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International airport in Dubai open to passengers

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Damac battling Emaar for $270m DWC villa contract

Dubai real estate developer Damac Properties is competing with rival Emaar Properties to secure the contract to develop a villa and golf course project, estimated to be worth around AED1bn ($270m), within the compounds of the emirate’s new airport, a senior aviation official exclusively told Arabian Business.

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DWC is being built about 25 miles from the existing Dubai International Airport (DXB), and is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. DWC is intended to transform the United Arab Emirates and the surrounding region into one of the most powerful global centers for commerce and tourism.

Dubai World Central handles 90,000 tonnes of cargo in 2011

The Dubai World Central airport handled 89,729 tonnes of air freight during its first full calendar year of operations last year, Dubai Airports said in a statement on Monday. The airport body owns and manages operations and development of the two Dubai airports - Dubai International and DWC.

Mohammed visits Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the third edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature on Thursday where he met with writers and literary figures taking part in the event.


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