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You Want To See A Real Biiiiig Airport...  
User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 23
Posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20528 times:

A little crazy in it's dimensions ( six runways..), 120 Million passengers capacity...room for 300 x A380 class aircraft....
First runway finished,second on the run...

-Jebel Ali Airport-

Please respect animals - don't eat them...
102 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20497 times:

Now THAT is what I call an airport!  Smile

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20485 times:

Will nicely complement that massive sea port they have there.

Is Emirates going to re-locate there?

"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20477 times:

Now that it is a HUGE airport but most of the runways look as if there facing in one direction which in theory would be unnecesary

You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1084 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20477 times:

Six parallel runways and 8 terminals? Looks like a hybrid of DFW and ATL on steroids...

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3820 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20473 times:

Pathetic, look at how small it is  Wink

What will happen to the current DXB airport?

Why build a new airport, arn't they already adding a new concourse to the current DXB airport?

When will Jebel Ali Airport be finished?

More info here:

Rob!  wave 

User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2652 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20469 times:

I hope I never have to connect a flight in an airport that big as long as I live, just take me directly to my destination please.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 4139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 20439 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
Why build a new airport, arn't they already adding a new concourse to the current DXB airport?

It does seem a bit stupid doesn't it?

Anyone out there know the answer?

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20428 times:

It has to be at least .... three times that size!


Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineCainanUK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 555 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20377 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
Why build a new airport, arn't they already adding a new concourse to the current DXB airport?

Because they have money to burn

Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineMD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2793 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20363 times:

LOL Harry!!! Perfect timing for that comment.  Big grin

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20324 times:

Quoting Wingman (Reply 6):
I hope I never have to connect a flight in an airport that big as long as I live, just take me directly to my destination please.

I am sure you will change your mind once it is operational. It would be something like Vegas at the airport, and will definitely change the flight connection experience.

I have also been wondering about what is to happen to DXB, especially with the current expansion well under way. Does the new airport intend to cater for multiple emirates as opposed to being only for DXB? Considering the orders that EK keeps on placing and with no end in sight for that, EK would be left without more room at DXB.

User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20299 times:

is that the cargo apron towards the top right of the airport?!if so...it looks huge!well....i can't wait to see it finished!


User currently offlineBrasuca From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 717 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20285 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):

Thanks for posting. It's impressive!

Quoting B742 (Reply 5):
Why build a new airport, arn't they already adding a new concourse to the current DXB airport?

This new concourse will cope with growth while Jebel Ali won't be ready.

Hasn't someone mentioned before that the current DXB airport will handle the low-cost version of Emirates and other LCC companies, such as Air Arabia?

Quoting Wingman (Reply 6):
I hope I never have to connect a flight in an airport that big as long as I live, just take me directly to my destination please.

I hope to get lots of connections at Jebel Ali as long as I live! Big grin
They are not stupid to build an airport that big without facilities to move around.

Varig, Varig, Varig
User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3010 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 20156 times:

All of this frantic expansion for EK and Dubai. Is it just me or does anyone else see it as way too much way too quickly? Can they possibly ever hope to maximize usage of all of EK's jumbos and this new gigantic airport?

User currently offlinePavlin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 20017 times:

It sure is big. When will it be finished?

User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19995 times:

Why can't we get airports like that in the states?  Wink

The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.
User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19969 times:

And I thought Americans took everything to excess.....  stirthepot   flamed 

Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineModernArt From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19890 times:

Quoting Wingman (Reply 6):
just take me directly to my destination please.

That's what the 787 will do...overfly these concrete montrosities.

User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19883 times:

It has been said that one's obsession with excess implies that they are attempting to focus attention away from other areas in which they may be lacking. What exactly could the UAE be trying to compensate for? This airport is crazy huge!

Best Regards,

War Eagle!
User currently offlineCschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19814 times:

Interesting how a plane will be able to taxi to any runway (out around the ends) without crossing any runway. The Royal Hangars and related grounds are a nice touch.

User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1233 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19802 times:

Quoting Beaucaire (Thread starter):

Many thanks for a great picture.
Man, its huuuuuuuggeee!

User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19794 times:

Hope they never have any crosswinds there...

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33446 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19771 times:
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Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 16):
Why can't we get airports like that in the states?

DEN probably has enough acerage to do it. Plus they have like six or seven runways in play.  Wink

User currently offlineFlyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 520 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 19767 times:

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 16):
Why can't we get airports like that in the states?

The last thing we need in the states is an airport that big. It would just mean we would have to put up with another giant hub. In my experience, the larger the hub, the bigger the hassles. There is not a city that could support this as a OD type airport. Too big.

Plus to get an airport that big approved, it would have to be in the middle of nowhere. No one would want that thing in their backyard (NIMBY).

I would rather see more modern (read safer) airports with multiple runways to handle peak loads better than they do now.


