Height rules for high-rises around Dubai's Al Maktoum airport

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By www.thenational.ae

With property developers in Dubai looking to construct some of the tallest structures in the world, the emirate’s planning and aviation authorities are putting together strict new rules to ensure that they do not obstruct aircraft.

Yesterday the emirate’s Civil Aviation Authority and the Dubai Municipality signed a memorandum of understanding to restrict high-rise structures around the new Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai World Central.

The new rules are likely to further regulate the height of buildings in the Jebel Ali area and around the foot of Nakheel’s proposed Jebel Ali Palm, which lie close to the new airport’s location.

With just over a month to go until the new airport opens for passenger flights on October 27, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chairman of Dubai Airports, said that the first ever aviation environment strategy and policy would meet the current and future growth of aviation sector, while ensuring a sustainable built environment. More info

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