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Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):
Dubai World Central International Airport (quite a name)
Slightly arrogant, over-stated and just a little bit narcissistic. It's a bit common
World central? Add Bombastic... and lacking enough bling to get one's attention.
While I like the 6 runway design, I'm actually perplexed why they didn't plan on more runways. No... I haven't been drinking, why do you ask...
Ok, six runways will handle all future growth if one assume 4 or 5 of them are dedicated to widebodies; I assume one runway will basically be for private jets. But... if one starts from ground zero, why not 8 or 12 (a la Denver's growth plans)? Ok, maybe that would have put the airport too far for the city's boundries... But six runways just isn't enough for "World central."
As to oil... Dubai is a financial center for the gulf states. Thus, when money is "easy," Dubai does benefit. However, I expect they'll have growth even with oil dropping. The question is, how much will oil drop?