25 Brokenrecord : That is a massive place... Is that guy in the black and gold HH The Emir?
26 Post contains images VinnieWinnie : Impressive indeed! I find it rather strange that they have included grass about everywhere! Don't tell me they will employ 1 gardener for every small
27 Malaysia : Will they use mobile lounges? hehe bad idea. Maybe they will have de-icing due to the fake snow city that Dubai plans to build too. the big loops nea
28 Cadet57 : i dont get it. What are you smoking buddy?
29 Malaysia : Its not me smoking, its just the wildest business ideas that Dubai has come up with for the future, especially that indoor Ski Mountan resort.... the
30 BG777300ER : Even though its never gonna happen, that does actually sound really cool. Anyway, is it just me, or is the positioning of these runways really stupid
31 Jacobin777 : the island is mostly sold out, especially the good property.. I was on an AF flight from CDG-DXB-CDG.....60-70% of the pax were French! I was speakin
32 Glom : The idea is the exact opposite. It keeps the traffic flow orderly. Aircraft today can handle huge crosswinds and if anything is that bad, aircraft sh
33 Byrdluvs747 : One thing I wonder is how stable is Dubai? We are talking about the middle east here. I could see a large scale Al Qaeda attack bringing down this hou
34 Brasuca : Lounges don't travel. Passengers do! Good observation! If air traffic of departures and arrivals at Jebel Ali flows particularly in one direction, it
35 Post contains images GARPD : Hot dang that mother's huge! It'll be a destination in itself! Never mind flying there to get a coach to your holiday resort... the airport IS your r
36 Post contains images DeltaGuy : Looks like an ATL knockoff to me DeltaGuy
37 Post contains images Jacobin777 : thanks....
38 Post contains images United_Fan : How would you like to get the concrete contract for that job ?
39 B6sea : Watch ZOOLANDER... you'll get it. They've been doing the whole tourism thing for some time now and I dont think they're going to have a problem with
40 ScottB : Not to rain on everyone's parade, but this doesn't look any bigger than ATL with two more concourses and one more runway (once the new 5th runway goes
41 YULWinterSkies : Please explain me how Dubai's development is "sustainable"?
42 Post contains images AirEMS : I thought size didn't matter?!? IMO I think that we could call it over excess if they said that all the aircraft that want to land must be rollin on 2
43 Brasuca : Not Dubai's, but Western countries'.
44 Post contains images EZEIZA : Wow! huge airport indeed! How long would it take to connect from one terminal to the other though?
45 Juventus : I've got to get into the oil business
46 Rdwelch : People, the only thing I have to say, is that I love this industry. All of us can't help but get goose bumps with jet fumes and aircraft landing and t
47 Post contains images Omoo : You are right, what really warrants such a huge expansion other than to appear on record books? i mean lets be realistic...most passengers are turned
48 Centrair : I don't know about sustainable, but the oil ain't gonna be there forever. And if I remember, Dubai was never rich in oil but was a fishing town and p
49 PyroGX41487 : Omigod. If you guys don't need a towl by now, I sure do... that is the A380 of all airports...
50 RayChuang : I think people here are totally missing the point of Dubai's new airport. All of you folks are forgetting your Middle Eastern history--that part of th
51 777ER : Now that would be heaven for plane spotting, thou the question is which area of the airport?
52 Speedbird128 : Hate to break it to you - photographing aircraft (unless you'll be discreetly spotting without equipment) isn't that welcome here, and will most prob
53 Post contains images Lightsaber : Wow, nothing like getting a head start. First, I absolutely love the huge area set aside for business jets. Did anyone else notice the huge row of ho
54 Jbmflyer : again IF they are using similar rules to the FAA then < 700 ft. No Separation Only runway usable at a time 700-2500 ft close seperation VFR simultane
55 Post contains images IL76 : ...and people complain that 18R-36L ("Polderbaan") at AMS is such a crazy long taxi from the terminal. I wonder how long you need to taxi over there t
56 Sunandan : If all 6 runways are parallel, how will they be labelled??? I can figure that 3 of them will be labelled (suppose) 1L, 1C and 1R. What about the other
57 Post contains images BBJII : Looks like the airport is bigger than the UAE. !!!!!! Just imagine....a spotters paradise during peak times....just think if every gate was taken at t
58 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : Now why did I have a feeling that it was going to be somewhere in the Middle East when I seen this thread. Rob
59 Post contains images Atco2b : I agree! Those people are taller!
60 Malaysia : yeah, my friend who is a Qatar Airways F/A was surprised seeing all the snapshots of my tarmac and work with my cell phone and some digicam photos I
61 Hodja : Usually it's offset to the next 10 degs, so: 2R, 2L, 2C
62 Eirjet : Wow that is one big airport - I hope the architects have allowed some facilities for photgraphers and spotters. Eirjet
63 Post contains images Airforum : That's why they want so many parallel runways, there's always a runway next to yours. 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F. "Emirates 243, what are you doing on ru
64 Brokenrecord : Although incorrect, that is absolutely hilarious!
