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Dubai To Build Airport City!  
User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2289 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Just as you'd barely digested the 45 aircraft order (A380) by Emirates, Dubai announces a new "stunt"; The Dubai Airport City, being built at Jebel Ali.

Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was briefed on the Jebel Ali Airport City project by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman of the Emirates Group.

The 140 square kilometre city, which will be located 40km from the present airport, will include commercial, financial, industrial, sports and residential districts.

Work on the new city will begin next month.

Gulf News


Amazing!  Wow!

Kafa, čaj, šraf?
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User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4104 times:

The new one at Jebel Ali is mainly developed to handle cargo flights and supplement the sea port and Free zone.
Charter flights into Dubai may also eventually shifted to this airport.

The current airport is equipped to handle 22 million passengers annually. With the completion of the EK terminal Dubai International Airport will have the capacity to handle 70 million passengers a year. The new EK dedicated terminal should open later in the year, fully equipped to handle the A380's due to arrive in 2006. Source: http://www.dubaiairport.com/

BTW the 10th Dubai Shopping Festival 2005 begins today.

Rgds, Olly

User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

The new Jebel Ali airport is being planned with 6 (yup - SIX) parallel runways. From the info I have on it, all cargo operations will have to move from DXB to the new Jebel Ali airport when it's operational (which is, guessing, probably anywhere from 3 - 6 years away). Construction starts in Feb.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Woooww  Wow!

Gonna be the biggest hub we will see Im sure...

Way to go!


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User currently offlineNumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3965 times:

Selnabo, and we can be sure that DXB is ready for the 380 then  Wink/being sarcastic

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 930 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

U bet, Nr 12!!  Big thumbs up

Micke *chief cheerleader of Airbus(ters)*

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User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3607 times:

Ummmm, why does Dubai need this?

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3517 times:

WOW! They sure know how to spend.  Big thumbs up
Im sure a planned Airport would be great out here  Smile

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11200 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3470 times:

This airport at Jebel Ali has been in the talks for quite some time and some time last year they confirmed that they will construct it.

It will be an airport for low-fare carriers and cargo carriers while the existing Dubai Int'l will remain as the primary airport for full service carriers.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3456 times:

Being on the outside looking in.....I would imagine the reason is one of positioning. Some day the Middle East will run out of oil; this project is a long term solution that addresses the future prosperity of the region when the fossil fuels run dry.

At one time, Dubai was a natural crossroads between Europe and Asia, longer range aircraft have the made once normal tech-stop in DXB unnecessary. This projekt elevates DXB beyond it's historical position of transit point, becoming a destination in it's own right. World population alone in this region will dictate something be done to handle the expected demand.

Warning......political commentary ahead!

Only when the standard of living is equalized between the first world and the second and third worlds, will we begin to see peace develop in the greater region. This project is one of immense opportunity for everyone, and Hope, is what the middle east needs most.

Congratulations to the Dubai powers-that-be for assuming the role of leadership in the region.....

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