Green Light For Dubai’s Mega Airport

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, has backed a $32bn plan to expand Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central and make it the largest airport in the world. The expansion will enable the airport to process 200 million passengers a year, more than double the number that passed through the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, last year. The first phase of the plan would see two satellite buildings constructed that are able to receive 100 A380 aircraft simultaneously and process 120 million passengers a year. According to the developers the new buildings will take six to eight years to complete.

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