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Dubai World Central - Al Maktoum International


Dubai World Central is a 140 square kilometre, multi- phase development with the world's biggest airport, DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport, at its core.

Fully self-sustaining, Dubai World Central promises to be a key benchmark in the evolution of the emirate, a genuine city- within-a-city.

DWC creates a new benchmark in urban planning and destination living designed to support Dubai's aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics requirements until 2050 and beyond, and represents one of the most important developments in the history of the United Arab Emirates.

In perspective, the total dedicated land area is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island and expected to have an ultimate population of 945,000 people working and living within its borders.

The master plan is composed of six inter-related mini-cities; each carefully planned to satisfy good quality living and work environment, through integrated high quality living standards, while contributing to DWC's functional organisational structure.

The region's biggest airport, Dubai World Central will include:

  • 6 parallel runways, 4.5km in length, each separated by a minimum of 800m
  • Three passenger terminals including two luxury facilities one dedicated to airlines of the Emirates Group, the second to other carriers and the third dedicated to low cost carriers
  • Multiple concourses
  • 16 cargo terminals with a 12 million ton capacity
  • Executive and Royal jet centres
  • Hotels and shopping malls
  • Support and maintenance facilities: the region's only hub for A, B and C Checks on all aircraft up to A380 specifications
  • Over 100,000 parking spaces for airport staff and passengers
  • Dubai World Central International Airport and the existing Dubai International Airport will be linked by a high speed express rail system
  • Dubai World Central International Airport will also be served by the Dubai Metro and a dedicated Dubai World Central light railway