Dubai World Central Greenfield Airport
Given a major role of the aviation sector in the economy of the Emirates contributing $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, almost 27% of the national GDP and supporting 416,500 jobs which accounted for 21% of its total employment in the year, Dubai Airports is building a whopping $32-bn greenfield airport at the upcoming Dubai World Central, 30 km off the present international airport which already is the second busiest in the world.

The completion of the proposed new airport, securing Dubai's position as the world's aviation hub, will make it the world's largest aviation facility, having five runways which all will be simultaneously operational, all A380-compatible with a length of 4.5 km each.

Commenting on the development Julius Baumann, Head, Corporate Communications, Dubai Airports, said, "We are planning a $32-billion brand new airport at the Dubai World Central at Al Maktoum, where in the first phase the new airport will be able to handle 120 million passengers, that will increase to 200 million by 2020 on completion of the project," adding that the other features include 200 aircraft stands for wide bodied aircraft, four concourses connected via six airport trains to two terminals, which in turn will be linked to the city's metro network, thereby exceeding the mega-hub's total annual capacity over 200 million passengers and 12 million tonne of freight.