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The expansion of Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport - to make it the world's biggest - will be completed by the first quarter of 2022, according to a senior official.
Hilton Dubai World Central will be located close to the main passenger entrance to the Al Maktoum International Airport and to the Dubai Expo 2020 venue. It will stretch over seven floors and is expected to open in 2019.
Underpinned by huge cash reserves, GCC countries will continue to spend on an estimated $172 billion worth of infrastructure and capital projects planned and under way in 2015 — the highest on record to date, Deloitte said.
The most recent figures compiled by Airports Council International, covering the past 12 months through March 2014, show that Dubai — at least for now — has Heathrow beat for the crown of most international passenger traffic. It ended 2013 in second place behind the European hub.
Emirates, world’s fastest growing airline, has recorded more than 9 per cent year-on-year growth in passenger numbers for financial year 2013-14 and targets 40 new destinations in near future, according to its top official.
Dubai’s Emirates flagship airline plans to ground 19 or 20 planes from May because of runway construction work at Dubai International Airport, the airline’s president Tim Clark said on Monday.
Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, generated huge interest over its Aviation District from prospective investors and multinational corporations during the 2014 MRO Middle East, the leading regional aviation maintenance exhibition and conference, held recently at the Dubai World Trade Center.
“A number of developers have major land holdings around Dubai World Central and plans to develop these are likely to be ‘kick started’ on the back of the improved sentiment resulting from the World Expo decision,” says Alan Robertson, CEO, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mena.
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