Dubai International takes off

In mid-2010, it opened a second international airport, Al Maktoum International, for cargo operations, and soon that will include passenger traffic. The airport says it expects that Al Maktoum will eventually become the world's largest airport, with an annual capacity of 160 million passengers and 12 million tonnes of cargo.

Dubai airport passenger traffic up 22.6% in February

Dubai's airport saw 22.6 percent growth in passenger traffic for February, versus the same month last year, driven by an increase in capacity through Western Europe, India and the Middle East routes.
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Passenger numbers fly high at Dubai airport

Passenger traffic rose at Dubai International Airport while cargo volumes declined slightly last month, Dubai Airports said yesterday. The company said its gains came even as political unrest caused passenger traffic in the Middle East and North Africa to drop by 47,000 compared with the same period last year.

Al Maktoum to become world’s largest airport

Al Maktoum International, Dubai’s second international air hub, is designed to be the world’s largest airport when it is fully completed. Dubai Airports, which owns and manages the operation and development of both of Dubai’s airports — Dubai International as well as the newly-opened Dubai World Central — Al Maktoum International, is celebrating golden jubilee of Dubai International today.
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Danube opens new AED 40 million warehousing facility in Jafza South

Danube Building Materials, a leader in construction, building materials and shop fitting industries, has announced today (05 May 2011) the opening of its new AED 40 million, state-of-the-art warehouse in Jafza South.

Dubai Air Show: the sky's the limit

The Paris Air Show in June was notable for the absence of a big US military presence. Defence chiefs and major contractors were hard to spot.

Emirates now offers blankets made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles

Physics would suggest that covering yourself in plastic bottles may not seem like the ideal way to keep warm in an airplane cabin, but...

Moody's downgrades Jafz to B2; negative outlook (UAE)

Moody's Investors Service has today downgraded by one notch to B2 from B1 the long-term foreign and local currency issuer ratings of Jebel Ali Free Zone FZE ("Jafz") and converted them into a corporate family rating (CFR) and a probability of default rating (PDR)

Dubai races to complete world’s biggest airport

In a land of superlatives — the biggest shopping mall, the tallest skyscraper — construction workers have been toiling in the desert to add one more: the world’s biggest airport. That’s what Al Maktoum International Airport will be when it’s finished, a monstrous aerial hub with five runways and three sprawling terminals able to handle upwards of 160 million passengers a year.
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