terminal' - 
with a single level & 66,000 square meters - currently able to accommodate five million passengers annually (but expandable to 7M), is served by an A380-capable runway and 64 remote aircraft stands and offers full retail & food concessions.  Current major Airlines include: Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Emirates, Ethiopian, Malaysia, Qatar, Turkish & Wizz.  In October 2015, some of Flydubai airline's flights have shifted from DXB over to DWC airports. 

NOTE:  'Contactless immigration process' is to be lounched first quarter 2016. It is 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.

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 -  reaching a capacity of 26M passengers annually.  The following phase is to be completed within the next 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.
The Airport is to be spread over an area of 56 sq.km, and is to eventually accommodate over 200 million passenger a year.  
 


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