Al Maktoum Airport Guide
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Three weeks after the opening of the world’s newest airport, Al Maktoum, which serves the huge enterprise zone of Dubai World Central, things are already looking good.
Today saw the low key opening of Al Maktoum International Airport with the first commercial passenger flight to land there, courtesy of Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air.

TERMINALS at Al Maktoum Airport

Once fully complete, Al Maktoum Airport will have 3 passenger terminals. One will be designated solely for Emirates passengers, one to serve other commercial airline passengers such as BA, Virgin and other international carriers and one to serve budget airlines such as Wizz Air (who landed the first commercial passenger flight in October 2013), Easyjet and Ryanair.

At present (Phase 1) there is a single passenger terminal. A 66,000 square terminal will handle the incoming passengers until further phases are complete. The current terminal is as single storey layout.


The original master plan called for 6 run ways however the project is now only set to deliver 5. All 5 run parallel to each other (NW-SE) and are 3 miles long each (5km) standing 800 metres apart.

The runways are structured with pathways between to enable aircraft to taxi on the ground without restricting activities on live run ways. The runways are designed to allow 4 aircraft to land / take-off simultaneously reducing the time for taxing in the skies to keep queuing to a minimum.