Dubai World Central: Dubai’s new pearl


By Ayeda Husain

Dubai has come a long way from being a sleepy little fishing village on the shores of the Arabian Gulf that once saw wooden dhows slowly floating down the Creek, carrying cargo.

Today there is nothing slow or sleepy about Dubai.

When once crossing the Creek, in itself, was a long and arduous journey, today Dubai’s infrastructure, ranked number three in the world, is set to cross all international standards as the city builds the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.

Almost the size of the city of Stockholm, Dubai World Central will not just be the largest airport-city in the world, it will also play host to the largest airport in the world when completed, Al Maktoum International Airport.

“DWC is a lot more than just the keeper of the world’s largest airport,” explains Rashed Bu Qara’a, COO of Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC). “It is a new economic paradigm. What we are doing is more than just redesigning travel; we are creating a self-contained economic power.”

The first city in the world to be exclusively designed around an airport, DWC, being developed by Dubai Aviation City Corporation, will host eight districts — residential, logistics, aviation, commercial, humanitarian, exhibition, golf and the airport, itself.

Each district has been designed to meet the needs of those who will live and work within this new urban development around the airport. The Residential District will offer living facilities for those living in the vicinity, catering to their everyday needs including schooling and medical care. More info