65 AdamTStarFlyer : That is one awesome airport with a phenomenal capacity!!Hope i get to visit it one day! So who will be the first scheduled carrier to start the flight
66 Post contains images A350 : I hope they will work a bit more on the terminals. They don't look very interesting here, and I wouldn't like to walk 10km in a tunnel to get to the g
67 Joshdean : Having glanced through this, nobody has actually answered it. The link below this quote is broken. Any ideas???
68 Post contains links and images Glareskin : Looks interesting to me..... Looks like a special widebody terminal. Could have a sign A380 / A340 / 777 only.
69 Post contains images A319XFW : Imagine taxying from one end to the other........... It'd be quicker to fly Until A) EK buys 787 or B) You want to fly there from DFW
70 Post contains images BoogyJay : Looks terribly like CDG 2E to me: Hope they didn't hire Paul Andreu, the architect of the terminal 2E...
71 Post contains images Glareskin : You are right. But it is still interesting... LOL Biggest aircraft orders, biggest airport, biggest disaster.........
72 Post contains images FRAspotter : And what, take all the fun out of it?
73 BoogyJay : Yes, seeing 10s of A380s around a single terminal would be quite a sight on its own. Now, an arch-type terminal is an elegant and stylish architectur
74 N328KF : For what it's worth, Andreu designed T3 at DXB, which also underwent a collapse. That design in Glareskin's post does look like Andreu's work, but no
75 Post contains images USADreamliner : Everything is bigger in Texas... But everything is huge in Dubai! USAdreamliner
76 FRAspotter : You've never been there have you?... I went last year and by what I saw, the UAE is the most western country in the middle east. PLEASE don't get tha
77 Glareskin : Very good observation! Probably the size of the terminal that is shown on the scale model on the picture is larger than the ones we know from Paris.
78 Teva : about the stability of DXB, just remember why Hitler never invaded Switzerland: It is not because of neutrality. Other countries have been invaded. It
79 Post contains images Zvezda : Don't worry about the distance between terminals when connecting. There will be air service to connect them.
80 Post contains images Jacobin777 : i hope so because nothing is worse than having to walk a million miles in an airport...DXB right now isn't so bad.. .......that being said, AA's T-3
81 Jbmflyer : I doubt walking between them will be a problem, and for most, not even an option. It would appear that most are simple unit, airside landside, and pie
82 Post contains images N757KW : Well, there use to be a saying that to get to heaven or hell you had to transit Atlanta. Now when the new airport opens in Dubai, to get to heaven or
83 Post contains images Skoorb : For a long time I've been reading these forums, wondering what would finally prompt me to cough up the registration fee. Then tonight, after seeing y
84 Post contains images Bomber996 : Imagine how hard its gona be for the pilots. Hell, its gona be easier to see at night then day unless they put up some huge lighted sign that says, "
85 Skoorb : In this day and age, with instrument guidance, GPS, and all manner of whiz-bangery, will that really be such an issue? As long as the horizontal sepe
86 AirEMS : Denver has some long taxi ways... I love the sign that says: WELCOME TO NEBRASKA
87 Post contains images Boeing Nut : And the problem with that is.................... More like the An-225 of airports!
88 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Now that's what I call an airport.
89 Post contains images Lightsaber : The weak part of the oval design is easily compensated by the columns. If terminal 2E at CDG had columns, the design would have been under so little
90 Post contains images Newark777 : Glad I could be of service. Harry
91 YAK42 : Dubai! undiscovered treasure!!?....... undiscovered by who? where have you been!? Dubai is well and truly discovered. Iraq is the only real qualified
92 Post contains links and images YAK42 : Its amazing how much Dubai has changed since the late sixties. I found a page that shows you what it was like then. They had to chase the wild donkeys
93 Airbazar : Seems about right for a "coutry" that's about to run out of Oil and wants to build as much infrasturcture as they still have money to pay for, so peo
94 Neo : BY THE WAY........ WHEN WILL IT BE FINISHED???? Rgs, Neo
95 RICARIZA : hilarious!!!
96 AA61Hvy : DFW is the size of Manhattan Island, DEN is also huge. That just seems overkill. Does DXB expect to get that much traffic to utilize all that room?
97 JBMFLYER : not many airport planners are lucky enough to get to work with a "green" field like that with that much open space. The things you could do are incred
98 N766UA : What in the heck is the point of the taxiways looping around behind the runways? They lead nowhere! By the time you'd taxi around you might as well ju
99 Rdwelch : We need a couple of championship golf courses there. Oh, and a skeet shooting field...uh, nevermind, strike that. On a better note, I was in the Persi
100 Kaitak744 : Well, all the concources will not be built at once. It's a master plan. Also, that is probably the first arport I have ever seen which is wider that i
101 BA : That's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He's the Crown Prince of Dubai and is the Defense Minister of the United Arab Emirates. Regards
102 Jbmflyer : there are a few purposes including: first- it allows aircraft not waiting for takeoff on that runway to go around it to another area second- it allow
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