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Dubai To Build Airport City!

Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:42 pm

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







http://www.sheikhmohammed.co.ae/english/news/newsdetails.asp?NewsID=5427&NType=S#

Amazing!  Wow!
 
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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:28 pm

The new one at Jebel Ali is mainly developed to handle cargo flights and supplement the sea port and Free zone.
http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/BusinessNF.asp?ArticleID=147503
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.

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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:46 pm

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.
A306, A313, A319, A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, A346 A388, AC90, B06, B722, B732, B733, B735, B738, B744, B762, B772, B7
 
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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:12 am

Woooww  Wow!

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

Way to go!

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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:14 am

Selnabo, and we can be sure that DXB is ready for the 380 then  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:27 am

U bet, Nr 12!!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:58 am

Ummmm, why does Dubai need this?
 
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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:06 am

WOW! They sure know how to spend.  Big thumbs up
Im sure a planned Airport would be great out here  Smile
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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:30 am

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.

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RE: Dubai To Build Airport City!

Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:39 am

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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