Land at Al Maktoum International Airport
Al Maktoum International is one of several international airports that service Dubai. It is part of Dubai World Central, an economic zone based around the airport in an area that is dubbed New Dubai. Dubai World Central is a large complex spanning over 140 square kilometers including the airport, Golf and Aviation cities, Dubai Logistics City (DLC), and residential and commercial cities.
The world's largest airportEnvisioned to the be world's passenger and cargo aircraft hub, Al Maktoum is a feat of engineering and logistics. It is expected that construction will be completed in 2017. After opening in 2013, the first phase was complete and opened up the possibility for it to operate with a capacity to receive over five million passengers a year. Once complete, the airport is expected to have a passenger capacity of 220 million. To put that into perspective, the world’s busiest airport is currently Atlanta, receiving just over 100 million people per year. Named after the former ruler of Dubai, Sheik Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the airport is close to business and tourist attractions such as Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Marina.
Dubai World CentralAl Maktoum International Airport is only one element of Dubai World Central, a planned residential, commercial and logistics scheme. The residential area is to provide housing for over 250,000 people, with spaces for schools, hospitals, religious facilities and more. In addition, there is to be a Golf City, where residential housing will wrap around golf courses and shops.
If you are flying in or out of Al Maktoum International Airport or are working in the area, then you grab nearby accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City. The hotel is close to local attractions and offers airport transfers, which take around 30 minutes, ensuring guests have a convenient and stress-free travel experience.