Al Maktoum International Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport

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Al Maktoum International Airport is a major airport in Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates that opened on 27 June 2010. Previous working names have included "Jebel Ali International Airport," "Jebel Ali Airport City" and "Dubai World Central International Airport". It will be officially known as Al Maktoum International Airport. It has been named after the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the former ruler of Dubai. It will be the main part of Dubai World Central, a planned residential, commercial and logistics complex scheme. World Central is the world's first truly integrated logistics platform, with most transport modes, logistics and value added services, including manufacturing and assembly, in a single bonded and Free Zone environment.

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Construction

The A380 enabled runway was completed within its projected 600 day construction period and subsequently underwent tests and trials over the next six to eight months in order to fulfill its CAT III-C requirements.Construction of the airport's cargo terminal, the Al Maktoum Airport Cargo Gateway, which cost around US$75 million, was 50% complete by the end of 2008.

During the first phase of the project, the airport is planned to handle around 200,000 tonnes of cargo per year, with the possibility of increasing to 800,000 tonnes. The passenger terminal at...
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