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Al Maktoum Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?
- The airport is part of a new city called Dubai World City
- You can travel into, out of, live in, work in, shop in and be entertained in Dubai World City, the location of Al Maktoum International Airport
- Al Maktoum Airport cost $82bn to construct making it the fourth costliest construction project on earth
- When fully operational it will have a capacity of 160m passengers and with its link to Dubai International Airport this will rise to over 200m
- The parking facility, with a capacity of 100,000 vehicles will be the biggest of its kind in the world
- If renting a car at Al Maktoum Airport, you can chose from leading car rental companies like Europcar, Alamo, Avis and InterRent.
Al Maktoum Airport Mini Guide
Why did Dubai Need Another Airport?
In theory it didn’t but Dubai International Airport was seeing rapidly increasing passenger numbers and it wouldn’t have been too long before it would have reached capacity. What kick-started the new airport project was the proposed development of Dubai World City, a huge aerotropolis, costing $82bn, which will include manufacturing and distribution industries, residential complexes, shopping facilities, banking and finance and a huge leisure industry all under one umbrella. With multinational companies already committing themselves to do business in what will be a free enterprise zone, the potential market for a huge new airport was already there.
Why Should I use Al Maktoum Airport instead of Dubai International?
By October 2013, Al Maktoum Airport opened for commercial passenger flights and was linked with Dubai International Airport which is only 25 miles away. Ultimately the link is by high speed train link meaning journey times between the airports of around ten to fifteen minutes. Al Maktoum offers international flights from one terminal, budget carriers use a budget terminal and Emirates have a dedicated luxury terminal of its own.
Al Maktoum has had an expansion project approved and is set to be the worlds largest Airport by 2050.
Which Routes Will be Served by Al Maktoum Airport?
A key factor in its development was the recognition of Dubai as the perfect hub for air travel between Europe and Australia
and New Zealand
. With the rise of the Asian Tiger economies, a further need for it as a hub between Korea, Japan
and Taiwan and Europe was also identified. Now with China
emerging as the world’s trading superpower, yet more demand is coming on stream for a Middle Eastern hub. The new airport is ideally placed and is the airport of choice for business travellers between those economies.
What Facilities Does the new Airport Have?
It’s got five runways sufficiently far apart to allow for simultaneous take-off and landing of planes up to Airbus A380 size. There are three passenger terminals with two of them designated as luxury terminals, one serving exclusively Emirates flights, the second serving international scheduled flights and the third serving budget airlines in a terminal with reduced, but still excellent facilities. Each terminal has multiple concourses to cope with the huge passenger numbers and the two main terminals have jetways to take A380 aircraft.
In the two main terminals there are extensive shopping and eating facilities built into malls with food courts. The pre-security shopping is all duty free as part of the free zone and can be accessed by people who aren’t flying, forming the main shopping centre for the residential aspect of DWC. There are several hotels which form part of the airport complex and which are ideal for stopovers or for business travellers. The two main terminals have executive and business lounges whilst the Emirates facility has a Royal Lounge for the use of the Saudi royal family and visiting dignitaries.
Parking isn’t an issue with 100,000 underground parking spaces split between the three terminals and transport into Dubai can be by taxi, hire car or the Dubai Metro which has a station at the airport.
Latest Update from Al Maktoum Airport:
- Last month Al Maktoum Airport took six hundred extra flights on a temporary basis from Dubai International Airport to allow it to finish refurbishment work on its runways. Reports from the Dubai Airports organisation confirmed that Al Maktoum Airport coped magnificently with the extra load demonstrating its ability to move swiftly towards its target operating capacity of 160m passengers a year.
When completed, the airport will be the biggest and busiest in the world but for now that title is within the sights of its neighbour; Dubai International. Despite losing the 600 flights earlier this summer, Dubai International expects to set a new record for the airport of over 70m passengers handled during the year and with the improvements that have just been completed, even more flights can now be handled seamlessly. Following up the news on the opening of the new runway system, the head of Dubai Airports announced the expected completion of the new Concourse D at Dubai International in six months’ time.
The new concourse will be able to service an increasing number of flights to Dubai and, whilst a standalone facility, it will be connected to the main complex by a high speed automated train. The concourse is nearly complete and is expected to start trials in the next few weeks to ensure that its full opening runs as smoothly as the rest of the airport.
- Wizz Air landed the first commercial passenger carrying flight at Dubai Al Maktoum Airport at the end of October 2013.
- In two days’ time, the world’s biggest airport will finally see its first commercial passenger flights take off and land. Variously called Jebel Ali International Airport, Jebel Ali Airport City and Dubai World Central International Airport during the construction phases, it will open with a new name; Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport and will be the focus of a huge residential, commercial and logistical complex dubbed Dubai World Central.