Shaikh Ahmed announces Dubai World Central as the new venue of the Dubai Airshow 2013

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Staff report  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: Shaikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, has announced on Wednesday, the commitment of Dh1 billion for Dubai World Central, a purpose-built aerotropolis.

    *  Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News     * A desert area now but will soon be the next venue for the next Dubai Airshow at the Dubai World Central in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
* Image Credit: Hadrian Hernandez/Gulf News * A desert area now but will soon be the next venue for the next Dubai Airshow at the Dubai World Central in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The investment will cover the relocation of the Dubai Airshow 2013 to Dubai World Central and the start of the first phase of development of its aviation district.

“Dubai World Central is an integral component of the strategic vision of Dubai Government to establish the emirate as an international aviation hub and a gateway to global markets. The aviation district has been holistically conceived to capitalize on the dynamic aviation industry of the UAE and the region. The move of Dubai Airshow 2013 to Dubai World Central is an example of Dubai’s long-term plan to meet the growing demands of the industry,” said HH Shaikh Ahmed.

The latest announcement is part of DWC’s multi-phased plan to develop a dedicated aviation cluster.

Covering over 6.8 square kilometers, the aviation district provides both landside and airside facilities and leverages the current and future capacity of Al Maktoum International Airport. Once complete, it will be home to many aviation companies, including FBOs, MROs and light manufacturing.

The masterplan also addresses the need for a controlled access to airside functions, which are exemplified in the general aviation area consisting of a heliport, areas dedicated for MROs and FBOs, an executive jet terminal and covered aircraft parking stands. More info

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